It’s the National Day of Prayer. It’s a tradition in our country since the 1950’s that the first week in May is the day when the President sponsors a Prayer Breakfast at the White House. President Reagan gave it it’s current First Thursday timeslot in the 1980’s.
Last year it was somewhat controversial, just as everything that President Bush did was “controversial.” Note this bizarre, over-the-top video of last year:
If you didn’t finish it, don’t worry; neither could I. It takes a pretty sick mind to warp something as positive and innocent as the National Day of Prayer into a Bush-hatred screed. But that’s the world we’re living in right now.
So this year, President Obama — remember him?
- Born to a Muslim Father
- Raised Muslim in Indonesia in a Muslim School
- Attended a frankly racist Black Southside Chicago Church
- Has yet to decide what church his family will attend in Washington (if any)
- Has spent a couple of Sundays since election working out at the gym, rather than go to church
(And that’s just the stuff we can prove, by the way . . . )
President Obama has cancelled the National Prayer Breakfast as millions of Christians gathered at courthouses across the country to pray. (Click the link above to view the video.)
Now, I don’t know the circumstances behind the President’s decision to cancel the National Prayer Breakfast. I wish I did. Maybe he was too busy trying to fix the economy by overwriting capitalism into a new-socialist construct. That’s HAS to be a lot of work — and from what I can see, it’s not working very well, is it?
So there’s THAT, of course.
Maybe he was afraid a commitment to the National Prayer Breakfast meant he would have to hear all those pesky, annoying prayers. And, again, he’s way too busy for that.
Perhaps there was an emergency somewhere he had to attend to. You never know.
Or maybe he was high at the time and forgot. It happens.
My guess? He’s an agnostic (at best) who could give a crap about Praying for the future of the country. Let me know if that makes you feel . . . comfortable in any way.