Just a few days ago, Obama and the White House went out of its way to issue a special proclamation for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim “festival of sacrifice”.
In an official White House statement, the president and first lady gushed about Eid and congratulated Muslims involved in the Hajj “pilgrimage”.
Eid is a particularly grotesque time in the muslim world. SG at Sweetness and Light posts graphic images of how muslims celebrate this ‘festival of sacrifice’.
All of that is well and good, but what struck me about this special message was the reminder that this very same president deliberately ignored Easter this year, the most holy of Christian holidays, by snubbing Christians here and around the world.
In April there was disbelief that the White House issued no proclamation about Easter, let alone a personal statement by the president and his wife.
Are people that stupid that they didn’t see the handwriting on the wall in 2007 when Nicholas Kristoff’s article quoted Obama saying the Islamic call to prayer was ‘the sweetest sound on earth’? Or when he mocked the Bible in 2006?
By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. On top of neglecting Easter, the president also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. The White House did, however, release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day, which fell on Good Friday.
Most of us recognized a problem with a man whose spiritual leader and father figure ran a church where pleading to God to “damn” America was standard, but it now seems Obama’s contempt for this nation is personal and isn’t even something he bothers to mask.
For those of us who’ve been paying attention, none of this is surprising. Read the whole thing. It’s been noted previously by many Christians how hostile this administration is to Christians and Christianity in general. This is just more evidence of it.