For First Time Ever… Obama to Use Civil Rights Activist and Not Clergy to Deliver Benediction at Inauguration

It’s an Obama world.

Myrlie Evers-Williams (News One)

For the first time ever Barack Obama will use a lay person and not a clergy member to deliver the benediction at the 2013 Inauguration.
The Washington Post reported:

President Obama has picked Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, to deliver the invocation at his public swearing-in later this month. It is believed to be the first time a woman, and a layperson rather than a clergy member, has been chosen to deliver what may be America’s most prominent public prayer.

The inaugural committee Tuesday plans to announce that the benediction will be given by conservative evangelical pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the student-focused Passion Conferences, which draw tens of thousands of people to events around the world.

The contrasting choice of speakers are typical of a president who has walked a sometimes complicated path when it comes to religion — working to be inclusive to the point that critics at times have questioned his faith.

In a statement released by the inaugural committee, the president said the careers of Evers-Williams and Giglio “reflect the ideals that the Vice President and I continue to pursue for all Americans – justice, equality and opportunity.”

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  • lincoln’s widow

    So what? Race bait much?

  • Objective Analysis

    They need to offer obama phones and obama money to attend the inauguration. So, i guess the recovery is not working because folks can’t attend his coronation II. LOL!

  • All_IS_LOST

    I have no problem with this. But I wonder why the big O did not call on MLK’s niece to do the prayer…oh yeah she does not believe in killing babies.

  • cavt

    Granted–this is a small thing. But it is indicative of a thought process(of which we’ve seen many indicative actions/words.) Big(and bad) change starts very small. More equality blabber–

  • ★FALCON★

    *Puke*

  • RedBeard

    The contrasting choice of speakers are typical of a president who has walked a sometimes complicated path when it comes to religion…

    It’s rather comical to watch the Post skirting around the issue, trying to avoid stating the obvious in so many words.

  • David Milberg

    Cool!

  • Sasja

    I keep waiting for lincoln’s widow to post something that shows she has just a hint of intellect. I guess it’s going to be a long wait.

    I do have a question for the idiot. Just what gives you any indication this is about race? Seems to me, you libs are the ones who can’t seem to put race aside and just let the individual stand on his/her own merits. Now, who would be the racist?

  • shadow

    oh yeah she does not believe in killing babies.

    I don’t believe human sacrifice is on the list of inaugural events.

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  • AuntieMadder

    Commies are Atheists or, more precisely, the state is their god. Having completed his first term, securing a second term, and with the transformation of America right on schedule as planned, he’s feeling secure, relaxed enough to drop the facade and show his true Commie color (red, of course).

  • Eleanor Watts Perkins

    Obama does these sorts of things to make Social Conservatives mad. It’s part of his pitting the RINOs against the Conservatives. The strategy seems to be effective.

  • Indiana

    No that Obama is our King…..I wouldn’t be surprised if he showed up for the event dressed in full Arab Garb….and Michelle in the traditional swahili head dress.

  • AuntieMadder

    @ Sasja #8: We should expect no more from a woman whose mental health plummeted from severely depressed to delusional upon the death of her husband.

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  • ★FALCON★

    The biggest problem here, and one that some seem to miss, is that Obama as the most powerful man on the planet should have the compassion, understanding and belief system that he also answers to a higher power – that he is not omnipotent.

    The biggest problem I have seen with Obama, and trust me there are thousands, is that he and his supporters think he is a deity. He’s a friggin’ moral, and that’s apparent by the mistakes he makes on a minute by minute basis.

    It’s that kind of thinking that led to the Second World War.

  • http://! l.barney

    GET READY TO BE LECTURED! (this means us whiteys!)

  • Kate

    Exactly #11; communism is Obama’s God. That’s what they worship. All that is important to these liberals is their politics, not their souls.

  • Chataranga

    #17

    Nail. Head.

  • http://swesleymcgranor.wordpress.com S. Wesley Mcgranor

    Of course; and its the gist of clergies message anyway. Your Protestant churches were transformed by the Countercultures call to Marxist/Bakuninist social justice… As they were burning the houses, business’s, Government buildings, and other institutions, you said: quick pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964; before they burn the Church.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    To liberal blacks, civil rights is a religion.

    (I would point out that “civil rights” is no longer about civil rights, but perceived “revenge rights” by blacks and hispanics.)

    It is a blasphemy to question affirmative action. It is blasphemy to suggest that blacks can be racist. It is blasphemy to ask a black President for his college transcripts.

  • Joel

    From http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6160:

    “Underpinning the NAACP’s support for race preferences is its fervent belief that white racism in the United States remains an intractable, largely undiminished, phenomenon. Elaine Jones of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, for instance, contends that the Ku Klux Klan’s racist views “are shared quietly” by many Americans. According to the NAACP’s former Chair, Myrlie Evers-Williams, “America reeks of racism.” And the NAACP’s former Executive Director, Benjamin Chavis, has lamented the “vestiges of American apartheid” that allegedly prevent blacks from acquiring a “fair share” of the American economy, calling racism “worse today than it was in the 60s.” Citing what he perceived to be America’s pervasive racial injustice, Chavis called the 1992 Los Angeles riots a justified “people’s rebellion” against their white oppressors. As compensation for the enslavement of their ancestors between the 17th and 19th centuries, and as punishment for America’s allegedly persisting racism throughout the post-slavery era, the NAACP favors the notion of reparations payments to black Americans.”

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Ah surprised he’s not getting Sharpton to do it bawahahaha Worst President in history!!!!!

  • Bitter Clinger

    I can still recall how I recoiled in horror during the first benediction given by one of Obama’s pals. He called on “Whites to do what’s right.” If that wasn’t an in-your-face insult to a majority of the population, tell me what is. Yes, the second term will in in-our-faces day and night until something is done about it.

  • Oliver

    Related: Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    http://www.investigativeproject.org/3869/egyptian-magazine-muslim-brotherhood-infiltrates

  • All_IS_LOST

    “#9 January 8, 2013 at 9:42 am
    shadow commented:

    oh yeah she does not believe in killing babies.

    I don’t believe human sacrifice is on the list of inaugural events.”

    I am sure Planned Parenthood will be throwing a party or two, and don’t forget that the abortion pill is now free.

  • paul52

    Where’s Jeremiah Wright? Forgot the code to the gate at his golf course, 98% whitey, mansion? And Barry claims he’s a Christian; then so is my black Lab!

  • paul52

    Lincoln’s widow is the raaaaacist here. Are there no black clergy in America? Are most of them pro-life, perhaps? Somewhere, a bridge is missing its troll.

  • Carol

    Hmmmm…….abortion is human sacrifice.

    I haven’t though about it in those terms, but it is at that. A sacrifice to the gods (idols) in hope that if they don’t have to raise a child and that the gods will give them more money, time for themselves, prestige, and a trouble free life.

    And liberals support it all the way.

    An unborn child IS a human child no matter at what point of development he/she is or what the medical/technical term is used (fetus, etc).

  • dwdude

    as a white guy, i am no longer responding to any civil rights blather…if you are black in america and haven’t made it yet after the largest expansion of the welfare state over the last 50 years then i’m sorry, i’m all out of guilt induced behavior. obama should be careful how far he agitates, he might not like the outcome. remember, the first shot of the revolution was fired by accident, but the rest were fired with purpose. the first place to move on would be all of the government agencies that have received millions of rounds of hollow point ammunition ordered by homeland insecurity to be used by your own government against you.

  • Old White Man

    The woman is black – so obviously she’s anointed, or something.

  • tarpon

    Race baiter in chief….

  • http://swesleymcgranor.wordpress.com S. Wesley Mcgranor

    Joel, which ‘Klan’; the Jazz Age one? That organization is a fraud and a scapegoat.

  • http://ace.mu.nu @PurpAv

    Was Wright unavailable?

  • shadow

    Just what gives you any indication this is about race?
    “To liberal blacks, civil rights is a religion.”

    “Underpinning the NAACP’s support for race preferences is its fervent belief that white racism in the United States remains an intractable, largely undiminished, phenomenon.”

    “Michelle in the traditional swahili head dress.”

    “Was Wright unavailable?”

    “I wonder why the big O did not call on MLK’s niece”

    “Ah surprised he’s not getting Sharpton”

    “The woman is black – so obviously she’s anointed, or something.”

    “Race baiter in chief….”

    Nope, nothing racial there.

  • shadow

    ba·by

    /ˈbābē/

    Hmmmm…….abortion is human sacrifice.
    Who said anything about abortion. Babies, by definition, have already been born.

    Baby
    Noun
    A very young child, esp. one newly or recently born.

  • jtb012u340

    First, in the Scriptures, there is NO DIFFERENCE between the clergy and lay person. As a matter of fact, God HATES this kind of thing. Its called Nicolatianism, the deeds of the Nicolatians which I HATE, He says.

    But, secondly, we are in the Laodicea church age. The word Laodicea means “right of the people” as in civil rights. God calls this time period the WORST on the face of the planet. It is where everyone has rights but Him. The way he handles it is by destroying it by bringing everyone together (bind them) in bundles (matt 13) to burn them. And, yes you are going to get run over by Apartheid (minority ruling majority i.e. CRA of 1964).

    Then again, the wicked shall be turned into hell and every nation that forgets God. America dumped God 100 years ago so God has dumped America.

  • efrench

    This is not a small thing…this a HUGE thing and very very wrong.

  • Tee Dub

    I’m guessing that having an Imam would raise too many questions.

  • Winston Wolfe

    @ shadow #35

    Oh, I see. Pointing out Obama hangs out with a bunch of race baiters and race hustlers is in itself, racist.

    Got it.

  • Rhonda

    Wonder whose Bible he is gonna use this time.

  • Patty

    Hasn’t that been what Obama has been all about. He is infested in Civil Rights so deeply and he has from a young man. He was once told that “You are no, MLK”. But Obama wants to be and he wants to make sure that he leaves some legacy behind for being as great as King or Lincoln.

    Funny, he never got the message that his people are free.

  • Vicky Hernandez

    “i am the Chicago Je$u$. You shall not have other gods before me!”

    P.S. That “i” is small on purpose.

  • http://curious.org Chris

    Did you read the article you linked to?

    “The inaugural committee Tuesday plans to announce that the benediction will be given by conservative evangelical pastor Louie Giglio,”

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  • Indiana

    #35 Shadow….I see you only highlighted the swahili head dress part of my comment as racist. Obvious you see only RACISM. Let me help you out here…..I’m also ISLAMOPHOBIC….pay attention. /s

  • shadow

    Oh, I see. Pointing out Obama hangs out with a bunch of race baiters and race hustlers is in itself, racist.

    Now where did I say that anything was “racist?” What’s wrong? Ya got a guilty conscience?

  • xiphos

    We aren’t going to see the last of the firsts from this despicable ……….

  • shadow

    I see you only highlighted the swahili head dress part of my comment as racist.

    There’s that education thing again. I said “racial” not “racist.” The IS a difference.

  • RKflorida

    You folks here that think it’s a small thing miss the point that the President of the United States didn’t think it was a small thing! Why does he think it’s a big deal and you don’t?

  • thescribbler

    Guess I won’t be watching any television for a week. I just can’t with this guy any more, I’m sick of seeing/hearing him.

  • Coasta

    #38 Yes, this is a big deal. Makes my heart sad.

    Not going to watch it anyway……..none of it.

  • Joanne

    It is fitting. Why have a clergy member deliver the benediction to a usuper socialist muslim intent on destroying the U.S. anyhow.

  • CommieJuice

    He doesn’t worship God, unless it’s on his rug. He worships skin and race, the darker the better. Look at his census form, look at what he said about him marrying UP in the gene pool, because to him 100% black is better than 50% white any day.

  • radioone

    When you have a Prez that prays at the “altar of Revenge” I would expect nothing less.

  • LIARINTHEWHITEHOUSE

    Don’t care – won’t be watching.

  • stuart

    Oh Lawd, we prays dat our lives be all lived like those on the silver screen. And in the end we gets to kill all the whites in the movie…. How great is that?

  • SMC

    I wonder what lunacy Obama has planned for his THIRD term.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hjres15/text

  • U.S. Catholic

    Social justice is a religion unto itself. Just ask my bishops, or better yet, watch what they do.

  • John Cornelisus

    No self respecting Christian would want to give the benediction for this guy anyway.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    the door of God, is fastened on the shoulders of man.”

    ~ HADRAT MIRZA BASHIRUDDINMAHMUD AHMAD
    The Second Successor of the Promised Messiah]

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