Obama's lapse: Dissing Christians
The White House this year did not release its traditional Easter proclamation. A spokesman dismissed questions about the lapse and subsequent criticism. Hey, the first family went to a Baptist church on Sunday, said Jay Carney.
And there was that Easter breakfast last week for Christian ministers -- where Mr. Obama professed his Christian faith, it's reported.
And who can forget Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll, this year folded into the first lady's anti-obesity campaign. Hold the carbs and let us pray. At least they didn't call it the White House Ovoid Roll, right?
But on Good Friday, the president did release a statement -- commemorating Earth Day. Woo-hoo.
Let's see, there have been proclamations about major Muslim holidays. Last year, Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha each received one. And, by golly, there was an Easter proclamation last year -- one that included mentions of a variety of other religions and even the nonreligious. Christians were left out of the Muslim proclamations.
Oh, by the way, Mr. President, Sunday is May Day. We can't wait to hear your proclamation on that one. You know, a little nod to communists, socialists and all the guys and gals down at their local gulags. Perhaps you'll throw a belated bone to Christians?