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Friday, January 04, 2013

Obama Censors God From Thanksgiving Address

It's hard to believe but, for the fourth straight year, President Obama insulted Americans by omitting any thanks to God from his Thanksgiving Day address. He did thank God in his printed Thanksgiving Proclamation, but in his Thanksgiving address, which he personally read in November from the teleprompter into a camera, Obama continued his practice of deliberately omitting any mention of God. He said that Thanksgiving is "a time to give thanks for each other," and for our "blessings," and for "the ability to spend time with the ones we love," and several other things, but God didn't make it onto the list. Obama didn't say where our "blessings" come from. Obama thus ignored the central message of the great and unique American holiday, Thanksgiving.

President Obama's peculiar attitude toward religion and his animosity toward public expressions of religious faith are so conspicuous that they are a cause of concern to many Americans. He seems to want to redefine the First Amendment to be limited to "freedom of worship" (which means you are free to pray in church after you close the doors, but not to mention God in any public place or event). Obama made history on Inauguration Day by explicitly referencing "non-believers" in his speech, the first time in history that any President had done so. On more than one occasion, Obama has said that the United States is "not a Christian nation." He has repeatedly misquoted the Declaration of Independence by excluding the word "Creator" from the famous phrase that declares that all men are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights."

It's no wonder that public opinion surveys consistently show that many Americans doubt that Obama is a Christian, and that many think he is a Muslim.

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