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From the “why is this news?” department…

Posted by 1minionsopinion on October 20, 2009

Barack Obama and his family may have found a new church!

Start the parade in 3, 2, 1…

President Barack Obama and his family attended a worship service Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, their third visit to the historic congregation across Lafayette Square from the White House.

According to the Associated Press, Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia listened to a sermon about how Christianity has consequences.

The article was written October 12th. Anyone know if they went back? Anyone? Man, this is more exciting than a soap opera! Does anyone Twitter this stuff? I feel so behind!

Is this like how hotels will advertise if the Queen slept in a room? Barack Obama sat in this very pew! He did! I saw him! No, I’m not making this up…

During the sermon, seminarian Mike Angell told the parishioners that the consequences vary, whether it’s making a hard decision at work or deciding to give more time to God. But he added that they don’t face these consequences alone. “We are given each other as a source of boldness,” he said.

We have each other. We should be able to rely on and support each other without needing to bring a deity into it, however.



6 Responses to “From the “why is this news?” department…”

  1. dorian said

    episcopal?? i thought he was muslim…
    yes, that’s a whole new category in itself. “why is this news?”

    imo, deities are good to remind people that there’s somebody watching so you’d better be good. santa’s two-prong list and all that. also good for humility check. some humans need more deity than others. more on this deity business later!! thanks for the post, minion.


  2. 1minionsopinion said

    I think what caught me was how important his Sunday choice appears to be. No matter what they might say about his politics or his ambitions, or his Nobel prize, I think what they really want to say is, “He goes to our church!”

    Of course Christianity has consequences. Breathing in and out has consequences. Sneezing on somebody has consequences. Everything we do and say and believe is going to have consequences of one kind or another.

    “Be good for goodness’ sake” is a far better promotion for doing the right thing than “Be good or God will send your sorry sinner’s butt to hell.” You should do good things because you want to do good things, not because you want to avoid a bad (likely nonexistent) thing.

    The assumption that we’re all being watched hasn’t stopped all the faithful from doing terrible, rotten things, either. But what bugs me more about that is the fact that because they believe in God, they think they’ll get a free pass to heaven anyway, because they’ve got Christ as their personal saviour. Sin your hearts out, people. We’re covered! Gimme a break.


  3. princessxxx said

    i liked his preacher that screamed “god damn america”.
    i thought that was priceless.


  4. Princessxxx said

    lol, i could listen to this all day long. 😉


  5. obama the antichrist said

    i dont know why so many things make the news. such as the first lady hula hooping for healthcare…why is that important in my newspaper…


  6. 1minionsopinion said

    Because if we’re watching the circus, we don’t think about the lack of bread.


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