President Obama Cancelled the 21st Annual White House Observance of the National Day Of Prayer-Truth! & Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that says that President Obama cancelled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House.  The email also says that the White House participated in a Muslim Prayer Event in Washington D.C. and that the President said that the United States is no longer a Christian nation.
 

The Truth:  
The National Day of Prayer is celebrated in the United States every year on the first Thursday in May but President Obama did not have a ceremony at the White House in 2009.  On May 7, 2009, the President did issue an official proclamation in observance of the National Day of Prayer.   Click for proclamation

According a statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the President would be spending some time in private prayer that day - "as he does every day." 

A spokesperson from the National Day of Prayer task force told TruthorFiction.com that the 2010 event, now in its 59th year, is scheduled for May 6th but there is still no word from the Obama Administration regarding ceremonial observance at the White House.  The spokesperson also said Evangelical leaders were invited to gather for a ceremony of prayer and commemoration in the East Room at the White House during the years that President George W. Bush occupied the Oval Office.   

The myth that the White House ceremony is a 21 year tradition is a fabrication.  The National Day of Prayer task force, in a May 4, 2009 USA Today released a statement saying, "While there will be tens of thousands of prayer gatherings throughout the nation, on May 7th, the Obama Administration announced there will not be a White House Observance for the National Day of Prayer this year, contrary to the administrations of President George W. Bush, President George H. W. Bush, and President Ronald Reagan. A White House Observance was not held during the administration of President Bill Clinton."  

 

President Obama and the Muslim Prayer Day?

 

Additional confusion has been sparked over a Muslim prayer event that was scheduled in September 25, 2009.  There was no official White House ceremony for this event.  

Some forwarded emails included a photograph of President Obama removing his shoes as he prepared for the prayer event.   The photograph was taken prior to the President's tour of a Mosque in Turkey.   Truth of Fiction findings are posted at this link:  Muslims Pray at the Capitol

 

United States Is Not A Christian Nation?

President Obama did say "we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation" in Turkey but this quotation has been taken out of context.  The President said, "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish Nation or a Muslim Nation.  We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." 
 

 

YouTube Video of President Obama's speech

 

updated 04/05/10  

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

VERSION 1:

This is chilling ...

In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."
In 1988 resident Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA Was no longer a  Christian nation.
This year President Obama, canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the rouse Of "not wanting to offend anyone"

On September 25, 2009 from 4 am until 7 pm, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was Held on Capitol Hill, Beside the White House.There were over 50,000 Muslims that Day in DC.

I guess it Doesn't matter if "Christians" Are offended by this event - We obviously Don't count as "anyone" Anymore.

The direction This country is headed Should strike fear in the heart of every Christian. Especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be Converted they should be Annihilated

This is not a Rumor Go to the website To confirm this info: ( http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/ )

Pay particular attention to the very bottom of the page: "OUR TIME HAS COME"  I hope that this Information will stir your spirit.

The words of 2 Chronicles 7:14  "If my people, Who are called by my Name, Will humble themselves And pray, And seek my face, and Turn from their Wicked ways,  Then will I hear from Heaven  And will forgive their Sin and will heal Their land."

We must pray for Our nation, our communities, Our families, and especially our children. They are the ones that are going to suffer the most

If we don't PRAY!  May God have Mercy...IN GOD WE TRUST.

Please pass this on,  Maybe someone, somehow can figure out a way to put America back on the map as it was when we were growing up, a safe place to live and by The Ten Commandments and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

VERSION 2:

Look Who's Praying!!! (press won't show this!)
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Remember what this guy said, "The Muslim's Morning Call to Prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world!"


..and he had the gall to cancel the National (Christian) Day of Prayer! Reportedly, he has not attended church once since he got into the White House. I wonder where "Reverend" Wright is these days? Obama claims to have attended that church for 20 years. The White House is going to have to be fumigated for MONTHS when Obama's gone!

LOOK WHO'S PRAYING!

And what was it he said to all of you that were in Washington, DC. last week.....don't question my religion?

Oh, yes, Obama prays all right:




HE PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS!!

This is OUR President at a MOSQUE prayer session LAST WEEK AT THE WHITE HOUSE, on the site where the INAUGURATION is held every 4 years!

He canceled OUR CHRISTIAN "NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER"...Now...THIS.

For Obama to continue as our president is an INSULT TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS!

AND DISGUSTING TO EVERY RED BLOODED AMERICAN

Forward this to every American Citizen as the media won't!

 

VERSION 3:

THIS IS WHAT A TRAITOR LOOKS LIKE TO MOST OF US.

In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a"National Day of Prayer."
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In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as
the National Day of Prayer.
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In June 2007(then)
Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA "Was no longer a Christian nation."
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This year (2010) President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse Of "not wanting to offend anyone"

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BUT... on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until 7 PM, a National Day of Prayer FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION
was Held on Capitol Hill, Beside the White House. There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day.

HE PRAYS WITH THE MUSLIMS!

I guess it Doesn't matter if "Christians" Are offended by this event - We obviously Don't count as "anyone" Anymore.

The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian,especially knowing that the
Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated.

This is not a Rumor - Go to the website
To confirm this info: http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com

Send this to ten people and the person who sent it to you!...
to let them know that indeed, it was sent out to many more.

 

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