April 25, 2011
WH Fails to Release Easter Proclamation (Update)
But he has released statements recognizing major Muslim holidays, Mashallah
President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity's most sacred holiday.Guess he figured no statement is better than his statement last year.
By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day. Likewise, the president's weekend address mentioned neither Good Friday or Easter[...]
In 2010, Obama was criticized for releasing an all-inclusive Easter greeting. He reached out to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and people of no faith at all in a statement about a holiday that is uniquely Christian.[More]
BTW, the theme of today's WH Easter Egg Roll: "Get Up and Go". It is tied into Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative.
UPDATE: I'm fired!!