According to CNN: Obama Resigns from Trinity UCC
On the political blogs I read: this is a good thing, it was time to cut his losses.
On the religious blogs I read: this is a bad thing, do we really want a President without a church home?
On my face when I read: Dude! Did we just drive our future President from CHURCH?
Sigh. I think the president of the UCC church has it right:
It’s also important to name the painful reality that many candidates and public officials now find it nearly impossible to be an active member of a particular religious community, given our divisive political culture. Faith is rooted in community. Persons in public office should have the same opportunity, as the rest of us, to experience the worship, prayers and close personal friendships that congregational participation affords.
My prayers are with the Obamas as they seek out spiritual consistency in a politics that abhors a vacuum of scandal and controversy.