Politico Arena asked:
Evangelist Franklin Graham yesterday called President Obama's religious views into question, stating he does not know if Obama is a Christian. http://huff.to/xEEBXb
Are Graham's comments a sign that religious voters are questioning Obama's faith? Or will the comments lose steam before the election?
My Response: As I watched that interview with Franklin Graham yesterday, I felt I was seeing the worst of fundamentalist arrogance unfolding for all the world to see. Republicans are going to regret ever letting this man open his mouth on their behalf. Every sound bite in his disgusting attempt to create doubt about the President't religious beliefs made Graham look more bigoted and less like the moral beacon one expects a man of the cloth to be.
His hypocritical endorsement of Santorum (and even Gingrich!) while damning Obama with faint praise showed Graham to be the morally compromised person. Given Southern Baptists' historical distrust of Catholics, Graham's comments are obviously politically motivated. They won't hurt Obama but they will cause voters to question whether any of the Republican candidates can be trusted not to turn America into the very theocracy our founders came here to escape.
Here’s the link to my original post on Politico…