Archive for August 20, 2009

Back in November, the BarackStar was eagerly looking for a church home following his procurement of some sweet real estate in Washington D.C.

From Baptist to UMC to even MCC, all churches on the famed “God’s Avenue” wanted to have enough bake sales and homeless outreaches to attract the first family to their congregation.

Well, evidently those marketing efforts haven’t been that successful as the Obama clan have not yet found their sanctified home.

Church and StateQuestion: Does it matter, as USA Today’s Henry Britton ruminates?

The Constitution says there shall be no “religious test,” so perhaps Sunday morning should be the one day each week when the president gets to sleep in. He certainly works hard enough. But before he hits the snooze button, President Obama should return to the question of whether he and his family will join a congregation in the Washington area.

The article is a good read, but before you decide, ask yourself this: Any former or current waiters in the house?

Yes, okay. What was the absolute worst shift to work? Sunday brunch. Why? Christians (or mostly, those dunderheads who dubbed themselves as such).

Any person out there in need of trades? Okay, do ever shun from the plumber or painter with a big ichthus draped across the car? You bet you do, and why? Ethics.

Even though Christians should be the last group of people to have this dark cloud looming over their head, they are typically the first ones to be questioned about it.

So, if that is the stereotype, should it matter if Obama isn’t the church-going dude he espoused to be to all the sheep in America?

I know plenty of people who are truly skilled at their vocation, and could care less about salvation, stigmata or sanctification. Does that make them any less of an expert in their field? Not so much.

Yes, they need Jesus to wash away their sin. Yes, God’s son is the only way to heaven. But there is no way you can tell me without God, someone sucks at their gig. The difference is the Holy Spirit can make them that much better.

The president needs all the help he can get… and with that health care plan, now more than ever. It doesn’t look like the brother is going to church any time soon.

So, aside what you think of his politics, philosophy and utmost devotion for the teleprompter… if he is not a faithful “living epistle” for Jesus Christ, does it affect his means to do his job?

And if you exclaim “Yes,” I – along with more than 87 percent of this country (GOP and Dems alike) – give you George W. Bush as an example.

Any thoughts?