That doesn't make me personally dislike him, or worse, want to see him destroyed. Democracy only works when the minority respect the opinions of the majority. Now I didn't say agree...I said respect. But for some reason (ahem, say talk radio and other demagogues), we've become a polarized society of the we vs. them. A stance that totally negates the possible positions of how about them or maybe those. We've allowed the spectrum to be limited to two sides on most all political issues...it's become the Hatfield v McCoy, the Montague v Capulet, or Marcia Brady v Jan Brady. With that comes a great deal of resentment, even anger and rage.
The same happened with George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush. President Reagan enjoyed a fairly healthy period of detente with the American other side while he crushed the Evil Empire of the Soviets. An age old tactic of if your enemy is my enemy then we must be friends played to perfection. I sure miss Ronnie.
Back to the matter at hand.
If you're not a fan of President Obama, his politics, the fact he's from Chicago, the fact he may not be from Hawaii, his wife's inaugural dress, or his disproportionate ear size...just please stop circulate the story he is cancelling the National Day of Prayer. It's just not true!
When you succumb to spreading these vicious lies based on your personal feelings and not objective political/moral reasons, you completely undermine the people who disagree with the President's politics and policies. I, for one, hate having the wind taken out of my sails, and my points of contention are with our President's spend and tax policies, not made up stories about his religious beliefs or birthplace. Stick to the facts please.
Christians...you know better! Bending the truth or just flat out lying is not the example our Savior set for us. When we participate in spreading false stories to damage some one's credibility or reputation for personal gain or just being mean spirited...we aren't being a light for Christ.
A federal judge ruled last week the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. President Obama has declared he will honor it anyway. That's one for him in my book...although he's got a long way to go politically to break even.