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US-POLITICS-OBAMA-PRAYER BREAKFAST

With less than two years left in his last term, President Barack Obama isn’t shy about what he hopes to achieve and what he wants to say, even if it offends right-wing Americans.

And at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, the president stepped forth again with his no-holds barred attitude to drop knowledge about religion, specifically Christianity, that prompted this scathing response from Jim Gilmore, the former Republican governor of Virginia:

“The president’s comments this morning at the prayer breakfast are the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make in my lifetime. He has offended every believing Christian in the United States.”

The comment? The president simply stated that Christianity has often been appropriated and abused, like many religions, to oppress and instill fear. Same goes for Islam, Obama suggested, which has been used by radical groups to terrorize and destruct in recent years.

“Humanity has been grappling…

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