White House war on Easter: Party, but no proclamation?

How can we possibly trust a president who doesn't remind us that he knows which Christian holiday it is?

Topics: Easter, War Room, Barack Obama, Fox News, Religion, White House,

White House war on Easter: Party, but no proclamation?President Barack Obama stands with the Easter Bunny during the White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 25, 2011, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)(Credit: AP)

Barack Obama says he’s a Christian, but he refuses to celebrate Easter, the holiest of Christian holidays not involving Santa. As Fox Nation reports, the White House didn’t release an Easter proclamation. Because it hates Easter.

In addition to hating Easter, the Obama Administration seems to love … a different religion:

President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most sacred holiday.

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.

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Thankfully, our press corps was on the case! White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked why the president declared war on Easter at today’s briefing. He literally laughed at the question, instead of answering it. The arrogance of this administration is breathtaking:

Sure, the White House had its annual “egg roll” on the lawn, with tens of thousands of children and a giant rabbit and general Easterness, but without a White House proclamation how could anyone have known yesterday was Easter? As Fox Nation commenter “jfitz” writes: “He gives his flock a happy Ramadanadingdong, but shows little regard for Easter. Why give his slight a second thought. After all, he is not of our culture.”

Indeed.

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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