4th Straight Year: Obama Thanksgiving Resolution Doesn’t Thank God
As we all know, Obama has muddled his faith in his biography and public statements and actions, so that like most liberals, he can claim to have sympathies and respect for all religions; which in itself is non-Christian. His church in Chicago was a Black Liberation Theology, faux Christian Church, teaching mostly separation of the races, hate for whitey and other decidedly unchristian things. Then there is his undeniable Muslim background, his sympathies towards Islam and his dislike for Israel. So, it is impossible to know what he is, even though he, on a few occasions, makes half-hearted claims to a Christian faith.
His actions towards Christian observances are quite negative, his support for abortion and gay rights are antichristian, as is his support for the lie of Separation of Church and State. Then add in his reluctance to even Thank God for His blessings on America and it is increasingly clear Obama is really an atheist, he wants to seem to have some universal religious beliefs that are deliberately unclear, that he might not be painted into any corner and can play everyone against each other.
Yes, the President should defend the right of everyone to believe as they choose, without prejudice; but if it in the slightest was causes him to water down or play down his own faith, then he really doesn’t have that faith at all. Why should he thank God? He thinks He would only be thanking himself.
For the fourth straight year, the Thanksgiving resolution from President Barack Obama fails to actually thank God — which is the fundamental reason why Thanksgiving is observed.
In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation that set forth the main reason for Thanksgiving, saying, “Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation.”
President Abraham Lincoln, who made Thanksgiving a national holiday, also understood the religious context upon which it was founded.
“It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens,” he wrote.
But, to President Obama, Thanksgiving is about food and football, according to his official remarks as distributed by the White House.
“For us, like so many of you, this is a day full of family and friends; food and football. It’s a day to fight the overwhelming urge to take a nap – at least until after dinner,” Obama said.
Obama eventually mentions blessings and later, in passing, says, “Because there but for the grace of God go I.” The rest of the message is a nice one about helping the hurricane victims, honoring our troops, and bringing Americans together. But nowhere in the text is there an actual thanks to the Lord for his blessings on the nation or a recognition that that is the reason for Thanksgiving.
But, of course, we’re used to this. In 2011, there was no mention of God at all. In 2010, Obama was closer, but still missed the mark (“we’ll spend some time taking stock of what we’re thankful for: the God-given bounty of America, and the blessings of one another”).