The Thinking Christian

Lately, when confronted with the opinions of my fellow Christians, I ask myself, "What were they thinking?" Truth is, I wonder if they've really thought through the opinions they put forth. In this blog I will attempt to provoke thought on some current issues. My thoughts might not mirror the popular view, but I hope they will help others consider the question, "What would Jesus think?"

Friday, July 06, 2007

Obama, Brother in the Lord

I am growing weary of emails and comments painting Barak Obama as a Muslim, so I decided to research the matter. Whatever one's politics, one should tread carefully when spreading rumours of someone's religious affiliation. If one did any research at all, one would discover that Obama is our brother in Christ and as such, deserves our respect. But more than our respect, he should be able to count on his Christian brothers and sisters to pass on the truth and to put down lies that try to strip him of his relationship with Christ.
There is no glory for the Lord in that.

Below are quotes debunking this myth and the links to full articles.

"The beginnings of Obama's relationship with the church were described in an April 2004 Chicago times article:

Obama is unapologetic in saying that he has a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ." As a sign of that relationship, he says, he walked down the aisle of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ in response to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's altar call one Sunday morning about sixteen years ago." (This was many years before he became a politician. CW)


"If Doocy or the staff at Fox and Friends had taken the time to check their facts, or simply made a call to his office, they would have learned that Senator Obama was not educated in a Madrassa, was not raised as a Muslim, and was not raised by his father – an atheist Obama met once in his life before he died.

To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. Furthermore, the Indonesian school Obama attended in Jakarta is a public school that is not and never has been a Madrassa."

Debunked Insight Magazine and Fox News Smear Campaign
http://obama.senate.gov/press/070123-debunked_insigh/index.php

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslim.asp

2 Comments:

Blogger thinkingoutloud said...

Obama is not only a Christian but he is probably one of the most clear-thinking Christians in politics since Jimmy Carter. He is genuine.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Cody said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely with you on this point.

10:21 PM  

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