GOBAMA: The Evangelical Alliance wants him to read their Bible

Posted: January 26, 2009 in Above the Fold, Follow up, Politics, Spin Doctor
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In case you missed it, there is much ado about nothing over Chief Justice John Robert’s massive flub over delivering the oath to the BarackStar. Evidently, his tongue froze to the roof of his palette and we have this anti-Constitutional faux pas:

So, now the haters out there are leaping for joy and clamoring that he actually is not president. Not so fast. But, just to be sure and without the built-in nervous breakdown of sub zero wind chill and the eyes of many nations upon them, they took a do over. Only one issue with this one – there was no Bible! Can’t these dudes get anything right?!

They are actually practicing high fives

They are actually practicing high fives

In swoops the Evangelical Alliance seeing the perfect opportunity to aid the new president, and of course, seizing the same opportunity to capture some lovely PR.

Dr. Krish Kandiah, director of Churches in Mission for the Evangelical Alliance, said he will send a copy of Bible Society’s Poverty and Justice Bible to Obama to make sure he always has a Bible at hand in the future. “President Obama’s commitment to the scripture was obvious during his inaugural address, when he quoted Paul’s letter to the Corinthians – so when we heard he didn’t swear on a Bible the second time, we could only assume it was because he couldn’t find one,” said Kandiah.

Yeah, because a president typically travels and you wouldn’t want theft to be on his conscience when he swipes one of those gifts left by the Gideons, huh? How magnimous of you.

But, history gomers on the Wall, did you know this is actually the seventh time in history an oath redux has been necessary… and the third without a Bible? Albeit none because the recitator forgot his lines on national TV! But I digress, and thanks to the Dallas Morning News for the talking points from FOX News (har har).

Hail to the Chief and some lifelong hell to the Chief Justice. God bless America.

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Comments
  1. hiscrivener says:

    I agree. What’s depressing is the BarackStar had two months to work on a speech, nine balls, the inaugural oath, ceremony and parade. John Roberts had 39 words, and it was in the Constitution, sans a Bible (which is traditional, not legal… true dat, Shane).

    And it was the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who needed the double take. Yeah, too much was made out of it, but far be it for me not to allow myself to exercise free speech and biting humor. Good times. 🙂

  2. I think way too many people were making a bigger deal out of this that what it deserves. Nothing in the constitution that says he has to swear on a Bible anyway.

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