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Written by Don Byrd   
Thursday, 03 February 2011

This morning, President Obama discussed his prayers and his faith and the annual National Prayer Breakfast. That's not the controversial annual Prayer Luncheon hosted by the Air Force Academy and currently being challenged in a federal district court. And it's not the controversial National Day of Prayer, currently being challenged in a federal appeals court.

This one is the National Prayer Breakfast, a popular event sponsored by The Fellowship Foundation, an organization with alleged ties to a secretive group of influential Washington figures - The Family - who seek to use the halls of government to promote Christianity around the world.

Of course, none of that is discussed at this high-profile yearly event which is attended by numerous religious leaders as well as Christians of both parties and all levels of government. You can watch CSpan's coverage of the event here. President Obama's remarks begin around the 1 hour, 3 minute mark.

 
 
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