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Sep 13 2012

Obama’s 9-11 Proclamation Doesn’t Mention God!

Todd Starnes, the perpetually hysterical Fox Newser, has found an excuse for his latest outrage: President Obama’s proclamation commemorating the attacks of 9/11 don’t mention God, proving that he’s a commie-Nazi-Muslim terrorist. Or something.

President Obama’s proclamation marking the September 11th terrorist attacks did not include any mention of God. The president also failed to note how Americans sought solace in their religion in the aftermath of the Al-Qaeda attacks.

“But as we mark the anniversary of September 11, we remember what remains the same: our character as a nation, our faith in one another, and our legacy as a country strengthened by service and selflessness,” the president wrote.

Instead, the president called on Americans to participate in community service to honor those who were lost.

There was no specific mention of prayer but he did call for the nation to observe a moment of silence tomorrow morning.

Actually, Obama issued a proclamation of three days of prayer and remembrance for 9/11. You can read it yourself here. And as Charles Johnson notes, President Bush usually didn’t mention God when issuing 9/11 proclamations.

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  1. 1
    Randomfactor

    I’m sure Allah was displeased at the omission.

  2. 2
    busterggi

    But Jesus did such a good job stopping the hijackers from killing anyone!

  3. 3
    Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    After all He did to kill thousands and bring down the capitalist US towers, the least we could do is credit Him with the mastermind/ motivational role he played. He was, after all, identified by all al Quaeda members as the supreme head of their group on behalf of whom all al Quaeda actions were taken.

    Why shouldn’t we acknowledge Him and His culpability?

  4. 4
    imrryr

    And I’m outraged that Todd’s outraged commentary contained no mention of Jesus!

  5. 5
    hexidecima

    Poor pathetic Christians, they don’t get to hear about their god ever single minute. What a lying sack of crap this Starnes is. I’m sure it would be below him to actually admit he was lying and apologize.

    I wonder what fit this idiot would have thrown if President Obama mentioned the gods of every person who died that day. I’d be sure to mention how this god failed to help any of its worshippers who perished, when I know that they were praying like they’ve never prayed before.

  6. 6
    danielkim

    This is so tiresome. Maybe all statements and releases by Democrats should have a single line added at the end saying:
    “Oh, and God”

  7. 7
    oranje

    Even his voice drives me nuts, with his faux-folksy “I like WalMart, NASCAR…” etc. A century ago, he would have been interviewing Klan members because their thoughts were not being fairly expressed by the mainstream media.

  8. 8
    imrryr

    @danielkim – Oh, you know that won’t work. Republicans will be all like, “how dare you make the Lord a mere footnote!” The only solution would be for every word in every official statement to be ‘God’ and nothing else.

    No wait, that won’t work either. It’s not divisive enough. Simply saying nothing but ‘God’ allows room for Christians who have no problem with gay marriage and unregulated capitalism to be included and you know we can’t have that…

  9. 9
    Mr Ed

    danielkim

    Half measures anything short of religious (christian) tourettes is an insult!.

  10. 10
    Argle Bargle

    Obama didn’t mention Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva either. Why isn’t Starnes protesting the neglect of the Hindu deities?

  11. 11
    steve oberski

    The president also failed to note how Americans sought solace in their religion

    He probably didn’t mention Americans that sought solace in drugs, alcohol, child abuse or polygamous marriage either.

    And yes, I do know that there is and overlap between those last 2 and religion.

  12. 12
    d cwilson

    These “He didn’t mention Gawd!” fake outrages are getting a little stale. Wingnuts need to spice things up. I suggest playing all of his speeches backwards until they find something that sounds like “Allahu Ackbar!”

  13. 13
    tommykey

    It would be funny if Obama got a little smart alecky and gave a speech or issued a proclamation where every sentence contained “thanks to God” or “Jesus be praised” just to mock these assholes.

  14. 14
    Chiroptera

    Obama must have done this intentionally.

    I mean, I know I probably couldn’t make the typical “American exceptionalism” speech without at least once exlaiming, “Oh, my God!” or “Jesus Christ!”

  15. 15
    Christoph Burschka

    President Obama said several thousand words that were not “God” today. This attack on Christian religious freedom cannot stand.

  16. 16
    Modusoperandi

    Todd Starnes, the perpetually hysterical Fox Newser, has found an excuse for his latest outrage: President Obama’s proclamation commemorating the attacks of 9/11 don’t mention God, proving that he’s a commie-Nazi-Muslim terrorist. Or something.

    And would Obama mentioning Allah really unruffle his feathers?

    Alternate comment:
    He couldn’t. The DNC (Democrat Nationalist Collective) taxed his one away from him and put it in their platform.

  17. 17
    kantalope

    Maybe (jesus) the President just needs to start using religious words instead of punctuation (god)
    It might be a little confusing at first(god) But we would all adjust eventually(god) The hard part would be getting everyone to agree on which punctuation marks to use(god) For example(jesus) should we use Zeus or Apollo as a question mark(zeus)

  18. 18
    raym

    kantalope wins! (With a nod to Victor Borge, I presume.)

  19. 19
    Sastra

    “The president also failed to note how Americans sought solace in their religion in the aftermath of the Al-Qaeda attacks.”

    When I read this sentence, I started to wonder: would it be better, or worse, if their theocratic views were more explicit? Should the statement read “The president also failed to notice how the real, true Americans sought solace in their religion, etc?”

    Is it better for atheists to be ignored, or openly insulted? Yeah. Probably the first — but the glib sneakiness of automatically excluding us from citizenship sometimes gets to me.

  20. 20
    wobert

    Really goes to show how god and stupidity go hand in hand.

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