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President Obama’s Easter statement

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President Obama and his family pray during Easter services at Allen Chapel AME Church in Washington on April 4, 2010. As many as four in 10 Americans cannot identify the president as a Christian. RNS file photo courtesy Pete Souza/The White House.
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President Obama and his family pray during Easter services at Allen Chapel AME Church in Washington on April 4, 2010. As many as four in 10 Americans cannot identify the president as a Christian. RNS file photo courtesy Pete Souza/The White House.

On Friday, the White House released this statement from President Obama about Easter:

“This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians here at home and around the world in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. These Holy Days are a time to reflect on the momentous sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for each of us, and to celebrate the triumph of the Resurrection and His gift of grace. It is a time for renewed hope amidst continued challenges.  It’s also a time to ponder the common values that unite us — to have compassion for all and to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.  As we embrace our loved ones and give thanks for our blessings, we wish all who celebrate with us a blessed Easter. ”

 

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Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke worked for Religion News Service from 2006-2013. He now co-edits CNN's Belief Blog.

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  • I hope he’s a Christian, I doubt it; he referenced his own “muslim faith” in a television interview when running for president against McCain. Which would make him a liar from the word go:// That’s a scary thought

  • Nice show, but anybody who extolls Qur’an and Islam while dissing Bible and bows to Saudi King and cavorts with Muslim Brotherhood is not following the teachings of Jesus. Obama cannot help it, since he grew from age 6-10 with his Marxist Muslim step-father in Muslim Indonesia where he imbibed the supremacist ideology of Islam, which he still promotes all over the world,

    Barack Hussein Obama had been living up his middle name ever since deceiving Americans with his grand Taqiyya ― Islamic Principle of Lying. He is helping subvert US constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to help various Islamists to cover up what Islam really teaches. His praying in the church is just a cover up: “”Taqiyya” literally means: “Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralizing any criticism of Islam or Muslims.

    Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart. “

  • I have some serious doubts about his Christian Faith.. as many others do also. If he is truly a Christian then he is a very poor one.

  • Any man who calls himself a Christian and advocates abortion so as to “not punish his girls with a baby” I dare say reveals the reprobate humanist heart which Jesus died for, but to claim to be a follower of Jesus, and at the same time advocate what satan adores, is very revealing.

  • A beautiful photo and a simple Easter statement to our great nation from OUR President. Why are so many of the statements on this (and other) religious sites full of distortions, half-truths, and unkind remarks? Where is the love that Christ demanded of you?

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