Obama delivers very Christian message at Christmas tree lighting
December 2nd, 2011
09:15 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama delivers very Christian message at Christmas tree lighting

(CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered an unusually stark Christian message at the White House Christmas tree lighting Thursday night, saying Christ's message "lies at the heart of my Christian faith and that of millions of Americans."

"More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep," Obama said at the tree lighting ceremony, a longstanding White House tradition.


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  1. Anonymous

    God bless President Obama.

    December 2, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  2. Debra From Georgia

    We love you President Obama. Thank you for a great month in creating Jobs. Do not think about the party of no. And yes that Hope and change working out for me.

    December 2, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  3. sarah from Dumfries VA

    That was a great message and may GOD bless him ,his family,his administration and his party and his suporters

    December 2, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  4. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Good Man! Mr. President Obama . THE PRESIDENT UNITEDS OF AMERICA

    December 2, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  5. diridi

    This nation needs you, Obama. Good luck, and God bless....Obama2012.
    ps; nation is on right track, 8.6%.

    December 2, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    This is the time of the year when the foreign news media, Fox, makes up their fake 'annual war on Christmas' blitz.

    December 2, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. gt

    must of learned his lesson after not saying a word about GOD Thanksgiving ...

    December 2, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  8. joe

    God bless you mr. president. may God keep you and your family safe. merry Christmas!

    December 2, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  9. truindep

    PR- PR- PR , thats it , what a phony

    December 2, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |