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Registered: 10-25-2006
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 8:53pm
Good for CREW! I think Obama and congressmen should stay away from "the Family's" prayer meeting, and instead arrange for an ecumenical service if they feel the need to exhibit the fact that they know how to pray.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 04-11-2009
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 9:26pm
They're not going to stay away. This prayer thingie is a Washington institution.

 

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Registered: 04-11-2009
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 10:34pm

There is no way he will miss this.

 

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Registered: 02-01-2010
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 10:44pm
I think Obama should stay away from shadowy Washington watchdog groups.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2008
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 11:03pm
Perhaps Obama could show
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Registered: 01-24-2010
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 7:27am
That was before the Fellowship's rising star Bahati and news of his abhorrent legislation to execute all people in Uganda who are gay. http://www.theweek.com/article/index/105212/Obamas_Kill_the_Gays_dilemma
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Registered: 04-11-2009
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 10:06am

Yes...the kill the gays legislation definitely does change the picture. The question is, does anybody in the administration make the connection with the fellowship and the kill the gays movement in Uganda? My bet is that they don't. Heck, even Rick Warren (was part of the Obama inauguration ceremony) didn't recognize what was going on in the name of the Christian God. It took Warren weeks to make any kind of statement about it. Plus, Bahati is not going to be there:

http://www.examiner.com/x-4107-International-LGBT-Issues-Examiner~y2010m1d20-Ugandan-kill-the-gays-author-Bahati-will-NOT-attend-National-Prayer-Breakfast

 

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Registered: 01-24-2010
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 8:59pm
Very disappointing tradeoff. It not only ignores their role in the Ugandan matter, but also the Ensign and Sanford scandals, and all the right-wing fundamentalist policy that they help get into place. So much for church v. state.
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Registered: 04-11-2009
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 9:14pm
Oh yes...church and state have a very close relationship. That should not be the case, IMHO, but it IS the reality.

 

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