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Every denomination needs one of these...

Obama takes Iowa

Thursday, January 03, 2008

He wins... but idiotic questions of faith remain. From the Chicago Sun-Times:

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Just hours before Thursday night’s caucuses, White House hopeful Barack Obama did interviews on five networks and plenty of local television stations this morning, then hoarsely greeted diners at a downtown Des Moines food court.

And he faced a surprise question from one woman who asked him if he was an atheist.

“I’m a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ. I’ve been a member for 15 years,” Obama replied, adding, “Don’t read e-mails.”

E-mails have circulated in recent weeks saying Obama is a Muslim or an atheist or took his oath of office on a Quran instead of a Bible, none of which is true.

“I hated having to ask him that,” the woman, Zanetta Moore-El, said. “But I heard he was like an atheist. I don’t want a president who’s an atheist. I’m a firm believer in God. I just really wanted to make sure because I really wanted to vote for him and he has some good topics and everything.”
posted by UCCtruths, Thursday, January 03, 2008


I guess these types of situations are exactly why Obama has had to talk religion on more than one occasion...to clarify who he is...it shouldn't matter, but it does...sigh.
commented by Anonymous chad, 11:38 AM  
It's funny, if someone were a Southern Baptist, they'd have a hard time getting people to believe they were an "atheist".

Evidently membership in the United Church of Christ does not even automatically give one the status of a theist these days!

But I guess with UCC minister Barry Lynn fighting against any possible expression of Christianity in the public square, that's really not so surprising.
commented by Anonymous ReformationUCC.org, 3:12 PM  
RE: Barry Lynn fighting against.. Christianity

I don't see any credibility in claiming that the Rev Barry Lynn has anything to do with Obama's religious reputation, positive or negative. And, as far as I can tell, this site supports the principle of seperation of church and state. I think their complaint is that the Rev. Lynn isn't doing enough, and treating UCC with kid gloves!

Reformation, you are barking up the wrong tree.
commented by Anonymous Alan, 10:58 PM  

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