Comment by Jaye Schmus on April 26, 2011 at 11:01pm
KO was right.  Steve Doocy is an idiot.  It falls back on the same argument over the birthers.  The Republicans can't rightly challenge him over the issues, so they fall back on petty crap like his religious beliefs (irrelevant to government, IMO) and where he was born.  This too is shadow racism.  They can't call the President a n-----, so they drum up this garbage as a proxy.
Comment by Trevor Siemens on April 27, 2011 at 3:25am
I'm not very familiar with american customs, but why would anyone expect the president to make a "proclamation" about Easter? Here the PM might wish a happy Easter to those who celebrate it, but no one really has any expectations for such a thing.
Comment by Bill Glass on April 27, 2011 at 3:31am
These two cretins make me ashamed to be a human being.
Comment by Jaye Schmus on April 27, 2011 at 3:55am
Trevor,  It has lately become the custom of conservatives in this country to think that, in defiance of history, the US was founded as a "Christian nation".  It's very important to them that the people in power are openly, vocally Christian, and their faith is supposed to ooze out of their pores.  Obama has made proclamations (as they mention in the piece) on other religious holidays in an effort to appear more open and accommodating.  These people think that they should be given equal time (even though theirs is the dominant paradigm), and if they aren't, well then the President must be a (secret) Muslim.
Comment by Great Dane on April 27, 2011 at 4:48am

I'll bet Obama is really an atheist in disguise!

 

But of course he is a "devoted Christian" in order to not loose those valuable religious voters.

 

In my country Easter is all about Easter bunnies, chocolate, and eat-till-you-drop family dinners. No one pays attention to the priests trying to convey their Easter prayers.

Comment by Dustin on April 28, 2011 at 2:08am
Just.  Wow.  Maybe this Pastor should run for President so he can make his own proclamations.
Comment by Rob H on April 29, 2011 at 6:45pm
Do Christians need a proclamation about Easter? They are really deeply troubled about this? Amazing revelation.
Comment by Natalie on May 3, 2011 at 9:04am
I want a new law! Religion out of politics!
Comment by Michelob on July 27, 2011 at 12:59pm

Easter has nothing to do with Christianity or Jesus' resurrection.  It is the celebration of Esther coming to the Earth, healing a wounded bird by transforming it into an egg laying hare and infant sacrifices for the good fortune of fertility throughout the year.  The closest thing expressed in the bible is Passover, which is the celebration of Jesus' sacrifice for Christian salvation just as the original Passover was a celebration of Gabriel killing the first born of all unmarked homes in Egypt.

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