Church Sermon for Obama Uses Campaign Slogan 'Forward'
10:48 AM, Jan 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Later today, President Barack Obama will be officially sworn in for his second term. But first, Obama and his family attended church, where the reverend's sermon used the president's reelection campaign slogan "Forward" as a theme. From the pool report:
"The President and First Family is worshipping this morning and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the most historic churches in the District and the nation," an unnamed White House official told the pool reporter.
And the pool reporter adds, "Pool exits church at about 10:38 as semon ends to a call and response of "forward." Cannot see POTUS or First Family depart from this vantage point. Crowd was boisterous and call-and-response grew in intensity during sermon."
UPDATE: Here's a photo of the president and first lady at church, released by the White House: