Funny this little tidbit was left out of all the reports about BHO and family attending church on Sunday. Like I said to Kent over onRight from Left, so did I, except for a different reason. Just did not realize it was such a huge difference in reasons.
Before last Sunday, US President Barack Obama and his family had only been to church a handful of times since he became commander-in-chief. And two of those visits were for Inauguration Day and Easter.
The Obama family’s sixth time at church in Washington, DC may also have been for a special occasion - to hear a pro-Palestinian activist teach about how Israel needs to surrender its biblical heartland for a phony “peace.”
The president, his wife Michelle and their two daughters attended St. John’s Church, an Episcopal church just across the street from the White House, for the morning service on September 19. Low and behold, that is the same morning that guest speaker Ziad Asali of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) had the podium.
The ATFP blames Israel for the current situation, and wants it to apologize for its rebirth as a nation-state, while Asali draws moral equivalency between Palestinian terrorism and Israeli counter-terrorism operations.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the US mainstream media ignored the fact that a Muslim with a thinly-veiled anti-Israel message was preaching on the day that the Obama family attended church for only the third time in the past year.
UPDATE: Apparently, St. John's Church has a short one-hour morning service starting at 9 AM, followed by an "Adult Forum" at 10 AM. Asali spoke at the Adult Forum. According to the pool report, the First Family attended the 9 AM service, and then left the church at 10:03.
Nevertheless, it still seems odd that having attended church so few times since moving to Washington, Obama decided to go on the morning that a pro-Palestinian Muslim activist is speaking. Presidents and their staffs don't schedule things on a whim, and they don't show up at the same place as someone like Asali by mere coincidence.
I am a Right-Wing-Nut-Christian-Conservative,clinging to my religion and my guns. Living on the Left Coast. I value family and the sanctity of life.
I love Disneyland and go there, on a regular basis, to play with my grandchildren.
On January 9, 2013 I received my second membership in a club I never wanted membership in to begin with. I am now a mother awaiting reunion with two of my children in Heaven. Kris left us on January 9 and our preborn baby Jeffery Matthew went to heaven in 1971. I know I still have work to do here but I am anxiously awaiting our reunion in heaven.