The founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, the Seattle-based megachurch that bought the historic First Congregational Church in Tacoma last year, has kind of stepped in it. He essentially said that President Obama doesn’t know God. That might be news to the president, who attended church before his swearing in Monday and a prayer service today.
Before Obama’s inauguration, clergyman Mark Driscoll tweeted: “Praying for our President, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.”
According to our reporter, Steve Maynard, Mars Hill plans to start church services at the former Congregational Church in the fall after making about $1.5 million in renovations. I’m curious how Driscoll’s remarks about the president will play in Tacoma.