Obama reflects on faith in prayer breakfast speech
February 2nd, 2012
02:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama reflects on faith in prayer breakfast speech

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Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spoke of his personal faith Thursday as he delivered remarks for the third year in a row at the National Prayer Breakfast.

In addition, Obama used the platform in front of religious dignitaries and politicians to express his vision of how faith and government intersect and can work together.

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  1. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The republican party continues to attack President Obama's profession of faith and at the same time trying to convince the public that they are taking the high road on faith. It doesn't take too long to remember that the republican party has courted the Evangelical vote for 2 decades, yet forget us Christians the minute they are elected. Example: during the Bush administrations drive for election, the word abortion was their major "war cry". During the Bush Administration, the republicns not only controlled the White House, they controlled both the House and Senate, along with the tie breaking vote in the Senate in Dick Cheney. They also enjoyed a heavily weighted republican Supreme Court, yet lifted not one finger in an attempt to reverse Roe v Wade. Now I ask, are they actually taking the low road when it comes to faith and just using us Christians to get elected, and do they really quietly support abortion but need to lie to the Christian population to get elected so they can further their real agenda of re-distribution of income from the American Middle Class to the wealthy minority.

    February 2, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Silence DoGood

    This is Obama's great strength in self promotion. He takes a normal yearly event and gets it into the press at a critical time (election time). After the fact, it wasn't staged, but he got his mileage out of religion. Just like the Repubs who don"t do it as well.

    Obama makes great use of filtering what is happening anyway. If someone is trash-talking an opponent, he simply fails to stop it, maybe just fanning it a bit. Classic Preppy Attack strategy.

    Just remember what kind of hate church he used to attend before appearances matter so much. Of course his "faith" changed to fit the campaign after that.

    I don't care what is his personal "faith" – it is his USING of it that is creepy. Photo-ops are never an accident.

    February 2, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. Independent Voters

    It a shame that president Obama is been treating like crap. I hope God come soon and remove all these evil republican conservative who saying they christain. God is watching over president Obama and these racist wannnabe christain need to go and find them a another religious.
    President Obama dont worry about these so call christain conservatives because God know what best for you and the american people.

    God loves you Obama.

    February 2, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. NOvember 2012

    obama was brought up Muslim..he moved to chicago (civil right epicenter) for political reasons(but vacations back in Hawaii), and joined the rev Wright radical racist church...for political reasons....he now attends church when he pans for a photo op a couple of times a year... So, attending the prayer breakfast during his reelection campaign after trouncing on Catholic's rights...well isn't it just a little political and obvious? We really have been sold a public persona on obama that is just phony and opportunistic...and the results of having elected a president as per sa...public persona are horrible. NObama 2012..please and thank you.

    February 2, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Former Republican asked:

    Now I ask, are they actually taking the low road when it comes to faith and just using us Christians to get elected, and do they really quietly support abortion but need to lie to the Christian population to get elected so they can further their real agenda of re-distribution of income from the American Middle Class to the wealthy minority.
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    The simplest explanation is usually the most correct one. Here's my take on what Republicans have been doing to evangelicals for the past 30+ years. They got what they needed, your vote. Then they delivered for those wanted you to vote for them; the wealthiest among us, both people and corporations who are people, too.

    February 2, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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