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Fox News – ‘Manufactured Nonsense: a Case Study’

1929 – White House Easter Egg Roll

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Via: The Washington Monthly

It’s always impressive to see the evolution of a “controversy,” from Republican media on up.

Fox News today slammed President Obama for not issuing a proclamation acknowledging Easter. (Somehow, Christians managed to hear about the holiday anyway.)

Conservative activists quickly followed suit, probably unaware of the fact that Bush and Reagan didn’t issue Easter proclamations, either.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2011_04/029113.php

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President Obama – White House Easter Prayer Breakfast

“I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason — because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during this season, we are reminded that there’s something about the resurrection — something about the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ, that puts everything else in perspective.

“We all live in the hustle and bustle of our work… But then comes Holy Week. The triumph of Palm Sunday. The humility of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. His slow march up that hill, and the pain and the scorn and the shame of the cross. And we’re reminded that in that moment, he took on the sins of the world — past, present and future — and he extended to us that unfathomable gift of grace and salvation through his death and resurrection.

“In the words of the book Isaiah: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

“This magnificent grace, this expansive grace, this ‘Amazing Grace’ calls me to reflect. And it calls me to pray. It calls me to ask God for forgiveness for the times that I’ve not shown grace to others, those times that I’ve fallen short. It calls me to praise God for the gift of our son – his Son and our Savior.”

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April 26, 2011 Posted by | Fox news, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment