Fill in talk show host Tammy Bruce seemed concerned that President Obama only attended church service on the day after Christmas, rather than being there on Christmas Eve for service. Do you see that as a problem - or is it making a mountain out of a mole hill? Here is the letter I sent to Tammy. Tammy, I was listening to you yesterday on the Laura show. I would have called yesterday, but was unable to do so. I would like to comment on the subject that President Obama did not attend Christmas Eve Service. First, I would like to mention that I am not a supporter of Obama policies. In New York State, I am the Town Chairman for the Conservative Party. You let known your displeasure that the President did not attend Christmas Eve services, rather went to church the day after Christmas. I would like to point out the fact I am an Ordained Baptist minister. I do not attend Christmas Eve services! I do not have anything against them, neither will I put anyone down who does attend. My main reason for not attending is that to me Christmas Eve is a family night; to stay home together. Our tradition is to read the Christmas Story from the New Testament. Like the President, I also attended church the day after Christmas - because it was the Lords Day. The Day we worship weekly to celebrate the blessed resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I would also like to point out that as Baptists we believe in the autonomy of the local church - that is there is no hierarchy. Many Baptist churches do have Christmas Eve services, just as many Baptists do not schedule services on Christmas Eve. The United Church of Christ (of which Obama attended in Chicago) is similar to Baptist churches in that they are also basically autonomous. I have started a thread on a board I am on. You may find some interesting answers. Rev R. Bob Teachout Pastor SO CHRIST MAY BE MAGNIFIED Phil 1:20 Salty PS - I put this in the Bap Only section as I only wanted input from the Baptist members.