A storyline that won’t die is that President Barack Obama must be lying about his Christian faith. Another national poll shows why.
Fifty-four percent of Republicans believe Obama is Muslim, compared to 9 percent who believe he’s Christian, as well as a not insignificant number of independents:
The irony, of course, is that most of those who believe he is lying about his Christianity have also held his 20-years in Rev. Wright’s church against him. According to their logic, he’s a Muslim who spent all of his adult life attending Christian services.
Anyway, here’s what I’d like to know:
How do they know? How does anyone know a person is or isn’t Christian, is or isn’t Muslim, is or isn’t Buddhist or atheist?
In the case of ISIL, who claims Islam is the reason they do evil things, many people take their word for it, that they are Muslim because they say they are.
In the case of the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, many of the people who say ISIL is Islamic because ISIL says so say the KKK is not Christian because of what it has done and stands for, despite what the KKK calls itself and says it stands for.
In the case of Obama, he has spent all of his adult life in Christian churches and says he is Christian, and his views and actions on a variety of issues match up perfectly well with millions of mainline American Christians, yet 54 percent of Republicans say he is Muslim.
Can someone explain those contradictions?
Given that most of the people who believe Obama is a secret Muslim have a dark view of Islam, it matters.
Of course, Gen. Colin Powell answered the “why” it shouldn’t matter question extremely well in 2008.