Mystery:Why Do Some Oppose the Likelihood that Obama Is Muslim?
Some people are particularly opposed to the likelihood that Obama is a Muslim. Why?
There is no religious test for office in the United States. In fact, the U.S. Constitution prohibits such a test. So why the opposition to recognizing the likelihood that the American President is Muslim?
Here's one reason: many liberals are uncomfortable with supporting a man who privately accepts Muslim social values that liberals oppose, such as views against abortion, feminism, and homosexuality.
I agree that religion is not a qualifying test for holding the Presidency. I do have an issue with people making false statements (or, at best, statements with a reckless disregard for the truth) about Obama's religion, when there are significant shortcomings in Obama's policy preferences that we Republicans can focus on. But that's just my opinion. Personally, I believe that Obama is a Christian, just as he says he is. GregG 20:35, 3 January 2013 (EST)
- "Just as he says he is" - politicians make many false statements. Some would argue that they should make false statements when it is for the good of the country, or their political party, or whatever.
- Whether Obama is a Muslim is surely not determined by what he claims to be in campaign statements.
- I, for one, would certainly trust someone's statement as to what their faith is. GregG 20:44, 3 January 2013 (EST)
- People are afraid of the unknown and will put up a mental defense to protect their ego. Obama is a proven liar. If he can't be trusted in small matters how can he be trusted to be truthful with things as important as faith? --Jpatt 21:10, 3 January 2013 (EST)
In general, attacking a political candidate's religious beliefs is like a boxer punching below the belt, and the public does not like such tactics. Here, candidate Obama and later President Obama has repeatedly stated that he is a Christian, and most people accept that at face value. However, people have to ask who was behind the email campaign that tried to mislabel him as a Muslim during both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. I note that people generally treated Mitt Romney's Mormon beliefs as outside the bounds of the 2012 campaign. Wschact 23:05, 4 January 2013 (EST)