James Dobson is “disappointed” in President Obama for not attending the National Day of Prayer event.
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An excerpt from The Washington Post (emphasis mine):
The White House released a proclamation from the president about the day early this afternoon, asking Americans to come together in the “spirit of unity and reflection.”
“Let us remember those who came before us, and let us each give thanks for the courage and compassion shown by so many in this country and around the world,” President Obama wrote, adding later: “Our world grows smaller by the day, and our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife; and to lift up those who have fallen on hard times. As we observe this day of prayer, we remember the one law that binds all great religions together: the Golden Rule, and its call to love one another; to understand one another; and to treat with dignity and respect those with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth.”
The White House did not directly address Dobsons’s comments.
However, a White House source with direct knowledge of the situation, said event organizers placed restrictions on potential speakers saying that they had to be “pro-life” and the only person officially invited from the administration was Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican.
Bravo, Mr. President.