Most Christians remember the big event holidays, like Christmas & Easter…. Especially Easter, which is the CAUSE for Christianity in the first place. Even C & E Christians get Easter, fer cryin’ out loud….. (via FOX news: )
President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most sacred holiday.
They also left out Good Friday…
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.
That’s FOUR muslim “holidays”, versus…….?
The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day.
OOH! Ooh! ‘EARTH Day’ got EIGHT paragraphs!!! ‘Cause that’s sooooo important!
However, the First Family did attend an Easter Sunday worship service at a Baptist church…
Well, there you have it – OBVIOUSLY he’s a committed Christian! Otherwise, why would he embarrass himself by showing up in church on Easter Sunday…..?
… and last week, the president hosted an Easter breakfast for Christian ministers. In that gathering, the president spoke openly about the Christian faith.
See? He speaks OPENLY about Christianity….. when speaking to a room full of Christian ministers.
And today, the president and first lady will host 30,000 people for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The secular celebration of Easter includes readings, games, and a yoga garden. This year’s theme, “Get Up and Go!” is part of the first lady’s anti-obesity campaign and will also display produce from the White House garden.
See? Easter celebrations!!!! Oh, wait….. those were secular… including Bunnies and Eggs…. hmmm…. and “Get Up & Go” politics. And Produce from the Garden… WHAT produce in April? Half-grown radishes? Grass?
In 2010, Obama was criticized for releasing an all-inclusive Easter greeting. He reached out to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and people of no faith at all in a statement about a holiday that is uniquely Christian.
Let’s hear what he had to say: Yadda, yadda, blah, blah, blah:
“All of us are striving to make a way in this world; to build a purposeful and fulfilling life in the fleeting time we have here,” Obama said in his 2010 “Easter” message. “A dignified life. A healthy life. A life, true to its potential. And a life that serves other.” “These are aspirations that stretch back through the ages – aspirations at the heart of Judaism, at the heart of Christianity, at the heart of all the world’s great religions.”
But, on the other hand….
When the White House released statements about Muslim holidays, no attempts were made to include Christianity or to mention a spirit of inclusivity. For example, in his 2010 statement on Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, Obama made no references to Christianity or any other religion.
And now for the nostalgia. Since we obviously get no respect from the current Administration, let’s take a walk back in Time for a “real” Easter message from a President……:
By contrast, former President Bush traditionally included Scripture passages in his Easter messages and made a point to explain what Easter is about. Like Obama, though, he did not release statements marking Good Friday.
REALLY!? LIKE Obama?!?!?!? How far does one have to stretch (like, from here to China?) to be able to make a statement like that?!?!?! The only reason the O.’s lack of Good Friday message was even mentioned is a flailing hope that mebbe he didn’t completely neglect the religious observances of 75% of the country he supposedly leads!
But – here’s what an Easter message should sound like:
In 2007, he [Bush] said, “The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event of the Christian faith.” “On this powerful day, let us join together and give thanks to the Almighty for the glory of His grace,” he added.
In his 2008 Easter message, President Bush said: “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ reminds people around the world of the presence of a faithful God who offers a love more powerful than death. Easter commemorates our Savior’s triumph over sin, and we take joy in spending this special time with family and friends and reflecting on the many blessings that fill our lives. During this season of renewal, let us come together and give thanks to the Almighty who made us in His image and redeemed us in His love.”