Ramadan? In. National Day of Prayer? Out.
8/21/2009 3:05:00 PM - Jillian Bandes
Obama is marking the start of Ramadan with a video message straight from the White House
. In it, he says Ramadan advances the notions of justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
Less than four months ago, Obama refused to acknowledge America's National Day of Prayer with a traditional White House ceremony, and instead issued a cheap paper proclamation. Shirley Dobson, chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Committee, said the following to Fox News
before the National Day of Prayer was to take place:
We are disappointed in the lack of participation by the Obama administration... At this time in our country's history, we would hope our president would recognize more fully the importance of prayer.
Seems like he does....as long as it doesn't have an Judeo-Christian flavor to it.