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Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?
The Christian Diarist ^ | January 22, 2013 | JP

Posted on 01/22/2013 11:02:41 AM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

President Obama began his Inauguration Day by attending worship services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Nation’s Capital along with his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

It was a rare church appearance for the First Family. During, during their first four years residing in the White House, they found time for the Lord not even half as many times as they managed to get away for family vacays.

After services yesterday at St. Johns, during which the president stood to receive a blessing from Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the First Family’s next stop was the U.S. Capitol, where Mr. Obama delivered his second Inaugural Address.

What amazed was the number of religious references the president made as he spoke to the hundreds of thousands assembled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and the millions more of us watching around the country.

It was so unlike Mr. Obama to speak of “the tenets of our faith.” To agree with the nation’s founders that we are all, everyone, “endowed by our Creator” with certain inalienable rights.

To declare “freedom is a gift from God.” To mention “the eyes of God.” To profess that the planet is “commanded to our care by God.” To advocate the freedom of “every soul on Earth.” To affirm his “oath to God and country.”

Then, to wrap up his remarks not only with the perfunctory “God bless you,” but also by beseeching the Almighty to “forever bless the United States of America.”

I’d like to believe that the President recently experienced some sort of religious transformation, like Saul of Tarsus blinded by the light of the Savior on the road to Damascus.

I’d like to believe that his recent church attendance and religion-infused Inaugural Address are tell-tale signs that he will govern in his second term according to Godly principles.

But, alas, I am unconvinced.

Not the least because of Mr. Obama’s reiteration of his presidential support for homosexual marriage.

“Our journey is not complete,” he said yesterday, “until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

I also found it noteworthy that Mr. Obama neglected to mention abortion, purposely ignoring the fact that the day after his inauguration is the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unholy decision in Roe v. Wade.

It would have been wonderful if the president had noted the anniversary and stood up for the right to life of the unborn the way he stood up for the supposed right of homosexuals to marry each other.

But the president was silent, signaling his continued support for the nation’s abortionists.

Jesus warned, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”

President Obama said “Lord, Lord” in his Inaugural Address. But he most certainly is not doing the will of the Father.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: celebratesin; clingtoreligion; immorality; inauguration; obama; obamainauguralspeech; obamaonreligion; obamareligion; religion; shuckandjive; vashtimckenzie
The Christian evangelical community can expect more of the same from this president the next four years.
1 posted on 01/22/2013 11:02:44 AM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

My guess is a ‘religious’ person who actually went to church for some sort of religious need would not find it necessary to Tweet out his plans from the pew....

However, you can bet your bottom dollar when he’s in the Mosque, he’s all Allah, all the time.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 11:06:09 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Obama LOVES going to church. There is nothing BHO enjoyed more than listening to Rev. Wright’s venemous diatribes, vicious vomit, racist rants, and zany conspiracy theories. Put Rev. Wright back in DC and BHO will be attending church enthusiastically every week.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 11:07:08 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

You know, it was nice of you to notice the problems with the Christian faith and the homosexual agenda. So at the risk of sounding snarky, did you notice that right after he talked about rights endowed by our Creator, that he immediately perverted those rights and inserted a mammoth government and “collective” in between us and our Creator?

Just sayin.....


4 posted on 01/22/2013 11:08:10 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Women’s right’s are more important than precious babes in the womb. Hope we don’t run out of wombs!


5 posted on 01/22/2013 11:12:07 AM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

It’s phony. He’s no Christian.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 11:12:18 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Why not? He’s the Messiah, right?


7 posted on 01/22/2013 11:12:33 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

It’s called Taqiyya, which is a form of religious dissimulation, or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts.

He’s a stinkin’ muslim.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 11:17:45 AM PST by laweeks
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
It was a rare church appearance for the First Family. During, during their first four years residing in the White House, they found time for the Lord not even half as many times as they managed to get away for family vacays.

His Sunday's are reserved for GOLF!

9 posted on 01/22/2013 11:19:35 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

> Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?

He has always been a Muslim. If he pretends to be anything else then he is simply using Islam’s taqiyya (taqiyyah) principle.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 11:19:35 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Most likely it is for appearances.
11 posted on 01/22/2013 11:20:05 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

How many times did America get dammed in the sermon?


12 posted on 01/22/2013 11:20:56 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

He worships the Rooster. “Anycockledooo!”


13 posted on 01/22/2013 11:21:20 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

certain “unalienable” Rights.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 11:21:54 AM PST by cruise_missile
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?

The worship of The Won.

15 posted on 01/22/2013 11:23:10 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Obama has found religion the same way Stalin found religion in October 1917. ... After the Civil War, Stalin founded a new religionm one in which he was “god”. Expect Obama to follow the same path if his agenda for a second term comes to fruition.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 11:26:00 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Yeah...He can hear it all the way from Mecca...or *Rev. Wright's pulpit...
Whichever is the most Virulent @ the Time.

*"G*DD@MN AMERICA, THE CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST"


17 posted on 01/22/2013 11:31:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I am sure the kenyan has “got” religion. I don’t think it is a religion we might expect of an American president, though. One of his aides probably carries a prayer rug for the president wherever he goes.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 11:36:15 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Obama’s visit was not exceptional ~ they announced they offer gay marriages there so he had to attend to show solidarity with his gay brothers.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 11:44:26 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?

Communism is his religion, and he did not come upon it recently.

20 posted on 01/22/2013 11:46:15 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Bam said the most beautiful sound was the call to prayer in the Arab world. He probably is the 1st pres, to have a prayer rug in the oval office.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 11:48:52 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/01/18/minister-at-inaugural-pushed-for-d-c-gay-marriage-law/


22 posted on 01/22/2013 11:49:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Even demons can distort God’s Word.
When obama cries out lord, he is talking about himself.


23 posted on 01/22/2013 11:52:10 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

24 posted on 01/22/2013 11:53:42 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

He is a communist, with strong sympaties for Islam.

He is not a Christian. But Saint John’s has jumped the shark and seems to no longer be Christian either.

What we can expect to see is O and his crew trying to use Christian symbols and language to prop up and further their agenda. If your Christianity tends to focus on symbols and turns of phrase, you might be fooled. If you pay any attention at all to what he actually does and the actual meaning of what he says, you know exactly what he is.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 11:55:04 AM PST by marron
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

he received a blessing? I would have given him a curse.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 11:56:21 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
We must look at Obama’s history and promises form last address. His remarks and his actions do not match. I will be watching and praying.
27 posted on 01/22/2013 11:56:32 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: exnavy
Most likely it is for appearances.

My thoughts, exactly
28 posted on 01/22/2013 12:28:04 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29 (Obamapolicy- Well, we're sorry and all but it's really your OWN fault- now get under that bus.)
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To: cruise_missile
certain “unalienable” Rights.

I grumbled to myself when I heard that yesterday!
29 posted on 01/22/2013 12:32:43 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29 (What's the difference between GOD and Obama? >>>> GOD doesn't believe he's Obama...)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
The Christian evangelical community can expect more of the same from this president the next four years.

I believe the evangelical community which failed to show up at the last election have sown some bitter seeds.

30 posted on 01/22/2013 12:50:53 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I wouldn’t trust him if he swore on a stack of bibles.

Yes, he did, didn’t he.

I don’t care whether he believes or not. I do know that anyone who wishes to redefine marriage as a sodomite activity, promotes abortion, allows for the death of a living premie all because it was aborted and left to die, thinks that taking from those who work to give to those who will not, trys to destroy and fracture the Catholic Church and those who live their faith, fights endless wars with tools he is more than happy to discard when they are damaged, is vindictive and petty, and most of all, LIES constantly is not my definition of a follower.

FWIW, God can judge. While I cannot judge a human heart, I most certainly can judge someone’s actions.


31 posted on 01/22/2013 1:18:31 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

**Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?**

No, I don’t think so.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 3:09:56 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Sitting in a Garage,
Does not make one an “Automobile”.

:-)


33 posted on 01/22/2013 3:12:46 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Salvation

WGAS about zero coming around. We know Valerie Jarrett and David Axlerod are committed to Satan’s work, and they run the show.


34 posted on 01/22/2013 3:20:29 PM PST by txhurl
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Wonder what it would look like if he really encountered the living Jesus? We can pray for it to happen anyeway - might be the only way there’s anything left of the country for the next president to mess up.


35 posted on 01/22/2013 3:45:43 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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