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Psalm 46: Obama Turns to Bible Passage for Comfort During 9/11 Memorial Speech


Standing behind bulletproof glass, Obama read the Bible passage, which begins with “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,” to the hundreds of victim’s family members, city officials, and government leaders gathered at ground zero in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the attacks.

In a country where more than 3/4 of population “professes” to be Christian, Obama’s choice to read the Psalm caused a stir which was most prevalent on the web.

On Yahoo! Answers, one user questioned the president’s usage of scripture when they posted the following inquiry:

“Was it inappropriate for Obama to read Psalm 46 at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony this morning?”

While some argued that the speech ostracized non-believers, Josh Earnest, Obama’s principal deputy press secretary, said the president had a specific reason for choosing the passage.

“The President chose a scripture which he believed was most appropriate — he believed it was particularly appropriate to use — to read scripture this morning,” Earnest explained. “And he chose a passage that talks of persevering through very difficult challenges and emerging from those challenges stronger.”

This is not Obama’s first time referring to Psalm 46 in the face of tragedy. After a Tuscan shooting that injured Gabrielle Giffords and killed others, Obama referred to the scripture.

Despite the varied responses the Psalm garnered throughout the web, the majority seemed to appreciate Obama’s choice of the passage – which Yahoo! News called “a sure defense in desperate times” – to commemorate the tragedy that struck the country.

“Our president is reading Psalm 46 over ground zero right now,” one blogger wrote. “Perfect words.”

Watch Obama’s Psalm 46 9/11 Memorial speech in the video below:

via Christian Post

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347 Responses to “Psalm 46: Obama Turns to Bible Passage for Comfort During 9/11 Memorial Speech”

  1. Rick Woosley

    A Tuscan shooting? LOL And yes, it was inappropriate, but Christians just can't help throwing their religion in everyone else's faces and forcing them to hear about it….After all, they've had two thousand years of practice.

  2. Stacia Holt

    It makes me sick that the Mayor of New York wouldn't allow pray durning 9-11 and wouldn't invite all first responders what a jerk. Even though our president isn't doing a great job at least he read scripture from the bible. Someone needs to put a new mayor in New York before next anniversary of 9-11 is here.

    If I was able to I get a huge group together and go out that on that day and get on the stage and pray on the mic because that is what this country is all about In God We Trust.

  3. Martha Cabaniss

    I thought it was very appropriate, but I know he will get some criticism. He usually does not matter what he does.

  4. Pat Fitzgerald Lindroth

    I think the quote was very appropriate given the state of affairs the "world" has gotten itself into….forget about the differences in religion!

  5. Danette Jones

    I am not Christian but the reading of that particular piece was appropriate. It reminded everyone that now is the time for rebuilding, for finding joy in remembering the lives of the loved ones who died there, that we cannot mourn forever. There is time and a place for everything. That was truly the message we as a country needed to hear.

  6. Sarah Olsen

    No it wasn't inappropriate. He was scrutinized because everyone thought he was muslim. Now when he reads something from the bible proving his christianinty-still he is being picked on. I am not his biggest fan but this was moving and whether or not you believe in god or are christian or not. He shared a peaceful passage from the oldest book in history.

  7. Larry Tomes

    Please allow me to to speak? Today it is something everyone has to say. If I say I believe in my Faith. There are many who say I don't have the right to make the statement. Do you Remember Jesus Crucification? Why can we never change. If you don't believe then it is your choice but, as long as I breathe, "IT IS NOT MINE".

  8. Sara Freeman

    No it WAS APPROPRIATE. If you aren't Christian, just grow up and move on. FREEDOM OF SPEECH. If you don't like that. . I suggest you move somewhere else.

  9. Brett Sims

    Very appropriate. All Christian leaders should step up and do more of it.If there are some that don't like it, too bad. Move to a country that doesn't carry a 75% christian majority.

  10. Randy Brinson

    'Sarah Olsen I am not complaining about his choice of scripture at all.I am very glad that he choose that verse as well as being glad that he was there and did do something of this nature. My only comment and intent was that he has quoted the Koran so smoothly and without notes before,,yet he stumbles when reading a Bible verse. Shows me where his true nature lies.

  11. Rick Woosley

    Yes, and Freedom of Speech allows me the same courtesy to remind you Christian bullies that not everyone believes in your mythological nonsense. And since I pay my taxes just like you do, and am supposed to be an equal citizen of this country, I don't have to move. Maybe you should move to Iran…I hear they like running the government based on religion, too.

  12. MKaryl Gaynor

    Randy Brinson No I think it shows us more about yours…but hey…your kind are nothing new…and I am sure that you are very blissful indeed….smooches

  13. Randy Brinson

    Sara and Sarah,,my life is fine,,thank you for being concerned. It is too bad that a comment can not be made without such spite being thrown by others.

  14. Rick Woosley

    Sad that all you so-called Christians don't understand that this is a country which was founded on the principle of not allowing the majority to rule over the minority just because they are the majority. Also, this country was founded on the concept of not allowing one religion to dominate to the detriment of others, or to those who don't profess a religious belief.

  15. Sara Freeman

    Rick Woosley Im a Christian, yes. REAL Christians could care less what YOU believe and don't shove it down peoples throats. I respect that you dont believe. It looks like YOURE the one who is pushing atheist beliefs on us. Works both ways.

  16. Judy Offutt

    Wonder how many of you people will change your mind on the day of Rapture! They just keep removing prayer from evberything pretty soon we will not have nothing.

  17. Rick Woosley

    For 2,000 years, Christians have shoved their beliefs down people's throats, murdered, tortured, destroyed civilizations, all in the name of their religion. Now you tell me that I need to move to another country because I don't wish to have this one run as a theocracy. Interesting that you say I am pushing my beliefs on you, when your religion was the one being spouted at a memorial event for MANY people, of many different faiths, and some with no faith at all. I am hardly the one pushing my beliefs on anyone. If you so-called "REAL" Christians were so confident in your beliefs, you would not feel the need to take it in the public square constantly, forcing everyone to listen to your prayers and other blather at every event, and then getting huffy and pissy when you're not allowed to. You should do as your Bible commands and go into your closet where you may pray quietly. Simply standing up for those who profess no belief is hardly shoving my beliefs down your throat. I didn't ask you to be atheist. I simply questioned the appropriateness of assuming, in a supposedly free society where everyone has equal value, that everyone is Christian and wants to hear Bible passages.

  18. Aliac Eenel Retrac

    Rick Woosley He was not bullying… Nor was he "running the government based on religion" He made a sound scriptural reference to commemorate the senseless loss of life that took place ten years ago and in the war that has been going on ever since.

    And I seem to recall a time when prayer was allowed in schools and public arenas and a lot of this senseless crap that we see going on nowadays just didn't happen… It seems the further we remove ourselves, as a country, from Christianity, the worse things get. That is NO coincidence.

    So regardless of what you believe he did what he felt was right. It seems like he will be criticized no matter what he does so at least he took a stand for something worthwhile.

  19. Rick Woosley

    Joseph, if belief in mythological beings' love for me made me feel better, I'd feel comforted. LOL However, I appreciate the sentiment anyway. It's sort of like saying "Bless you." It's nice, but doesn't really mean anything.

  20. Andrea Wenzel

    Hmmm maybe trying to get the Christian vote? Election time is around the corner ya know. I do love the passage but have no plans on voting for him!

  21. Anonymous

    Obama quoting from the bible was amazing.That morning I was relieve, and I felt a strong burning in me that God knows what we had been through in our sorrow.That quotation was a source of strenght for those who know that there is God who created heaven and everything in it.

  22. Sara Freeman

    Rick Woosley UGH, then why live here if you cant stand peoples beliefs??

  23. Rick Woosley

    Aliac, back in those days when everything was supposedly run by Christianity, men were still allowed legally to rape their wives (this did not change until the 1970's..don't believe me, check for yourself). We considered people of other races to be inferior to whites. And many, many other things that we would never do today were allowed, while all this supposed Christianity was running around. This country was not founded on Christian beliefs, anyone who truly knows history knows that it was not. Check out the 1797 treaty with Tripoli, which was ratified by Congress, and the opening statement. Check out Thomas Jefferson's writings to the Danbury Baptists, his statements and quotes on religion, as well as those of many other Founding Fathers. They had broken free from a country where the monarch ruled the religion as well as the government. They did not want government and religion being run together. If Obama wanted to make a nice statement and use religious scripture, at the very least he should have used more than one. And by the way, all that so-called "Prayers being allowed in schools," etc….was ADDED mostly in the early 20th century by Christian Evangelicals and their endless lobbying. "Under God" was not even in the Pledge of Allegiance until the 1950's…Look it up yourself. "In God We Trust" was not on money originally either. So all these "Back in the good ol' days" statements that everyone makes are totally misguided, and inaccurate.

  24. Rick Woosley

    Aliac Eenel Retrac Also I did not say that Obama was bullying. Read my statement clearly. I was replying to Sara's telling me to move to another country b/c I didn't like her Christianity constantly hurled in my face.

  25. Josh Cocis

    Rick Woosley I think you have been victimized by false Christians. If you break down the word Christian, it means to be "Christ-Like" I dont remember Christ being a bully. He simply said this is the way to Heaven. He never bullied anyone or forced anyone to follow. 75% of this nation "professes" to be a Christian… but out of those 75% how many truly believe the Word of God.
    P.S. to your recent post. It cant be Mythological if there is historical fact proving the things in the bible. Even if Jesus wasnt the Messiah, there are other sources that say this Jesus walked the earth.

  26. Karen Madsen McCarthy

    The Byrds made a song of this passage in the 1960's and it was appropriate then during the Vietnam War. The words are beautiful, and it was an appropriate quote for the occasion. However, I don't think Stacia, that formal prayers would have been appropriate because The victims of 9/11 were of multiple faiths, includinng Muslim, Hindu, Buddests and I'm sure agnostic. Why do Christians feel the need to force THEIR religion on everybody. Religion is a personal choice, keep it personal!

  27. Rick Woosley

    Joseph Pattrick, it was most certainly not founded on Christian values, and anyone who believes otherwise (and then perpetuates the lie, thereby violating one of their own ten commandments), has NO CLUE about the history of this country.
    Sara, I would pose that question back to you. Move to a country where religion and law are intertwined. That always works well when the church controls the law…As history has shown us over and over again…NOT

  28. Ivette Diaz

    actually our founders started this country so that they could freely practice christianity that is why our our currency mentions God our constitution mentions God our whole being here is based upon christianity and had this would of been an article on some celebrity then it's ok for freedom of speech to allow cursing on our tvs and in our music, it's ok to allow our children to idolize sex and money but it's not ok to express love hope and faith. that's kind of messed up don't you think?

  29. Rick Woosley

    Josh Cocis There are many sources which say that many men claiming to be the Messiah walked the earth. There are also VERY many religions that can be pointed to as having the same general beliefs in a messiah and a "Savior of the world who promised everlasting life." The problem with religions is that they all say they are "the one." And followers of those religions of course will say to their dying breaths that their religion is the one and that all others are false. Why? Because people in general are scared of death and what comes after, so we needed some sort of rationalization and something to "ease our minds" about the whole business of death and what happens next. And interestingly enough, most times when people say the Bible can be historically proven, they don't have any real, peer-reviewed sources to back up their claims. No other book in the history of this planet has been taken as it's own source to be an accurate view of history. Why does the Bible get let off the hook?

  30. Reycio Elicerio

    It is indeed most appropriate. It is not political just a choice of qoute. It may have religious implecation but no intention, just appropriate words.

  31. Sara Freeman

    YUP! And I also remember Jesus being talked about in my History books :)

  32. Rick Woosley

    Karen Madsen McCarthy And why, if Christians are SO secure in their faith, do they get so up in arms mad over it when someone has the audacity to question its accuracy? Because it's not real! If it WAS, they'd have no reason to be concerned…supposedly their god is going to take care of me and the other unbelievers anyway. If this is true, why get so mad about it?
    Also, the reason they feel superior is the same reason other religions do…they all feel that they are members of an exclusive club that everyone needs to join or else they are to be pitied for not having the "Truth" and "knowing the way." LOL

  33. Rick Woosley

    Ivette Gonzalez Ivette your statement makes it clear that you have never actually read a history book or know why the colonists broke away from England.

  34. Chris Albanese

    Rick Woosley made a comment. The lovely Sara Elizabeth Freeman responded and he then made a rebuttal that although moronic is covered by his right to free speech. He has officially had a conversation with a hot chick. He can now cross that off his bucket list. Next up, move out of his parents' basement.
    MA!! The meatloaf!!!

  35. Amedeo Bianchi

    Rick Woosley Obviously Rick, you do not know history. The presidents and people who founded this country and came up with all you enjoy today were and ONLY confessed a Christian belief. Other religions were not tolerated and should never be. Truth is what it is and you nor anyone else can rebuttal Gods Word. People on ly deny truth, when that truth interrupts with their way of life. So in fact refusing Gods Word is to be living a lie!

  36. Rick Woosley

    Sara Elizabeth Freeman….LOLOLOL…LOTS of religious figures were talked about in history books….So was Zeus, Hera, and other Greek mythological gods…Buddah is mentioned, Mohammed is mentioned….It is because when you are studying history, you also study the religious beliefs of those groups of people whom you are reading about. I don't recall any history books (that aren't some Christian-published propaganda) saying, "And Jesus was the son of god, the messiah to save the world." LOL

  37. Gary Rooney

    I believe the reason they were attempting to keep religion out of the speeches was because there were people of different religions, not only christians killed on 911. What would the response have been if a Hindu, Buddist or Islamic prayer was offered. There were people of those faiths killed that day too. Personally I'm an atheist.

  38. Josh Cocis

    Rick Woosley I think you have a valid point. Many people are scared and want a crutch because everyone is scared of death. And thats where we have 75% of this population thinking that they are saved. I cant speak on other religions but I can say this: Reading the Bible hasnt shown me any contradiction in and of itself. Its stayed true through the whole thing. To be honest I dont care if people choose to follow God, Allah, Buddha or even chose nothing at all. But the only difference between religion and relationship is I dont have to try and prove something to anyone or bully people into believing anything. Christians have the worst rep and its embarrassing. The Bible is the only means by which I stand on. Everything I should say or proclaim to be comes out of that word for word. The mass population of Christians sadly like to tweek and tailor their God so they can continue to bully, sin, etc.

    Pretty much all I have to say on the matter but how you live your life is yours and no one should force you or "fight" zealously to prove a point on the existence of God. Either believe or dont right?

  39. Rick Woosley

    Amedeo Bianchi, can you please give historical references to back up your lies? There have been people of many different faiths here for a very long time. I think they would deny the truth in your statement that other religions have never been tolerated. And obviously, YOU do not know history, sir. As I said, check out the treaty with Tripoli from 1797, which was ratified by Congress…if they were all Christians who wanted this nation to be Christian ruled, I hardly think they would have an opening statement saying that the U.S. was NOT a Christian country. Also, Thomas Jefferson, who WROTE the Declaration of Independence, said that whether his neighbor believed in one god or twenty did not break his leg nor take food from his table. ALSO, mister history expert, Thomas Jefferson wrote a very nice letter to the Danbury Baptists in which he reminded them that the first amendment was put there to guarantee a "wall of separation between church and state." Benjamin Franklin was not a Christian…it is dubious, at best, to say he had a strong belief in any God. He was one of our country's founders. Since you think other religions should not be tolerated, you must also be one of those wackos that don't understand we have a society, Constitution, and laws based on the concept of equality for all, regardless of their beliefs. I again implore you, and others like you, to move to a country like Iran, where they tolerate no other religions…and see how like living in a country where they stone people to death and routinely beat and hang them in the streets for violating religious law.

  40. Rick Woosley

    Based on my interactions today with some of these so-called "Christians," I'll repeat one of my favorite quotes…"You can not have a rational discussion with religious people about their religion, because there is nothing rational about religion."
    Also, I find it interesting that religious people call this made up demon named Satan the "father of lies," yet it is oftentimes Christians who tell lies to bolster their incorrect view of Christianity, religion, and the history of this country. How very typical.

  41. Bonnie Westbrook Kingston Upchurch

    I am grateful whenever and wherever the Word of God is read. Even when it is read by someone who doesn't seem to consider the will of the Lord or the Constitution of these United States when acting as it's President. God's Word is ALWAYS appropriate, and was foundational in the forming of our great nation. Anyone who says otherwise is just ignorant when it comes to American History.

  42. Chris Albanese

    Yeah, I'm saving the good stuff for people who don't bitch about the country they're in or the freedoms their afforded or people who are genuinely trying to be nice-I believe you used the example of someone saying Bless you and you shrugging it off like whatever dude. pass the bud. (I may have embellished that a bit, but whatever.) The point is, true <bold font, underlined> Christians don't do what we do to make you feel better or to gain your approval. We serve a higher purpose which to us means everything. I don't expect you to understand or even care. In this country, that's ok too. God still loves you.

  43. Ivette Diaz

    Rick Woosley i was talking about the pilgrims and maybe you haven't read the constitution, the pledge of allegience or our currency all stating ONE NATION UNDER GOD so it's clear you don't know your history, our founders all agreed on 2 things, that this nation should be a free nation and 2 that this nation would be written and follow the rules of what the Bible teaches, our constitution is based on the bible, our laws are based on the bible our whole political, judicial system including the supreme court and congress are based on WHAT? the bible! (read judges and chronicles in the bible) they have been quoted as saying such soooo again read up on your history and if you don't feel like believing in God whatever you have been given the freedom to do such, what i am saying is don't force your opinions on others if you don't want those to force their opinions on you, have respect as you want respect given to you

  44. Debbie Smith

    Except for the fact that he read it as "bough" and arrow instead of bow and arrow, so all he did was read the words for effect not for reflection.

  45. Denise Brown

    As a follow up, Barb, I'm curious as to WHY you think the President of the United States, while commemorating the people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, was an "inappropriate source"?

  46. Tom Taylor

    Randy Brinson : He uses notes on the Koran too; if he were actually Muslim, as you are trying to imply, he would never just use "notes" on the Koran, as it is technically forbidden in the Hadith to quote the Koran without it in front of you. Plus, Muslims also use the Old Testament–particularly the Psalter (Book of Psalms) as they believe King David was a prophet; why don't you try opening a history book sometime–that is how I know these things, even though I am a Christian: because I am not content to live my life without intellectual curiosity; and, it may also help you realize that the Confederacy was an abomination, and that they lost. Furthermore, Jews, Christians and Muslims have some things in common; we all believe that we should pray "In the Name of God, the Compassionate; the Merciful," and that God is One.

  47. Sara Freeman

    Rick Woosley Jesus was in my History books as Figure, a real person. Not something that they tell us what people believe in. there is also scientific evidence that Jesus existed. Since you like "looking up" things. LOOK THAT UP TOO!

  48. Tony Cannon

    Ms. Miller, I don't understand how you would figure that this particular scripture coming from Mr. Obama would be inappropriate coming from him. Could it be that you, like many others, feel as though he is the anti-christ simply because he is a black man and numerous people associate negative stereotypes with blackness? I think that this would be some of the reason why our country has ended up in the place that its ended up in and why we are so despised around the world by people of other backgrounds.

    Society has often stereotypically depicted African-Americans as the root of evil while "whiteness" is supposed to represent the exact opposite. I think that its kind of harsh that you'd say that its a scripture that's come from an inappropriate source because The Bible and its contents were created for all of those who wish to get closer to God through his word and not just one particular type of person(s). He has stated on numerous occasions that he, his wife, and his family are devout Christians and I choose to believe him. I simply don't understand how you would even question the motivation because it was a very risky move, politcally speaking, for a sitting president to ever cite a passage from The Bible and I am sure he knew it would stir up controversy.What would the motivation be?

  49. Paulette Mcclain

    it was just that…. a reading! I don't believe he had any feeling at all in that reading, it was just showmanship, plain and simple! yes it was appropriate but it was as if he was reading off teleprompters…he never shows any concern or empathy. he is not even a good actor.

  50. Todd Tomasella

    HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED how the ungodliest of men in political office will use the Word of God to gain or regain popularity? They don’t believe or obey the LORD and yet, will use Him and His Word when it benefits their own self-serving agenda to get people on their side. This is actually what it means to take the holy name of the LORD in vain which the LORD forbids (Exodus 20:7). We should be wary of these beguiling politicians such as was Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. We must discern this and cease to be gullible dupes who vote for them (Proverbs 14:15; 1 John 4:1-6). When a politician's record reveals that he legislates the ruthless, premeditated, cold-blooded murder of precious unborn children (votes in favor of abortion) and then he gets up and reads a Scripture to gain votes and raise his popularity in the poles, this should not affect our view of him. This is but a smokescreen to shroud the darkness of his heart.

  51. Rick Tetlak

    Denise Brown Obama is a closet Muslim, a closet with large holes in it. Too bad, I had high hopes for him. Now without even him our country govt is scary and embarrasing.

  52. Amedeo Bianchi

    No leader can command or compel change. Change comes about when followers themselves desire it and seek it. Hence the role of the leader is to enlist the participation of others as leaders of the effort. That is the sum and essence not only of leading change but also of good management in general. In reality, such leadership is extremely difficult because it is unnatural.

    Just because He read scripture does not mean he is a Christian. The Devil knows more about the Word than we do and trembles before God. The fact is God commanded us to stand by, encourage, help, pray for our leaders whether we agree with them or not. I am Christian and do not agree with him or him leading this country. I am vehemently against him. Real people of God do not sit back and criticize, demonize, gossip, condemn, and judge. God will honor your respect for your leaders, for He said: that they are in power, because He put them in power and are as ministers (to administer) unto you. Whether evil, righteous, Christian or not we must respect Gods purpose. Remember, if you love your neighbor, you must not forget that Obama is your neighbor also!

  53. Aaron TravelingEast Gaskin

    "His true nature lies" where YOU believe it lies. The President is not now, nor has ever been an other faith but Christian. How could such an assessment be made based on the fact that he "stumbled" through a Bible passage. He's quoted the Bible on other occasions & it was just as "smooth" as you say he quoted the Qur'an. The issue here is you've convinced yourself that he's not a Christian & nothing that he'll do is going to change that. I guess you believe the birth certificate was fake too!

  54. Robert Butler

    I think rick woosley and sara elizabeth freeman should get together. they would make a great looking couple if those are their true pictures.

  55. Paulette Mcclain

    Rick Woosley our country was founded for religious freedom so how can atheists try to tell us how it is. we are free to do just as u folks are.not allowing the majority rule is removing democracy and letting the few rule the many is dictatorship. no religion is dominant in this country but our worship of our god is a personal choice and should be respected as such, i would much rather live my life believing in god than the stuff the scientists spout off. the saying don't knock it til you try it works here also because your spirit inside of you knows there is a god but wars against belief.

  56. Tony Cannon

    Debbie Corbett McHenry Yeah, right so how did he know that that particular Bible passage would be appropriate for the type of occasion then?

  57. Todd Tomasella

    True Debbie. The problem is, that some people who claim to be Christians are so very deluded, that they actually believed this muslim was a believer in Jesus. All people have to do is say anything and some will believe it. The Bible says gullibility is a curse and not a blessing (Prov. 14:15).

  58. Rick Tetlak

    Rick Woosley I know of no other religion whose messiah states he IS the son of GOD and allows suchbad mouthers as you to survive unscathed..Please wait till you grow up alittle before giving your opinion on anything other than whats for dinner

  59. Tony Cannon

    very true. wow, I don't have any good quotes on clear and obvious coded bigotry/racism right now. I think that a lot of these negative comments are deeply rooted in the fact that he is a black man because how would he really be any different from any other president?

  60. Tony Cannon

    Exactly and faith falls along the lines of things that you cannot see. Since they do not know where his heart lied/lies how can they claim that his reading of that particular passage were just him speaking empty words?

  61. Jeff Spicer

    I believe it to be an appropriate. It basically says that God is our refuge, God is our strength. I'm sure many people turned to God who were struggling that day at that time. And if you don't believe in God, who cares. Its not like him reciting the Psalm in the speech effected your existence in any way. If you don't like it, move to Canada. You'll get free health care.

  62. Tony Cannon

    Mr. Tomasella, I do not ever remember President Clinton using the word of God for political gain. Our country was supposedly founded on Christian precepts but there is so much that went on during and after the building of this country that contradicted the words of God as well like racism, whether it be coded or outright, for example. We have taken God out of so much like in schools and entertainment/television. How would it be popular for a sitting president to cite Bible passages for political gain? I don't get that because more than likely he knew that citing Bible passages would be controversial. I think that before you JUDGE an individual on where their heart lies with God/Jesus you should go back and make sure you have your own clear understanding as to what The Bible says about judging because you can't be a true Christian and judge others just to have them somehow fit into your own cynical worldviews because you are not a true Christian either.

  63. ReAnna Paige DuBois

    Rick Woosley
    If you have a problem with the way our country is run, then, by all means, put your pacifier down, and get yourself a one way ticket to any 3rd world country and see how that works for you. I am not an Obama supporter, but I do commend him for referencing his speech with God's word, the same words that this country was founded on. The same words, that liberals such as yourself(just guessing), are trying their hardest to rid this country of. No prayer in schools anymore, the Pledge of Allegiance scrutinized over and over because of the words, "under God". Sad~ You can take the words out, but God is very real, and I hope you realize this truth before you pass. If you don't, you'll be eating your words at the dinner table of the "father of lies".

  64. Tony Cannon

    Mr. Brinson, your comments would hold more weight with me if you could actually cite an occasion where President Obama made a 'smooth quote' from the Koran because I don't think such an occasion ever occured. In addition to that, if you could actually provide valid proof that President Obama were a muslim then your comment would also hold more weight. Thus far, those opinions are based on nothing but ignorance and hearsay.

  65. Barb Miller

    Denise Brown un-Christian why? The very Bible Mr. Obama quoted has admonishments for being aware and careful about false prophets. . . : ) Actually, my comment is based on Mr. Obama's past behavior, specifically when he is campaigning. During his first campaign, he was very often seen going off to church on Sunday mornings with his family. During his term, he has been shown as kneeling with his forehead to the ground and butt up in the air in a mosque facing Mecca. The Bible also speaks to that, where we are not to bow to false idols or anything other than our own God. He has been seen and heard making derogatory comments concerning Christians and the Bible. Add to this that I have been an office manager during several political campaigns. . . it's all about the angle, it's all about getting the vote, and for Obama right now, it's about doing whatever he has to do to get it. I've been behind the scenes, in on planning and strategy meetings, etc. This wasn't for the American people, or anyone else. It was to try and sway the Christian and conservative vote in his direction. As I've said elsewhere, I voted for the man. My outrage with the prior administration is now equaled by my disappointment with this one.

  66. Tony Cannon

    Yeah Mr. Bianchi but you do not know whether he is not a Christian or not because you do not know his heart. Who are you to say that he is not a Christian? You contradicted your own words because you in turn served up your own judgements of whether or not you feel as though our neighbor, President Obama, is a true Christian. You can be inspired by The Bible and not be a perfect Christian. I was raised in church and believe in Jesus Christ but sadly enough I often find myself constantly stating that I am not perfect and do not go to church every Sunday when referring to my own beliefs in Jesus Christ because of so called Christians who like to judge others when you are not supposed to judge others and THAT is clearly and simply stated in The Bible as well. From time to time I read certain passages out of The Bible but I am not perfect either because I am still growing and learning. You and a lot of others are just simply going to the extreme in your efforts to paint him as some dark and sinister character for whatever reason.

  67. Tony Cannon

    Barb Miller, why would he want to sway the conservative vote his direction when they were and will probably never be his core supporters? That makes no sense whatsoever and I don't even remember hearing President Bush cite any Bible passages either. I have closely followed President Obama and a lot of the stuff you mentioned I have not noticed. I've only witnessed him and his family attending Christian churches. Don't you think he'd be aware how controversial it would be for him to attend a mosque facing Mecca.

  68. Michelle Pendley Reynolds

    Rick Woosley You poor child. When you grow up maybe you will understand. God loves you and I Pray you will find him.

  69. Melissa Jo

    Wow, great point Todd, "This is actually what it means to take the holy name of the LORD in vain which the LORD forbids (Exodus 20:7)." Never thought of this before but it is very true.

  70. Eli O

    i like your posts and comments. You are clear and very fair to whomever you speak to. Quite different in a world where everyone has an opinion and is not willing to change or speak bravely or eloquently. Your words are fair to believers and non-believers. Respect.

  71. Victoria Lamb

    @Rick Tetlak. Please provide proof of your allegation. If you cannot, then I will assume that you are either very gullible or lying.

  72. Stacia Holt

    Someone had to do it because when i posted that earlier there was nothing. Now there are many people that have posted and happy to see American stand up for this country and that is how I was raised plus my best friend is in the army and that is why I think so strong about praying.

  73. Stacia Holt

    All Christians won't have anything your wrong we all have something its called our Faith in God and know where we will be going when we die is to heaven. Right now while on this earth we will stand tall and fight to keep God's name on everything that is possible.

  74. Stacia Holt

    Acutally not our President talking that was God talking to tell Amercia not to forget him and that he will protect us that believe in him and pray everyday for everyone and remember the lives that were lost.

  75. Victoria Lamb

    What is the basis of your "belief" that President Obama was not sincere? Your comment is inconsistent in that you first accuse President Obama of showing no feeling for what he was reading, and then accuse him of "showmanship" which means just the opposite. It seems you are just grasping at straws, trying to find enough negative comments to justify the feelings you already have. It is people like you that we can thank for the decline in the quality of our discourse today.

  76. Marty Connerly

    God says His Word will not return void to Him, it will accomplish His purpose; His Word is precious regardless of who reads it. Even Satan quotes scripture! Somebody needed to hear those words, at that time, in that place, on that day. And they were definitely a blessing to me!

  77. Victoria Lamb

    @ Rick Tetlak Jesus loves people like Rick W. They are why He became flesh and dwelt among us.

  78. Denise Nitz-Scharf

    Rick Woosley this country was founded on christian values right from the beginning and if you don't agree then go live in a communism country and see how free you'll be. Some day U will see the Truth and it will set u free:)))God Be with you…

  79. Pat Winston

    Todd Beamer Flight 93 – September 11, 2001 talked with a telephone operator for 13 minutes, he askes her to recite the Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23 – Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;" I honor those who died and in their last minutes were united spiritually…God Bless America "Let's Roll" Jeremy Glick Fl # 93.

  80. Amedeo Bianchi

    Eli O thank you for your gracious words. These days they are certainly welcomed. If words are written here that are what you say, I would place that honor on your comment. Thank you for a rare expression of encouragement and an uplifting comment from the heart!

  81. Victoria Lamb

    @Todd Tomasella. Yes, I have noticed that some politicians use the name of the Lord to play heavily to their bases while conducting the rest of their lives in a manner that does not emulate the example of Jesus. We are enjoying such a debacle now as the GOP carries out its primary debates. I believe this is the worst sort of hypocrisy. Yet I have not seen this kind of behavior from President Obama. You seem very young, inexperienced, and if you'll pardon me, gullible. By the way, if it's Roe v. Wade you are talking about, what makes you think President Obama had anything to do with that? It became law in the early 70s.

  82. Melody Tyauna

    I agree completely! Was it "inappropriate" for former president Bush to quote Psalm 23 just AFTER the attack??? The very NOTION that turning to the WORD OF GOD is inappropriate comes directly from the gates of hell.

  83. Anonymous

    Are you ordained? How can you question another man's belief or relationship with God? How are you so Godly to categorize another man as unGodly? Are you more superior of a Christian than another man? You should get out of the business of judging others and stop cherry picking verses from the Bible.

  84. Highway To Heaven


  85. Susan Shamlaty Randolph

    That's what we read with the ladies of C-2 at the Henry Co. jail on Sunday, along with the words to Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress is our God".

  86. Shall Blossom Rec

    when people in power see that they are losing touch with 'We The People', they will go to all extent to seduce them back, even compromise their own religious beliefs if it's that what it takes…

    Obama reading from Psalms is obviously an attempt to rally some votes out there, alike his recent legalization of illegal immigrant on American soil: the timing couldn't be more suspicious.

    So we know it's NOT out of good old altruism and a generous heart, it's out of DESPERATION for more votes. There's hell to repay later for lies such as these…


  87. Shall Blossom Rec

    also, @diverse_solutions:

    I think your questions have already been addressed, largely satisfied and answered when Todd above wrote:

    "When a politician's record reveals that he legislates the ruthless, premeditated, cold-blooded murder of precious unborn children (votes in favor of abortion) and then he gets up and reads a Scripture to gain votes and raise his popularity in the poles, this should not affect our view of him. This is but a smokescreen to shroud the darkness of his heart."

    There is no arguing with this, unless you are absolutely dishonest.

  88. Victoria Lamb

    Kind of a snotty remark, don't you think, considering the subject matter and tone of this topic?

  89. C Blaise Mitsutama

    Ivette Gonzalez The Constitution does not mention anything about God. The Preamble states: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." The remainder of the Constitution describes the organization and rules that govern our nation.

    In addition, the Constitution is NOT based on the Bible or specifically-Christan values. It is based on theories of politics and governance. It is influenced by the ideas of Montesquieu, Polybius (Roman), John Locke, the Magna Carta, and the Iriquois Confederacy (decidely not Christian or God-fearing).

    The original Pledge of Allegiance, written in 1892, did NOT include the words "under God." Those words weren't added until 1954.

    The pilgrims did come to America due to religious prosecution — by other Christians.

  90. Anonymous

    Shall Blossom Rec
    You should probably have a little more perspective and give those people you obviously don't agree with the benefit of the doubt. If this were a political rally or fund raising event, and Obama used a verse from the Bible, then you would have a valid point. This was a somber moment to reflect on 9/11. That is it. Nothing more. To make it more is plain ugly. To all the so-called Christians, I hope you are truly ready for Christ because you sure do a lot of questioning of other people's faith.

  91. Victoria Lamb

    If he thought this one quote from the Old Testament was appropriate, why would he have looked in secular literature instead?

  92. Jason Koon

    what most people are forgetting is that The Psalms are recognized as Scripture by Christianity, Judiasim, and Islam, as well as considered to be enlightened writings by many eastern religions.

  93. Anonymous

    Stacia Holt Who would you be praying to? The monster that allowed this to happen in his name?

  94. Christy Street Herrera

    Eli O …thats because….Those are the words spoken of a TRUE Christian…one that not only reads & understands The Word but also does his/her best to actually try & practice the words of The Lord…and I am not saying by any means that Mr. Bianchi is perfect or sinless…only 1 Man walked the earth could fit that description…(Jesus, MY Lord & Savior) but it is so hard for people not to get caught up in their opinions, etc…..I am para-pharasing this…but The Lord said…If you only love/do good things for your friends, what good are you REALLY doing? These things are to be expected by you & them…for example, if you cook a big meal & invite over your friends for dinner, what good are you really doing? That is a "so called" normal or to be expected…but to do something for an enemy or someone who is down, one who doesnt really like you, or someone that needs help, doesnt know you, etc…. Then you are actually doing something good which Pleases The Lord…When you do for the least of these THEN you are doing for The Lord as well…I am a Christian, but I am not what one would call a "bible thumping" Christian..or whatever it is some ppl call Christians…. I do not know my bible as much as I would like, which I AM WORKING ON CHANGING.. .But I DO KNOW that BY believing I have lost nothing…but to NOT believe…I have lost everything for eternity…. MY favorite verse (so far) " May you be blessed by The Lord, the Maker of Heaven & Earth". Psalm 115:15 This reminds me that He made everything & I can be Blessed..(still) My twins were born @ 24 wks gestation…They were given 1-3% chance of living thru the nite…(which means they had a 97-99% chance of dying before the sun came up..those numbers usually have a bigger impact than the 1st ones, when I say it that way…) Their Dads wedding band fit over their hand/arms & their feet/legs & my parents took pic's of that I still have today. I wear that band on my thumb to this day…They are now 20 yrs old..They are NOT w/out complications from being born so early (which in some places, w/ research, they could have been aborted up to that week in some places….also, I had the option of not treating them w/ life saving medical practices…why was it invented if not to be used??) BUT, I wear that band on my thumb to remind me of how lucky I am just to have them, b/c of The Lord, b/c it could have very easily have gone the other way.

  95. Anonymous

    If you want to live in a theocracy, why don't you move to another country and see how you like it.

  96. Victoria Lamb

    @diverse_solutions: Thank you for your sensitive and sensible assessment of the situation.

  97. Stacia Holt

    God didn't cause this hell the Devil did and that is why he will never be welcome in heaven just as where anyone that don't believe in God.

  98. Anonymous

    why are you all fighting with the atheist people? fighting with them only fuels their discord against God. Praise our God, and do not sink to fighting with non-believers. It doesn't matter about 'religion' anyway, it's all about loving GOD.

  99. Anonymous

    Shall Blossom Rec
    If I am to accept your argument regarding abortion, then you have accept the other 600 sins in the bible. In that case, NOBODY should be using verses from the bible for personal gain to make a point. Last I checked, Obama has a solid foundation at his home with a wife and kids.

  100. Marina Lutsky

    I think it was very appropriate for Obama to read that passage. Either your Christian or not that verse has lots of meaning and does portray it's right towards the 9/11 attacks. Many people are titled to their own opinions and something like religion shouldn't stand in the way. We are honoring thousands of lives that were lost on that day and having discussion over a bible verse isn't even worth discussing.

  101. Anonymous

    People kill me when they throw versus around like they are masters of the bible. Your interpretations are not final, and your understanding of the word is incomplete at best. When you think you know, look again. The bible is very complex, and often waaay over our heads, so stop pretending and have some humility.

  102. Kolleen Arnold

    Quoting the Bible and Preaching the Bible are totally different.
    The Mayor wasn't allowed to pray?
    That is awful.
    I'm an atheist and public/private prayer do not offend me in the slightest.
    I do not bow my head & say" amen," but I do respect the prayer time.

  103. Anonymous

    As a Christian who reads his Bible everyday and prays for my leaders as it tells me to do, I am thankful that the President rad Psalm 46 and I hope he continues to think about scripture. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Pray for the President. Pray for the Congress. Pray for local leaders. Pray for the police, firemen, and soldiers. Pray for this country. Seek the Lords face. 1 Timothy 2 and 2 Chronicles 7:14.

  104. Anonymous

    As a Christian who reads his Bible everyday and prays for my leaders as it tells me to do, I am thankful that the President read Psalm 46 and I hope he continues to think about scripture. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Pray for the President. Pray for the Congress. Pray for local leaders. Pray for the police, firemen, and soldiers. Pray for this country. Seek the Lords face. 1 Timothy 2 and 2 Chronicles 7:14.

  105. Eli O

    Amedeo Bianchi Truth is I was about to switch from the thread and simply ignore the rest BUT i saw how you had consistently expressed your opinion without too much fuss or "Bible Waving". Im a Christian myself but i may disagree with you ever so slightly about Obama and how he runs the country but i fully and TRULY respect how you have expressed yourself. Gives encouragement to me and other young Christians not to just sit back, express an opinion and go back on facebook. It is very encouraging to have a fruitful discussion and difference in opinion on a public thread. Thank you too Christy, your comment is longer so i have to take more time to respond…regardless thank you for insightful, inspiring, intelligent comments and discussions. The above comments remind me of how my parents would love me to be and how they raised me.

  106. Sarah Olsen

    Randy Brinson Maybe it was a section of the bible that he had just learned. Or maybe he was a bit overwhelmed because of the day and it's meaning. Regardless of what religion he is, he is still our president. He can quote the quran all he wants to. FREEDOM OF RELIGION. It isn't like he is telling us to be muslim.

  107. Stella Hitchens

    first of all no one is called by mistake the Lord orders everystep takin in this life and any real christian knows authority is authority no matter wat race or creed no one knows his religion but GOD and if he says hes christian who r u all to judge (which is a sin) bc that's GOD and ONLY GODS position and the Holy Bible is free to all to read but some us chose to sit back n throw stones, but some say their christians that's commenting who isthe real hippo, so rather he quote scripture or not its always appropiate I know GOD is always in control and president obama is in his season to do whatever Gods will for this country is the same with all the other pres just getting us to the next level bc they all are playing a starring role rather its good or bad and the bible states God uses everybody not just the believers, non believers as well. GOD BLESS ALL and may God keep him covered.

  108. Rick Woosley

    Rick Tetlak, for MANY centuries, the Christian wackos who were running the world killed ANYONE who did not agree with them…And in VERY horrific, brutal ways, in many cases. That's that "Christian Love," for ya! Of course being that most of you people who spout off at the mouth about how loving your religion is don't know much about history, you wouldn't know that. Interesting to me that us Badmouthers are unscathed…probably because there is no one there to really hurt us? HMMM. I am grown up sir, for your information…However; if questioning superstition and it's many abuses, idiosyncrasies and blatant hypocrisy makes me not grown up, I'll take the label of being a child any day.

  109. Nilda Ruiz

    The year of election is near, you can tell. But later the elections go away and nobody can talk in public about GOD anymore… What a contradiction they have… But it's ok, in that way you too can see what is going on…

  110. Chuck Stewart

    To Rick: Perhaps you know of a more encouraging from some other source. And regarding your comment about the rationality of religious people. There is a religion called the THEORY of evolution which is also(The also is for you. I find Christianity to be a very logical way of life) totally illogical, yet it is touted as fact by our educational system. There is no scientific basis for it yet supposedly intelligent people will defend it to the death. Just thought I would throw that in for discussion.

  111. Victoria Lamb

    We do this every Sunday in church and every day in our time with God. Does anybody actually believe that this President is not covered by hundreds of thousands of prayers every day?

  112. Adam Britton

    penrylaw Read the book of Job. God did not cause Job to lose his family, and his possessions, Satan did, God just allowed Job to be tested. We don't know why God does what he does. And even if we did, even if someone tried to explain it to us, we would never understand God's reasoning.

  113. Arturo Muffinola

    there should be nothing wrong with this freedom of speech baby and by the way our great lord is everywhere if you don't believe me check the thing we worship our money in the back it says in god we trust amen.

  114. Kristi Berry

    i bet god doesn't allow people with poor grammar skills into heaven nor people who hand out judgments for him. also, the mayor didn't create some law preventing individual prayer. there wasn't a clergy-led prayer at the memorial, but friends and family could pray all day. and how obtuse of you to think that ALL victims and surviving families would appreciate a christian sermon! plenty of them were NOT christian!!

  115. Victoria Lamb

    Shall Blossom Rec The state of President Obama's soul is between him and God. Your opinion is neither sought by God nor required.

  116. Judy Kimbrell

    Yep that's what I'm saying. The word is alive and powerful and contains within it the ability to cause faith to grow. Wish he read it aloud more often.

  117. Kenny Donaldson

    Denise Nitz-Scharf Is this being a model christian? You say something spiteful then say God be with you. Is this upholding God commandments? Love you neighbor as you love yourself.

  118. Victoria Lamb

    Bobby Etheridge And you, Bobby Etheridge, might want to ask forgiveness for failing to shine the light when you had the opportunity. You are not anyone's judge, never will be. Remember that.

  119. Joy Lynn Locklear

    penrylaw: I believe the monster you are referring to is "MAN" and his free will…..not God….don't confuse the two……Stacia Holt, stick to your beliefs….say what you believe and live it…..

  120. Chuck Stewart

    Rick Woosley The exact quote from Jefferson is Jefferson wrote, "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State". This means the Government can't make a law tell me what to do or not do concerning religion. According to this, if I want to pray or preach in public, nobody has the right to stop me. No PROHIBITING free exercise.

  121. Kenny Donaldson

    Very judgmental don't you think? Any one can throw scripture around. You said, "They don’t believe or obey the LORD and yet, will use Him and His Word when it benefits their own self-serving agenda to get people on their side." Then you back that up with scripture. Here is a scripture that you may have over looked.

    Matthew 7:1-5

    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."

    Everything that cross your mind, doesn't need to cross you tongue. Pray, and let God be God.

  122. Victoria Lamb

    Wonder how many of His people will be surprised when we meet Jesus to see the folks He is hanging out with (much like the Pharisees were in his own lifetime).

  123. DaveandSusan Taber Jiosa

    I have never understood why any quote from the bible is so offensive to anyone. Even if you choose not to believe in God, why would you oppose something so positive for others to be comforted with?

  124. Mike Miller

    I thought that psalms 46 said god is a very present help in times of trouble. Where was he when the planes flew into the twin towers? And no, our country wasn't founded on christian values. Just look up some quotes from Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. Our country is founded on freedom to choose, not force it down ones throat.

  125. Betty Harlow

    I agree with you, Stacia. On Sept 11,2001, many government officials encouraged people to find comfort in their House of Worship. Why not thank God that 10 years later that American has been protected?
    And for the first responders not to be invited is a slap in everyone's face who stood up for America when we needed them.

  126. Nilda Ruiz

    Obama is the one who are making laws against GOD, and now he are using the Bible just to get votes.

  127. Cynthia Liberatore

    Stacia Holt..I had thought of NY's Governor as pretty much perfect.His plan for Hurracaine Irene was great,but when I read that he was leaving out the NYPD and NYFD,that totally changed my mind.They were the 1st. on the scene.Of course there New Yorkers.How can you exclude New Yorkers.?Also the Canine Rescue Unit deserves a mention there.The Psalm 46 from the Bible was a definenite need.Especially now that the goverment is taking away anything that has to do with God from public buildings.Some words from the Lord were absoloutly nesecary.I'm a christian so I believe that the Lord should be in everything,every minute of our lives..Aplause for Obama for sharing that psalm with the nation…

  128. Debbie Woolard

    He is such a back stabber and two faced. I dislike him more and more. You are right about the first responders they should have been first in line!

  129. Barb Miller

    penrylaw explain your comment that the God referenced here allowed this to happen in His name? I never caught wind of that ten years ago. I'd really like to understand this silly comment.

  130. Victoria Lamb

    Barb Miller Whose political campaigns? What evidence do you have for your assertions that President Obama is a "false prophet" or even purporting to be a prophet of any kind? Having spent 20 years in marketing and PR for a nonprofit, I am not particularly transfixed by your vast political experience, but instead aware that you sound suspiciously like a person with an ax to grind. How about providing some facts and proofs of what is otherwise nothing but slander? The "Bowing at the mosque" story was debunked years ago:
    Where are the clips or reputable news articles about his derogatory comments concerning Christians and the Bible? So you say you voted for President Obama, and now you feel only "disappointment." Why's that? Snopes covered and debunked a lot of the urban legends about President Obama's religious affiliations in 2008:

  131. Barb Miller

    Kristi Berry you are really silly too. Not everyone can be as smart as you are and it is quite obtuse of you to say that. Everyone has the opportunity to be allowed into heaven and it is not based on educational level or writing skills. Incidently, your use of "nor" is not grammatically correct in this instance. How silly to point out something so silly. . .

  132. Victoria Lamb

    Nilda Ruiz You say Obama is making laws against God. Which laws? Are you aware that the President doesn't write or pass legislation? That is the function of Congress. He can only veto a law, if he determines that it is harmful to the people. Congress can then override his veto, if they can assemble enough votes from members. If "they" are the politicians, why are you slandering the President?

  133. Barb Marshall Jachimiak Miller

    Tony Cannon are you serious? What makes him a black man? His white mother? This issue, for me at any rate, has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with hypocrisy. Put your race card back in your pocket.

  134. Barb Miller

    "WE ALL NEED TO BE IN PRAYER AND CONTINUE TO BE IN PRAYER FOR ONE ANOTHER AND FOR OUR PRESIDENT IN A MIGHTY WAY." This statement makes sense. Why is it that nobody acknowledges the fact that he has a white mother???

  135. Barb Miller

    Okay, I'll open the can: A couple of people have referred to Mr. Obama as a black man. I know that is how he identifies himself. Why? Because it got him to vote. And before everyone jumps on here and calls me a racist, I have a bi-racial grandson. I don't think of him as a black child because he isn't. His mother, my daughter, is white. He is being raised to embrace and appreciate ALL of his family, and acknowledge all of his heritages. He's been taken to church with his black grandparents, and he'll be taken to Scottish Highland games when there is an opportunity to take him to an event. He's proudly listed as is his black father in our family geneology. So why? Why this insistence on being considered a black man and what seems to be almost shame about the other side of his parentage by his supporters?

  136. Todd Tomasella

    Please raise your hand if you can read friends? Victoria, is 49 old enough to be able to read and know the truth? I would say a 10 year old can see these obvious facts and fruits.

    Jesus commanded His people to "JUDGE righteous judgment." John 7:24

    Diverse, yes JESUS CHRIST, the Most High God, Creator, and Judge ordained me 27 years ago, praise God! (John 15:16) His WORD is in our laps and it’s divinely ordained.

    The fact that you asked if I was ordained is telling. You may be one of the many naïve sheep who simply follow their ordained wolves blindly instead of obeying God’s command to study to show your own self approved UNTO GOD (2 Tim. 2:15).

    So Diverse, you should keep reading in Matthew 7, a bit down from where you left off … where Jesus says “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? … Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt 7:16, 20) So, are you saying the very Son of God is a lunatic by insinuating that His people are not to “know” or discern and judge people “by their fruits”? Why would Jesus dare tell us to know people “by their fruits” if He didn’t want us to discern people by what they do and not just by what they say?

    He’s actually specifically speaking concerning discerning leaders – “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matt 7:15)

    Do you deny that His written Word is divinely inspired and fully authoritative? GOD alone is the Judge AND THE JUDGE HAS SPOKEN and now it's time for those claiming to know Him to begin studying His judgments – His Word – diligently and to cease being led around by the nose via the surface level pablum delivered by beguilers.

    Participating IN ANY WAY with a murderer makes you JUST AS GUILTY as if you had slit someone's throat with your own hand (Rom. 1:32; 2 John 11).

    "For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:11 (KJV)

    No murderer (including those who in any way participate in abortion) will have any part in the kingdom of God:

    "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." 1 John 3:14-15 (KJV)

    “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and MURDERERS, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8 (KJV)

    See also Galatians 5:19-21.

  137. Todd Tomasella

    Word to the Culture of Death – Over 50 Million Dead Babies and Counting – Pay Day is on the Way
    “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, HE WILL REPAY HIM TO HIS FACE.” Deuteronomy 7:9-10

  138. Todd Tomasella

    "Be a Hero, Save a Whale – Save a Baby, Go to Jail!"

    ANY person who has a bleeding heart for any mere beast (animals like dogs and cats) and doesn't defend human life in the womb and stand up and say something about it, is a completely deluded individual whom the LORD wants to save. He will if they will repent and put their faith in Jesus.


    This would obviously account for anyone voting for any demoNcrat.

  139. Gloria Painter

    Rick Woosley So why should those who don't believe be allowed to dominate to the detriment of those who do? Why should those who don't believe be able to tell those who do what songs they can sing in public places, what words they should be able to say in the Pledge of Allegiance, what signs can be posted on public property? They don't have to listen to the songs. They don't have to say the words. They don't have to look at the signs. What gives them the right to dictate to the majority? The road runs both ways, you know!

  140. Jerome Park

    Todd Tomasella
    Todd, I have a passage for you.

    Luke 10:25-37
    On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?" He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" "You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live." But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.' "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."

    And another one.

    Matthew 5:43-48
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    Yes, it's very easy to see that politicians are very manipulative and it's easy to judge them for doing that. I struggle with the same thing. However, Jesus tells us to "love your neighbor as yourself" and "to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven." It is easy to point fingers at politicians, saying they are doing these things to raise their own popularity. But, instead of being bitter towards these politicians, why not pray for them that God will change their hearts? If we judge these politicians, are we not like the priest who sees the man and passes by? Did Jesus not come for the sick when He came to earth? I just want to challenge you to pray for these politicians, that change and revival will start from within the political system, that the love of Christ will be shown to them. If we just point fingers, we are just adding to the problem. But Christ calls us to love and to pray for our enemies. And look at it this way. Obama is already our president. Might as well pray that he will make a difference for Jesus while he is in office. When I saw Psalm 46 being searched on Yahoo!, I was happy knowing that people are actually searching the word of God. Moreover, our President is using verses from the Word of God to comfort those in need! How awesome is that. Praise God and I challenge you to pray for the politicians with me. In Christ love, Jerome.

  141. Tracy Ingalls

    Rick Woosley This country was founded on Christian values with the right for everyone to practice ANY religion they so choose. If Ted and Alice down the road dont like your beliefs, too bad cuz you have the right to practice or not practice a religion. If you dont like it here, you can always move to another country and tell us how they should be running it as well…

  142. Victoria Lamb

    So Judy, you mean you can't pray by yourself riding to work, or in your small groups or Bible study groups, or as a prayer warrior for your congregation, or when you are brushing your teeth in the morning. Paul tells us to pray without ceasing. Are you saying that you fear "they" will remove every occasion that you have to talk to God? And who is "they"?

  143. Todd Tomasella

    Kenny, it's time to dethrone your mere human idols and make Jesus Christ your all in all. Obama is a sinner, unsaved, a muslim, and a ruthless baby murderer … those are the facts.

    So Kenny, you should keep reading in Matthew 7, a bit down from where you left off … where Jesus says “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? … Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt 7:16, 20) So, are you saying the very Son of God is a lunatic by insinuating that His people are not to “know” or discern and judge people “by their fruits”? Why would Jesus dare tell us to know people “by their fruits” if He didn’t want us to discern people by what they do and not just by what they say?

    He’s actually specifically speaking concerning leaders – “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matt 7:15)

  144. Bobby Etheridge

    Right Victoria, I am no judge of any man but GOD gave me the ability to recognize my enemies and hateful amd spiteful people by thier OWN actions toward me and others. I'll pray for you too!

  145. Kenny Donaldson

    Rick Tetlak and Barb Miller why does it matter if he is a Muslim, a Christian, or a Buddhist? Do you have to be a Christian to be President of the United States? The motive behind his action or actions we don't know, so is it right for you to judge?

    Matthew 7:1-5

    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."

    Christian vs Muslim

    Christian says that Jesus is the way the truth and the life, our Lord and Savior. Muslims say Mohammed completes a succession of prophets, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus, each of whom refined and restated the message of God. Both teach love God with all of heart, mind, body, and soul. They both teach love your neighbor as you love yourself. So does it matter who the Messenger is? The real question is did you get the message? Think about it…..

  146. Victoria Lamb

    @Rick Woosley: Laughing? Not at all. I was quite serious. Jesus came for those who need Him but don't recognize that need yet as well as those who do. He loved us before we ever heard of Him. Also, just so you know, I am hardly impressionable. I am almost 65, raised two kids by myself, was taught critical thinking in high school, have 2.5 degrees, spent 3 years in therapy, and took care of both of my parents prior to their deaths (while working 8-9 hours a day at my regular job), so I would say I definitely have a brain and have been thinking for myself for quite some time. I know loss, I know death, I know love, I know myself, and I am learning to know God.

  147. Sharon R. Aldridge

    We've had so many natural and man made disasters and suffering in today's world that more prayers are definitely in order, regardless of one's religion! I say kudos, Mr. President and may God bless us all with peace one day!

  148. Laura Hamrick

    Kristi Berry It has nothing to do with grammar or anything else as the such….. It's down to do you believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ and that He died for you so that you don't have to go to hell and was raised on the third day. "…Whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) Yes individuals can pray and perhaps they did, in fact I'm sure those who wanted to do so did, however, there is true power in prayer and in numbers. I'm sorry to hear you say that not all would appreciate a "Christian sermon". It's not about being religious, or better than anyone else. It's between you and God. Either you choose God or you don't. He has given each a spirit of free will. If you choose Him, you will have life in heaven, if you don't chose Him, it's hell. It saddens me to see you say that "plenty of them were NOT christian!" because that clearly states they were not choosing God. Choosing or not is each person's own choice. In the end there will be no one to take your place and speak up for you except Jesus. You will have to answer for your own thoughts actions and decisions, however, here's a thought for you…. It's not too late for you yet, unlike those who died and "were NOT christian"….. if at the end of this life, for some reason, i'd be wrong and there's nothing there, oh well. BUT if I'm right and YOU ARE WRONG, eternity is a looooonnng time and hell is extremely hot!. I will be praying for you that you can come to know the truth before it is too late.

  149. Michael Ansley

    Rick, I can't make you believe in God, no one can; only God himself can call you to make that profession and choice. and I pray that He does. When you say though that no majority should have complete power, think about it both ways. When i talk to someone about Christ, I am not trying to throw it in their face. I have found someone, my God, that I am so passionate about and I want them to know who He is.
    In relation to what you said about Obama, so what? When it really comes down to it, did he use a Psalm from the Christian Bible? Yes he did. I personally believe all Scripture is God breathed but I can't force that on anyone, but I don't believe the President was doing that either. Whether he was sincere or not, which no one can know but him and God, it was a Psalm of encouragement. Nothing was being forced on anyone. People make speeches quoting secular people all the time; there is nothing wrong with making that kind of speech. I pray for you my friend as well as the rest of our country.

  150. Michelle Laughlin Mitchell

    Seriously, would you be happy with a God that was a "supreme puppeteer"? There is spiritual warfare going on around us all the time; and I am not talking about humans in a "religious" argument either. This world is just a blip on our eternity.

  151. Anonymous

    What the hell are you talking about? Bush is responsible for this tragic day? Are you alright? The planning for 9-11 took place years before Bush was even president. Some people are so misinformed.

  152. Zaire' Canty

    penrylaw no she wouldnt be praying to the terrorists.. thats who done it not God. God gives us choices because he loves us. There's always a good outcome. This brought our country tegether more than ever i you havent noticed. or here's another example of a tragedy slavery, w/o that the country wouldnt be as i is today.

  153. Victoria Lamb

    @Barb Miller Why is the color of President Obama's mother's skin of any importance at all?

  154. Zaire' Canty

    you have a good point, which makes me view things differently. however remember without love you can not please God 1 Chor 13, so please represent God in a loving way and not expose so quickly.

  155. Greg Arno

    "For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and the rulers of the dark age (satan)"

  156. Tanya Bryant

    Rick Woosley- it is not about religion it is about FAITH. God's word is not about religion. Religion will not get you into heaven. When you call out in a time of need it is not religion- Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc. IT is GOD the Father. In GOD we trust , not In religion we trust.

  157. Greg Arno

    Even if you don't consider yourself a christian, these word offer comfort in times of sorrow…

  158. Tanya Bryant

    OMG ,you know the President personally? You must remember we are all GOD's children.God is not a God of confusion. The president read from the BIBLE in regard to a situation that was horrible and for those of us who know and love the LORD it reminds us that GOD is in control and he will put out all the forces of evil and as longs as we trust him and stand on FAITH all things will work together for good. Romanas 8:28

  159. Jim Riley

    Stacia Holt very good point. GOD is calling us 2 wake up. His judgement is coming regardless of people trying 2 say HE does not exists or changing HIS WORD 2 satisfy their carnal desires. If this nation does not do as he says in Deuteronomy it will be more tolerbale in the day of judgement 4 Sodom & Gomorrah than 4 the U.S.A…..GOD please have mercy on this Nation!

  160. Aliac Eenel Retrac

    Rick Woosley we could seriously have this discussion back and forth all day but it's pointless so I will say this:
    First and foremost, everyone who claims to be Christian does not exemplify the love of Christ. The bible warns of false prohets and tells you how to recognize them. I am sorry that your experiences with Christianity have lead you to your current mind frame but I will be completely honest with you. My relationship with GOD is not mythical it is just as real as anything I own in this world and far more precious to me, and my life was miserable before I came to TRULY know HIM. All my life I've known "church" and "religion" but knowing Christ and His love is something TOTALLY different. I only pray that you will experience that love for yourself one day.

  161. Victoria Lamb

    Barb Miller Heard making derogatory comments about Christians and the Bible? When and where? Please provide recent and credible evidence.

  162. Donna Rose Montalvo

    Rather clever, Tom, as long as we stop at that verse! I was very surprised to hear the President read from the Bible, and I must admit, I thought it was a political move to quiet the people who think he is Muslim… but at least the name of God was spoken.

  163. Joshua Bertrand

    Rick Woosley as joseph said, this country was found on christian beliefs. If believe so much that we shouldn't profess the Christian faith then how about just giving away all your money, after all, it does say In God We Trust. Besides we're not saying that other religions aren't welcomed. if people don't like it then they have the right to leave. but don't infringe on another's right.

  164. Priccut Elelsi

    @Rick Woosley Actually Rick, we allow the majority to rule over the minority every time we vote. I will just say to you this: if not from God, where did we come from? Monkey do not evolve, my friend, if they did, they would still be doing so to this day.

  165. Priccut Elelsi

    @Todd I agree with what you said but your including of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter is discomforting. Try adding Bush, Cheney, and then it might seem more focused to the reality. Let's face it, Bush still couldn't respond on whether 9/11 was a smoke screen to get into Iraq so I wouldn't rule out some participation on his part to cold-blooded murder.

  166. Joshua Bertrand

    Amedeo Bianchi I disagree with you there sir. Denying other religions saying that they shouldn't be allowed or whatever is nonsense. You can't force anyone to God. Even the bible tells you not to force religion on another.

  167. Victoria Lamb

    Barb Mille, who said to Penrylaw, "Explain your comment that the God referenced here allowed this to happen in His name, I never caught wind of that ten years ago." That was one of Pat Robertson's pronouncements: "We have insulted God with legal abortion and resrictions on religion in public places.Then we say 'why does this happen?' Well, why it's happening is that God Almighty is lifting his protection from us."

  168. Typhoid Mary

    who cares the bible is a great fairy tale w good advice on how to deal w life n it trials. for those who don't belive subsitute god w anything u want. yeah the bible can b twisted to mean anythng anybdy wants but at its core it means well. n this is come'n from smbdy who thinks religon is a joke. let those who belive belive if obama finds a pslam that relates to current times let the man preach. he isn't force'n it hes just speak'n from his heart in hopes to comfert those hurt in hopes that people will regonize they aren't alone n need to move on in the name of surrival.

  169. Joshua Bertrand

    “I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.” Albert Camus

  170. Victoria Lamb

    Todd Tomasella President Obama is not a Muslim. You are perpetuating a lie. Most of us can make our own decisions about this things, with God's help. Your input is not required, thanks. Frankly, you seem to be more full of yourself than of God's love. You are unlikely to reap much of a harvest that way.

  171. C Blaise Mitsutama

    Tracy Ingalls Please see my response to Ivette Gonzalez above regarding our country having been founded on principles of governance, and not on any religion. The majority of our founding fathers may have been Christian, but the basis of our government is democratic, republican (in the Greco/Roman sense of forms of governance, not political parties), and egalitarian. And Rick Woolsey was -not- suggesting that a minority, religious or otherwise, should overrule the majority. His point was that the majority should -not- trample on the rights of minorities.

  172. Tony Cannon

    Ms. Miller, okay, so now that we have a black man as president we are going to highlight the fact that he has a white mother? Bi-racial childre/people have been considered black for years now so why is it any different now? He is a black man and he considers himself a black man and he has stated that he has always considered himself to be a black person and he said in a very coded way that all of a sudden people like to harp on the fact that he is ACTUALLY biracial when it was not that way before. By the way, if you know so much about the word of God then you'd know that the anti-christ will not be married with two children and will come from somewhere in the Middle East..Syria to be exact. Stop trying to find evil where there isn't any is the real issue.Everytime somebody calls you out on your issue you want to talk about a race issue. If its about hypocrisy then we are all hypocrites in one way or another including YOU since we are talking about real and fake Christians!

  173. Todd Tomasella

    Thanks and yet, the republicans and democrats are two wings of the same bird actually …. by far, the democrats are the most barbaric, openly and aggressively legislating the murder of unborn children etc thanks

  174. Victoria Lamb

    @Rick Tetlak Upon what do you base your assertion that President Obama is a Muslim?

  175. Dennis Bazzell

    Rick Woosley I believe that it is freedom of religion that gives President Obama the right to read Psalm 46. Even though he is the President of the United States he has his own religious beliefs. President Lincoln did it all the time. Separation of Church and state means the state cannot tell you who or how to worship. It does not restrict your freedom of speech.

  176. Todd Tomasella

    Victoria Lamb – it's quite interesting to observe that you are harshly judging me for supposedly wrongly judging obama …. i guess it's okay for you to judge me? I am simply speaking the facts and yet you are condemning me for judging. Is that contradictory? What are you wanting to cover up here? I am stating facts that have long been known. I mean no harm to anyone. "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" Gal 4:16 (KJV)

  177. C Blaise Mitsutama

    Joshua Bertrand No one is saying, nor -should- anyone say, that Christians should not profess their faith. Freedom of religion is one of the primary tenets of our nation. That would be just as true if Christians were a minority instead of the majority. But the facts are that the motto: "In God We Trust" was not used on our coins until 1864 and was not mandated on our currency until 1956. It was not any part of the founding of our country.

    Several commenters in this thread seem to think that the way things are now is the way they have always been. That is simply not true. Our country is probably more "Christian" now than it has -ever- been. It is also not true that people who don't like the way things are should leave. Of course, they have a right to leave if they wish, but they also have a right to stay and work for change.

  178. Kenny Donaldson

    Todd, I agree with you that I need to dethrone my mere human idols and make Jesus's teachings my all in all, much like every living and breathing human being walking God's green earth for we all fall short on the glory of God. I also agree with the scripture Matt 7:16,20, but I disagree with your interpretation. You will know the tree, by the fruit that it bare. That is a great discerning tool. This tool is use for discerning not passing judgement. Go back up to Matt 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you." As a Christian how can you maliciously say "Obama is a sinner, unsaved, a muslim, and a ruthless baby murderer … those are the facts"? It sounds like to me that you have a personal vendetta against President Obama. Aren't you a sinner as well? Do you live a sinless life? I'm sure you try. How do you know this man's religion? Are you taking the role of God now? Unsaved and a Muslim? Even if he is nowhere in the US Constitution say that a Muslim can't be president. So why is his religion a problem? You reference Jesus Christ, but is the slanderous way you speak about one of God's children Christ like? Do you know anything about Muslim teachings? Take out the ceremonial man made stuff and look at the spiritual, they have the same fundamentals. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus said the same thing in Matt 22:37,38. In the 39 verse he said, "all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Christians say Jesus is the way the truth and the life, our Savior. Muslims say Mohammed completes a succession of prophets, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus, each of whom refined and restated the message of God. Satan is the author of confusion. Another discerning tool. If there is confusion there is satan. Two religions at each other saying one is right and the other is wrong, but have the same fundamentals. Confusion! The messenger isn't as important as the Message. All thing good come from God. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people. And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.( Hebrew 8:10-12) So Todd before being so quick to judge someone else, be as critical when judging yourself. We as leader have to remember Matt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. We have to continuously keep our eyes on God to make sure at no time does this scripture define us. Our opinions are our opinions, but we have to voice them in love. God is Love! Peace be with you.

  179. Kenneth Holmes

    Rick, I think you are just someone who's been hurt and is mistrustful of Christians. What Aliac Eenel Retrac says has been my experience as well. I know a lot of Christians and have been in church almost all my 50 years. However, church has only been in me as in having a personal relationship with God for the past 3 years.

    I've come to recognize all sorts of personality issues and inconsistencies within myself and church members. We are HUMAN. However, living by faith and growing in the knowledge of the Word has NEVER disappointed me. Rick, it wasn't until I decided no matter how messed up my life had been or how many times I'd felt betrayed or even disappointed in myself; that I was going to LOVE GOD and SERVE HIS PURPOSE for my life.

    Everything changed when I began to read the word and pray and ask God, through the Holy Spirit to teach me. When that happened, I became very aware of this, Rick: We are spiritual beings having a (very temporary) human existence.

    When you read about the lineage of Jesus and the Book of Matthew, and you read back through old testament prophecies like Isaiah, and Daniel, and you read Acts, Hebrews, and Revelations; I believe you will come to the very same conclusion I have Rick.

  180. Sarah Adams Barbo

    the bible says about faith: "now faith is being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you can not see." hebrews 11:11 meaning that with out being able to see or touch tangible proof that GOD is real, you still believe that if you pray to him, that if it is his will it will be done. most of life's most precious gifts are irrational, take love for example. if we were evolved from apes and only here to exist and procreate…why would an emotion like love be neccesary? sex is a primal urge, love is not.

  181. Bobby Etheridge

    A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,

    going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

    As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door!

    He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.

    The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, 'What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.. Why did you do it?'

    The young boy was apologetic. 'Please, mister….please, I'm sorry but I didn't

    know what else to do,' He pleaded. 'I threw the brick because no one else would stop…' With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. 'It's my brother, 'he said 'He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up.'

    Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, 'Would you please help

    me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me.'

    Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling

    lump in his throat.. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back

    into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh

    scrapesand cuts.. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. 'Thank you and may God bless you,' the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

    It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: 'Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!' God whispers in our souls and

    speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen. He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

  182. Jacob Davis

    Hey Todd, check out what paul talks about when it comes to respecting and submitting to authority. Come on dude. This isnt an argument. This is bigger than whatever stir you are trying to cause bro. People leave and laugh at the church becuase of that. #LoveIsTheMovement

  183. Kenny Donaldson

    Todd Tomasella you said "Satan knows God's Word and so do millions who are now in hell" The bible said the dead is sleep until Jesus returns for judgement. So that means no one is in heaven or hell. Thats my interpretation.

  184. Tony Cannon

    Ms. Miller, biracial people have been considered black for years and years. If you are the product of one black parent and one black parent you are considered to be black and its been that way for years. Not only are you considered black but you are often treated black. Biracial people were subjected to racism throughout slavery and the civil rights era. President Obama considers himself black because he always considered himself black..he did BEFORE he was president and stated that there was never an issue before he became president. Now, with time as some racism has been kept in our homes and in our hearts and minds we have come to accept biracial children as biracial but that's only been with the passage of time. How could him considering himself black got him the black vote when the majority of the country is white and would be turned off by him considering himself black like you clearly are? He considers himself to be black because that's just the side of himself that he identifieswith more and with that SOCIETY CLEARLY CONSIDERS HIM BLACK AND ALWAYS HAVE AS THEY DO MOST BIRACIAL CHILDREN.

  185. Todd Tomasella

    Jacob, people leave God and that's what counts, not leaving "the church." EVERY person makes their own decision to be born again when the LORD draws and convicts them, or to reject Him. There's nothing wrong with simply talking about how some leaders prey on the naivety of people by using Scripture when it suits their personal agenda.

  186. Tony Molteni

    Christ himself said "judge not, lest I judge you". Go read the related parable and then go look in the mirror and work on getting the beam out of your eye. In 10,000 years, you should have it cleared out enough to see your own sins and shortcomings as well as you seem to see those of our presidents.

  187. Chrys Kydmonton

    Sara Elizabeth Freeman :yes, love, but Rick has a point then, Hmm? Your 18th century constitution gives him both of you that right. You see, I'm studying 17th-23rd century history up here on the Crimson Short One…Cat sends his regards…

  188. Bola Arowolo

    It is an amazimg thing that the man given the mandate of the highest office on earth can come out boldly to declare and proclaim that God is the strength and defense of this great nation. If every leader can turn the eyes of the people they rule and govern to God Amighty this world will be fillled with joy and peace. The president has boldly come out two times to rely completely on God. Through our confession we know we are saved. Let every one of us follow in his step by proclaiming the lordship of God over this nation and the world on daily basis then shall God's presence fill the United States from California to Washington DC. Indeed He will be our help in tines of trouble as He has always been. God bless America!

  189. Todd Tomasella

    Read Luke 16:19-31 and you will see that immediately upon death, the wicked and the righteous go to their separate places and are fully conscious. No such thing as soul sleep. peace

    "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be PRESENT with the Lord." 2 Cor 5:6-8 (KJV)

  190. Todd Tomasella

    WHO IS THE JUDGE? God! What did THE JUDGE SAY GUYS??? What did He say concerning those who participate in any fashion in murder?

    "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and MURDERERS, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Rev 21:8 (KJV)

    The Bible says that we have "ALL sinned" against our Maker and Judge and that is why Jesus came to die for us. Making Peace with God

  191. Gina Breadon

    penrylaw, before you accuse, don't forget who took God out of our country first, He didn't. We did!

  192. Just Heather

    Obama speech was amazing. I cant judge Obama but I can judge his speech. Why are people so defensive about a scripture. I don't believe in Santa Clause but you don't see me throwing a fit when people talk about him lol If you don't care, why are you caring? nobody is putting a gun to your head.

  193. Dean Garner

    He almost, except for the whistling whenever he speaks, did an ok job of reading a passage that could've been memorized. He wasn't really familar with what he was reading (No doubt someone on his staff told him it might look good if he acted like he knew something about the Holy Bible) because when the passage mentioned the weapons, bow and spear, he pronounced the weapon that is used in archery as though it was the bough of a tree. That's ok for someone who is anti military even though he is Commander in Chief of all of our nation's armed forces. Reminds me of when he refered to a navy corpsman as a corpse man. Again, he's Commander in Chief. Oh yes, and he was educated at Harvard! And people spend piles of money to go there. I guess they only want a LIBERAL inculcation, I mean education.

  194. Carla Roccaforte

    Rick Woosley All I will say is God loves you, no matter what you say, or how you choose to live your life he still loves you. Even if you don't believe in him, he still loves you. He will never give up on you or forsake you no matter what. All this arguing on here is not his way. God walks in peace and love. You can reply with hateful remarks if you so choose, but again all I will say is God loves you period. Be blessed in your life.

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  196. Justin Bateman

    You are a hyprocrite! Respect the office of the President? Only when it comes to Obama right? obviously you did not and do not respect the office of the president when it came to BUSH…. You completely contradict yourself by slamming Bush and then tell everyone to be patient with Obama and respect his position.

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  198. Ray Taylor Gang

    And Im Guessing By The Looks Of Your Post And Negativity Your A Atheist … Smh… You Know Not Beilieve In Religion Or God = A Belief #Common Sense -.- Maybe You Should Gain Some.

  199. Ray StayReckless WithStyle

    Obama In My Eyes Isn't Perfect But He Is Doing A Much Much Better Job Than Bush And Several Other Presidents Have Especially Due To Circumstances. I'm Sure That The Other Candidates Will Agree They Couldn't Have Done Better Because On Several Occasions They Already Have -.-… Religion Wise- I'm Not Really Anything I'm More Spiritual Due To Serious Sensitivity With Certain Things Pertaining To The Above And Beyond Aka The Higher Power/s That Many Follow Believe In And Acclaim. I've Seen Many Truths, Lies, Flaws And Inconsistency's In Every Religion Including What We Would Consider The Work Of God Or Gifts But When It All Comes Down To It Everything Is Written By Man , In Some Shape Or Forum I Will Say Every Religions Overlaps Each Other In Alot Of Ways. So I Will Leave You All With A Quick Question: How Are We Exactly Sure What Is The Exact Factuailty And Correct Religion? We Never Have Known And Use Something Called Faith To Rely On Through And For Our Beliefs But Yet Again Main Isn't Perfect But Yet They Recreated And Wrote This Books Of God. With That Said We Often Have Faith In Someone To Complete A Task But It Doesn't Always Work Out Or They Complete It? So How Are We Sure What We Are Reading Is 100% And Our Faith Isn't Misleading Us, Which We Must Remember Is A Natural Given Power/Quality We Have As People From The Gecko. I'm Sure If I Read Every Piece Of Supposive Holy Book Thorough I Can Make My Own Bible Or Koran And Broadcast It Find Followers At All Cost -Dark Ages/Crusade Aka Greek Dark Which If Most Don't Know About You Can View Here Its Info : I Would Have Mad A Very Popular Belief 300-100 Years From Now…

  200. Janet Lee Whitten

    It was so awesome that Psalm 46 was read at the 911 ceremony by the President. This nations forefathers founded our democracy trusting God for this countrys future. It seemed very appropriate to me that this could somehow comfort all affected who live in this United States of America.

  201. Dana Littlefield

    I am not a big Obama fan, but I was so proud of him when he included God in the 9/11 memorial service. My respect for him definitely went up that day.

  202. Grace Baek Flores

    I think President Obama is doing to best that any president could do in this present time. I think that he is really trying to make positive changes in everyone's life. And the government programs he has been trying to promote have been used in the past. If you look into the 1930's when The Great Depression had happened, the government spent money and created government programs to help those less fortunate. I am so glad that the president did use the biblical verse. It shows that he is a Christian and not a Muslim, not that it matters to me.

  203. Melissa Mendez

    I'm sorry grace i have to dissagree….He's been promising to make a change for the better and it is just getting WORSE…He's promissing all these jobs and money to help fix schools, and that leads me to my point, which is one question "Where is This Money coming from????"

  204. Melissa Mendez

    One more thing…Anyone can read a Passage from the Bible…That doesn't mean that they believe in it" I believe that GOD will get us all through thiese devastating times but YOU have to belive in GOD for that to happen, unfortunately not alot of people belive. :(

  205. Grace Baek Flores

    Melissa Mendez Melissa the world is a lot more different and there are more people in the world and let's not forget that the republicans are against everything that he proposes. I think that as president he has been way to nice and that is why change has come so slow because he trying to unify the white house. It is very divided. But change is going to come slow and do you really think that things would have been different under a Republican president? In my opinion, I don't think so. He is trying to raise taxes on the wealthiest people in America, in order to help with the economy. Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest men in the world has said why aren't you taxing me. Why do you tax my secretary more than you tax me? I understand your frustration. I am frustrated too! Because when a recession hits, it hits the working class. I am in that same boat with you sister. Love ya

  206. Melissa Mendez

    Yes I do think the White house would have been better with a Republican President….also they are against everything he proposses for good reasoning…You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink…on that note you can vote him in with all his promisses to change everything but if everyone knew it would be changed for the worse do you think he still would have been voted in…Everyone needs to open their eyes and see the big picture, and ask how much more Debt is the USA in ? Where is this promissed money gonna come from? and Where is this change that was promised? the only change i have seen is a Decline and I don't see a light in the tunnel.

  207. Grace Baek Flores

    Not it's not that. Here is what it is, God gives man agency. That is the beauty of being a child of God. However, those who can have the power to affect peoples lives for the good or better don't because they are selfish and don't care that people on the bottom have 2 jobs and trying to go to school at the same time and can barely make it. To them, it's oh endure to the end. You have to suffer and maybe you might go a little crazy, but you'll be okay. God will have your kingdom in heaven for you where there will be no suffering. But the people in Congress, Republicans, don't care about those people; however, they do feel that it is necessary that they tell me to abide by the laws, and leave the status quo, even though it isn't working for me.

  208. Grace Baek Flores

    What do you disagree with? That everyone should have affordable housing, that every American should have good healthcare? That not just the wealthiest people should reap the benefits of the good things in life?

  209. Melissa Mendez

    I'm sorry grace I can't go on with this…this just boils my blood…seeing all those that are blind to the big picture and the artist behind it…In the last 4 years my husband lost his job, and I am working the maximum hours I can at my job and trying to take care of the kids and trying not to loose my house and keeping up with the bills and basically robbing Peter to pay Paul… I pray to GOD several times every day just to keep myself from sinking into a deeper depression. Basically I just cant' stand seeing friends, family and strangers that are loosing their jobs, loosing their homes, and selling everything they own just to survive…

  210. Bob Simons

    WoW….. are you ever mistaken. He lies, deceives, and blames everything on the previous president. While President Bush made some errors, Obama has magnified those errors to levels we will never realize in our lifetimes. Hopefully, someone will be able to make many of the current policies return to what was more based on our constitution.

  211. Sara Rodriguez

    Well did anyone noticed this is the highest religion discrimination case in the United States? Yes, even the President has a right to religion. Someone discriminated the President!

  212. Bombo Rolo

    penrylaw Since 9/11 was done in the name of money I agree with you calling it Monster. Ask Bush, Rumsfeld, Silverstein and the rest of that bunch why they did it.

  213. Barb Miller

    Kenny Donaldson I actually thought about it quite a bit and as you say, however God's Word gets to the people of our nation does not matter. Where I questioned, didn't judge, was the motivation and the spin doctors behind the scenes who advised him to use Psalm 46, and for what reason. No judgement, just a very inside knowledge and experience within the political machine on a state and national level. Victoria Lamb, etc., there is nowhere that I can see in the Bible that says that it is un-Christian to have an opinion. And I need no lessons on scripture either Kenny Donaldson. I "questioned" the motivation based on having an educated and working knowledge of how political campaigning and posturing works. That's why I am not in the game anymore. My guy went to Washington, I stayed home and prayed that the Washington game didn't change the man's integrity. it didn't, and he is no longer on the hill either. Think about it. . .

  214. Barb Miller

    Victoria Lamb I was seriously just asking a question there. I posted separately on this issue and no one responded. Honestly, I have a biracial grandson and a black son in law. I don't understand the thinking on why the "one drop" rule even applies in today's world of racial blending. I love that child the same as my other three, and another daughter of mine is also in a relationship with a black man and when and if they have children, that child will be loved equally as well. My grandson is being taught to embrace ALL of his heitage(s). My children were raised to see "good" and "bad," not race, and that shows with the people the life partners two have them have chosen to have in their lives. Nobody worried about what Mom would think or do.

  215. Grace Baek Flores

    You can't blame this on the president. And, you can't say that because he reads things from the bible that he doesn't mean them. You should blame our president before this one for opening up the market. cuz guess what once President Bush got into office my parents business, which they had for 20 years, is now hanging by a thread. Obama is trying to get more jobs pumped into the economy which is why he bailed out the car industry and bank industry. Second, this deficit that we have had was brought up on is the 1970's. Job loses have been happening to the working class since then because our US companies were being sold overseas in order to quell the debt. Also, foreign products have been cheaper than American products. We buy foreign products because why they are cheaper!!!!!!!! This was eventually going to happen! Oh, robbing from Peter (wealthy) to give to Paul (working class)! I have read 2 articles that have stated some of our wealthiest (Peter) haven't been paying their taxes. And another fact for you, your tax rate percentage is higher than the wealthiest. Who is robbing who? The only people feeling the pinch right now are people like you and me. We are in the same boat, but you have to know who has your best interest. Right now, I am in school and I am extremely afraid that if a Republican is the next president will take it out and I won't be able to better myself. Republicans are against government funding for assistance that the working class need.

  216. Kristi Berry

    Laura Hamrick you realize christianity accounts for maybe a third of worldwide religions? based on your assertion, that's a lot of damned. maybe yours is, but my higher power isn't so cruel.

  217. Michelle Quairiere

    @highway to heaven:can i ask you something?are you so trusting towards obama because of the race issue?and the fact that he is democrat?what about other qualified black men who LOVE OUR COUNTRY,and are truly committed to protecting us?AND they are professing christians who would rather be judged on the content of their character,not their skin color.but,here's the problem:they are conservative!two names i can give you,maybe you heard of them?herman cain and congressman allen west. have you heard of them?have you heard them speak?you talk about how we need to pray and support obama.and you also blame george w.bush for the problems we have now.which obama is trying to fix.dont you understand that george bush tried to protect us after 9/11?is obama protecting us?he has allowed our borders to be open to illegals from foreign countries who come over here,mock and ridicule our constitution,BURN OUR AMERICAN FLAG in plain sight for everybody to see.obama has even REFUSED to salute our american flag.he applauded jimmy hoffa for saying its time to get rid of the tea party.he keeps insisting on spending more and more money and we're already in trillions of dollars in debt.and the one thing he did,which goes against our constitution and our freedom of choice as americans,he FORCED his healthcare plan on us and he didnt give us a choice in the this a man you look up to?is this someone you think actually cares about america and is looking out for us?and obama supports anti-christian causes such as abortion,same-sex marriage,and he constantly puts down christianity and is always saying good things about islam.and,worst yet,he has obviously made known his stance on you think he cares about them?he defends the arab people who want to take away israel from their rightful owners.and george bush only did what he felt was necessary when he sent our troops over to the middle you think he wanted to have to make that choice?but what choice did he have,after the 911 attacks?he was trying to prevent the same thing from happening again!there are real,living breathing enemies of america who have plans to destroy our country.what if you found out that obama was one of them?but good american patriots like allen west and herman cain,they are looking out for us.why is it that obama made such an impression on people when all he did was promise''hope and change?''where is that fulfilled promise of what he said would happen?and,please,do not gang up on me and accuse me of being racist,homophobic,bigotted, is not the race issue that i'm concerned is his liberal and anti-christian policies that have me believe in prayer.and that we should support obama.okay.but if you continue to support a man who puts down our constitution,shows contempt for christianity,and BOWS DOWN in respect towards world leaders who dont even care about america,what can i say?you're a christian and you think your obama is just wonderful.but,dont tell any of us who are also bible-believing christians,that we need to ''get over it.''i dont have to get over something,that has me worried sick day and night about the future of our you know people are so worried about what he has planned,that we live in dreadful fear for our very lives?what if you were in this position?what if you were terrified,so terrified that you cried yourself to sleep at night?that you were so depressed and heartsick that it gave you ulcers and other physical problems?well,whether you want to accept it,or not,that's what a lot of people are going through today because they are deathly scared of obama,and the other liberals who keep trying to take over everything.people who once felt safe in their country,no longer feel safe.people who had hope that our country would return to its constitutional principles,no longer have hope.some people still have hope.but a lot of us are filled with despair every day because we feel we are being destroyed by our very own.this is OUR country!yes,we open our borders to those who want to become LEGAL united states citizens.but that doesnt mean we have to put up with illegals burning our american flag,mocking our constitution,and smuggling drugs across the border and killing innocent people who never did anything to them.but obama turns a deaf ear to our concerns.and the christian church has become so ''politically correct''that there's literally more of the world inside the church,than the church making a positive impact on the,and others who call yourself christian yet believe in being ''fair-minded and showing tolerance'',just absolutely break my heart.we're supposed to love and follow God.not let the world come before our devotion towards Him.i'm sure you have a good heart,and you love all people,regardless of our differences.but,not all people are good.there are wicked people out there who dont care about our country.they hurt us every chance they get.and if one of those people literally has people scared and worried and getting physically sick over it,then i wish that would help people to wake up.and to realize that our future and the future of the children,is desperately hanging by a thread.and if a CHILD was this upset over obama,what does that tell you?i just wish you would realize that us who dont like obama,we are NOT the enemy.we would say good things about him,if we had seen him fulfill any of his promises.but,sadly,he caters to the liberal progressives who want to change everything about america.and anyone who supports changing our country,instead of restoring it back to its constitutional foundation,is someone who is helping our country be destroyed from within.and the tragic thing is,they dont even realize it.

  218. Michelle Quairiere

    God bless the AMERICA our founding fathers left to us!!but NOT the america that has turned away from Him!

  219. Bonita Michelle Shannon Shoaga

    Rick Tetlak so who are you to say he is a closet Muslim are you GOD? The gov't is scary and embarrassing because of the people that can always say NO. However they never offer a better solution. We hear so much about Obama because when Bush was in office they said yes to everything . 9/11 happened on Bush's watch. The policies that Bush passed while he was in office is the reason the economy is the way it is. Obama cannot fix in 2 years ,what took Bush 8 years to mess up. Everyone can say what they want too The one thing that cannot be changed. He is the President of the United States which will be in all the history books to follow.

  220. Victoria Lamb

    Todd Tomasella The first of these videos is a heavily edited montage of speeches that President Obama has given to Muslim citizens in the US and on his trip to Europe and the Middle East at the beginning of his presidency. There are no time or date stamps, no copyright, no identification as to origin. However, the editors for this video and the other two for which you sent links have written a lengthy disclaimer as to what they "are NOT suggesting" in their video. The second two videos report on events that aren't even real; the first of them shows a lower court judge announcing that President Obama has been found not to be an American citizen and has been given 90 days to resign (I'm sure if this had actually happened Fox News would have been all over it for at least 90 days). The last purports to be President Obama's resignation speech. The audio is garbled, and the resignation speech is given in subtitles. I have sent all three links to a videographer friend of mine who also does a lot of editing, and I have a broadcasting friend researching news archives for the original footage of the edited content in the first video. I have also sent them to

  221. Bonita Michelle Shannon Shoaga

    Melissa, how can he create jobs, when he has the Tea Party and the Republican party saying No to everything he tries to do. Republicans, don't care about the people, they care more about the big corporate CEO's, that they are getting the kick backs from. We all know what the Tea Party is……

  222. Michelle Quairiere

    Victoria Lamb know,its really sad that people cant give their opinion,without people like you having to attack us for it.just do me a favor,ok?dont respond to me.leave me alone.i'm sick and tired of being ganged up on,every time i have something to say.just because you disagree with me,doesnt mean you have to hurt me over it.

  223. Barb Miller

    Michelle Quairiere good reply concerning being allowed to express opinion without being jumped on. that's what a good adult spirited discussion is. I have now twice asked you, Victoria Lamp, a sincere question concerning biracial ossies. How about it??? Are you going to answer?

  224. Michelle Quairiere

    Barb Miller thank you so much.i needed to hear some nice words.i was afraid you might have taken her side.i'm grateful that somebody stook up for me.i really needed that.

  225. Bob Simons

    A similar quote is, "You can't argue logic with an idiot." There are significant proofs of the validity of the Bible. As an educator I would think you would look at the evidence from a variety of sources before making statements like the above. I would encourage you to make a research study of history — rather than finding your way out of a commitment by citing extremists and those who really don't follow the demands of scripture. Looking at your opening line, "Based on my interactions today with some of these so-called "Christians," leads me to believe you probably don't know how to define a true follower of Christ. Delve in. Make a personal study and THEN make your decision.

  226. Barb Miller

    Victoria Lamb do you also pay attention to what the Reverend Fred Phelps says about why this happens? Again, we're talking opinions here. Mr. Robertson expressed his. Phelps expressed his and has actually successful with the Supreme Court on his right to do what he does. Does that mean we accept what either of those men say? You jump on others about their sources of information. Where do you come up with yours?

  227. Barb Miller

    Michelle Quairiere you are very welcome. See that's what grown ups do. They have discussions, the agree or disagree, and that's okay. A disagreement or argument automatically means a fight to some people. Discussion would be no fun if we all agreed on things. It would be quite borning really. You take care and let it go. : )

  228. Bob Simons

    Barb Miller It's agreed the prior administration made mistakes. The one prior to that did also. I have been around since FD Roosevelt and they all make mistakes. The difference is what they maintain as a vision for their term in office. From our present president sitting under the "teaching" of his pastor before entering this office, from a comparison of his statements while running for office and after 2 years in office, and by his encouraging a non-religious society, i picture a self-centered, out-of-touch, president who is not concerned with the people of this nation. Asking members of American society to cut back on their demand for extra things in their lives while his family, many times without the president, takes multitudes of security and spends countless dollars on themselves and their personal enjoyment. I have a difficult time seeing what any American sees in this president that is positive.

  229. Bob Simons

    Rick Woosley You need much more research, Rick, before making the statements you make. If I turned in a paper with the lack of supporting evidence you use, I should fail the course. Cite your opinion as opinion. But don't cite your opinion as fact. The more I read your statements, the less educated I think you are. I'd hate for any of my 3 kids to learn from you.

  230. Bob Simons

    Barb Miller Not sure why this is important. Obama has chosen to utilize his 1/2 black heritage, I suspect, for votes. Don't forget, he's equally of white heritage. Why isn't this ever cited???

  231. Barb Miller

    Bob Simons BINGO!!! It really isn't all that important to me. Victoria Lamb seems to think so. I KNOW why he did. He also, recently you may recall, did a complete turn around on gay marriage targeting the same type of voters – conservative, Christians. If it suits his purpose, he'll bring out Mom and the grands again. He is amazingly transparent, arrogant and comes off as believing that he is much more intelligent than the average American. It is very difficult to keep score on him and his flipping flopping views. .

  232. Victoria Lamb

    @Barb Miller: Seriously? You are the one who asked at least twice why no one ever acknowledged that President Obama's mother was white. I simply queried why you thought it was important.

  233. Barb Miller

    Victoria Lamb I actually asked alot more than that, and you still have not answered me. It really doesn't matter to me what color anyone is. You are a real piece of work. You take pot shots at people for having opinions, ask a bunch of inflammatory questions and do the old "who me????" Go away and let the grownups talk.

  234. Kristi Berry

    Laura Hamrick i’m not even clear with what you’re arguing. you say it’s not about religion but then you post a passage from a religious text and speak of the christian religion’s savior to illustrate your point. you go on to say that if victims and survivors weren’t christian they didn’t accept god. this may seem like a novel concept but not everyone that believes in god or allah or buddha or whatever you want to call that great big spirit in the sky, follows prescribed, organized religion. you claim it’s not about religion but everything else in your post egocentrically denotes that christianity is the only path to righteousness.

    Laura, you realize christianity accounts for a third of worldwide religions, right? according to your assertion, 66.67% of the world is damned to the eternal spit. perhaps yours is, but my higher power isn't so cruel. further, christianity and a personal relationship with god are two VERY different things and if your lone reason for believing in god is for fear of punishment in hell, it's me that feels sympathy for you. i appreciate the thought but ask that you not waste your prayers on me; i am at peace with my choices.

    sweet Barb Miller, please read the first sentence in my initial post in the way it was meant: with sarcasm. as far as the “nor”, considered it noted.

  235. Barb Marshall Jachimiak Miller

    Tony Cannon Anti-Christ?? Did I say that?? I asked about his biracial status. Define fake Christian for me. Is it someone who is imperfect? Sins? Doesn't agree with someone else's view? Wow. Didn't think my little comment could be construed to me implying that Obama is the Anti-Christ. Such silliness.

  236. Bob Simons

    Rick Woosley based on this response, you must be a late night custodian at Hunters Lane Comp High School. I actually looked through the faculty list there to see what subjects you teach and didn't find you. Maybe a yard monitor???

  237. Bob Simons

    I cite these positions because they keep the employee from students and the public. I'm not sure about your qualifications for either one.

  238. Stacia Holt

    Highway to heaven u are wrong for saying its Bush fault for 9-11 and to think Obama is doing better yeah right. This country is so way under thanks to Obama with the gas prices and messed up on health if Obama just leave the health alone my sister wouldn't had trouble getting medicade and be safe durning the deliever of my niece. I'll be happy when they take him out of office and put a real man in there that cares about his people and this country.

  239. Tommy Page

    Did anybody else notice that when he said "break the bow" he pronounced the word bow as in the bow of a boat rather than bow as in bow and arrow as it was supposed to be pronounced. Just goes to show he was just reading words and did not really understand what he was reading.

  240. Tony Cannon

    Mr. Simons, I have never even heard Mr. Obama mention much about religion at all honestly. In a country as diverse as ours, including diversity where religion is concerned, where or how could political gain be achieved by citing passages from The Bible. That was clearly a very risky and controversal move on his part as the sitting president who also happens to be black. Now, here is another issue regarding Mr. Obama and those who wish to paint him in to the biggest villain of all time, the anti-christ, to have him fit into their bigoted or racist world views especially when it comes to the root of blackness. You are looking for evil where there really isn't any and in January of 2017 when he leaves office and heads back to Chicago, I think that you will realize it then. when he I don't remember Presidents Clinton or Bush identify themselves as Christian so where would there be any political gains in citing Bible passages. You are taking small instances and your are over exaggerating for whatever reason. He doesn't really have to identify himself with any religion at all really.

  241. Tony Cannon

    With that, you are right because this is definately a non-religious society and it was way, way before Obama came in to office. Prayer was taken out of school years and years ago when Obama was just a little boy and Jesus Christ/God is very rarely mentioned on mainstream outlets including the Fox News channel. You've got a lot of popular, mainstream figures who claim to be Christian but they don't ever mention Jesus Christ or any passages from The Bible at all because they are afraid of turning off whatever the demographic make up of their audience is and they do THAT for popularity. How could he cite Bible passages for popularity in today's America where God has been taken out of so much anyway? It seems as though the majority of Americans are not Christians but then again you cannot and should not judge a book by its cover because I cannot see where a person's heart is at based on their skin color or other outward makeups just to have that or those individual(s) fit in to whatever place.

  242. Highway To Heaven

    @ Stacia….I stand to be corrected if need be, but both Presidents Bush were selling tons of mess to get into office. You guys said the same things about getting the both of them out of office. Because you acknowledged that America is facing tough times and being way under,; it bring me to question your statement of validity on President Obama's work since being in office. Of course changes are being made…reality is he stepped into a world of troubles and everyone…..everyone assumed he had a magic wand to make all of the political issues disappear…well he is a human just like you and I. Our president is doing a great job. It does not matter if you don't like him. He is loved my most Americans and get over your personal feelings. Blessings~~

  243. Barb Miller

    What do you base your comment "most Americans" loving Mr. Obama Highway? Most people I hear are very frustrated with him, even many of his supporters. Current polls have only 23% of voters approving of how he is handling things, 40% disapprove.

  244. Justin Bateman

    Highway Jesus rocks….. Obama sucks! Obama is a Muslim and HATES the BIBLE! Have you ever clicked on Youtube and typed in "obama not putting his hand over his heart." for the pledge of allegiance also celabrating RAHMAHDAMMAHDINGDONG in the White House! Just what Jesus would do celebrate a Muslim holiday…..

  245. Justin Bateman

    Highway you look like a beautiful person….. but how can you be so blind and give Obama a free pass on everything when he and only he is in complete control….I mean do you live in a cave??? Please wake up before its too late…. I also challenge you to watch another episode with open eyes of Youtube with Glen Beck the founding fathers and learn about the BLACK TEA PARTY!!!!!

  246. Chuck Stewart

    penrylaw So God is a monster because 911 happened? Quite a stretch. One thing God creates us all with is free will, otherwise, we would be programmed robots. Unfortunately, several people exercised their free will to be terrorists and pull off 911.

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  248. Jean Pierre Katz

    First I want to remember the many people murdered by Islamic jihadists on 911 ten years ago.

    President Obama believed that the best response to the Islamic attack on America was to reach out and talk to the Muslim World. He felt that President Bush's approach was completely wrong.

    He went to Cairo as the new President to appeal for Muslim support.

    Today the US embassy in Cairo was attacked and the US flag was destroyed.

    The government of Iran is building a nuclear bomb, and President Obama still thinks talking to them is the best approach.

    President Obama has many failed policies, but this one will make 911 look like a bad hair day.

  249. Victoria Lamb

    God blesses and chooses not to bless according to His will, not ours. We shouldn't be so arrogant as to think we can put conditions on His blessings.

  250. Victoria Lamb

    Barb Miller: You have just borne false witness: "During his term, he has been shown as kneeling with his forehead to the ground and butt up in the air in a mosque facing Mecca." This information comes from a years-old viral e-mail featuring an urban legend that has been roundly debunked. The photo to which you refer was taken in 2009 on his trip to Turkey. It in no way shows him kneeling at a mosque; it shows him and his entourage taking off their shoes at the entrance to the famous Blue Mosque, as part of a sightseeing stop at this Turkish landmark. Pope Benedict XVI visited the Sultan Ahmed Mosque on 30 November 2006 during his visit to Turkey, marking only the second papal visit in history to a Muslim place of worship. Having removed his shoes, the Pope paused for a full two minutes, eyes closed in silent meditation,[7] standing side by side with Mustafa Çağrıcı, the Mufti of Istanbul, and Emrullah Hatipoğlu, the Imam of the Blue Mosque landmark

  251. Victoria Lamb

    Melissa Mendez: The deficit, which is expected to affect federal budgets for most of this decade, is the result of President Bush's two unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Medicare Part D drug program for which he did not pay, and huge (also unfunded) tax cuts for the so-called "Job Creators," who have now reaped the benefits of this tax cut for three years without producing any noticeable increase in jobs. Instead, as we have discovered during the past year, they have sent jobs overseas and avoided paying taxes on the money they have accumulated by banking in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.

  252. Barb Miller

    you still never answered my questions Victoria. Seriously, back here after over a year? Only reason I'm here is because of a notification of a reply. Wow. lol

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