WASHINGTON – President Obama continues to search for a church despite an article claiming he's settled on the small chapel at Camp David, a White House spokesman said Monday.
Time magazine reported that the president, who since taking office has been searching for a place of worship in the Washington, D.C. area, has told aides that he will make Evergreen Chapel, the nondenominational church at Camp David, his primary church.
Former President George W. Bush did the same, and the article said Obama was following suit mainly to avoid a public scene whenever he attends services.
But White House spokesman Bill Burton shot down the report.
"The story is inaccurate," he said. "The president and first family continue to look for a church home. They have enjoyed worshipping at Camp David and several other congregations over the months, and will choose a church at the time that is best for their family."
Obama left the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago last summer following the controversy surrounding his former pastor Jeremiah Wright.
Time described the chaplain at Camp David, Lt. Carey Cash, as the "polar opposite" of Wright.