Obama More Open to Talk of Faith at Easter

Recent comments to religious leaders give a rare glimpse into the personal religious beliefs of President Obama, who has seemed to stray away from openly expressing such beliefs in public over his last year-plus in office. The comments were made in a speech by Obama at an Easter prayer breakfast Tuesday (click here for a video).

The president started off by calling those in attendance “my brothers and sisters in Christ,” later referring to Christ as “our risen Savior.” He also said that, “… as Christians, we believe that redemption can be delivered — by faith in Jesus Christ.”

It’s worth noting that the White House has also honored Jewish and Muslim holy days. But, the president’s particular comments in this recent speech are noteworthy in that he has often been criticized for not overtly expressing his beliefs.

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