Monday, February 12, 2007

Obama: I'm a Christian and I Take Religion Seriously

In a meandering article from Associated Press (not a good news source), we learn these tidbits before the leftists author wanders away from religion after the 5th paragraph out of 32 total.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Sunday he does not think voters have a litmus test on religion, whether evangelical Christianity or his childhood years in a largely Muslim country. Oh, yes we do, even the followers of the athiest religion. People want to know , if at all, religion plays a role in personal decision making.

"If your name is Barack Hussein Obama, you can expect it, some of that. I think the majority of voters know that I'm a member of the United Church of Christ, and that I take my faith seriously," Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. What does the UCC teach? Does anybody know? Do they support gay "marriage" or late term abortion or is Obama doing the John Kerry-thing (religion for show only)?

"Ultimately what I think voters will be looking for is not so much a litmus test on faith as an assurance that a candidate has a value system and that is appreciative of the role that religious faith can play in helping shape people's lives," he said. Hmmm.. what does this mean? What does one do with this appreciation? Pat people on the head?
Then the author of the story offers this:
He attends a Chicago church with his wife and two young daughters. The 2008 presidential field also includes Republican Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., an evangelical Christian who converted to Catholicism in recent years. Romney and Brownback are dead last in early polls. Whaaaat nothing to say of Hillary, Rudy, Edwards and McCain? Maybe these four are keeping their religion cards close to vest.

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