Thursday, April 15, 2010

Obama, the National Day of Prayer, and an Idea

It's Spring, so that must mean it's time for another round of internet hoaxes regarding President Obama and the National Day of Prayer.  You'll likely see someone claim over the next few weeks via Twitter, Facebook, or email that President Obama has canceled the National Day of Prayer.  It's not true.  Last year, President Obama declined to hold a large party at the White House in recognition of the day as Reagan and the Bushes did.  He still signed the proclamation declaring the Day, just as every president since Truman has done.

But you know what? I've got a better idea.  Why stop at a day, a month, or even a year?  I want President Obama to declare this new millennium the National Millennium of Prayer.  That would, obviously, make him the most super-awesomest amazing Christian of all time, and would show Satan that America means business.  In fact, I think we should even proclaim that real Americans should pray three times a day, every day, on their knees like we did when we were kids.  (Think of all of the money businesses could make off of selling special mats for folks to pray on!!!)  We could even have National Prayer Leaders, whose voices could be heard three times a day from towers strategically placed in all of our major cities! 

Think about it!  Great nations like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt already do this!!!  We're falling behind, America!!!

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