Today in Barf News

This morning, President Obama hosted an "Easter Prayer Breakfast" for the second year in a row, and announced that he wants to make it an annual event.
"I'm going to make it annual," Obama told Christian leaders from across the country gathered in the East Room. "The Easter Egg Roll, that's well established. The Prayer Breakfast, we started last year."

The reason: In tough times, personal or professional faith helps.

"There's something about the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ that puts everything else into perspective," Obama said.
1. I am absolutely aghast that the most powerful man in the nation suggests that people need to turn to their faith during hard times, when he has the capacity to champion a comprehensive and fully-funded social safety net that would answer lots of those prayers.

2. Bullshit he's doing this because "the resurrection...puts everything else into perspective." He's doing it because he's started campaigning for 2012 and is (again) tacitly pandering to the Birther crowd and other rightwing extremists who insist that he's a secret Muslim. And guess what? THIS WON'T CHANGE THEIR MINDS. (See also.)

3. As an atheist, I say this with all due respect, Mr. President: Fuck off.

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