Obama the preacher?
February 3, 2011
“President Obama, like many presidents before him since 1953, delivered an address at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast today, attended by about 3,000 high-ranking political and religious leaders. The president’s speech this morning included biblical passages, and discussed his prayers and the path to “finding his Christian faith.”
The National Prayer Breakfast is organized by The Fellowship Foundation, also known as “The Family,” a secretive fundamentalist Christian group, dragged into the spotlight by Jeff Sharlet in his expose The Family. (Hear Sharlet interviewed on Freethought Radio.) According to the Baptist Joint Committee, the Family seeks “to use the halls of government to promote Christianity around the world.” The New York Times points out that the Family has been accused of having ties to Uganda legislation calling for the imprisonment and execution of homosexuals.”