WASHINGTON (ABP) -- More than 70 Christian leaders signed a letter Aug. 25 calling on "public officials, faith leaders, and the media to offer no further support or airtime to those who misrepresent and call into question" whether or not President Obama is a Christian.Outrageous! The Dems want to step all over the First Amendment with this little ploy. Worse they seek to implore their allies in the media to do the same. Where is the ACLU when you need them? Don't answer that!
Signers ... said they were "deeply troubled by the recent questioning of President Obama's faith."
"We understand that these are contentious times, but the personal faith of our leaders should not be up for public debate," they said.
Several of the signers said they have personally prayed and worshiped with the president.
"President Obama has been unwavering in confessing Christ as Lord and has spoken often about the importance of his Christian faith," they said. "We believe that questioning, and especially misrepresenting, the faith of a confessing believer goes too far."
The letter was released through the Eleison Group, a consulting firm started by Burns Strider, a former adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and faith outreach director during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign when she was still a senator from New York.
The signers, however, said the question was "not a political issue." They said they represent a variety of political views, but: "As Christian pastors and leaders, we believe that fellow Christians need to be an encouragement to those who call Christ their savior, not question the veracity of their faith."
A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that nearly one American in five believed Obama is a Muslim and more than 40 percent said they didn't know what faith the president practiced.
Click on the client list in the picture above. Diversity is not one of their major traits.
I do wonder whose fault it is that Americans believe Obama to be Muslim. Could it be that he personally brought up his background?