The Obama Seder is Political, but that’s ok

The Obama Seder Evidently, President Obama has been celebrating an annual Seder with some of his staff ever since his 2008 campaign. This is a virtual potpourri of Religion-State issues. Reciting the Emancipation Proclamation at a Seder! Saying “Next year at the White House!” instead of Jerusalem! This is such a huge conflagration of religion… Read more The Obama Seder is Political, but that’s ok

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The Obama Seder

Evidently, President Obama has been celebrating an annual Seder with some of his staff ever since his 2008 campaign.

This is a virtual potpourri of Religion-State issues. Reciting the Emancipation Proclamation at a Seder! Saying “Next year at the White House!” instead of Jerusalem! This is such a huge conflagration of religion and civil religion and politics my head’s about to explode. The thing is, this is exactly the kind of affirmation of faith I find fitting and appropriate from the White House.

Now, if Atheists could just have a holiday for the President to crash, then we could round it all out well. But because of this lack, I suspect folks are still irked that this African-American, Christian President does anything religious at all.

Read the article at the Huffington Post for more on the President’s Seder