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(what does ecumenical mean? Well, I'll tell ya)
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Senator Obama referred to "my Muslim faith" in an interview, excerpted on YouTube. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQqIpdBOg6I]
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Senator Obama referred to "my Muslim faith" in an interview, excerpted on YouTube.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQqIpdBOg6I ABC News] interview</ref>
  
 
*Obama: Let's not play games. What I was suggesting - you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith, and you're absolutely right that that has not come at my ...
 
*Obama: Let's not play games. What I was suggesting - you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith, and you're absolutely right that that has not come at my ...

Revision as of 15:08, 24 November 2008

Senator Obama referred to "my Muslim faith" in an interview, excerpted on YouTube.[1]

  • Obama: Let's not play games. What I was suggesting - you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith, and you're absolutely right that that has not come at my ...
  • Interviewer: [breaking in] Christian faith
  • Obama: [stuttering] ma - my Christian faith ... and what I am saying is that he hasn't suggested that I'm a Muslim ...
  • Interviewer: [speaking over] the connection, right
  • Obama: ... and I think that his campaign upper echelons have not either. What I think is fair to say is that coming out of the Republican camp there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith, something that I find deeply offensive and that has been going on for a pretty long ... [end of clip]

Supporters of Obama have suggested that Obama was talking about a false allegation of Obama's "Muslim faith," but that still does not explain his comfortable use of the phrase. A Christian is not likely to refer to "my Muslim faith," and Obama's comfortable use of the phrase "my Muslim faith" suggests he is a Muslim rather than a Christian.

The Washington Times, founded by ecumenical religious leader Rev. Moon, said the phrase was a slip of the tongue.[2]

Notes

  1. ABC News interview
  2. Obama's verbal slip fuels his critics Sunday, September 7, 2008