The President Has A God-Free HolidayNovember 26, 2011 10:17 pm Christian Political Views
This past Thursday, on Thanksgiving, the President reflected on his “luck” rather than being thankful to God. I find it interesting that the word “luck” and the word “lucifer” come from the same root word. There is no such thing as “luck;” there is Blessing from our Father God. Perhaps the President is mired in superstition. I choose to have a life based on the Word of God!
“Angry reactions are pouring in from across America and beyond after President Barack Obama chose not to thank God but referred to ‘luck’ during his Thanksgiving address in defiance of the holiday tradition’s purpose as established by President George Washington in 1789.
Obama omitted religious references in his three-minute speech although Thanksgiving is ‘a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God,’ said Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes.
‘The president said his family was ‘reflecting on how truly lucky we are,” he added. ‘For many Americans, though, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how blessed and thankful they are.’
In his speech, Obama said his family would spend the day ‘eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how truly lucky we are.’
‘Somebody ought to remind Obama that when Americans sit down around a meal today and give thanks, they give thanks to God,’ said The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s columnist Sherman Frederick.
Proclaiming the first national day of public thanksgiving, George Washington, America’s first president who also presided over the writing of the Constitution, said, ‘Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor… a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God…’”
Our first President understood what being thankful to God is all about, it is sad that our current President does not.