I don’t usually pay attention to presidential proclamations about religious events. I celebrate the events, or not, according to my faith. My preference is for government officials to be silent about matters of faith.

However: if the president is going to make a pronouncement about a minority religion, then he surely should not neglect the most important day in the Christian calendar. That would be Easter, of course. The foundational event for Christians, the Resurrection, the triumph by Jesus Christ over death itself.

Obama claims to be a Christian, and it’s not my place to judge his faith. I’ll leave that to God. But, again, he says he’s a Christian. So, is he ashamed of being one? Hard to know. But here’s an excerpt from a puzzling story from Fox:

President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most sacred holiday.

By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president’s weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter.

Ramadan, but not Easter. Obama may claim to be a Christian, but he seems to be embarrassed by the entire notion. I’ll put it bluntly: Obama’s actions show a bias against the faith he claims to have. Against the faith of a very large majority of Americans.

He’s biased in favor of Islam and of Gaia-worship (Earth Day). Perhaps this is just part of that Muslim outreach. Which has done so much to bring peace to the Middle East…

He should have issued an Easter proclamation, or issued none at all.

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