Posted by: Frank | 04/26/2011

OBAMA & EASTER

OK, anyone that knows me knows that i am NOT big on Religion – BUT – The leader of our country should at least Acknowledge the fact that our Country was based on the simple belief that “God” plays an important part in what we do and the way we live. EVEN I SENT OUT EASTER GREETINGS! The following info was reported several times but it’s still worth repeating in my humble opinion.

The media and the blogosphere are abuzz with dumbfounded reactions to the White House’s snub of Christians during the weekend. No presidential proclamation celebrating Christianity’s highest holy day of Easter was issued, compounded by the White House chief spokesman’s scoffing response to reporters’ questions about the omission.

As Fox News noted on Monday, “By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.” On top of neglecting Easter, the president “also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday.” The White House did, however, “release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day,” which fell on Good Friday.

What’s more, on March 20, President Barack Obama even videotaped an “important message” that was more than four minutes long commemorating Nowruz, the Persian New Year that Iranians celebrate. In it, the president said, “You — the young people of Iran — carry within you both the ancient greatness of Persian civilization, and the power to forge a country that is responsive to your aspirations.”

He spoke to Iranians the way other presidents have spoken only to Americans, assuring them that, “though times may seem dark, I want you to know that I am with you.”

When asked about the conspicuous absence of an Easter statement from the president during Monday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Jay Carney adopted a smirking demeanor.

“You know, the president went to the church yesterday,” he said. “It was well covered. I’m not sure if we put out a statement or not, but he obviously personally celebrated Easter with his family and went to church to celebrate that.”

Read more on Newsmax.com


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