National Day of Prayer to Be Held Without White House Ceremony<quoted text>
It's amazing how all you tea baggers can be so well versed in biblical scripture yet fail miserably on practicing what you preach.
The National Day of Prayer is the official recognition of the important of
prayer in America. Though religious followers likely treat every day as a
National Day of Prayer, they honor the day religiously nonetheless. Though
the National Day of Prayer is tomorrow, anticipation is already being revved
up - particularly in how it will be received at the White House.
National Days of Prayer were a big event every May 7 at the Bush White
House, as ceremonies were held publicity with the likes of James Dobson. But
in the Obama administration, the day will be held privately, though that's
probably not what others will take from the decision.
President Obama will issue a written proclamation about the National Day of
Prayer and send his well-wishes.
However, there will be no official ceremony
at the White House, nor will the President attend any. This gives his
enemies the chance to return to their
*****"Obama is faithless or has the wrong
President Obama Celebrates Ramadan at White House Iftar Dinner
Last night, President Obama continued the White House tradition of hosting
an Iftar - the meal that breaks the day of fasting - celebrating Ramadan in
the State Dining Room. During his remarks at the Iftar dinner, President
Obama reflected on the importance of religious freedom as one of the
founding principles of our Nation:
Our Founders understood that the best way to honor the place of faith in
the lives of our people was to protect their freedom to practice religion.
In the Virginia Act of Establishing Religion Freedom, Thomas Jefferson wrote
that "all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their
opinions in matters of religion." The First Amendment of our Constitution
established the freedom of religion as the law of the land. And that right
has been upheld ever since.
Indeed, over the course of our history, religion has flourished within
our borders precisely because Americans have had the right to worship as
they choose -- including the right to believe in no religion at all. And it
is a testament to the wisdom of our Founders that America remains deeply
religious -- a nation where the ability of peoples of different faiths to
coexist peacefully and with mutual respect for one another stands in stark
contrast to the religious conflict that persists elsewhere around the globe.