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I find the Republican machine very distasteful and I am quite ashamed to share the country with a few of Republicans.
Republicans continue to exploit religion in many ways. Those that insult intelligence by claiming that Christianity and
Republicans go hand in hand, while creating lies for political reasons. Now those that use hate mongering of Muslims.|
What type of lies? Barack Obama has had step up his efforts to battle back against e-mails that falsely label him a Muslim.
"I think it 's very important for people not to buy into the kinds of dirty tricks that we've become so accustomed to in our politics, and people need to understand I'm not and never have been of the Muslim faith," he told CBN's David Brody.
The sad part is this lie is that Obama life is well documented, including the spiritual aspect of his life. In fact, Obama has never been a Muslim.
In e-mail messages that have been circulating as long as Obama has been a presidential candidate, the Illinois senator is said be a Muslim who refuses to recite the pledge of allegiance, and one who "joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background."
To quote Obama on this, "...to try and feed into this fear-mongering and try to question my faith commitments and my belief in Jesus Christ, I think is offensive," Obama also said. "And I want to make sure that people are absolutely clear about what's going on with this, and if they get another one of these e-mails that they're deleting it and letting their friends know that it's nonsense."
Obama describes his Kenyan father as "raised a Muslim," but a "confirmed atheist" by the time his parents met. But Obama has described him self a Christian for some time. To the best of my understanding, the turning point for Obama was in his twenties, when Obama was working with local churches as a community organizer and became baptized. He has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ for over twenty years.