Obama Will Take Oath Two Times With Three BiblesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 21:59
Obama Will Take Oath Two Times With Three Bibles
By Susan Jones
January 10, 2013
(CNSNews.com) - Not one, but three Bibles for President Obama's inaugural oath-taking.
On Sunday, January 20, President Obama officially will be sworn into his second term, taking the oath of office with his hand on a Bible belonging to his wife's family.
The next day, when he takes the oath a second time as part of public inaugural ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol, Obama will place his hand on two Bibles, one stacked on the other. One of the Bibles, which belonged to President Lincoln, Obama used in 2009. The other belonged to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Obama is being sworn in on the federal holiday devoted to King.