Religion of Barack Obama

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Obama's religion is much discussed by political commentators. The issue of whether he is Christian, Muslim, or non-religious has many journalists and columnists agitated and exercised.

  • Dr. James Dobson accused Obama of "deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own world view, his own confused theology."
  • "My particular set of beliefs," Obama says, "may not be perfectly consistent with the beliefs of other Christians."
  • "You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt."
  • "coming out of the Republican camp to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith."
  • "Faith doesn't mean that you don't have doubts."
  • "Faith is not just something you have, it's something you do."
  • "My faith reminds me that we all are sinners."

The liberal magazine Newsweek spreads falsehoods about Obama's beliefs:[1]

  • Born to a Christian-turned-secular mother [correction: mother who abandoned Christianity] and a Muslim-turned-atheist African father [correction: almost no African Muslims become atheists], Obama grew up living all across the world with plenty of spiritual influences, but without any particular religion [correction: he was raised as a Muslim].
  • He is now a Christian, having been baptized in the early 1990s at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago [correction: no evidence of any baptism, and all evidence points against Obama's claim to be a Christian].
  • When the family lived in Indonesia, [his mother] Ann, on occasion, would take the children to Catholic Mass; after returning to Hawaii, they would celebrate Easter and Christmas at United Church of Christ congregations [correction: meaningless even if true].
  • During his years in Indonesia, Obama went first to a Catholic school—and then to a public elementary school with a weekly class of religious education that reflected the dominant Muslim culture [correction: Obama was reportedly registered as a Muslim student at a Catholic school].
  • He said, "I decided that the meaning I found in my life, the values that were most important to me, the sense of wonder that I had, the sense of tragedy that I had—all these things were captured in the Christian story." [correction: "Christian story"? No real Christian refers to the faith that way.]

Candidate Obama held a TV interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos in which he said "My Muslim faith." George immediately interrupted to save Obama, "My Christian" [faith]. "My Christian faith," Mr. Obama said quickly. "Well, what I'm saying is that he [McCain] hasn't suggested that I'm a Muslim..." [2]


  1. Barack Obama's Christian Journey | Newsweek Politics: Campaign 2008
  2. Obama's verbal slip fuels his critics Washington Times, September 7, 2008