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Obama shows his Christianity and appreciation for black communities……in talks to inter-faith clergy and to black ministers……..

The President spoke in two meetings today…in both he affirmed his Christian values for community…and praised and pushed for help for blacks…..

The meetings in the White House are to bolster Obama’s standing in the black community in the face of complaints that Obama has not ‘reached back’ for blacks…..

The President was well received and supported in both meetings…..

Looks like he isn’t a Muslim, right?

Obama has often had to balance concerns that he is not addressing his political base with suspicions from some critics, especially on the question of race, that he would advance a “black agenda.” The ministers at the White House meeting rejected that concern and renewed their support for Obama ahead of the event.

Earlier, at a prayer breakfast with 90 Christian clergy from a range of denominations — from the Vatican’s ambassador to Washington, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, to megachurch televangelist Joel Osteen — Obama again showed why he can be as effective a preacher as he is a speechmaker.

The president opened his remarks by noting the West Virginia mine disaster, and saying that he spoke with Gov. Joe Manchin of West Virginia last night to assure him that federal assistance was available if needed.

But he focused on the religious aspect of the tragedy, asking for prayers “for the safe return of the missing, the men and women who put their lives on the line to save them, and the souls of those who have been lost in this tragic accident,” as well as the families of the survivors.

Obama then noted that he had hosted a Seder dinner for Passover, and an iftar meal to break the Muslim fast during Ramadan. So he wanted to continue that by gathering with Christian leaders after Easter — and his preacherly eloquence showed that this kind of setting is clearly in his comfort zone:

“I can’t tell any of you anything about Easter that you don’t already know. I can’t shed light on centuries of scriptural interpretation or bring any new understandings to those of you who reflect on Easter’s meaning each and every year and each and every day. But what I can do is tell you what draws me to this holy day and what lesson I take from Christ’s sacrifice and what inspires me about the story of the resurrection.”

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April 6, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Religion, Updates, Women | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Obama’s religion, according to Wikipedia, is United Church of Christ, but it’s likely he’ll bring church to the WH during his term in office.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. He’s not a muslim…can we put that one to bed?

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 7, 2010 | Reply


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