Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Is Barack Obama a Christian? Ask Bill Maher

Evangelist Franklin Graham is asked whether he thinks President Obama is a Christian and basically says he doesn't know.
"You have to ask President Obama" Graham said. "People have to ask Barack Obama. He's come out saying he's a Christian, so I think the question is, 'What is a Christian?'"
When Geist pressed the point, Graham repeated that Obama has said he was a Christian, "so I just have to assume that he is."
Graham recounted a story that Obama told him he started going to church as a young community organizer in Chicago because community members had insisted on it.
"I cannot answer [whether someone is a Christian] for anybody," Graham said. "All I know is I'm a sinner, and God has forgiven me of my sins because I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ."
Graham seems to be getting a lot of flack for his measured opinion. A lot more than proud atheist Bill Maher got when he theorized that Barack Obama was flat-out lying about being Christian.

I wonder why?

UPDATE: In trashing Rick Santorum as a "small-town mullah," NYT columnist Maureen Dowd recently wrote that Graham "heinously doubted the president’s Christianity on 'Morning Joe.'"

This is what passes for high-minded outrage among big-town progressives. Their arrogance is a sight to behold.  An ugly one.


Blogger Bob Bohne said...

As long as Obama pushes a secular agenda, I'm a happy camper.

February 22, 2012 at 10:59 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

UPDATE - Gil conveniently left out the part where Graham tries to convince us that Obama is inherently Muslim.

February 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

I also left out the part where Maher tries to convince us that Obama is a "secular humanist."

Sorry, it was heinous of me.

February 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

This must be the spin zone. Graham gets a pass on saying Obama is inherently Muslim, and Dowd get's called arrogant for calling him on it. Sweet.

February 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Read Dowd's column. If you don't think it's arrogant, you're heinously liberal.

February 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Sorry, here it is.

February 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Give me your email address and pass word so I can access the article.

Actually I read it this morning. I guess I'm heinously liberal, because I agree with what she say's. Maybe you should watch the entire Morning Joe interview with Graham. If you don't think he's full of s***, you're heinously unfair.

February 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Just because I don't agree with him, doesn't mean I have to think he's full of s***. That's how liberals think. Like Maher, they look down their noses at deeply religious people and think they're so much smarter, when quite often, they're not. That's called arrogance. And bigotry. Good luck with it.

February 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

You didn't watch the interview did you?

February 22, 2012 at 6:35 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Calling people out on their hypocracy and double standards,be it clergy or politician, is neither arrogance nor bigotry. You're just parroting the new conservative retort du jour.

Graham decides to take Newt Gingrich at his word that he's a Christian, but he can't be so sure about Obama? Pure BS

February 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

As I said, good luck with it.

p.s. You're confusing your Republican presidential candidates.

February 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - I'm not confusing anything. Again, did you watch the interview? He was asked about Santorum, Gingrich and Romney. Of all three, the one who's christian beliefs would be in doubt more than any of the others would be Gingrich. Graham gives him a pass, yet still questions Obama's beliefs.

February 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Next time you want to make a case for bigotry and arrogance, why not write a column about Issa and Sean Hannity's all male, clergy heavy, panels on contraception? The New Republicans. Bigotry and arrogance you can believe in!

February 23, 2012 at 12:15 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Please cite examples of the panel's bigotry and arrogance.

Such as, did any of them refer to President Obama as Mullah Obama?

February 23, 2012 at 7:10 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Didn't have your coffee this morning? How can you not see this?

The fact that Hannity and Issa would hold discussions on the issue of birth control and the reproductive rights of females with all male panels. Arrogance and bigotry! Ask the women in your life how they feel about that one.

February 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Q - How many conservative columnists does it take to change a light bulb?

A - Why bother changing the light bulb. They're used to being in the dark.

February 23, 2012 at 8:56 AM 

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