January 16, 2013 Politics Obama’s use of Scripture echoes Lincoln, King By Daniel Burke | January 16, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Politics Subscribe to Politics President Barack Obama looks at the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that hangs in the Oval Office prior to meeting with President Álvaro Uribe of Colombia, June 29, 2009. RNS photo by Pete Souza/The White House. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) President Obama will take oath of office on Bibles that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Obama's own use of Scripture echoes his two heroes. By Daniel Burke.