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Posted at 1:11 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Needed: more church outings for the Obamas in 2011

By Jonathan Capehart

If President Obama is looking for a New Year's resolution might I suggest he do in Washington with more regularity in 2011 what he did yesterday in Hawaii. Go to church. He can be discreet about it. No need to be all flashy about his devotion to God. Not that he would anyway.

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But the upside of more pictures like the one here is that it would obliterate that other never-say-die conspiracy theory about Obama; that he's a closet Muslim. As an old editor of mine used to say (he's probably still saying it), "Don't tell, show."

Photo credit: Getty

By Jonathan Capehart  | December 27, 2010; 1:11 PM ET
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Comments

It's a tad naive to believe that more photo ops would dissuade die-hard conspiracy theorists who believe that he's a Muslim... any more than having a Republican governor vouch for the authenticity of his birth certificate has dissuaded the lunatic 'birther' fringe.

Posted by: MockingbirdGirl | December 27, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

If he goes to church more often, it will be because of the upcoming 2012 elections.

My impression is he only ever went to Church for political reasons.

Posted by: dgra | December 27, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

You want church, YOU go.

The United States constitution is pretty clear about the freedom of religion, or lack of religion. The short form is: not your business.

You want church, YOU go.

Posted by: taroya | December 27, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I am an independent write-in candidate for president. Upon election I plan to video a day in the life of the president; or possibly turn that into a full length feature film.

In the morning, at 6:30 A.M. I will be seen performing an Orthodox Hebrew prayer, binding my arm and promising the LAN Lord uh pin heaven that throughout the day I will conduct myself with my head over my heart.

At noon I will be seen shmoozing a couple hundred ordinary citizens, there for buffet lunch. At night my luncheon guests will return to the East Room to be my nightly "Live At The White House" after dinner united family talk show audience.

Every Friday i will leave early, my nightly 90 minute TV show will have a guest host, and people will trust that i am keeping the Sabbath holy. Good enough.

michaelslevinson.com

Posted by: jacklegs | December 27, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps you recognize what many Democrats do... only 45% (according to Pew) believe Obama is a Christian.

His minimal Church attendance may have something to do with his actual beliefs.

Being pro-abortion is a popular stance amongest... atheists.. so too is Sunday morning golf.

That being said there are a few liberal Churchs in Washington where he would be welcome. The Episcopalians have embraced a liberal agenda: unitarian, gay marriage, social justice, and pro-abortion.

Perhaps politics explains his desire not to visibly join one of the smaller shrinking liberal Christian communities ?

Posted by: pvilso24 | December 27, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

"Birthers" just have one thing to say: If you have nothing to hide, you hide nothing. That REAL birth certificate MUST have something to keep hidden; otherwise, why wouldn't you show it off with pride. The rumors will continue until Obama is honest with the American public. If you have nothing to hide, you hide nothing.

Posted by: powerange | December 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

So he has to put on some big Christian show to disabuse the public of the belief that he's Muslim? (as if there were anything wrong with being Muslim.) What if the President were atheist? I'm an atheist. I help old ladies cross the street, I don't eat children for breakfast, and I've never bombed a subway. Give the religious thing a rest, sheesh.

Posted by: kgirl2 | December 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

How about we request nothing from anyone when it comes to practicing their beliefs?

Any takers?

Posted by: AhhYes | December 27, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

The only folks who drool the Obama-is-a- Muslim nonsense are your political compatriots, Capehart. If you were really interested in correcting your president's image, you'd hector your Fox viewers rather than lecture us on how Obama should pray in public.

Posted by: tojby_2000 | December 27, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

He doesn't need to (nor can he) persude the idiots what his religion is. Just keep it out of government.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 27, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Right, because a couple photos of him at a church are really going to change the way those people think.

If two months of wall to wall coverage about him having a crazy pastor didn't do it, why would this?

Posted by: apistat | December 27, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

True Americans do not care if he is Christian, Muslim, or Jewish. That is between him and his God. True Americans expect that the President will concentrate his efforts on leading the country to a better future.

Only hypocrites and fanatics care about how many times the President goes to Church!

President Obama will not win the 2012 elections by trying to please his die-hard opponents who will never vote for him anyways. He needs to concentrate on delivering on his 2008 campaign promises, including resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Posted by: masmoudi | December 27, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Why do you care how often or where the President and his wife go to church? Do we not guaratee separation of State and Church? How about separation of Church and State. Keep the State out of Church and keep the Church out of State. If not we will be like other Church dominated countries, those without any freedoms not approved by their Church.

Posted by: jpmpa | December 27, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

For over 15 years he watched his preacher scream "God DAMN White America!" and clapped and cheered.

Posted by: Smarg | December 27, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I suspect that most of the Obama-is-a-Muslim crowd don't believe that to be literally true, but instead are using "Muslim" as a euphemism for his ethnicity or for his father's Kenyan origins.

Capehart's suggestion would amount to Obama letting himself be defined by his opponents. People who are really convinced that he's pretending to be a Christian won't be swayed by more photos such as this. They would just accuse Obama of putting up a deceptive front. Capehart is wrongly assuming that their position is rational and based in evidence. That's like arguing that homophobia would decline if gays would end the outrageous displays at Pride parades.

Posted by: Carstonio | December 27, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Those birthers tearetards who haven't seen Obama's birth certificate just can't read. Check out the birth announcement while you're at it. Otherwise, drop the subject. Someone mentioned if Obama was honest. WTF?! Most of you birth and tearetards watch Faux Snooz and you want him to be honest. Incredible. His religion and whether or not he needs to attend more church is nobody's busines but his own. Worry about your own salvation and not everybody elses. This is a stupid article if ever there was one.

Posted by: cholly85241 | December 27, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Lefty libs don't know the difference between a birth certificate and a certificate of birth.....get educated, get Obama to be honest and show all and the birthers will go away....until then, "if you have nothing to hide, you hide nothing."

Posted by: powerange | December 27, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

This stupid obsession that some elements of the press have with Obama and his church attendance is an expression of ignorance combined with primitive bigotry. It comes under the category of "none of anyone's business."

For those who think that church attendance has anything to do with fitness for office, I suggest you read the last sentence of Article VI of a little document called "The Constitution of the United States."

Posted by: bizecology | December 27, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

A bit of internet folk wisdom:

"Haters got to hate."

Undoubtably there are some of indifferent intellect who are not haters but who are swayed by their cries. Is this the wind to which Obama should trim the sails of his presidency? I think not - too variable.

Maybe instead Obama will accomplish a public good - making it no longer necessary for candidates to wear their religion on their sleeve.

Posted by: j3hess | December 27, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Afghanistan going on before.
Obama, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!

Posted by: alance | December 27, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

We all know that churchgoers are the most loving, kind and caring people in the world. Just read some of their postings here.

Posted by: rcvinson64 | December 27, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

They could but it would just set off another barrage of illiterate babble from Palin's racist inbred teabagger cousins of Fred Phelps that took time out from masturbat!ng to "Fox & Friends" in their mommy's basement to spew their hatred and Beck-instigated- rage through their comments on today's article by Perry Bacon Jr.

What kind of a "Christian" bashes another for going to church?

Posted by: areyousaying | December 27, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Your comments are outrageous, Mr. Capehart. The Bill of Rights states expressly that there can be no religious test for holding public office in the USA. How, then is is at all appropriate to accuse the president of failing to be religious enough?

Oh, but that's not the extent of the accusation presented here. The accusation in this case, or the smear, I should say, is that Mr. Obama is not Christian enough- hence the suggestion by Mr. Capehart that the president should have to demonstrate more often that he is not a Muslim.

It should make not a bit of difference what religious beliefs the president holds. The only measure of a president is how well he does his job- not whether or not he goes to church or which faith, if any, he professes to believe in.

Posted by: mightysparrow | December 27, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

This is an absurd and unwelcome recommendation Mr. Capehart. Your reason for him to go would be politicizing church attendance. This is exactly the WRONG reason to go. IT is an insult to religion and an insult to him personally and an insult to the nation that our elected leader must make a show of being seen in church. I am quite happy that our President does not see fit to attend or join any church. And to suggest that he do this to quash those false rumors of him being not a Christian is even a worse reason to go. Lies and falsehoods do not need to be corrected with reactionary actions - let them die from lack of facts and evidence. We cannot let them drive behaviors - there will be no end to it and it would give them more power than they deserve- which is NONE. Let President Obama's religion stay where it belongs - a personal matter and not for show or display.

Posted by: slowe111 | December 27, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Capehart and all the others who should not be remotely concerned but need something to talk about, why might this be any of your business?

Posted by: MyOp2 | December 27, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The decorticate mammals who persist in misrepresenting the cold hard facts about the Obamas do not care whether he goes to church or not. That they also have help from the botoxed, tanning stain contaminated group of polyester suited elected bipeds who represent them on the hill does nothing to tone them down. Like untrained and allegedly domesticated animals they cannot help what they do and where they do it. They also may not or cannot read Mr Capehart's writing or interpret even simpler sentence structure. I certainly appreciate Mr Capehart's thoughts and would love to see Mrs and President Obama out in public a little more, even if it is at a place of worship.

Posted by: Draesop | December 27, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Shucks, one would think that the President should wear visible religiosity. Please let me know what you find out about Reagan's church attendance when he was in office for eight years and then tell be about Obama. President Carter was one of the most regular attenders of church in my memory and even taught an adult Bible study class, yet this is still not enough to convince the right-wing about his religious credentials.

Bottom line: forget the photo ops and the show. Let the Lord lead as He has obviously been doing for some time now. Also, please let me know when you discover the correct definition of "church." One may be surprised to learn that Obama has attended "church" much more frequently than believed.

Posted by: EarlC | December 27, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

First, this topic is irrelevant.

Second, the behavior of so many Christian "ministers" is shameful on so many counts that no one should patronize their establishments, certainly not a serious person with a family to look after and a following which looks up to him.

Posted by: mini2 | December 27, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

masmoudi | December 27, 2010 3:06 PM
Correct.
--------------------------
Like the saying going around:"going to church does not make you a Christian
any more that going to a garage makes you a car".
The "Christian" haters (a real oxymoron) will still hate and deny his citizenship and whatever their racist, feeble little Faux News minds tell them to do.

Posted by: pjohn2 | December 27, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Comments like these make one wonder if the liberals go to school at all. The article isn't suggesting a religious test for being President. The article is saying that President Obama should do a better job of pretending to be religious. This is pure politics. The American people by-and-large are religious and the religious practices of their president matter to them. That is why it is good (politically) for presidents to be seen going to church. Obama's problem is that now that his embrace of Black Liberation Theology has been exposed he can't really go and cheer on Rev. Wright so he is stuck forcing himself to go to a normal church. His real reason for going to Rev. Wright's church in the first place was to network with the politically connected. Now that he is president he doesn't need to do that so he has even less interest in going through the motions.

Posted by: oldno7 | December 27, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of his religious affiliation or practices, Oboobma hasn't got a prayer.

Posted by: thebump | December 27, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Considering all the horrific messages and beliefs the Christian faith has become, why would Obama want to subject himself and his family to that kind of mental torture? Doesn't he suffer enough being president?

Posted by: ethanquern | December 27, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Oboobma has a prayer, her name is Sarah Palin. If you fools select her for your nominee in 2012, sнiт, even I'll vote for Oboobma.

Posted by: eezmamata | December 27, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Our wise President and First Lady go to church more often than either former President Bush (either) or President Reagan.

Now, which part of separation of Church and State don't you GET?

Posted by: WillSeattle | December 27, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Although I am not a big fan of our President, his choice to practice or not to practice any kind of religion is his own business and I find it hard to believe this kind of garbage made it's way into the WAPO! Oh, sorry, I don't find it hard to believe. I keep seeing the garbage pile up higher and higher at the Wash Compost pile every day.

Posted by: ioweioweoff2workigo | December 27, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Jonathan... on this one you're oh so wrong.

There is NO religious test for public office. Attendance at church for this President is no more mandatory than it was for GW Bush, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan or any other officeholder.

The problem here lies not with the Obamas, but with the boneheads who believe the idiocy put forth by Fox news, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, the birthers and the rest who peddle the phony story that the President is a Muslim. (During the campaign, even the WashPost fell into the "Obama's Muslim Ties" trap with a bylined story by your colleague Perry Bacon, Jr. And you all ran wild with the Rev. Wright story. So whose minds did you change?)

The real answer should be "So what? So what if he is? You got a problem with that?"

Going to church more often will not change the minds of these fools, so why play the game?

If the Obamas want to go to church, fine. If they don't, fine. But don't suggest their attendance is the problem when it clearly rests in the Republican electorate who need to believe this President is illegitimate.

That's their problem. Not the Obamas.

Posted by: jade_7243 | December 27, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

One has to remember that a sardonic carpenter was a bit leery of those who bragged about their piety in front of an audience.

Ironically, presidents such as Bush and Reagan (and Lincoln)who most folks consider as pious rarely went to church, whereas one can think of two other modern presidents famous for breaking their marital vows who did make a big deal out of church going.

Obama's problem is that he has a "tin ear" for middle class America, not his religion.

Posted by: tioedong | December 27, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

As the senior minister at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, I extend a warm invitation to President and Mrs. Obama (and their children) to visit any time they choose.

Neither their beliefs nor their origins will be questioned.

They will be welcomed -- as is everyone else who comes through our doors -- as humans being and becoming, in need of a community of memory and hope in which to strengthen, challenge and nurture their perspectives and beliefs.

Would this satisfy their opponents? Of course not. There is no satisfying those who begin from a position of hate.

Could it possibly nourish their spirits? I hope and pray that it might.

Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran
Interim Senior Minister
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Bethesda, MD.

Posted by: revglenrose | December 27, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

One has to remember that a sardonic carpenter was a bit leery of those who bragged about their piety in front of an audience.

Ironically, presidents such as Bush and Reagan (and Lincoln)who most folks consider as pious rarely went to church, whereas one can think of two other modern presidents famous for breaking their marital vows who did make a big deal out of church going.

Obama's problem is that he has a "tin ear" for middle class America, not his religion.

Posted by: tioedong | December 27, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not a Muslim in the religious sense. He's a CULTURAL Muslim. Obama is a Marxist and Marxists are atheists.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | December 27, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I didn't vote for Obama so he would go to church more or because he went to church in the past. Frankly, as an atheist, I would like to see him admit that he is one of us, too, since it's about the only thing that the righties actually seem to be able to get correct. The man clearly is not religious despite his political realities requiring some mention of a creator.

Posted by: laugh_riot | December 27, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

By the way, I hear that Batman chose a Muslim to be his Bat counterpart in France.

Now THAT might be an issue.

Not the Obama's obvious Christianity.

Posted by: WillSeattle | December 27, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see him go to the movies more.

Why does this matter?

Posted by: pjclarkfour | December 27, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse


Who cares about which superstition he ascribes to? It's all bogus, a game made up out of fear and then the need to control.

We give up our rationality for false promises that we really won't die if we think the right way, or say the right words, or light the right candle.

Pathetic!!

Posted by: gkam | December 27, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Why are you repeating this nonsense about their "rarely" attending church? The Obamas have been frequently, both while in the White House and before. Nothing is going to stop the detractors who believe otherwise -- certainly not more facts! Remember, it's the very same people who are calling them Muslims that didn't like what the Reverend in their church was saying! Obama can never win with the extremists and it's silly to pander to them. He could go to church every day for the rest of his life and they'd dismiss it. Forget them!

Posted by: fmjk | December 27, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Why would it matter - the people who think so little of him aren't going to be swayed by s photo. He needs to work on jobs and the economy.

Posted by: myrlyn | December 27, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Who cares if he IS Muslim and what does going to church have to do with having a relationship with "divine providence" as George Washington would say?

Posted by: eric_lamar | December 27, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Capehart is a negro bigot who can't admit his messiah is a closet muslim.

Posted by: carlbatey | December 27, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me that if the Lord thought that He needed Obama in church more often, then the Lord could arrange it.

I'll trust the Lord's judgment on this matter.

Posted by: Bob-S | December 27, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

carlbatey - I'll bet you're a LOT of fun at parties!

Posted by: Bob-S | December 27, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

"The article isn't suggesting a religious test for being President. The American people by-and-large are religious and the religious practices of their president matter to them."

No one is suggesting that it's unconstitutional for individuals to vote for presidential candidates based on religious affiliation. What is being suggested is that doing so is against the spirit of the Constitution. The religious practices of the president shouldn't matter to the voters. What should matter is the president's political positions. Two different presidential candidates can can have different religious practices and favor the same positions, or vice versa.

"He's a CULTURAL Muslim."

What? There's no such thing, just as there's no such thing as a "cultural Christian." The world community of Christians is made up of people from many different cultures, and the same is true of Muslims and other religions.

Posted by: Carstonio | December 27, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Carstonio - You might be slightly overplaying your hand there. I'd hypothesize that secular NYC Jews who never saw a synagogue after their youth (if then) feel that they share a little something with the haredi of Israel, and daily Catholic Mass attendees and long-lapsed Methodists like myself feel that we share a little something with the Coptic & Ethiopian church members of Africa.

Given the vast differences between those religious experiences (or lack thereof), I'd have to say that it's cultural. Subtle, but it exists.

Posted by: Bob-S | December 27, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

"Given the vast differences between those religious experiences (or lack thereof), I'd have to say that it's cultural."

That shared something probably amounts to religious theologies and (to a lesser degree) religious practices. And yes, from that standpoint Coptics and Methodists and Catholics have much in common. My point is that "culturally Christian" is likely a euphemism for Western European culture in general, and that "culturally Muslim" is likely a euphemism for Arab culture. The irony of the latter is that Arabs make up less than a fifth of the world's Muslims.

Posted by: Carstonio | December 27, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I'm reading too much into Mr. Capehart's piece. It isn't that more photo ops of President Obama attending church will miraculously convert racists, bigots and Neo-Conservative Fascist scum to change their tune and vote for the best candidate. It's the nearly 60 percent of Americans that hold no allegiance to a political party that can be swayed by something as petty as a President being a man of God or an Atheist. Recent polls suggest that Atheists rank lower than Muslims and Jews to the hypocritical Christians in this country.

I believe what Mr. Capehart is suggesting is that if Mr. Obama subtly attends church, his opponents won't as easily fool the 60 percent of Americans that believe being a Godly man is important to the success of this nation.

Posted by: spongesallofyou | December 28, 2010 2:12 AM | Report abuse

You mean just watching Rev. Wright's Greatest Sermons on DVD is not good enough?

Posted by: sam51 | December 28, 2010 6:35 AM | Report abuse

You mean just watching Rev. Wright's Greatest Sermons on DVD is not good enough?

Posted by: sam51 | December 28, 2010 6:37 AM | Report abuse

Sponges, assuming you're right about that 60 percent, are you suggesting that those Americans wouldn't care which religion the president follows, as long as he believes in a single god? "Godly man" is most often used in a Christian chauvinistic way, to wrongly claim that being a Christian makes one a better person than anyone else of any other religious affiliation.

Even in a single monotheistic religion, different believers have radically different political positions. A Methodist or Unitarian Universalist probably has more in common politically with an agnostic or with a Sufi Muslim than with a James Dobson or a Pat Robertson. To expect or demand that a president hold a specific religious affiliation or belief is simple chauvinism.

And the main point still holds - your 60 percent is likely to conclude that a president who follows Capehart's advice is engaging in pandering.

Posted by: Carstonio | December 28, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Going to church for the First Family is not an easy thing to do. There are security and traffic arrangements, at least an hour for the service, and the inevitable meet and greet with the parishioners. These take time and money, and take the president away from his main job--or relaxation. As many other letter writers have noted, it's the man's own business. Certainly not mine.

Posted by: rrbill1 | December 28, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Why should Obama go to church more? So he can do the I'm a bigger Christian than you game that all the GOP candidates play. Meanwhile, these same so called Christians have no compassion for their fellow human beings and nothing but hate in their hearts for anyone that isn't like them.

Why doesn't Obama cater to the rest of America who believes that a person religion or lack of is their own business. Enough with the pandering to the fake-Christian, tea party crowd.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | December 28, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Come on ! A man's religious feelings are his own business! You talk of equality , liberty and fraternity! Is it only for Christians? Are all other religions not equal?

Posted by: mohan3501 | December 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I don't agree. People who want to think the President is not a Christian, not a citizen, or whatever else, will think what they think. He should never go to church just to prove anything to the public.

As to 'being discreet,' wherever the President goes, a flock of security guards go as well. How inconspicuous can you be when a bunch of armed guards has to accompany you - even if a President could ever be inconspicuous in a public place?

We all need to get over obsessing about what our leaders' religion may be. Let that be a private matter. Judge them on how well they fulfill their duties of office; that's all that's relevant anyway.

Posted by: PeggyB1 | December 28, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Maybe he doesn't go to church as often as he might because when he does people go out of their way to discuss/criticize it. Kind of puts a damper on the good feelings when you know everyone is waiting to jump on you afterward.

Posted by: lizgwiz | December 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

How about making sure Obama is a real American?

According to Protection of Classified Information by Congress: Practices and Proposals at www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/RS20748.pdf
Members of Congress (as with the President and Vice President, Justices of the Supreme Court, or other federal court judges) have never been required to hold security clearances.
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/index.html

But still, can Barack Obama fills out SF 86 Questionnaire for National
Security Positions at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF86.pdff?
http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp
For example, #3 require an original birth ceritifcate, not a copy.
and #9
#5 other names use (In Indonesia?)
#10, dual citizenship (kenya?)
#18, list (12) half-brother, he has what, how many in Kenya?
#19 and #20, many Kenyan contacts
#29, a,b,c,,,, the ACLU, Amnesty, Himan Rights Watch, CCR, etc.

Posted by: Rockvillers | December 28, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

He goes to the East wing and prays on a rug facing the east but can't show that on TV what would the voters think,seeing him go to a church would offend all his Muslim brothers and sisters now wouldn't it.

Posted by: freedon | December 28, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

While I agree that the idiots who think Obama is Muslim will never be satisfied simply because they are bigots and cannot stand the fact that a black man is president, I disagree w/Mr. Capehart. We have a separation of church and state for a reason. Obama's religion has nothing to do with his ability to govern. To cater to the bigots only gives them more time in the spotlight. It's like Sarah Palin. Why does anyone care what she says or does. Her supporters do not care about reality, just as the other bigots do not. Stop talking about them!!!

Posted by: wilytone | December 28, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

As long as Obama never has to listen to any of those religious-right hate sermons!

Posted by: ChasMan1 | December 28, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein is far too busy taking EIGHT vacations this year on our dime and going to the mosque, Roger.

Posted by: liddylives | December 28, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why it is President Obama must attend church more often
just to please others. I listen to all of these people that are calling themselves Christens , and wonder what would Jesus say about and to them. Perhaps,who are you to judge somebody when you are being such a hypocrite your self. Every one is not of the christen faith. No matter what he does with his Sundays, I do not think it is any else business. I am of the Christen Faith, but I have a problem with some else telling me how I should worship and where. I believe if we looked after own and left everyone to do what they feel is right we would have less
controversy in this country. If Jesus is looking at this country to day, he sees people not really living up to what he believes. There is always some body we must put down for what ever reason, even if it is not true what is being said about them. People entering in to families problems where they should not be. People telling bale-face lies about another person. I really do not call that being Christen. I do not know how many of you
really believe in the Ten Commandments,but just maybe you should take another look at them.

Posted by: milky | December 28, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why it is President Obama must attend church more often
just to please others. I listen to all of these people that are calling themselves Christens , and wonder what would Jesus say about and to them. Perhaps,who are you to judge somebody when you are being such a hypocrite your self. Every one is not of the christen faith. No matter what he does with his Sundays, I do not think it is any else business. I am of the Christen Faith, but I have a problem with some else telling me how I should worship and where. I believe if we looked after own and left everyone to do what they feel is right we would have less
controversy in this country. If Jesus is looking at this country to day, he sees people not really living up to what he believes. There is always some body we must put down for what ever reason, even if it is not true what is being said about them. People entering in to families problems where they should not be. People telling bale-face lies about another person. I really do not call that being Christen. I do not know how many of you
really believe in the Ten Commandments,but just maybe you should take another look at them.

Posted by: milky | December 28, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

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