Obama Skipped Church for Gym!
Barack Obama blew off going to church yesterday in favor of a workout, a breathless Politico report informs us.
President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors. On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym.
Asked about the president-elect’s decision to not attend church, a transition aide noted that the Obamas valued their faith experience in Chicago but were concerned about the impact their large retinue may have on other parishioners. “Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw,” said the aide.
Both President-elect George W. Bush and President-elect Bill Clinton managed to attend church in the weeks after they were elected.
Obviously, this just proves he’s a secret Muslim who hates Jesus. (Yes, says Reliapundit the Astute Blogger :
OBAMA IS A DEEPLY FLAWED AND AMORAL PERSON WITH NOT A SHRED OF INTEGRITY – HIS ATTACHMENT TO HIS BIRTH FAMILY AND TO CHRISTIANITY IS A SHAM – AND HE HAS NO CAPACITY FOR REAL SYMPATHY.
OBAMA IS A PSYCHOPATH. [Bold and all caps in original.]
Also, he was a hypocrite on the campaign trail for pretending otherwise. Right? Absolutely, says Mike’s America:
When your supporters think you are god I suppose you don’t feel the need to worship the real one!” […] This is the same guy who never missed a service at Rev. Wright’s church (”God damn America, U.S. of K.K.K.A”) for 20 years but can’t recall one sermon. I guess he no longer needs the political and social connections that church provided.
Obama was an infrequent churchgoer on the campaign trail, though he did make a series of appearances in the pews and pulpits of South Carolina churches ahead of that heavily religious state’s primary.
So, basically, he’s just continuing his usual Sunday pattern? And this is news . . . why?