Apparently Obama considers God a convenient punchline for wooing voters and winning elections, who doesn’t deserve any acknowledgement or thanks afterwards. I’m no theological expert, but I’d say that qualifies as taking the Lord’s name in vain.
In truth, the Left believes that all rights, blessings and prosperity come from government, so they can be just as easily taken away, and us lowly serfs are supposed to be thankful to them for whatever crumbs they let us keep.
This is the sad result of the Almighty State taking the place of God in people’s lives.
For the fourth year straight, President Obama has omitted any direct statement thanking God in his Thanksgiving address.
In 2009 President Obama made history when he issued the first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation that failed to directly thank God. There was an outcry, and Obama’s subsequent proclamations have made prominent mention of God.
However, as Ben Shapiro of Breitbart points out, his Thanksgiving addresses (as opposed to the proclamations), which he reads to the camera, have continued to eschew mention of God.
[...] Obama’s lack of overt religiosity has been a source of controversy, with polls consistently showingthat a large number of Americans are unaware that Obama is a Christian, or doubt the claim.
The president previously made history on Inauguration Day by explicitly referencing “non-believers” in his speech, which, according to USA Today, was the first time in history that a president had done so. Obama has also said on more than one occasion that the United States is “not a Christian nation.” He has also been criticized for repeatedly misquoting the Declaration of Independence, excluding the word “Creator” from the famous phrase that declares that all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.”
In 2011 he created a buzz in the conservative press when he failed to issue an Easter statement, after a year in which he repeatedly commemorated Muslim holidays with a series of statements. He has also been criticized for his rare trips to church, including skipping services on Christmas day, and refusing to publicly celebrate the National Day of Prayer.
“The issue is not whether a President has to attend church on a regular basis to be an effective President. They do not,” commented Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, in 2010. “The issue is one of integrity and honesty.
“To portray yourself as person of deep Christian faith and very involved in the life of the local church during the campaign and then abandon that position after you are elected reduces faith to a commodity and religion to a political tool.”