- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 20, 2014

After skipping church on Christmas, President Obama and his family attended Easter morning services at Washington’s 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday.

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, left the White House just before 10 a.m., en route to the historic church, which dates back to the 1800s, according to the church’s website.

Mr. Obama has raised eyebrows for failing to choose a regular house of worship since becoming president, despite often speaking openly about his faith. In defending his decision, the president has said he does not want his presence at church services to become the center of attention.

Still, Mr. Obama and his family have occasionally attended church over the last five years. Last Easter, for example, they went to services at Washington’s St. John’s Church.

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