Photo: First family heads to church
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama (L) and daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama walk from the White House across Lafayette Park to St. John's Church for Sunday services December 11, 2011 in Washington, DC.
December 11th, 2011
12:05 PM ET
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    The beautiful first family. God bless them.

    December 11, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    That my friends, and republicans as well, represents the best of America.

    December 11, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. Joe E.

    To those who care..................true family values are shown in this photograph

    December 11, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. vosky

    Haters can say or write whatever they want, you will still go back to your bed tonight as the POTUS! May God bless your beautiful family!

    December 11, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Howard

    Let's see ... which is more telling ... TWENTY YEARS listening to an anti-American preacher screaming 'God damn America' ... or, a single photo, which is an obvious staged photo op ???

    December 11, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    Bozo just Going after the Evangelical votes for sure! Where is Reverand Wright?

    December 11, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I always wondered what God teavangelcals prayed to, certainly not the one who asked us to look after the poor and needy, those less fortunate, and the God that says we are all one family. I was amazed that born again Baptist preacher and foreign owned media show person, Mike Huckabee, spouted his Christian belief of repealing affordable health care, which will hurt 50 million Americans.

    December 11, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    What a beautiful family they are. I'm proud you have this family in the White House.

    December 11, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    A crazy right wingnut said Obama is just going after the teavangelical vote. That 10% will never vote for a person who is not white, and the president know that.

    December 11, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. Debra From Georgia

    To Keith in Austin and Howard, may God bless both of your soul. May he heal you with divine Love. To our first Family, you are beautiful, you represent America. May God Bless you Mr. President, FLOTUS, Malia and Sasha.

    December 11, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Howard

    Let's see ... which is more telling ... TWENTY YEARS listening to an anti-American preacher screaming 'God damn America' ... or, a single photo, which is an obvious staged photo op ???◄

    Did Howard go to church this morning???

    Obama 2012!!

    December 11, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Keith in Austin

    Bozo just Going after the Evangelical votes for sure! Where is Reverand Wright?
    December 11, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |◄

    Did Keith go to Church this morning??? On another note – NO ONE on the LEFT looks for the TEAtard-Evangelical VOTE!!

    Obama 2012

    December 11, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  13. CCCDaughter

    What a "wholesome" family, the President, Mrs. Obama and their children represent. It is also nice to know their children are not allowed to watch television during the school days, books only!

    December 11, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  14. Jules

    I went to church this morning and when I listened to Obama talk about his faith with Rick Warren I recognized a fellow Christian. God bless President Obama and his family.

    December 11, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    @Howard
    Of course it is a photo op. Man up, and move on to real issues.

    December 11, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Larry L

    @Howard

    "Let's see ... which is more telling ... TWENTY YEARS listening to an anti-American preacher screaming 'God damn America' ..."
    --------------------------------------------–
    You're hammering the President and his family for going to churh.

    Step away from yourself for a moment and evaluate your own patriotism. I suspect you listen to folks like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Do you agree with everything they say? Do you repeat things that you know to be untrue? Did you spread the "birther" myth? Have you worked to create an even greater divide between people in America? How patriotic is that? Patriots aren't motivated by hatred.

    December 11, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. Emmy Skaddittle

    it shows that the republicans don't own god

    December 11, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. sara

    Reading some of these vile comments...all I can say is "Lord Have Mercy!"

    December 11, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  19. sara

    Come to think of it....Does these people realize that Black folk have been rooted in a Merciful God for centuries? This is a normal picture in our neighborhoods across this country and there's nothing suspect, fake or pretend about our Faith in a righteous God.

    December 11, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  20. Hall for President Obama

    Thanks T'sah from Virginia, I like your way of thinking. Why? would any one go after a vote from someone who they know will not vote for them any way.

    December 11, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    @Howard: Rev. Wright didn't scream "god damn America!" at every service; it was at one, when he was expressing his frustration and anger towards the institutionalized racism that has affected our country.

    Try walking in another person's shoes before you condemn them. And ask yourself, have you never expressed your outrage over injustice towards you, your family or those you care about? If so, was your expression one part of you or the whole of you? I'm guessing, like Rev. Wright, it was just one facet of your personality.

    December 11, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. Pam

    Yes indeed what a beautiful family Lord just picture some of the others that are trying to get into the white house.

    December 11, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. A Mom too

    Beautiful! I'm so proud of our First Family! True family values unlike many of those who are constantly criticizing our President.

    December 11, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. ThinkAgain

    A beautiful family who makes me proud of our country. Blessings to President and Mrs. Obama, Malia and Sasha!

    December 11, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. ARALE NORIMAKI

    I don’t know how you feel, but I’m pretty sick of church people. You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them! If holy people are so concerned with politics, government and public policy, let them pay the price of admission like everyone else. The Catholic Church alone could wipe out the national debt if all you did was tax their real estate.

    December 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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