God And Man At The White House

During his entire Presidency, the BBC criticized, or gave plenty of unchallenged air time to critics of, George Bush’s religious faith. Sure, he wore it on his sleeve up to a point, but no more than many people in the US. For many people, this is an act of humility, an acknowledgment of a power greater than oneself. This kind of behavior is an anathema to most at the BBC, so it was always treated with disdain.

I’m sure everyone remembers Jeremy Paxman asking Tony Blair if his shared sense of faith with Bush bonded them, and giggled when asking if Blair had actually prayed with him. Most at the BBC never really understood Bush’s religious leanings, and in fact were quite frightened and concerned about the damage he did because of it. Justin Webb’s criticisms over his stopping federal funding for using embryos for stem-cell research come to mind.

In any case, the BBC was never shy about shining a harsh light on the religious faith of George Bush.

Now the current President also has a problem about public perception of His religious faith. We’ve all heard the BBC reminding us constantly that so many foolish United Statesians think He’s a Muslim. The fact is – and we learned this just recently on Today – that the President was now Christian because He went through a conversion.

With this in mind, one would think the astute producers in the BBC News division would leap at the chance to prove once and for all that these fools are wrong and that the President is really a Christian, and has just as much faith as George Bush. On Friday, the President gave an interview in which He stated that He prays “every night” and reads the Bible.

Praying and reading the Bible are part of his everyday life, President Obama said in a wide-ranging interview broadcast Friday.

Speaking with Barbara Walters, Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also described how they involve their daughters in daily prayer.

“Michelle and I have not only benefited from our prayer life, but I think the girls have too,” the president told Walters. “We say grace before we eat dinner every night. We take turns.”

What a sickening display of religiosity, eh? I’m sure all the comedians on various BBC shows will be taking notes. And it gets worse:

When asked if he prays himself, the president said: “I do. Every night.”

Oh dear, oh dear. I await the howls of laughter echoing through the halls of Broadcasting House.

Why isn’t the BBC reporting this? Why isn’t the BBC making a fuss about His faith? Could it be that they don’t like such low behavior and don’t wish to call attention to it? Does this make the President less appealing to them and their fellow travelers? As they censor nearly every other bit of news which might cause consternation at the right kind of dinner parties, I won’t hold my breath on this one.

But wait, there’s more new proof on offer that the President is not a Muslim. It’s Haj time in the Mohammedan world, and the President’s grandmother has been caught lamenting that He needs to come back to the fold:

Grandma prays for Obama to embrace Islam

The Kenyan grandmother of US President Barack Obama who was on Haj pilgrimage to Makkah has said that she prayed for the American leader to convert to Islam, a newspaper said on Thursday.

“I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam,” said Haja Sarah Omar, 88, in an interview with Al-Watan daily held in Jeddah after she had performed Haj.

The paper said that Haja Omar was in Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage along with her son, Obama’s uncle Saeed Hussein Obama, and four of her grandchildren as guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

And there you have it: Incontrovertible proof that the President is not a Muslim. Plus, there’s new proof that the President prays every night, reads the Bible, and seems to be as comfortable with His faith as Bush.

BBC: ZZzzzzzzzz

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9 Responses to God And Man At The White House

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Problem is muslims are permitted to lie if it is in defence of their (satanic) faith. so, bbc might not like Christianity, but just because Obama says he’s one of us doesn’t actually make it so. And maybe the muslims in the bbc know more about what he really is, than the rest of us.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Well, I don’t think the President is lying about His current behavior, but somebody is lying.  One of His spiritual advisers, Jim Wallis, told Justin Webb on Wednesday that the President “had a conversion” (@ 3:55 in).

      But, curiouser and curiouser, the same Jim Wallis told the HuffingtonPost a couple of years ago (h/t NotaSheep) that the President “is not a Muslim, never has been, never attended a Muslim madrassa.”  So why did he tell ol’ Justin that there was a conversion?  Was He a Jew or something?

      Personally, I don’t care what religion He was exposed to as a child, and I don’t care what His beliefs are now.  All I care about is that the BBC’s inherent political and personal biases cause them to attack one President for it, but protect another.


      • Millie Tant says:

        David Preiser: Was He a Jew or something?  
         Heh heh.  Are there any votes in it?

         I am sure that the image of the First Family saying Grace before meals and going to bed with a nightly prayer is very appealing to many voters in America, including genuinely religious blacks and Hispanics.


  2. Simon from Sydney says:

    Apostasy from Islam is a capital offence under Sharia law. Conversion to Christianity isn’t an option…

    Once a Muslim, always a Muslim.


  3. Martin says:

    Ah weill I can tell you exactly how the BBC will spin this, fatty Mark Mardell will lie and say that Obama has HAD to make his faith more prominent because so many think Tea Party Sarah Palin types in the south of America think Barry is a Muzzie.

    So you see it’s all the fault of you thick red necks that Barry has had to admit to reading the Bible.


  4. flexdream says:

    ‘Conversion’ to Christianity includes from an atheist or agnostic state, it is not limited to converting from another religion. Jim Wallis is well known as an evangelical Protestant who has a liberal view on social matters, poverty etc.
    For the BBC religion, especially evangelical Protestantism is anathema, and it is it’s clear pro-Obama bias that balances it’s anti-Christian bias in not denigrating the beliefs of this current President. Even now, BBC reports on the US regularly hark back to President G W Bush and continue to denigrate him.
    That said I think the biggest BBC bias on the US is the sheer unnecessary amount of coverage we in the UK get of domestic US politics, aggravated by the distortion of a pro-Democrat and secular prism.


  5. deegee says:

    It’s amazing that so far into his presidency so many of us are unsure about who Obama is. O:-)  Sometimes I wonder if he is sure about it himself.

    Is he Saul Alinsky’s perfect candidate? In his autobiography he writes about the influence of the Church in Black American society and is advised by his Jewish/atheist community activist mentor to find a church to join.

    Is he an ambitious, cynical, manipulative, deal-making Chicago politician? I recall a conversation where a political candidate was advised not to declare herself to be an ‘atheist’ because that raises hostility in many potential voters but instead declare herself to be an ‘agnostic’ because labelling is all important. Labelling himself Christian (as indeed labelling himself ‘black’)is likely to be far more productive than labelling himself a Muslim. Unless he is adressing the Muslim world and suddenly this middle name reappear!

    Is he an empty suit? – a modern day Robert Redford in the Candidate? If you recall the 1972 movie Redford was an charismatic candidate, a magnetic speaker, with great sex appeal who leveraged his outsider status to good effect in a senatorial race but doesn’t know what to do when he wins. Too Handsome. Too Young. Too Liberal. Doesn’t have a chance. He’s PERFECT! Does that ring a bell?


  6. burbette123 says:

    Would al-beeb ever have the courage to slam the monarch as the head of the British state religion?  Is this democracy? In a truly free society tax-funded, hence coercive religion, is illegal. But everyone can worship or not, privately, as they please.(USA, France, etc.)
    If the beeboids ever criticised the queen, the lords, the church, or themselves (the four tax supported horsemen of the ap…), there would be no need for this watchdog site!


  7. hippiepooter says:

    He wont receive any mockery from the BBC because they know just like – I hope – we do, that his purported religiosity is to do with electoral politics.  The evidence of his closet Communism is far more convincing than his professed Christianity.