<National Report>Washington, DC–In a move sure to have the ‘loyal opposition’, his detractors and Washington pundits up in arms, a memo purportedly originating in the Oval Office, is asking a select group of Democratic leaders to ‘quietly’ look into excusing President Obama from any more National Prayer Breakfasts. The National Prayer Breakfast, held the first Thursday of each February, has been a tradition in Washington since 1953, and each year is attended by the current President. No sitting President since Dwight D. Eisenhower has ever been absent from participating in the event which is widely seen as an affirmation of the belief in “God and Country”.
The memo, marked ‘Top Secret’, reveals that the President, though he has been an attendee in the past, has long felt that the prayer breakfast is ‘morally divisive’, violating the separation of church and state, and is overtly exclusive of atheists or other religions such as Muslims. The memo goes on to add that Obama not only seeks to opt out of the next two National Prayer breakfasts before his 2nd term ends, but that he would like to avoid any more formal government affiliated and sanctioned ‘Prayer’ sessions at all. The memo reportedly asks that the select Democratic Congressmen and woman and Senators (known to be staunch allies of the President), ‘make inquires’ as to whether the President’s absence would be viewed negatively and impact Democrats who will be seeking reelection in 2016, or that it may be misinterpreted in the media as being ‘anti-Christian’.
Many American in fact do not believe that Barrack Obama is actually a Christian. Most polls show a significant percentage of the American public believe instead, that Obama is either a Muslim or has no faith at all.
At this time, according to White House insiders, no decision will be reached until the results of a Democratically commissioned poll on the topic are in and have undergone further evaluation in focus groups.