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Catholic Group Leader: Obama ‘Doesn’t Celebrate Christmas With His Own Family’

by David Badash on November 30, 2013

in News,Religion

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Just two days before Thanksgiving this week, Fox News decided to do a segment supposedly exposing how America has become less-religious. “Is There an Effort to Remove God From American Culture?,” was the segment Gretchen Carlson hosted. Of course, Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, had a few words of hate to share.

After reading from President Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 call for a national day of thanks — what we today call Thanksgiving — complete with, as Carlson repeatedly reminded her audience, “eight references to God,” Donohue took that as his cue to slam President Barack Obama.

“There is a problem with this man,” the 66-year old Catholic warrior proclaimed. “It’s not just a linguistic problem. He is not exactly religion-friendly. It’s his business that he doesn’t celebrate Christmas with his own family. It’s my business, as a Catholic leader, to call him out when he shows an animus.”

Obama “doesn’t celebrate Christmas with his own family”? Really?

Which is why in a few days you’ll start to read dozens of right wing reports about how there are too many Christmas trees in the White House, and about all the money the taxpayers will be spending on the Obama’s annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii.

Where, apparently, the Obamas will ignore December 25, treating it as just another Wednesday.

2011: Right Wing Decries Obama White House Christmas: Not Sufficiently Austere

2012: Obama Using 54 Christmas Trees To Wage White House War On Christmas

So, we demand some proof, from Mr. Donohue, please!

All we could find on the Obama “doesn’t celebrate Christmas with his own family” claim is statement in an interview with the Obama family in July of 2008, that suggested the Obamas don’t lavish presents on their children for birthdays and for Christmas. In “Obama leaves the gifting to Santa,” Politico reported “Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) tells People magazine in the issue out Friday that he and his wife, Michelle, do not give Christmas or birthday presents to their two young daughters.”

But wait, there’s more.

Obama tells the magazine’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall in a seven-page cover story that he and his wife follow the unusual practice because they “want to teach some limits.”

In the interview earlier this summer, Obama noted that they do spend “hundreds” of dollars on birthday slumber parties.

Michelle Obama told People: “Malia says, ‘I know there is a Santa because there’s no way you’d buy me all that stuff.’ ”

Wink.

Get it?

Whose parents didn’t wrap presents for them and sign them “Santa”? Mine sure did!

Donohue is bloviating — something he is paid very, very well to do.

 

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{ 14 comments }

twiga_riq November 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

What used to be the Ninth Commandment of the Decalogue must have been expurgated in the copy received by Donohue.

MARTinNJ212 November 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Donohue is one of those 'fetishist' Catholics that Pope Francis warned us about. He seems like one of the Pharisees who prays loudly from the front pew while ignoring the hate in his own heart.

Mykelbarber November 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Donohoe is a Catholic extremist of the highest order, must be Opus Dei and a fuckwit asshat to boot.

BJLincoln November 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I think Obama mentions "God" plenty for the leader of a diverse country. It's not his job to endorse any religion as leader of a secular government.
Bill is a blowhard. He thinks everyone should be Catholic and everything that even hints at anti-Christian should be censored.
Is it me or the media I read that thinks Christians are the only ones complaining about the "Wars" they started or are other belief systems as bad and I am just missing them?

SCVMalcolm November 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Donohue is Catholicism's answer to Pat Robertson BOTH the epitome of highly salaried, unlike Christ blowhards!

weshlovrcm November 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

And how does this bitter, paid anti-gay activist know the way in which Obama celebrates Christmas? Does he live in the White House? No.

tomeg November 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

He's also lying, er, misspeaking.

rainey13 November 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

You were right the first time – it's lying. Mis-speaking implies an honest mistake, and there's nothing honest in what Donohue says.

davidbrooklyn November 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Thank GOD Donohue's old and will die soon.

SeanLiberty13 November 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Nope

TCPLA November 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I really wish there were crippling financial penalties for lying sacks and the media outlets that provide them with soapboxes.

James_M_Martin November 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm

This is such a mean-spirited little man it is a wonder the Vatican hasn't yet told him to STFU.

eddiek94603 December 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

I'm really okay if this man were to die today, and were express shipped to hell.

Towanda December 1, 2013 at 1:18 am

How does anybody listen to this guy?!

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