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TUESDAY, FEB 21, 2012  |  10 comments  |  1 commentary
Professor: 'Obama May Be The Most Explicity Christian President in American History'
President Obama has consistently reiterated in interviews and speeches that he’s a Christian. But his often overt proclamations haven’t stopped critics from pointing to what they see as inexcusable inconsistencies. The president’s support for abortion rights, his infrequent church attendance and his contraceptive mandate have been only a few of the targets that detractors have pointed to when criticizing his stated faith.

Now, a Messiah College (a Christian higher educational facility) history professor has come to Obama’s defense with some bold claims in a column published on Patheos.com. John Fea, who chairs the Grantham, Pennsylvania, college’s history department, wrote that President Barack Obama “may be the most explicitly Christian president in American history.” Considering the ongoing debate over religious freedom and the contraceptive mandate that has been foisted upon the Catholic Church, ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
interesting comment, San Jose John about George Wallace.
Wikipedia about George Wallace wrote:
Change of positions

Wallace announced that he was a born-again Christian in the late 1970s, and apologized to black civil rights leaders for his earlier segregationist positions. He said that while he had once sought power and glory, he realized he needed to seek love and forgiveness.[note 3] In 1979, Wallace said of his stand in the schoolhouse door: "I was wrong. Those days are over and they ought to be over."[4] His final term as Governor (1983–1987) saw a record number of black appointments to government positions.[43] Also in his final term, Wallace was the first governor to appoint two black members in the same cabinet, a number that has been equalled but never surpassed…

excerpt from,George Wallace

Apparently a governor, not a President of course, who did become a Christian? However, he seemed to have a divorce or two after this change of heart on segregation.

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News Item2/22/12 8:38 AM
OP | wisconsin  Find all comments by OP
Actions speak louder than words. Obama has made it very very clear that he is for homosexuality, abortion, evolution, fornication, etc. If that is Christianity, then everyone on this planet is a Christian. God help us all!
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News Item2/22/12 6:53 AM
Mark M. | The UAE  Contact via emailFind all comments by Mark M.
It's new speak. Obama did it all. He's never uttered a curse word, his lips have never touched alcohol, and the only hand gesture he's ever made is to salute the American flag. Truly, he is the most cherished of all real, authentic, Christian American citizens.
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Thomas the Doubter | Ohio  Find all comments by Thomas the Doubter
The western church has been shown it's failing once again, yet refuse to do anything about it. BO is a christian by the standard accepted by most in this country,and applauded by many so called churches.
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News Item2/21/12 4:54 PM
pleonastic  Find all comments by pleonastic
"Obama “may be the most explicitly Christian president in American history.”"

This professor may be the most explicitly erroneous, fallacious, faulty, flawed, inaccurate, Liberal in American history.

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News Item2/21/12 2:10 PM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Oh, there is some room for disagreement with the professor's statement. Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, and even Jimmy Carter could have been considered more Christian from their personal testimonies anyway. I would also say, Howard Taft and William McKinley might also be said to have been better Christians. The test for being a President was not if he were a Christian or not, however. Some of the best ones, e.g. George Washington were not Christian.
Yep.

I'm told that even George Wallace claimed to be a "born-again Christian" back in the 1960s when he was running for president. In fact, he may have actually been responsible for coining that now popular phrase used by many to describe an "authentic" Christian.

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News Item2/21/12 2:06 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Oh, there is some room for disagreement with the professor's statement. Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, and even Jimmy Carter could have been considered more Christian from their personal testimonies anyway. I would also say, Howard Taft and William McKinley might also be said to have been better Christians. The test for being a President was not if he were a Christian or not, however. Some of the best ones, e.g. George Washington were not Christian.
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News Item2/21/12 12:07 PM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
"Professor: 'Obama May Be The Most Explicity Christian President in American History'".

Replace the word "Christian" with "Social-Justice" and I couldn't agree more!

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News Item2/21/12 11:55 AM
cinimod  Find all comments by cinimod
dominic wrote:
The professor may have got the word Christian with the word Muslim wrong
He has desecrated Christianity in America and places like Egypt with the Arab spring and making friends with Muslim.brotherhood
desecrated?
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News Item2/21/12 11:43 AM
dominic | uk  Contact via emailFind all comments by dominic
The professor may have got the word Christian with the word Muslim wrong
He has desecrated Christianity in America and places like Egypt with the Arab spring and making friends with Muslim.brotherhood
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