His long-time reverend Jeremiah Wright must have skipped over this one.
(Fox News)– President Obama misquoted a familiar Bible verse during a faith-based address at the National Prayer Breakfast.
“Those who wait on the Lord will soar on wings like eagles, and they will run and not be weary, and they will walk and not faint,” the president said during a speech to several thousand people at the breakfast.
But the actual passage, from Isaiah 40:31, states: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
The president also took time to explain how he came to know Jesus Christ through his work as a community organizer.
“It was through that experience working with pastors and laypeople trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace Him as my ‘lord and savior’ (sic)”
The president earned praise from the American Humanist Association for talking about his “secular” upbringing.
“President Obama’s remarks acknowledge that children can be raised with a strong moral and ethical foundation, free from the presence of dogmatic religion,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA.
Specifically, the president said his father was a “non-believer” and his mother “grew up with a certain skepticism about organized religion.”
“Yet my mother was also one of the most spiritual people that I ever knew,” he said. “She was somebody who was instinctively guided by the Golden Rule and who nagged me constantly about the homespun values of her Kansas upbringing, values like honest and hard work and kindness and fair play.”