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    (Nov. 23) - Since the election, future President Barack Obama has traded Sunday morning pews for some quality time at the gym.
    The Obamas have refrained from public prayer for fear their large retinue would disturb the church service, according to an anonymous aide who spoke with Politico.com.

    "They do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw," said the aide, according to Politico.
    Since the election, Obama has been focusing on building his administration team. Monday, he introduced members of his economic team, and urged the incoming Congress to act quickly on a stimulus plan.
    The Obamas haven't belonged to a church since the spring, notes ABC News, after Barack Obama split with Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ because of controversial sermons by the pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. A videotape from one of Wright's sermons showed him damning America.
    Churches, especially African-American houses of prayer, played an important role in Obama's candidacy, notes the Associated Press and Politico. Obama made campaign stops in churches. Congregations prayed for him on Election Day, and celebrated his victory, the Associated Press reported.
    Now, churches in Washington, D.C., are scrambling to lure the Obamas to their pews, reports the Associated Press -- even if Obama hasn't attended church in weeks.

    Obama Skips Church for Gym

    ZOMG *OUTRAGED*


    Edit: I'm not sure if I posted this in the right category.. so mods--please move if this is not in the right spot, thanks!

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    Who cares? I haven't been to church, barring weddings or funerals, since I was about four.
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    Why are you outraged? It is true..their attendance would start a media frenzy on any church...he is clearly thinking of the safety and privacy of the churches and their congregations. I highly doubt it means they are totally blowing off their spiritual beliefs. For all we know, he could be speaking privately with a priest/minister/or even just with his God. And even if he wasn't and really was simply "skipping church" is that our business? Separation of church and state...it wouldn't affect his ability to lead our country. Calm down.

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    Quite frankly, as far as I remember from a class I took on the bible, there really isn't any 'rule' that says you must attend church in order to be close to your god. I think it goes in the same category as those who fly a million flags from their homes, cars, etc. to prove how patriotic they are and question anyone who doesn't the same.
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    i think she's being sarcastic

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    I thought my sarcasm was abundantly obvious. Anyhow, there are people
    overly upset about this and I found it quite ridiculous which is why I posted it
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    No, no I get the sarcasm. I was just sort of talking more about it.
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    i wish america would get over religion already. or at least understand it's a private matter and stop imposing it on people or expecting all politicians to be devout. who gives a shit as long as they don't shove their views in people's faces and respect the separation of church and state.
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    That bastard. Let's tie him down, and force him to recite Bible hymns.

    (BTW, I read once that Ronald Reagan hardly ever went to church, when he was president. Where was all the outrage then?)

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    As long as he acted as their puppet they didn't give a shit what he did.
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    I can imagine this being pounced on by some religious nutters. Who gives a f---? You don't need to be a in a church to be religious.
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    i say good for him for trying to not divert the attention of the church onto him. just leave him alone. he needs to reserve his spare time to practice up on his bowling.
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    Well that settles it. He IS the anti-christ.



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    ^Lmaooo.

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    Looks like someone's been influenced by the terminatah.

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