This point is clear, President Barack Hussein Obama has stated on several occasions that he is a Christian. It shouldn’t really matter obviously, but the fact so many Americans are unsure isn’t based on dislike towards our 44th elected president. By President Obama’s own actions it confuses many people.
President Obama’s own behavior during his first whirlwind tour of Muslim countries raised eyebrows when he bowed to Islamic leaders. A Christian believer and especially the president of the United States should never show homage to a theocratic Muslim hierarchy. This called into focus Obama’s Islamic upbringing and what influence it truly had on his personal doctrine.
CNN’s Jack Cafferty posted a column on Monday, June 25th where he presented a couple of sources unsure of Obama’s religious affiliation. Cafferty disclosed in a Gallop Poll that only 34% respondents “correctly” labeled Obama as a Christian while a whopping 44% said they had no idea what he was. Cafferty took the approach of being stunned that so many Americans didn’t know and should have known, however Cafferty fails to take into account that Obama’s own actions have caused his claim to Christianity to be in question.http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/25/what-does-it-mean-if-nearly-half-of-americans-cant-name-president-obamas-religion/?iref=allsearch
Cafferty missed an extremely pointed interview about a week ago in which the Rev. Jeremiah White was asked if President Obama was a Christian. White’s direct response was, “That is difficult to say”. If President Obama’s personal pastor of 22-years has no idea if Obama is a born again believer in Christ, it shouldn’t be a surprise so many others are unsure also.
Obama pushed aside the advice of his Christian clergy to endorse same sex marriage. After his landmark announcement, he quickly made arrangements to conference call a group of his black pastors to do some major damage control. To put it mildly, the clergy was fuming.
Although it was spun by the media pundits that the Obama Administration’s mandated health contraceptive care was a woman’s rights issue, clearly the United States Supreme Court is going to rule if a violation to religious liberty in a direct affront to Ammendment One of the US Constitution was done.
The Obama Administration was already soundly rebuked by the United States Supreme Court 9-0 for attempting to toy with the eligibility of ministers for tax exempt status earlier this year. The Supreme Court will be weighing in on the religious constitutionality of the mandated contraceptive care and ruling on Obamacare later this summer.http://grok.typepad.com/life/2012/01/obama-unites-the-supreme-court.html
When you add that the Obama Administration forced the highly successful Catholic Adoption Agency out of business for not submitting to government mandates in eligibility for gay parents, the statement by Mitt Romney during the presidential debates is quite accurate, the Obama Administration has done more to batter religious freedoms than any administration in American history. Since many of the pushes have been anti-religious and anti-Christian, it’s no wonder so many question Obama’s claim that he is a Christian.http://unitedfamiliesinternational.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/another-catholic-charity-forced-out-of-the-adoption-business-what-about-your-religious-freedom/
When push came to shove regarding backing radical left wing agendas or traditional religious values, traditional religious values lost out every time. This is a strange record for someone claiming Christian status. Add the fact that the Obama Administration has basically turned its back on America’s traditional ally Israel, one could justify a more Muslim influence than a Christian one. At best Obama’s stances reflect a left-wing secular humanist belief.
Is President Obama a Christian? Based on Obama’s record, the 44% in the Gallop Poll reflect an accurate take on the question regarding Obama being a Christian, it’s really difficult to say.