White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily
The Associated Press
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 | 11:06 a.m.
The White House insisted on Thursday that President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily as it looked to tamp down growing doubts among Americans about the president’s religion.
White House spokesman Bill Burton made the remarks hours after a poll showed that nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they think Obama is Muslim. That was up from 11 percent who said so in March 2009. The survey also showed that just 34 percent said Obama is Christian, down from 48 percent who said so last year. The largest share of people, 43 percent, said they don’t know his religion.
As Obama headed out for a vacation, Burton told reporters aboard Air Force One that most Americans care more about the economy and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and “they are not reading a lot of news about what religion the president is.”
Burton added, “The president is obviously a Christian. He prays everyday.”
President Obama is a Christian? I never would have guessed.
The story is on lots of news outlets today. They want to dissuade people that Obama is a Muslim. With a name like Barack Hussein I can see why people aren’t so sure.
Be that as it may, we do know that Obama has been a member of the UCC (United Church of Christ), one of the most liberal, progressive “churches” in this country. Does that make him a Christian? Does one get figs from an olive tree?
If Obama wants to be seen as a Christian, I say let him produce fruit befitting a believer. After all, Muslims “pray every day” too!