Prayer and Pancakes with Barack
This year's National Prayer Breakfast was another opportunity for Obama to link civility to personal faith and in so doing reinforce the message of the Tucson Memorial where reading a couple of Scriptures managed to prop up sagging poll numbers.
Throwing around the right lingo, America's most liberal pro-abortion President shared that it was 20 years ago while working as a community organizer that he "came to know Jesus Christ" and "embrace him as Lord and Savior."
Barack probably didn't realize that by sharing that "his faith has deepened during his two years in the White House," he spoke on behalf of an entire nation who, albeit for different reasons, has also been driven to its knees.
America is well aware that core principles and openness to differing opinions are not exactly born-again Barack's strong suits. Therefore, it was hard to decipher who the President was referring to when he shared his prayer that: "At a time of bitter partisanship, lawmakers must find a way to be open to the ideas of others, while staying true to their core principles." Obama maintaining liberal core principles like the right to choose and being open to conservative ideas is one impasse even God couldn't bridge.
Obama also shared that while inside the prayer closet he beseeches the Lord in the following way: "Show me and all of us the limits of our understanding and open our ears and our hearts to our brothers and sisters with different points of view."
It's not surprising that Barack's plea focused more on the "we" and less on the "me." Instead of the individual redemption intrinsic to Christianity, the President's prayer smacked of a collective salvation that includes "Shared hopes...shared dreams...shared limitations" and "a way forward that we can travel together." Which raises this question: Why would community-minded Obama worship in private and "forsake the assembly?"
At the prayer breakfast Barack addressed the growing belief that he is a Muslim and maintained that despite hosting annual Iftar dinners and regularly attending Sunday morning church services on the Interior Department basketball court, Christianity is a "sustaining force" in his largely secular life.
Obama also reminded those in attendance that when his family's faith is called into question, he and Michelle are "reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say ... but whether [they're] being true to [their] conscience and true to [their] God."
Revealing the deepest recesses of his personal relationship with the Almighty, the President also said "he had prayed for God's intervention on any number of occasions though not always on the weightiest of issues of the day."
When not praying that "‘a better day will dawn' over Egypt," Obama sounded like Joel Osteen when he confessed that he offered up fervent supplication for God to intervene in things like Malia's first coed dance and the length of her skirt.
Barack did not elaborate as to whether his prayers were answered when J Lo accepted the invitation to the White House Super Bowl party, or while eating shaved ice in Oahu, or when arriving home to find someone else tended to Bo's business.
At the National Prayer Breakfast, Barack Obama exposed deep Christian roots and confessed that being president "has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray." A truer testimony has never issued forth from a set of lips, because Barack Obama's presidency has also had "a funny way" of making everyone in America "feel the need to pray."
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