Posts Tagged ‘National Day of Prayer’

Our President’s Choices and Values

June 1, 2010

President Obama was associated for many years with a church in Illinois whose pastor has been recorded denouncing America.

Since moving to Washington, the president has decided not to attend church services, citing difficulties for secret service protection details.

This spring he decided that the White House would not formally participate in the National Day of Prayer, for the first time in years.

Yesterday, he chose to send the Vice President to Arlington National cemetary for the Memorial Day services, instead of going himself.  He was scheduled to appear in Illinois, but the event was rained out.

I suppose that I would rather have him openly aloof to religious observances as opposed to pretending it is important to him.

I concede that his choice to delegate the traditional Memorial Day appearance to the vice president does not make him unpatriotic.

These things do not destroy his ability to govern.

They do make me uneasy, and I don’t like it.

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Keep Praying for Our Country!

May 3, 2010

I have just heard about the attempted bombing in Times Square.  I understand that smoke was noticed coming from an SUV.  Upon further investigation, the vehicle was found to contain explosive elements.  They were able to prevent the explosion thanks to observant by-standers and courageous individuals who got involved and put themselves at risk.

We should also say thank you to God.  After all, this is the second bombing attempt that failed to detonate properly.  The second time that there was smoke, when there should have been a bang.  Is it luck?  Or is it an answer to the prayers of thousands of people who pray for our country?

This Thursday is the National Day of Prayer.  I would encourage everyone to continue to pray for our country.  I understand that not everyone is a believer.  That’s ok.  We will pray for you as well.