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Yahoo Watch: American Papist

President Obama went to church yesterday, and the American Papist has decided to guess at his motives for doing so, among which a desire to pray does not figure.

What is really funny, though, is this sentence: "The White House has also claimed that President Obama has chosen not to regularly attend Christian services because it would cause too much of a disruption to their gathering, something that never stood in the way of previous presidents." Hey, ever heard of Ronald Wilson Reagan? He, too, was never much of a church-goer, and when asked why he did not attend church while serving as President, he cited the disruption to the congregation of his presence as well. Of course, we know now that Reagan, via the Mrs., was receiving spiritual guidance from the stars, not the Hollywood variety, the evening sky variety.

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