Just before taking his official inauguration oath, President Obama attended church, receiving the accolades of the media for doing so.
Ben Shapiro at Big Government reported:
At Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Ronald Braxton reportedly crafted his message around Obama’s personal political slogan: “Forward!”
Obama, said Braxton, was just like Moses facing the Red Sea: “forward is the only option … The people couldn’t turn around. The only thing that they could do was to go forward.” Obama, said Braxton, would have to overcome all obstacles – like opposition from Republicans, presumably, or the bounds of the Constitution. Braxton continued, “Mr. President, stand on the rock,” citing to Moses standing on Mount Horeb as his people camped outside the land of Israel.
In his message he compared Obama with the founder of Judaism and the prophet of the Bible.
Braxton stated that Obama’s opponents were like the Biblical enemies of Moses, and that Obama would have to enter the battle because “sometimes enemies insist on doing it the hard way.”
The service ended with the pastor leading the crowd in a chant of “Forward.” Wonderful.
Such a powerful and encouraging message for President Obama to receive before the inauguration.