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Obama, Devout Christian, With Another Historic First

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Obama will set a precedent this inauguration. He will be the first president to use a non-clergy member to deliver the invocation.

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President Obama has picked Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, to deliver the invocation at his public swearing-in later this month. It is believed to be the first time a woman, and a layperson rather than a clergy member, has been chosen to deliver what may be America’s most prominent public prayer.

The inaugural committee Tuesday plans to announce that the benediction will be given by conservative evangelical pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the student-focused Passion Conferences, which draw tens of thousands of people to events around the world.

The contrasting choice of speakers are typical of a president who has walked a sometimes complicated path when it comes to religion — working to be inclusive to the point that critics at times have questioned his faith.

In a statement released by the inaugural committee, the president said the careers of Evers-Williams and Giglio “reflect the ideals that the Vice President and I continue to pursue for all Americans – justice, equality and opportunity.”

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It could have been worse. He could have had the call to prayer, the most beautiful sound on earth he has ever heard, besides the sound of his own voice.

» 14 Comments

  1. Serious Putty

    January 8th, 2013

    Why do they always look like James Earl Jones?

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  2. marcus tullius cicero

    January 8th, 2013

    ha,ha,ha, the king of crap calls himself a “christian” who believes that oxymoron. osatan
    is waiting for his third term to pray to the
    muslim god. impeach the kenyan!!!!

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  3. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 8th, 2013

    In the private ceremony, he’s sworn in on the Koran.
    :evil:

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  4. Eleanor in Hell

    January 8th, 2013

    Franklin, the public “Bible” will be one of those joke books with blank pages.

    I kid you not.

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  5. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 8th, 2013

    The prayer I will be saying that day he will not want to hear.
    Boo is really going to push hard to bring America to its knees as fast as he can, I think they know that a very large group of us have just about had it with him and his kind. The day of doom is coming soon, how it will play out we shall see.

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 8th, 2013

    Well if that isn’t a slap in the face to the wrong reverend Wright, I don’t know what is. No need to hide him anymore Bari. Show him the gratitude that you have for his 20 years of indoctrinating, er I mean, ministering to you. Oh that’s right, you already got what you needed from him. He’s yesterday’s garbage.

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  7. beachmom

    January 8th, 2013

    Sir Golfsalot is just showing who he really is now that he can’t be re-elected.
    He’s appointing an anti-Israel guy for Sec. of State. And now he’s going to remove all those who actually devote their lives to God.
    He’s already said he’s going to try to expand the fraud of paybacks to blacks who supposedly got screwed by the Dept. of Agriculture even though most of them never even wanted to be farmers.
    He has said he will bypass Congress to do whatever he can to control guns by executive order.
    This is just the beginning.

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  8. the aardvark

    January 8th, 2013

    A real Christian is known by his fruits, what he produces for good. Barry is not a Christian in my book by that definition. All his fruits tend toward death and destruction of all that is good. Satan is his real father and he goes by the name of Lucifer who Barry’s favorite book Rules For Radicals is dedicated. I am a Christian and I find it extremely difficult to pray anything good for this false messiah.

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  9. Rick

    January 8th, 2013

    Why is Øbama even bothering with prayers?

    It’s not that he believes in any god other than himself or anything.

    aardvark, this man is a lot of things; Christian ain’t one of them.

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  10. the aardvark

    January 8th, 2013

    Rick, I totally agree. Sooner or later he’s in for one Hell of a fall and I pray that he doesn’t take a whole lot of innocent people ( like the American people who didn’t vote for him) with him when he does.

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  11. Blink

    January 8th, 2013

    Please name one event or issue wherein Obama has tried to be inclusive. I have only seen him promote division.

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  12. KF

    January 8th, 2013

    Get him to swear on a copy of Das Kapital, then he’ll be honest.

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  13. Twellsy

    January 8th, 2013

    They bandy the word “justice” around like they use the word “racist”. Pretty soon they both lose their meaning.

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  14. Jackson

    January 8th, 2013

    He’s no Christian……surprised he’s even having a prayer said.

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