Obama never has been good at sharing the spotlight. Face it, stemming the rise of the oceans and healing the planet is a special monkey trick, not everyone can do it. Superlatives should be limited to true deities and with Obama only monotheism is allowed. So when the top dog in Catholic America asks to give a prayer at your convention, you politely tell him ,”I am the only god my people need”.
President Obama turned down a chance to have Timothy Cardinal Dolan deliver a prayer at the Democratic National Convention after Dolan told Democrats he would be “grateful” to deliver a blessing in Charlotte.
This request by Dolan was offered after he agreed to do similar duties for the GOP in Tampa.
Obama can’t still be pissed because Dolan and company filed suit against him and the HHS for religious freedom violations, surely he can put away petty squabbles concerning religious persecution and be magnanimous enough to accept a gesture made in good will.
I thought it was interesting that Rick Warren decided to cancel his political forum with the candidates. Clearly neither side wants to make nice with the other, so be it, the costs are to high for any pretense of civility.
I am going to assume that some benediction will be offered by some man of the cloth at some point during their convention, they usually do, but I hope Catholics don’t take this snub lightly.
If Obama was smart he would get this guy to offer up a prayer at their convention, although, something tells me Pastor Nelms would feel as ill at ease with these folks as Jesus did with the money changers in the temple at Passover.
Boogeddy, Boogeddy, Boogeddy, Amen!!