Obama Denies Catholic Cardinal’s Request to Say Prayer at DNC

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And you wonder why people keep saying Obama is a Muslim.

UPDATE:

Though Cardinal Dolan was originally not going to speak at the DNC, on Monday it was announced that he will now be giving the closing prayer.

In a move that some will certainly deem shocking, Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he’ll now be giving the closing prayer at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. The New York Roman Catholic leader made the fascinating announcement Tuesday through his spokesman.

Read the full story, here.

Barack Obama turned down the top US bishop’s request to say a prayer at the DNC in Charlotte in September.
Obama doesn’t like his politics.


The New York Post reported, via Weasel Zippers:

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.

Dolan — considered the top Catholic official in the nation, as head of the Archdiocese of New York and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops — tipped off Democrats a few weeks ago that he had agreed to deliver the prime-time benediction at the Republican convention in Tampa next week, Dolan’s spokesman Joseph Zwilling told The Post.

President Thin-Skin doesn’t appreciate the Cardinal’s stance in opposing his HHS abortion mandate.

Gateway Pundit

But this isn’t all of the story……now we have this as well.

Starting at the end of this month the Democratic National Convention
will open with a focus on Islam. 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend
according to the.Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political. ”Jumah at the DNC
begins August 29 and will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer
followed by other unnamed programs and events, leading up to the Islamic
Regal Banquet.

The following day will be an all day Islamic Cultural
and Fun Fest which will include discussions on the topics
of Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act,
National Defense Authorization Act and more.

The purpose, according to  BIMA, is to attract national and international attention to the plight of American Muslims and to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect them. However, not all Muslims feel that BIMA represents them and M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D., Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has expressed serious concerns.

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U.S. election: Ron Paul stripped of delegates on eve of Republican convention

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Well folks, this just shows you what type of people we’re dealing with even in the Republican party. I personally will just hold my nose and vote for Romney just to get rid of Obama. I am also very disappointed in the Republican party as well. And you wonder why they are expecting trouble from Ron Paul delegates in Tampa, watch this video and then tell me if this is fair or not.

If there was any doubt that freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, Ron Paul made the point home on an epic scale Sunday.

Banned from the Republican National Convention microphone for his refusal to fully endorse Mitt Romney — and simultaneously stripped of many of his own convention delegates through procedural wrangling — the veteran Texas congressman let fly with both barrels at his final campaign rally.

The libertarian-leaning Paul is known far and wide for unscripted straight talk. But this time the talk went on — and on, and on, and on — a full hour and 17 meandering minutes peppered with scathing broadsides against the U.S. political system, Republicans and Democrats alike.

Playing to a wildly enthusiastic audience at a packed University of Southern Florida Sun Dome, Paul railed against the Republican establishment for cutting his movement out of the proceedings.

But pointing to the sheer youth of his most ardent followers, most of whom are of college age, the 77-year-old Paul assured them they will eventually find a home in beneath a future Republican tent.

“We will get into the tent, believe me, because we will become the tent,” said Paul, igniting a huge ovation.

It may well have been Paul’s last ever political speech. He has already announced he will retire from Congress at year’s end and few believe the charismatic former obstetrician has another run in his future.

All of which begs the question, what now becomes of the Ron Paul revolution? And who, if anyone, will take it forward?

Paul left those questions unanswered in an address that hit the familiar libertarian high notes, with calls for small government, low taxes, an end to foreign wars and the restoration of liberties that he says have been ripped from Americans by post-Sept. 11 security laws.

Republican convention officials, leery of losing the support of Paul’s following, have agreed to allow a “video tribute” to the candidate to be played on the convention floor this week.

But Paul himself was not be trusted to speak. Though an invitation was proffered, it came with rigid conditions: Paul’s words would have to be vetted by Team Romney and they would have to include a full-throated endorsement. Paul said no.

Continue reading if you can stomach it.