|White House Easter Egg Roll Honors 'Mother Earth'|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Mar 8, 2010, 01:39 PM|
For some Americans, Easter is a religious holiday to pay homage to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom they consider to be the Son of God. But for President Barack Obama, this is a day to worship the environmental pagan goddess of 'Mother Earth.' No word yet, on whether the government-sponsored pagan worshippers at the Air Force Academy have been invited to attend ceremonies at the White House Easter Egg Roll ceremonies this year.
According to Fox News, "this year's White House Easter Egg Roll will be eggs-exactly what the bunny ordered. The environmentally-concerned bunny, that is."
As disclosed by a White House announcement, the eggs at this year's April 5th even will be manufactured from paperboard that contains no wood from endangered forests, is recyclable and features vegetable-oil based inks and a water-based coating."
Nevertheless, it hasn't been determined if every single ingredient to manufacture the eggs, comes directly from the United States, or perhaps China. If some portion of the green-friendly eggs were made in China, then Obama may have to cancel the 'Mother Earth' event, since Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) is pushing for legislation to outlaw the use of stimulus funds to finance environmental products that were not 'Made in America.'
As reported by Fox News, "what's more, they'll come in purple, pink, green and yellow and feature the stamped signatures of both President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama."
The National Park Foundation has produced and sold the eggs, which are given as souvenirs to all children under 12 who attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. These green-friendly orbs that meet U.N. greenhouse gas emission standards will be available online. But to transport the eggs through high-polluting trucks and cargo planes is another matter.
To read the entire article from Fox News, link here:
written by Shadrach , March 08, 2010
When God presented the earth to humanity, it was with the understanding that we were responsible for taking care of it.
There is nothing Pagan about using Easter Eggs that are environmentally conscious.
I do not know whether to laugh or cry.
written by furrpiece , March 09, 2010
That certainly clears up the pesky question as to his being a Christian, and confirms what most of us thought all along.
written by John Weekley , March 09, 2010
The Easter Season, and Easter Sunday, celebrate the condemnation, punishment, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
It has nothing to do with Mother Earth.
It appears Rev. Wright neglected to make that point over the 20 years the President was intimately "involved" with the church and its staff.
I know few people that would care or agree with the White House version of environmentally correct eggs.
ALL eggs are environmentally correct.
written by Adrienna , March 09, 2010
wow aren't you guys unintelligable and religiously incorrect! And John if ya wanna look back everything christian is just a variant of paganism.....example being the trinity symbol, for father, son and holy ghost....try the triquatra being mother maiden and crone, which had been around for thousands of years prior.
written by Shadrach , March 09, 2010
To be clear, the actual Fox Story - hardly a liberal source - says nothing abot Mother Earth.
Neither Obama, nor his administration say anything about Mother Earth.
Tom just links any environmentally conscious easter eggs to some type of liberal wackiness in order to get a few folks's blood pressure up.
Why is being environmentally conscious suddenly considered Pagan when Christians and Jews have understood that we are stewards of the world God has allowed us to have dominion over.
written by Sara , March 10, 2010
so... back in the 1870's when President Andrew Johnson 1st began the Easter Egg roll as White House tradition that was primarily for family and friends.. that's when all this 'paganism' began in our government eh? I hear those eggs were organic too. CLEARLY a conspiracy!
And all the presidents since... rolling eggs on government property. Those savages! Only did Christian dominance emerge when the use of plastic eggs came into popular practice. Ahhh but those pesky heathens with their bio-degradable environmentally friendly eggs! BACK AGAIN to paganize the Easter egg roll! Those bastards!
... seriously, are you that stupid? Just going to wander around your little paper and spin b/s'in tripe just to satisfy your insecure political agenda? If you had one ounce of backup that Obama was Pagan, maybe your claim would have some merit, but if all you got is he wants to use biodegradable paper... seriously?
BTW, both the pagan circles at the Air Force Academy and Fort Hood were approved under the Bush Administration. Get your fact straight.
written by Jer66 , March 10, 2010
if President Obama is going to celebrate Ostara at the white house, well, I couldn't be more pleased. I would, however, appreciate it if were conducted with a modicum of respect.
written by Michael , March 10, 2010
Easter is a celebration of fertility and the return of Spring, not whether or not Jesus came out of his cave and saw his shadow.
I think Christians should be honest and admit that everything beautiful about the holidays (including Christmas) comes from pagan times.
written by furrpiece , March 10, 2010
It is stunning how many people on a Texas blog haven't a clue about the real meaning of Easter for Christians.
It is a celebratory holiday without equal.
Let's just see what Obama's "Easter message" is, and how much it confirms his true faith, supposedly as a baptized Christian.
written by Beach Boy , March 11, 2010
An Easter Egg roll, The Easter Bunny and Easter baskets have absolutely nothing to do with celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Let' em celebrate whatever they're celebrating. No one at the White Hose is claiming to celebrate anything about Christ. They're celebrating The Bunny.
written by theBIBLICALdude , March 11, 2010
Actually Easter came from Pagan Origin, as well as Lent, Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny, Wicker Baskets and the such. It was introduced into Christianity by Constantine when he merged paganism and Christiany into what is now the Catholic Church.
written by Brandon Longcrier , March 13, 2010
No, we (the "pagan worshippers at the Air Force Academy") were not invited. Maybe next year. :O)
Brandon Longcrier -
written by Brandon Longcrier , March 13, 2010
...and can we not get into the whose holiday came first and where from? Christians have Easter, so let them have it and let them enjoy it for what it means to them. We have Ostara, which we celebrate at a different time and for a completely different reason. "Can't we all just get along?"
Many Blessings to All,
Brandon Longcrier -
written by Minyassa , March 13, 2010
Okay, seriously, if Obama was actually pagan you'd have had huge parades of pagans dancing in the streets for joy for over a year now. Do people even think for two seconds before typing the first bullcrap that pops into their heads anymore? Honestly, ya buncha dipsticks. Easter on a Sunday and not the Vernal Equinox is a secular or Christian holiday. Eostre on the Equinox is pagan. Everyone that can read knows the origins of the celebration by now, that's done and past so let's just all get over it, accept our individual holidays and quit spooking at anything new and different like a bunch of air-brained racehorses. Egads.
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