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Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)
AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman

Posted on 10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by kristinn

President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.

But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable.

Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most challenging of times, prayer circles are organized with prominent religious figures such as megachurch pastor Joel Hunter, Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights activist.

Each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry, weaving together Scripture with reflections from literary figures such as Maya Angelou and C.S. Lewis.

"I've certainly seen the president's faith grow in his time in office," said Joshua DuBois, an informal spiritual adviser to Obama who writes the devotionals and ran Obama's faith-based office until earlier this year. "When you cultivate your faith, it grows."

Obama is particularly moved by theories that draw connections between biblical themes and the personal journeys of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., DuBois said.

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1 posted on 10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Yes, he bows to the East and thanks Allah, personally, for his good fortune and our expense.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 9:59:05 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: Parmy
'at our expense'

Cold fingers don't work so well.

3 posted on 10/19/2013 9:59:52 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: kristinn

Taquiyya, taquiyya, taquiyya.
Utter, complete, baldfaced, unrepentant LIES.

Dude’s under the control of SATAN. No ifs, ands or buts. Any one who believes otherwise is deceived.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 10:00:12 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: kristinn

“his Christian faith” Puke till yer toe nails come up!


5 posted on 10/19/2013 10:00:16 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: kristinn

Hip boots won’t help wading through this BS, you’ll need a hazmat suit.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 10:00:41 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: kristinn

This piece is inspired by the ghost of Joseph Goebbels.

How proud he’d be.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 10:01:26 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: kristinn

“...Obama is not an overtly religious man.”

As far as muslims go.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 10:01:43 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: kristinn

“Every year on Aug. 4, the president’s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come.”

Could he be a narcissist, anyone think maybe?


9 posted on 10/19/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: hoagy62



10 posted on 10/19/2013 10:04:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: kristinn
Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come.

Note, he does this on HIS birthday.

Each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry...

It's all about him.

11 posted on 10/19/2013 10:05:23 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: kristinn

Yeah and “the call to prayer at sunset is the most beautiful sound on Earth” so says “Obama”


12 posted on 10/19/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: John W
he convenes ....them.....by phone?

why not just email the requests.....

why the pretense of contact..via the telephone/

SALAMI SALAMI BALONEY!!!


13 posted on 10/19/2013 10:06:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: kristinn; SunkenCiv

“Christian faith”? I have a feeling he’ll be among those to whom God will someday say, “I never knew you.”


14 posted on 10/19/2013 10:07:23 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: kristinn

Why is this rancid garbage in the news? Because it connects the One with the people. He has about as much faith as most Americans today want—namely, ZERO, but he doesn’t care to admit it.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 10:09:17 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: kristinn
Each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry...

Gee, you mean "before most his aides even arrive," Maobama checks his Blackberry?

16 posted on 10/19/2013 10:10:00 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: kristinn
on his taxpayer paid for prayer rug...
17 posted on 10/19/2013 10:12:27 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kristinn

If he’s so spiritual why is he forcing The Little Sisters of the Poor to buy condoms?


18 posted on 10/19/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: kristinn

That’s because in the PUBLIC eye he seems to be practicing his muslim faith.

What a joke of an article


19 posted on 10/19/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: kristinn
Smuggled pic of secret WH altar.
20 posted on 10/19/2013 10:19:03 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: John W

“—for him for the year to come.”

Not .. for his family .. or .. for the world ..or .. for the United States.

you ask - “Could he be a narcissist, anyone think maybe?”

No maybe about it!!!


21 posted on 10/19/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT by malia
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To: Blackirish

I don’t think Clown Prince nobama is “spiritual”. I do however, think the Lead Bozo is possessed by spirits (re: the insane devil).


22 posted on 10/19/2013 10:19:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: AAABEST

Not buying any of this full of crap story. His aids may arrive every morning but I’m betting Barry doesn’t grace them with his presence til closer to noon.


23 posted on 10/19/2013 10:19:53 AM PDT by surrey
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To: hoagy62
Dude’s under the control of SATAN. No ifs, ands or buts. Any one who believes otherwise is deceived.

Yep. The title is 100% accurate:

Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight

The Prince of Darkness does avoid the spotlight...

24 posted on 10/19/2013 10:21:23 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: kristinn

“every year on HIS birthday he convenes a group of pastors????”....HE really does think he is the Messiah


25 posted on 10/19/2013 10:22:13 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: kristinn
Good afternoon.

I didn't see Rev. Wright mentioned in the article. I wonder why?

5.56mm

26 posted on 10/19/2013 10:22:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kristinn

Good grief....Allah is offended....not...Allah knows lieing is allowed and even encouraged to hide one’s real goals.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AAABEST

‘Each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry...”

It’s presented as if it were Obama’s virtue that someone else sends him devotionals.

Jeremiah Wright barely gets a mention in this article:

“Obama had to distance himself from his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when his anti-American rantings threatened Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.”

Obama’s Pastor: God D*mn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4443788

“Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, “The Audacity of Hope.”

An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans. “


28 posted on 10/19/2013 10:24:00 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: kristinn

??

What “faith”? Ubama is an atheist, like his mother.

Oh... That “Reverend Wright” stuff? Heh, when Ubama landed in Chicago to become the South Side’s own Al Sharpton-style “community organizer” and begin his political career he had to find a church to help him with his networking. Wright had a BIG church, and so it worked out nicely for Ubama’s ambitions.

But “faith”?
LMBO!!!
Is the author of this tripe, “Josh Lederman”, looking for a job with the administration? (Or does he already have one.)


29 posted on 10/19/2013 10:24:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kristinn

30 posted on 10/19/2013 10:25:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: kristinn

Obama has no faith, Christian or Muslim. To me, he’s clearly an atheist.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: kristinn

Every year on Aug. 4, the president’s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers to him for the year to come.

Hurl!


32 posted on 10/19/2013 10:30:18 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: M Kehoe

See my post 18 — Rev Wright is mentioned in one sentence.


33 posted on 10/19/2013 10:30:59 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: M Kehoe

Sorry — post 28 not 18.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: kristinn
This country is going to hell in a handbasket. Greed, selfishness, not to mention killing of babies and deviancy (homosexuality, pedophilia, fornication, etc.). And this president approves of and actively encourages all of the above.

Sure, you can believe in God. As the Bible says, even Satan believes. Faith alone doesn't assure salvation or make one religious. You have to do good. You have to obey God's laws. I don't see any of that in this president.

35 posted on 10/19/2013 10:32:03 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Steve_Seattle

“Obama has no faith, Christian or Muslim. “

Obama worships himself only.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 10:32:45 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Berosus; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Away from the spotlight? Two words — Jeremiah Wright.


37 posted on 10/19/2013 10:34:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: kristinn

Josh Lederman

AP’s Lederman Falsely Frames Obamacare Opponents’ Position: It ‘Requires Government to Kill Its Citizens’

By Tom Blumer | September 29, 2013 | 16:54

Overheated and intellectually dishonest statements this weekend revolving around the impending government shutdown have not been limited to politicians in Washington, or even to pundits and commentators.

Saturday at the Associated Press, aka the Administration’s Press, Josh Lederman, in a “Spin Meter” story, falsely claimed that Obamacare opponents believe that the law will mandate the government’s killing of patients. See how he does it after the jump (bolds are mine throughout this post):

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/category/people/josh-lederman#ixzz2iBrwnvfc


38 posted on 10/19/2013 10:35:55 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

39 posted on 10/19/2013 10:38:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

He’s the only Christian I know of who supports abortion, even late term abortion. He also condones homosexuality.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 10:44:27 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: kristinn

Spirituality maybe. But he doesn’t have any belief in Christ our savior. His spirituality is by his actions the fruits of Satan.

He is not a religious man because he doesn’t believe in anything but mammon. He is a fake man. A man without real beliefs. He is someone that anyone with good sense would stay far away from because his destination is doom.

But then this AP scribbler doesn’t know anything or anyone but the already dead.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 10:47:14 AM PDT by A message
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To: kristinn

I can understand why he wants to keep his faith out of the spotlight. There are still a lot of people in this country who know Islam is a death cult. If he pulled out his prayer rug and prostrated himself in public a lot of people might get anxious.


42 posted on 10/19/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT by Gritty (Progressives see themselves as saints, opponents as Satanists; that justifies anything-D. Horowitz)
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March the 6th, 2007. Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times, "Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated, Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.'"


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43 posted on 10/19/2013 11:05:45 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: JudyinCanada

Not only late term abortion, let’s not forget he is for born alive babies to be left for dead during a botched abortion.


44 posted on 10/19/2013 11:16:15 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: kristinn
This is such a bunch of crap....spiritual my eye.
Obama is a nasty, vindictive SOB with a big mouth and bigger ego.
45 posted on 10/19/2013 11:33:29 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He seems to like it when men are on their knees like Larry, Reggie, or Bill Frist. Is that a form of worship?


46 posted on 10/19/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: kristinn

Cultivating faith, heck, they can’t even keep a garden from going to waste and rot.


47 posted on 10/19/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kristinn
Methodist Episcopal Church

Methodist + Episcopal = twice as liberal/marxist. God help us if that is who he requests prayers from.

48 posted on 10/19/2013 11:47:45 AM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10))
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To: Blackirish; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; Chigirl 26; Bizzy Bugz; hoosiermama; seekthetruth; ...
"Spirituality" doesn't make you a Christian. Some far eastern lama living on top a mountain can be "spiritual" in his own mind.

Excerpted from the article above, here's what these flack pastors and advisors base their opinions on regarding Obama's "deep spirituality". ( Note: they never mention his deep "religiousity" ):

He's such a private person which is the reason why he doesn't go to church.

He's such a private person which is the reason why he never mentions the words "Jesus Christ" ( except as a historical figure, not someone who died for him on the cross...my comment ).

He's so "spiritual" because he gets sent "devotionals" personalized around him and his presidency which are written by others.

He is so spiritual because he is "moved" by theories connecting biblical themes with historical figures like Lincoln and MLK.

He's so "spiritual" because his devotionals, "ad hoc prayer circles" and "digital benedictions" are all designed, written and performed to make him a better president ( in actuality, these devices are all Obama-centered themes and events staged by religious/political naifs who adore him almost as much as their God...my comment ).

He is so "spiritual" because every year on his birthday he convenes pastors for a phone round-robin when he "receives" their various prayers for him.

Now, I present the obvious question.....what is the common thread of all the points above on which Obama's "spiritual advisors" base their convictions of Obama's "deep spirituality"?

BINGO! His "spirituality" is all based on HIM, internally or externally, one narcissistic way or the other.

It's like the olden times when all the priests of the land plus lords of various fiefdoms regularly paid tribute and homage to King John, or whoever, just to be invited to castle cocktail parties, just to keep their abbeys, estates and manors safe from the eyes of the king's tax collectors, and, not incidently, just to bask in their royal Lord's reflected glory.

The "spirituality" of Lord Obama, obviously is not faith-based in Christianity as he pretends, it's "ME-based"....and the "advisors' and "spiritualists" flocking and fawning around his throne propagandize us with all the things that they would like us to believe he is.....but what he actually is not.

Leni

49 posted on 10/19/2013 11:50:02 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: kristinn

BS! If he’s a “Christian” then I’m Robin the Boy Wonder. (And how many billions of our dollars has he given away to his Muslim Bros and other IslamoNazi pals ? Also tons of weapons to kill Christians in Egypt Syria Lebanon Libya and. ? ). Some “Christian! “. By their fruit you shall know them. Out mass media is worse than Pravda under the Soviet dictators. To keep promoting this obvious lie. We are indeed in deep doo doo. Pray for America.


50 posted on 10/19/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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