Many Americans Do Not Consider Obama Christian
A new poll says that many of the electorate remain confused about who President Barack Obama really is. Part of that is due to the conspiracy theory pushed by the birthers about the true birthplace of Obama and his citizenship. However, many voters still remain confused, as well about the President’s religion says a new Gallup poll.
On Friday, the poll was released and shows that only 34% of Americans indentify Obama as being a Christian or to be more specific a Protestant. Eleven percent is still sure Obama is a Muslim and 44% said they were not sure or did not know. This is very surprising since few presidents prior to Obama have written or spoken so much about their faith as he has. His Christianity ignited a huge controversy during his 2008 campaign when videos of the incendiary Rev. Wright, a longtime Obama pastor in Chicago went viral.
Obama severed his ties with the Reverend and has since attended many different Christian churches. In his speeches, he often times uses Christian imagery and language.
Mitt Romney, Obama’s presidential opponent, rarely speaks of his faith. However, the same poll found that 57% of those participating in the poll correctly identified him as a Mormon. That could suggest that some of the populace knows about Obama professing to be Christian but might not believe him.
Obama’s father was born in Kenya into a Muslim family, but his dad was an atheist when Barack was born. Obama said he was not raised in a family that was religious, but then converted to Christianity as an adult.