And of course, the usual right-wing lies are spewing from the Fox News/hate radio crowd, claiming he tried to cancel it, or even won't allow others to celebrate it.
In fact, Obama is doing what the overwhelming majority of presidents have done, including the sainted (in the right-wingers' eyes) Ronald Reagan - ignore the damn thing.
"I could not do otherwise without transcending the limits prescribed by the Constitution for the President and without feeling that I might in some degree disturb the security which religion nowadays enjoys in this county in its complete separation from the political concerns of the General Government."
- Andrew Jackson, statement refusing to proclaim a national day of fasting and prayer.
Do these dimbulbs ever tire of being wrong?
More importantly, why do these religious nuts feel a need to shove their religion in my face? How did religion become such a public thing?
Perhapse we should even go to the source itself:
"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret."
- Matthew 6:5-6