Obama skips church, heads to gymThis is the same guy who never missed a service at Rev. Wright's church ("God damn America, U.S. of K.K.K.A") for 20 years but can't recall one sermon. I guess he no longer needs the political and social connections that church provided.
By JONATHAN MARTIN & CAROL E. LEE
President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors.
On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym.
Asked about the president-elect's decision to not attend church, a transition aide noted that the Obamas valued their faith experience in Chicago but were concerned about the impact their large retinue may have on other parishioners.
"Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw," said the aide.
Both President-elect George W. Bush and President-elect Bill Clinton managed to attend church in the weeks after they were elected.
Now he's free to go back to doing what he does best: worship himself!