We are told here at Peace and Freedom that the President-elect considered a broad spectrum of pastors to come to Washington to assist in the invocation of God at the inauguration in January….
The Reverend Al Sharpton, left, and Caroline Kennedy have lunch at famed soul food restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem, New York, Thursday Dec. 18, 2008. Sharpton was not available in January because he’ll be praying for his own shot in the Senate and commenting on the Obama presidency on TV…
None of thse guys has a prayer….U. S Rep. Bobby Rush speaks after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announces his choice of former Ill. Attorney General Roland Burris, right, to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Said “God damn America”
during church sermon. Probably not right for an
inauguration….Obama was a member of Wright’s
church and contributed money for some 20 years….
But Wright is now wrong for Obama….
Jesse Jackson is not available this January because he is having his scowl surgically removed. He also said he wanted to “cut off Obama’s balls” which didn’t help his chances….
President-elect Barack Obama lists his many
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with Pastor Marshall Hatch of the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church as he arrives at his home with Pastor Ira Acree, right, of the Greater St. John Bible Church, and the Rev. Steve Jones, president of the Baptist pastor’s conference, Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in Chicago. Most of the pastors from Illinois are busy this month and next….
Rahm says there are still some guys available for the “God Gig”….
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., pauses during his remarks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Little Jesse said he was not available…. and really pissed off….
The Pope and all Catholic pastors declined
and said they’d be doing “ministry to
This guy said he’s praying for rain…..
This guy said “this whole deal is a nightmare”….
She’s trying to pray her way out of the “the single greatest love story” fraud…. Photo: Getty Images
A performer rests during a religious carnival marking Ashura on day eight of Muslim holy month of Moharram in Sede, near of the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, January 17, 2008. Ashura, a 10-day-long event commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Iman Hussein in battle 1,300 years ago. Most Muslim Holy Men are busy this next January. ….REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
President-elect Obama’s statement:
Let me start by talking about my own views. I think that it is no secret that I am a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It is something that I have been consistent on and something that I intend to continue to be consistent on during my presidency. What I’ve also said is that it is important for America to come together, even though we may have disagreements on certain social issues, and I would note that a couple of years ago, I was invited to Rick Warren’s church to speak despite his awareness that I held views that were entirely contrary to his when it came to gay and lesbian rights, when it came to issues like abortion. Nevertheless I had an opportunity to speak, and that dialogue I think is part of what my campaign’s been all about, that we’re not going to agree on every single issue, but what we have to do is to be able to create an atmosphere where we can disagree without being disagreeable, and then focus on those things that we hold in common as Americans.
The Gettysburg address was about this short, covered a lot more ground and had more clarity…..
What Church for Obama?
St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House