Wednesday, August 25

Proof that President Obama is a Christian

More and more polls are showing the an increasing number of Americans, especially Republicans, are in doubt about our President's Christian faith - even believing that he is somehow secretly - or not so secretly - a Muslim.

Franklin Graham says he was born with a "Muslim Seed" and that his father gave him a "Muslim Name" even though his father was actually Agnostic and his name is the same as his father's who was "Barack Hussein Obama Sr." That's right, our President is Junior.

If you want proof that his is in fact a Christian all you have to do is listen to him at this year's White House Easter Prayer.

With us are Christian leaders from all across America, men and women who lead small-town churches and big-city congregations, and major organizations in service of others; folks whose sermons are heard and whose examples are followed by millions all across the country. So I wanted to join you for a brief moment today to continue the Easter celebration of our risen Savior, and to reflect on the work to which His promise calls all of us.

I can’t tell any of you anything about Easter that you don’t already know. (Laughter.) I can’t shed light on centuries of scriptural interpretation or bring any new understandings to those of you who reflect on Easter’s meaning each and every year and each and every day. But what I can do is tell you what draws me to this holy day and what lesson I take from Christ’s sacrifice and what inspires me about the story of the resurrection.

For even after the passage of 2,000 years, we can still picture the moment in our mind’s eye. The young man from Nazareth marched through Jerusalem; object of scorn and derision and abuse and torture by an empire. The agony of crucifixion amid the cries of thieves. The discovery, just three days later, that would forever alter our world -- that the Son of Man was not to be found in His tomb and that Jesus Christ had risen.

We are awed by the grace He showed even to those who would have killed Him. We are thankful for the sacrifice He gave for the sins of humanity. And we glory in the promise of redemption in the resurrection.

Only Christians believe in the resurrection of Christ. Both jews and muslims believe he was an important prophet, but not that he was the messiah whose sacrifice has granted grace and the potential of forgiveness for the sins of man.

But just for the record, let me remind everyone of one simple fact...

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

That's from Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, remember that?.


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