I had a boss once that had a sign in his office that said “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It’s a waste of time, and it irritates the pig.” Maybe I need to remember that and stop beating my head against the brick wall. But sometimes I just can’t help myself. Ignorance offends me too much.
The Obama bashers, who operate under the theory of who needs truth when bullshit spreads faster, are now circulating an e-mail claiming that President Barack Obama has cancelled the National Day of Prayer for the second year in a row. They also claim that while Obama has done this dastardly deed, he declared that a Muslim Day of Prayer be held in Washington instead.
This has understandably upset Christians and Republicans alike, and even though the story is untrue, we all know that there are millions of people who know that whatever comes in off the internet must be fact.
Why is it so hard for people to do a little research themselves, instead of accepting as gospel whatever some nitwit with a computer and an e-mail account has to say? Is it laziness, or are we really all that naive and/or biased?
I did a Google search with the words Obama Day Of Prayer, and here is what the Washington Post, CNN, the Christian Science Monitor, CBS News, and Christian Examiner have to say, along with many other media outlets:
The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit against President Obama to halt the observance of the day, and U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled April 15 that the government’s observance of the event is unconstitutional, calling it “an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function.”
In response the Obama administration has filed an appeal to the judge’s ruling. An appeal, folks, not an endorsement. The present administration disagrees with the judge’s ruling and is trying to get it set aside.
In spite of, and in defiance of, Judge Crabb’s decree, President Obama did issue a Presidential Proclamation designating the National Day of Prayer, just as he did in 2009.
As for Obama declaring a Muslim Day of Prayer, that also is a falsehood. Last September, a Muslim lawyer from New Jersey, named Hassen Abdellah, organized the event to let Americans who follow the Muslim religion to pray for the United States, and to show their love for America.
People, Muslim is not a dirty word. Let’s not forget that there are millions of people of the Muslim faith who are wonderful, productive citizens, in spite of the deeds of the radical element who practice terrorism in the name of religion. If you follow that line of thought, are all Catholics pedophiles because of the actions of some members of the clergy? Don’t Muslim Americans have the right to pray for their country, just as Christian Americans, or Jewish Americans?
Of course, I know that there are people reading this who know that I’m full of crap, because “I got an e-mail that said…..”
I’m waiting for the e-mail alert that President Obama pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. Hell, he’s guilty of everything else. I’m sure it won’t be long.
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