As a Senator, Barack Obama proclaimed during an interview, “I am a Christian, so I have a deep faith.”
As our President, Obama seems to have lost touch with that faith, or perhaps it wasn’t truly deep in the first place.
After all, what Christian, in discussing the true meaning of Christmas, wouldn’t mention the birth of Jesus?
President Barack Obama is being accused of ignoring the true meaning of Christmas during a brief appearance on Monday night’s ”It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown,” an ABC special commemorating the popular holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
“We want to wish a happy 50th anniversary to one of our country’s most beloved traditions, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,” President Obama said.
Michelle Obama followed that up by noting that the beloved characters in the holiday special have helped bring people together for a half century to “teach us the true meaning of Christmas.”
“They teach us that tiny trees just need a little love and that on this holiday we celebrate peace on Earth and good will toward all,” President Obama continued, with Michelle Obama adding, “Because — as Linus knows — that’s what Christmas is all about.”
Christian Post reporter, Napp Nazworth, explains that while Linus certainly does mention ‘peace on Earth, good will toward men,’ he also tackles the true meaning of Christmas – “Unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
Here is the video clip, followed by a transcript from the folks at NewsBusters:
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night, and lo the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid, and the angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a savior, tis Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Comment: What do you think? Did the President and First Lady simply forget to mention Jesus in discussing the true meaning of Christmas?