Friends, I've had it up to here. I've not always been Obama's biggest fan, but I'm tired of the vicious rumors and speculation which Obama has faced throughout his presidency. Obama is Christian. Get over it now.
You may have heard that he was a Muslim. It just isn't true. If it's
important you that your candidate is a Christian, please know that Obama
is definitely a Christian. He takes his family to church when they can
Times have definitely changed, the President cannot go to
church without security in tow and a compliment of reporters with their
cameras. Rather than being a private, worshipful affair as it was in
years past, it is disruptive.
The only real option for any President has been to worship at St. John's
Episcopal Church right across the street from the White House. That's all well
and good if you are Episcopal. If not, getting to church could be an
Some of you may not be aware (because you are in your holy bubble) that
every denomination has a different style of worship. The Episcopal
Church is a high church formal service much like the Catholic church -
but it is not Catholic, it is a Protestant denomination.
Obama may not be "your" style of Christian. He isn't perfect. He may
not go every Sunday today, but I think that given the circumstances, God
understands. Not only that, I can guarantee you that none of the
Presidents past made it to church every single Sunday. Apparently it
did not matter as much to people because there was not an endless
commentary about it.
Why do people suspect Obama of being Muslim? It's really quite simple
and quite complex. Somewhere in the average American's mind, powerful
Black figures became associated with Islam because of the Black Power
movement. Cassius Clay converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammed Ali. For some reason because Obama decided to go by his birth name instead of his nickname of Barry and his stepfather's name Soetero. His middle name is Hussein, but it does not make him Muslim. This is also ridiculous as Martin Luther King Jr. was a devout and
imperfect Christian man. But we are talking about average people who don't seem to understand that Obama's name change did not come with a conversion to Islam. He did, however, respond to an altar call at a Christian church.
The second reason why people have come to believe that Obama is Muslim is because his birth father and his step-father were. I really don't
want to hear this crap about how Islam is passed through the father or through his name change because Obama's father left the family when the President was 2 years
old. Obama was raised around Christian people since his mother sent him to live with his grandparents in Hawaii. Friends, you do not inherit your religious practice - religious practice is taught and actually practiced by the person.
Please take a look at the following articles.
2004 article where Obama talks about faith and going to church EVERY
SUNDAY as a Senator in Chicago. Obama on Faith.
Obama went to church with his daughters at St. John's Sunday before
hurricane Sandy hit. There is a charming photo of him holding hands
with his daughters in The Christian Science Monitor.
And last, as if it were anyone's business, here is an article about
where Obama went with the family on Easter of 2011 from the Christian Science Monitor - Easter Sunday: Where did Obama Go to Church?
I don't recall seeing anything like this for any prior president. Are
You really just being distrustful because he is a different race than you? Because he has a foreign name? Because his name doesn't come from the Bible? Have you heard things from people you thought were trustworthy but now you realize that they just heard something and didn't bother to check into it? Search deep in your heart.
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