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February 7, 2013
You’d like to think the shelf life wasn’t so short. I go back to the Oval Office and I start watching the cable news networks and it’s like we didn’t pray.
President Barack Obama • Making a pitch for cooperation, rather than angry, frustrated discourse, at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning. That should last about 20 minutes. He kept away from more controversial issues in his speech, choosing to focus on the faith of noted leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.
11:09 // 1 year ago
February 3, 2011

Obama gives speech to the National Prayer Breakfast… but why?

  • event The National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event in Washington D.C. boasting thousands of attendees, some foreign dignitaries and officials. The NPB is organized by “The Family,” also known as “The Fellowship.”
  • reality “The Family” is a Christian group with U.S. politicians as members, and included Ugandan MP David Bahati while he authored religion-inspired legislation to execute or imprison “serial” homosexuals.
  • awkwardPresident Obama gave a speech today to a group that considered David Bahati a friend, and hasn’t publicly or vehemently denounced his proposed law, which legalizes grave crimes against humanity.  source

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13:02 // 3 years ago
Maybe it was fate. I hadn’t been a big believer in fate until recently.
Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly • Offering up an explanation at today’s National Prayer Breakfast for why Gabrielle Giffords survived her assassination attempt last month. According to Kelly, while this ”has been the hardest time of my life, and the hardest time of my family’s life,” Giffords ”gets a little better every day.” Obama praised Kelly and offered this sentiment to rally around: “We are with them for the long haul. God is with them for the long haul.” Warm feelings abound. source (viafollow)
11:08 // 3 years ago