Claim: President Obama has cancelled the National Day of Prayer.
President Obama has decided that there will no longer be a "National Day of Prayer" held in May. He doesn't want to offend anyone. Where was his concern about offending Christians last January when he allowed the Muslims to hold a day of prayer on the capitol grounds. As an American Christian "I am offended." if you agree, copy and paste no matter what religion you are. This country was built on freedom!
[Collected via e-mail, March 2012]
If he gets re-elected "it's all over but the crying"
When we get 100,000,000, that's one hundred million willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God's help.
Please become one of the One hundred million, then lets get
Do the math. It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul. God Bless America and Shine your light on Her..
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."
In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA "Was no longer a Christian nation."
This year President Obama canceled the
BUT... on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until
HE PRAYED ALL DAY WITH THE MUSLIMS
It Didn't matter if "we Christians" Were offended by this event - He really do not hold us as a nation of Christians!
The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian, especiall knowing that the He and the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated. This is not a rumor.
Origins: The United States has observed many unofficial national days of prayer throughout its history until 1952, when President
In 2009 (and every year since), rumors were circulated claiming that President Barack Obama had "canceled" that year's National Day of Prayer. These claims were false and were based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the National Day of Prayer and the role of the President of the United States in its observation.
There is no official ceremony (presidential or otherwise) prescribed for the observance of the National Day of Prayer: it is a day on which the people of the U.S. are called upon "to turn to God in prayer and meditation," however they choose to do so. President Obama opted to issue the traditional proclamation designating the National Day of Prayer in 2009 (as he did again in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015) while observing the occasion privately:
Although it is true that President Obama has so far chosen not to host an ecumenical service in the East Room of the White House in observance of the National Day of Prayer as his predecessor, President
The status of the National Day of Prayer became uncertain on
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb says her order does not block any prayer day until after appeals in the case are exhausted.
White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said that the ruling therefore doesn't prevent Obama from issuing a Day of Prayer proclamation in May and that the president will do so.
Variations: A December 2009 version of this item offered a photograph purportedly documenting President Obama's participation in an "Islamic Prayer Day" observance at the White House:
This is OUR President at an "Islamic Prayer Day" session LAST WEEK AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Oh, yes, Obama prays all right:
WITH THE MUSLIMS!!
This is OUR President at a MOSQUE prayer session LAST WEEK AT THE WHITE HOUSE, on the site where the INAUGURATION is held every
He canceled OUR CHRISTIAN "NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER"...Now. ..THIS.
For Obama to continue as our president is an INSULT TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS!
This photograph does not show President Obama instead observing "Islamic Prayer Day" or engaging in a "mosque prayer session" at the White House. This picture of the president was taken at Istanbul's Blue Mosque (where protocol dictates that visitors remove their shoes before entering), the national mosque of Turkey, during the chief executive's
A March 2012 version of this item included the claims that "Obama says we are no longer a Christian nation" and "Muslims celebrate a day of prayer at the Capitol," both of which are inaccurate. During a keynote address to a "Call to Renewal" conference on 28 June 2006, what Barack Obama (then a senator from Illinois) said in context was, "We are no longer just a Christian nation":
Moreover, given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.
Last updated: 7 May 2015
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