Friday, April 16, 2010

Integrity.

I am an honest person. I am a person of integrity. Here is the proof.

Today on Facebook I've been seeing a lot of this:

President Obama has decided that there will no longer be a "National Day of Prayer" held in May. He doesn't want to offend anybody. Where was his concern about offending Christians last January when he allowed the Muslims to hold a day of prayer on the capitol grounds. As a Christian American "I'm offended." if you agree copy and paste no matter what religion you are, this country was built on Freedom!


There are a lot of problems with this, the biggest being that Obama didn't do it. A federal judge did.

Congress established the day in 1952 and in 1988 set the first Thursday in May as the day for presidents to issue proclamations asking Americans to pray. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Madison-based group of atheists and agnostics, filed a lawsuit against the federal government in 2008 arguing the day violated the separation of church and state.

President Barack Obama's administration has countered that the statute simply acknowledges the role of religion in the United States. Obama issued a proclamation last year but did not hold public events with religious leaders as former President George W. Bush had done.


The man actually defends National Prayer Day.

Personally, I think the federal judge got it right. A holiday to celebrate religion in general would be fine, a holiday to celebrate and encourage prayer is a de facto establishment of of religion.

All that aside, no matter where you stand on the issue the jackass in the White House is not to blame.

I think you can safely assume that you are a person of integrity when you find yourself defending someone you despise from false accusations.

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