Obama skips church, heads to gym

November 24, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines, Politics

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From Politico: By & | 11/23/08 3:41 PM EST

President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors.

On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym.

Asked about the president-elect’s decision to not attend church, a transition aide noted that the Obamas valued their faith experience in Chicago but were concerned about the impact their large retinue may have on other parishioners.

“Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw,” said the aide.

Both President-elect George W. Bush and President-elect Bill Clinton managed to attend church in the weeks after they were elected.

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2 Responses to “Obama skips church, heads to gym”

  1. christian reyes on December 1st, 2008 12:40 am

    i don’t really mind barack missing church. it’s no big deal….he’ll find a church in d.c….we need to pray for him like we would a family member…

  2. ashley brazzel on January 4th, 2009 2:49 pm

    And so it begins….

    All I can say is simply that the separation of church & state makes this a country where we are free to worship whom we wish. That includes the freedom to be a Christian. I thank God that I live in a country where I am not forced to believe what “they” want me to believe. Just as God has given us the freedom of choice in our beliefs, our government has done the same thing.

    It does not matter if Obama goes to church on Sundays. God has placed him in the position he has been placed in for a reason, and the bible tells us so!

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