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Peggy Fletcher Stack
Peggy Fletcher Stack has been producing stories for The Salt Lake Tribune's award-winning Faith section for nearly two decades. Writing about contemporary faith, rituals, and spirituality as well as religion's conflicts and cohesion has always been Stack's passion. Follow her at facebook.com/peggy.fletcherstack, Twitter @religiongal

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Did Obama give Easter short shrift?

Easter, one of Christendom's holiest days, is the latest sword wielded in the campaign to demonstrate that President Barack Obama is not the Christian he claims to be.

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Fox News on Monday ran a story pointing out that Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, while the White House did release statements in 2010 recognizing three major Muslim holidays.

Washington Monthly's Steve Benen calls it a "garbage story," and notes that when reporters at a White House briefing brought up the issue Monday, press secretary Jay Carney "quite literally laughed at the question."

Carney also noted, in that news briefing, that the president did attend Easter services with his family. And over at HuffPost Politics, you can learn that previous presidents also did not issue Easter proclamations.

If you want to read what Pastor Obama had to say about say about Jesus Christ's resurrection at an Easter breakfast last week, go to HuffPost.

Kristen Moulton



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