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Published:April 26th, 2010 12:40 EST

Obama Prays With Billy Graham

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"President Obama met with the Reverend Billy Graham Sunday in North Carolina, the first meeting between the two men.

Graham, who has offered counsel and religious guidance to every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower, prayed with the President.

White House Press Secretary Bill Burton said the President and Rev. Graham had a private prayer and conversation and Rev. Graham`s son Franklin Graham was also in attendance." Read More


The Rev. Billy Graham isn`t a huckster like Pat Robertson or Benny Hinn, but he`s still a purveyor of myths and fables. It`s a shame that a Harvard-educated intellectual would make a pilgrimage to North Carolina to confer with a preacher.

Obama was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, hasn`t he heard of the separation of church and state?

As the president of a secular and democratic country, Obama shouldn`t meet with any religious dignitary. Obama should have an audience with the representative of every religion under the sun, including Pagans and Wiccans, so as not to give the impression that he will discriminate in favor of Christians.

Citizens of post-Christian nations like The Netherlands and England must be rolling their eyes at the spectacle of the Leader of the Free World showing deference to a country preacher.

Obama prostrated himself before Billy Graham to pander to the religious right; surely he must realize that he is embarrassing the United States before the enlightened nations of Europe.

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