Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christian Anti-Defamation Commission
Challenges Obama Christianity Claims
Christian Group Reviews Obama History, Writings, and Interviews
To Expose Presidential Candidate’s Disingenuous Religious Proclamations
Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for president of the United States, has repeatedly claimed to be a Christian, but there is more evidence disputing that declaration than affirming it according to Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.
Dr. Cass observes, “From his speeches and his writings, even his personal history—despite protestations to the contrary—it appears that Obama’s ‘Christianity’ is carefully constructed to appease traditional American voters.” 
Americans expect their leaders to embody Judeo-Christian ideals and beliefs, so it is important for Obama to be perceived as a practicing Christian.  Every one of the forty-three United States presidents, regardless of political party, has mentioned God in his inaugural address.  George Washington, the hero of the American Revolution, the first president of the United States, and often referred to as the ‘Father of Our Country’ stated: “It is impossible to properly govern without God and the Bible.”
Dr. Cass summarizes: “Here’s a man, Obama, who desperately needs to convince half the voters in the United States that he believes in something that he doesn’t truly understand…even two decades after his alleged conversion to Christianity.”
Unfortunately for Obama, it is not his political opponents who expose this fiction, it is his own words, as well as those of his friends and family.

Obama’s Muslim Roots
Dr. Cass explains, “The most glaring misstatement of fact in the packaging of Obama for the presidency is assertion that—in his words—he is rooted in Christian tradition.  The claim is unsubstantiated.  His mother was, at best, an agnostic.  His biological father was a Muslim.  His stepfather was from a devout Muslim family.  Throughout his formative years, Obama lived in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim society where—according to a passage in his first memoir, Dreams from My Father—he studied the Koran.  He lived his teen years with his maternal grandparents who, by his own description, were Universalists, not Christians.”
In a 2007 New York Times interview, entitled Obama, A man of the World, Obama fondly recalled the Islamic evening call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”  According to the article, “Obama went on to recite its opening lines with a perfect Arabic accent: “Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! I witness that there is no god but Allah! I witness that there is no god but Allah! I witness that Muhammad is his prophet!”   
“A devoted follower of Jesus Christ would never say ‘Allah is supreme and there is no god but Allah,’” argues Dr. Cass.  “Sitting in a pew from time to time doesn’t make someone a Christian.  If anything, Obama is rooted in Islamic tradition.” 
Obama On “My Muslim Faith”
            On September 5th, 2008, in an ABC television network on-air conversation with former Clinton advisor turned political pundit, George Stephanopoulos, Obama uttered the line, “You’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith.”  Stephanopoulos quickly saved Obama from political disaster by reminding him that he meant to say his “Christian” faith.
            “I have never met a Christian, especially one who claims to have been a Christian for twenty years, mistakenly confuse Islam with Christianity when referring to his or her personal faith,” notes Dr. Cass.  “Perhaps this was Obama’s only candid public comment on his belief system since people started keeping track of the things he has said.”

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