President Obama is going to be skipping the national day of prayer this year. Wonderful. I’m not sure if this is just that he doesn’t feel like doing it or if it really is a symbolic break with the religious nuts trying to control Washington…either way, I’m happy. The conservative, Washington Times, reported on the whole thing trying to point out Obama’s disconnect with the religious and to say how angry all these religious leaders were. My favorite quote
"At this time in our country's history, we would hope our president would recognize more fully the importance of prayer," said Mrs. Dobson, who occupied a prominent seat in the front row for the ceremonies during the Bush administration.
Right…in a time of crisis when decisive action must be taken, we want a president who will just HOPE that things go well. Maybe if he thinks super hard about the banking crisis God will reach down with his mighty hand and fill the coffers of Bank of America once again…oh, gee that would be just swell. Or maybe if he prays enough then the whole Iran thing will be solved and they wont be able to make nuclear weapons. Wait…what if Ahmadinejad is praying too. What if he prays more than Obama? Shit…that could be awful…this skipped prayer breakfast could be the end of western civilization? Do the north Koreans have a prayer breakfast….gee wiz I hope not. Hopefully our own evangelicals will save us
Some evangelicals said they were not surprised by Mr. Obama's decision. "For those of us who have our doubts about Obama's faith, no, we did not expect him to have the service," said Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America. "But as president, he should put his own lack of faith aside and live up to the office."
I think he is living up to that office. Ya know the part about protecting and preserving the constitution of the United States…that document that mandates a separation of church and state. With that…who the hell are the “Concerned Women for America.” What exactly are the concerned about? America? In general? That seems like an awfully big thing to be concerned about…and yet they spend their time on the lack of a prayer day breakfast…hmmmmmm. I think we need a truth in advertising law for lobbyist groups. Come to find out the “Concerned Women for America” was founded by Bev LaHaye who is married to Tim LaHaye who wrote that horrendous “Left Behind” series that got people all riled up about the rapture and the rest of that hocus pocus bullshit. What do these people believe in well their website tells you in its “Statement of Faith”
- We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God and the final authority on faith and practice.
- We believe Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a sacrificial death, rose bodily from the dead on the third day and ascended into Heaven from where He will come again to receive all believers unto Himself.
- We believe all men are fallen creations of Adam's race and in need of salvation by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- We believe it is our duty to serve God to the best of our ability and to pray for a moral and spiritual revival that will return this nation to the traditional values upon which it was founded.
Sweet Jesus Mary and Joseph these people are batshit crazy and they claim to be the largest women’s public policy group in the country. If you’re a woman, I would encourage you to start a counter group…something along the lines of, “Women Always Concerned Knowng Overtly Brainless Statements (WACKO-BS).” I would give the first donation for your political activities. Patrick OUT!!!