A President and Church Attendance - does it matter to you?

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Does the church attendance of a President matter to you?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Depends on my personal left or right wing partisan views.

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  1. kwc57
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    kwc57 BOHICA Obama

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    Today's poll question, does the church attendance of a President matter to you?

    Drudge headline - One Year Later, No Church... leads to this ABC News story.

    President Obama's First Year: Keeping Faith in the White House - ABC News

    Holy BlackBerry! Obama Finds Ways to Keep the Faith During First Year in Office
    Has the First Family's D.C. Church Search Come to a Close?
    By DEVIN DWYER
    Jan. 29, 2010

    If church attendance is one measure of a man's faith, then President Obama may appear to have lost some of his. The first family, once regular churchgoers, have publicly attended services in Washington just three times in the past year, by ABC News' count, even bypassing the pews on Christmas Day.

    The Obamas will start looking for a church community in Washington, D.C.Obama quit Chicago's embattled Trinity United Church of Christ months before taking office in 2008 and has not formally joined a new one in his new hometown.

    But sources familiar with the president's personal life say Obama remains a faithful Christian while in the White House, practicing his beliefs regularly in private with family and the aid of his BlackBerry.

    "Barack Obama is a Christian. He's always been clear and unapologetic about that, and he's comfortable with his own faith," Rev. Jim Wallis, an Obama friend and spiritual adviser, said. "But I think the president, particularly a president, needs the kind of pastoral care or spiritual counsel with people who don't have a political agenda. And it's hard for a president to get that." ..............................
     
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    None of my business
     
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    Actually, I prefer someone who keeps an entirely secular bent in the office. His religion is a private family matter and has no place in the executive office.
     
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    I don't care if he goes to church once or every week during a term.. that does not make a president...

    But WHAT church attended does mean a lot.... I would not be supportive of some whacked out church spewing hatred, lies about the country, or promoting bad acts.... or a cult... or other similar things
     
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    I have nothing good to say about President Obama but if he goes to church or if he does not go to church is really none of my business. Just my opinion though, he might benefit from some serious religious teaching - especially that thing I read about "Thou shall not bear false witness..."
     
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    I dont care.
     
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    C'mon, cut Barry some slack on this church stuff. He's been a very busy guy in the last year. Hell, it took him months just to pick out a puppy.
     
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    It is only an issue if they claim to be a god fearing Christian.

    If they claim to be a good christian but do not go to church....
     
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    or support abortion......
     

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