Your morning jolt: Questioning Barack Obama’s religion

Earlier this month, Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky, the U.S. Senate minority leader, was asked about a poll that indicated that nearly one in five Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

“The president says he’s a Christian. I take him at his word,” McConnell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

This morning’s editorial in the Augusta Chronicle doesn’t even cut Obama that tiny bit of slack. The first two paragraphs:

Much has been made recently over questions of the president’s religious views.

In reporting a poll that says 18 percent of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim, national media have condescendingly added the words “mistakenly” and “incorrectly.” Yet, it’s quite possible Americans aren’t as dumb as the media think: Maybe they’re aware of Mr. Obama’s Christian affiliation — and just don’t believe it.

We are beginning to tread some very shaky ground, ladies and gentlemen.

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Thousands of Tea Party activists gather for a "Restoring America" rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT

Thousands of Tea Party activists gather for a "Restoring America" rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT

On somewhat the same topic, several news agencies interpreted Saturday’s Glenn Beck rally in Washington D.C. as a bid by the Fox News commentator to assume leadership of the nation’s Christian conservatives. Some, including CNN, alluded to Beck’s Mormon faith.

Ralph Reed, the former state GOP chairman and leader of the Christian Coalition, attended the Beck event and had this to say on the web site of his Faith and Freedom Coalition:

The evangelicals participating in the Restore Honor event are not endorsing Glenn Beck’s theology, nor is he asking them to; they are joining in his clarion call to restore America’s honor and founding principles.

Together, we and millions of our fellow citizens are calling America back to its Judeo-Christian values of faith, hard work, individual initiative, the centrality of marriage and family, hope, charity, and relying on God and civic and faith-based organizations rather than government for our security and prosperity.

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On Sunday morning, if you watched the “Georgia Gang” on Fox5, you heard Phil Kent say that Republican nominee for governor Nathan Deal has made public his income tax records.

Deal hasn’t, spokesman Brian Robinson said this morning. Robinson wouldn’t say exactly when Deal might do so – but implied it would be soon.

This spring, Deal requested an extension on filing his 2009 personal income taxes – a common procedure. As soon as the former congressman files his ‘09 returns, Deal will make public several years’ worth.

But don’t look for that to satisfy the Democratic nominee for governor Roy Barnes.

The Barnes campaign will continue to call on Deal to release the income tax returns of his auto salvage corporation – the company that got wrapped up in the investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

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When it comes to ethics investigations, Republican nominee for governor Nathan Deal has found an unlikely ally: U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. – the most powerful African-American in Congress.

In an interview with Larry Peterson of the Savannah Morning News, Clyburn said the Office of Congressional Ethics – a relatively new entity that acts as a kind of grand jury, making preliminary inquiries — has an “accusatory mentality about every allegation.”

The OCE has initiated investigations of several African-American members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters of California and Charlie Rangel of New York.

Clyburn made his remarks at a gathering of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. From the SMN:

Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he has no opinion about the validity of the case against Deal.

But he said the ethics office investigatory process “is being used by … people who want to make mischief.”

Clyburn said the office lets inquiries be initiated “from a newspaper story or headline … implying things that may or may not have any factual basis.”

He said such stories or headlines form the basis of complaints to the office by “third-party groups.”

Among such groups, he said, is Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The organization filed a complaint against Deal after an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article was published.

“People get a wild hair,” Clyburn said concerning members of such groups, “and they just say things.”

The congressman also said he is concerned that a “CIA guy” plays an important role in the office. Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Porter Goss is the vice chairman.

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, outlined a post-November agenda for Congress during a conversation with voters in Calhoun. From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

A few of his constituents asked Gingrey what could be done to stop new health care reform from going into effect, and at least one asked him to vote to repeal it. He said that, logistically, it would be a challenge to repeal the laws because President Barack Obama has veto power.

Gingrey, an obstetrician-gynecologist, said he expects Republicans to pick up enough seats in Congress so they can “control the purse” and take away funding for some of the reform’s programs.

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Over at InsiderAdvantage, Dick Pettys has the body count of lawmakers departing the General Assembly this year:

In all, 17 senators who were on the 2008 ballot won’t be on the 2010 card. In the House, 36 representatives will be gone.

The House losses include Majority Leader Jerry Keen and former interim Speaker (and speaker pro tem) Mark Burkhalter, both retiring, along with Minority Leader DuBose Porter, who lost his primary bid for governor.

All are veteran hands. But it can be argued that the 2004 loss was even more severe, at least in terms of longevity.

Among those retiring that year was 85-year-old Sen. Hugh Gillis of Soperton, who took office before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and served under 14 governors. He chose to retire rather than face another incumbent – Republican Jack Hill of Reidsville – in a district redrawn by a federal court.

Also retiring in 2004: Larry Walker, the House Democratic leader, after 32 years in the chamber; Democrat Tom Buck, the House Appropriations Chairman who had served 38 years, and Republican Lynn Westmoreland, the House minority leader who led the GOP fight against the Democrat-drawn redistricting maps.

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92 comments Add your comment

lmno

August 30th, 2010
10:46 am

So, are Evangelical Christians counting Mormons as fellow Christians now?

Cause I find Mr. Beck’s comments on America turning back to God to have different meanings when viewed through the book of Mormon. I mean, specifically, is he saying that based on the book of “Nephi”.

Because Mormons believe that America turned its back on God before and God smited them and turned them black. In fact, the Native Americans that the White man discovered here were the so called cursed to the Mormon believer. So, is Beck talkign about the Bible or the Book Of Nephi?

2 Nephi 5:21-23:

“And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.”

“And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities.”

“And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.”

“And because of their cursing which was upon them they did become an idle people, full of mischief and subtlety, and did seek in the wilderness for beasts of prey.”

lmno

August 30th, 2010
10:49 am

But don’t worry, further reading iin the Book Of Nephi points out that if the black people turn back to god, that

“…their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people.”

So Mr. Beck will lead us again to be a White nation? Is that what he is saying?

You Christians who want God “Back in the public schools” want the Mormon God? The one who sent Christ to North America about 1800 years ago? That one?

Legend of Len Barker

August 30th, 2010
10:50 am

A) Why is there so much concern (or “concern”) over the President’s religion of choice? I don’t care if he worships Sun-Ra, believes in Quetzalcoatl, or is completely agnostic. Because…

B) Good works and values aren’t exclusive to Judeo-Christians, Glenn Beck.

HELL NO YOU CAN'T!

August 30th, 2010
10:55 am

Oh the tea partiers! Complete with Palin. I do wish she could get a spread in Playboy or Penthouse, then she would be on her merry way, back to her front porch in Alaska, keeping an eye out for Russians.

And of course we all know Beck is the messiah, come to save the world.

T-Bone

August 30th, 2010
10:59 am

I love McConnell’s backhanded answer there. Tim Russert would not have let that cagey answer slip by.

If you think questioning Obama’s religion is legitimate, how would this have made you feel in 2007?

Question: “Is Bush really a Christian or do you think he is just exploiting evangelicals for political gain?”
Harry Reid: “Bush says he’s a Christian. I take him at his word.”

John K

August 30th, 2010
11:01 am

1-So one of the top concerns is the President’s religion? No wonder we rank toward the bottom of industrialized nations in education.

2) Ralph Reed at the Restore Honor event? Ralph Reed? Honor?!!! I’ll be laughing about this all day. Probably all week.

Just Nasty & Mean

August 30th, 2010
11:01 am

Well, is the president a Muslim or not? Let’s judge from his ACTIONS, and not his words:

1. His 1st address as president of the USA was to the Muslim community in the Middle Beach.

2. Obama chooses to ignore the protestant “National Day of Prayer”, but hosts an affair at the White House for Muslims on Ramadan

3. Obama sends $900m in borrowed money as foreign aid to Hamas terrorists in Lebanon.

4. Obama attends a black nationalist church in Chicago for 20 years.

5. Obama, now in office approaching 2 years, shows no sign of choosing or attending any church. Why?

6. Muslim theology says Muslim fathers choose the religion of their sons.

7. Obama spend years attending a Muslim Madras school during his formative years in Singapore.

8. Obama says..and sings…the Muslim call to prayer in perfect Arabic.

9. Obama bows to the king of Saudi Arabia..the theological and political leader of the EXCLUSIVE faith of Muslim.

10. In an interview with Stephanopolos, he clearly says “…MY Muslim religion….”

If he swears on a bible for his inauguration, if he is Muslim…it means NOTHING.

Does ANYBODY see ANYTHING he has done to show he is Christian.

John K

August 30th, 2010
11:04 am

I see somebody got an email this morning………

lmno

August 30th, 2010
11:11 am

Its amazing to me how self proclaimed “christians” no so little about the faith they profess.

“If he swears on a bible for his inauguration, if he is Muslim…it means NOTHING. ”

It would mean nothing if he was a Christian. In fact, a Christian is forbidden from swearing all together in Matthew 5.

The thing people are over looking about Glen Beck is that he is not a life long Mormon. He converted and has spend a lot of time studying the faith. He understands the Mormon view on the cuurse of Ham which is similar to the 19th Century Christian view.

Goobers

August 30th, 2010
11:13 am

Beautiful Words from James Howard Kunstler:

“Behind the incoherent cargo of conflicting complaints that makes up Tea Party doctrine — like “keeping the government’s hands off our medicare!” — stands the more basic dissolution of the Sunbelt’s miracle economy, along with the pain and bewilderment of the southern peckerwood political nexus that rose out of the dust after World War Two to build the suburban nirvana of universal air-conditioning, happy motoring, Jesus tub-thumping, over-eating, and Friday night football that defined Sunbelt culture. They sense now that history is about to thrust them back into the okra patch, with the hookworms and the chiggers, as the economy whirls down the drain, and the car dealerships close up, and the idle production homebuilders succumb to methedrine addiction, and the price of Reba McEntire tickets exceeds their dwindling resources, and they are none too happy about any of that.
Of course this Sunbelt political culture has tentacles and outposts all over the USA, wherever a few generations of laboring folk enjoyed debt-fueled parabolic rises in living standards during the cheap oil decades, and now find themselves in foreclosure hell, indentured to the very WalMarts that they welcomed with open arms (and allowed to destroy their local businesses) — and, of course, it’s yet another paradox that these are the same folk who will still defend the big box masters to their deaths. The America they stand for is a weird contradictory mish-mash of Confederate nostalgia, hyper-individualism that really owes allegiance to nothing, racial enmity, religious paranoia, and potemkin patriotism — especially involving anything in the constitution that allows them to wriggle out of obligations to the public interest at the same time that they get to push other groups of people around.”

T-Bone

August 30th, 2010
11:13 am

Just Nasty: “Does ANYBODY see ANYTHING he has done to show he is Christian.”

How about #4 on your list?

Goobers

August 30th, 2010
11:17 am

By James Howard Kunstler
on August 30, 2010 9:38 AM

Here come the Corn Pone Nazis!
Fox News entertainer, former drug addict, and professional weeper Glenn Beck took center stage at the Lincoln Memorial exactly forty-seven years to the day after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech for a rally dedicated to “restoring honor,” which is tea party code for the otherwise unutterable idea: get that n-r out of the White House! (despite the attendance of a few African-American shills on the scene).
Eighty-seven thousand disoriented citizens lined the DC Mall reflecting pool and adjoining lawns to witness Beck overstep his role as a television clown and don the mantle of an evangelist-savior battling the dark forces working insidiously to put the America of WalMart, Walt Disney World, Nascar, and Burger King into the Collapsed Society Hall of Fame — where it’s heading anyway, due to the bad choices these self-same citizens made during an extraordinary bonanza era of cheap oil that is now drawing to a close whether anyone likes it or not. Naturally, Beck invoked prayer against this prospect, which is what people resort to when they don’t understand what is happening to them.
Beck himself just seems to be following a career arc more than really answering “a call.” The emptiness of his platitudes and the confusion of his ideas shows that he is just flexing his demagogic muscles in a moment when weepy bluster passes for heroism. Ten years ago he was a cringing drunk contemplating suicide. Then he went shopping in America’s Mall of Utopias for something to believe in and found Mormonism, a “religion” dreamed up by an imaginative young man on the agricultural frontier of western New York during an earlier age of ferment which — guess what — coincided with a decade of economic turbulence. (Anyone interested in the bizarre subject is advised to read Fawn Brodie’s excellent biography of Smith, No Man Knows My History [Knoph,1945].)

Bill Orvis White

August 30th, 2010
11:20 am

It’s true when the Honorable Reverend Franklin Graham says that it is the seed of the father that is passed to the son in the Muslim culture. There is no arguing this fact. The problem is that Rev. Graham didn’t go far enough to say that Hussein Obama is in fact a Muslim by blood and practice.
Does anyone want to hear the real story?
Barack Hussein Obama was born in the early 1960s – and we don’t know the exact date – in a Kenyan tribal ceremony. It is common knowledge in many Kenyan villages that little Hussein Obama jumped several feet out of his mother during the ceremony – so much so that the water that broke put out the flames that lit the event.
If anyone would do the proper research, he would find that this is truth, not a myth. What is also true is that the longform birth certificate does not exist. There isn’t one person on this planet who is able to furnish the documents. Go ahead and call me Bill the Birther and laugh, but folk like me get the last laugh because we’re right. So when there’s a jihadist rebellion on this soil in a year, don’t come crying to me. I won’t be there to protect you, thank you very much. I’ll be protecting my property and family.
Amen,
Bill

Jeb

August 30th, 2010
11:21 am

Is it illegal to have a Muslim president? Or G-D forbid a Jewish one? I missed that part of the Constitution. Bush was Christian. Look at how well that worked out!

lmno

August 30th, 2010
11:24 am

“So when there’s a jihadist rebellion on this soil in a year, don’t come crying to me. ”

Thanks for the warning. I will be sure to remember that. In fact let me write it down in my day planner.

“bill orvis- no help against imminent jihadist attack from President”

Thanks again!

Pamela

August 30th, 2010
11:31 am

OMG Are YOU PEOPLE EVER going to let this subject go????? President Obama IS a Christian…wow talking about racist people…I hope YOU PEOPLE do realize that white people are also muslim….I’m certain a lot of you ignorant people don’t realize that. He is a Christian and I am also a Christian and I do agree that a Muslim temple should be built next to where the twin towers used to stand..they have a right to do so….get over it people!!!

Guy Incognito

August 30th, 2010
11:32 am

Jim, and all the other OV’s on here…..the largest % people who say that B.O.(pew) is a Muslim got their info from his OWN words and actions

‘nuf said

Goobers

August 30th, 2010
11:34 am

Road Scholar

August 30th, 2010
11:35 am

“It’s true when the Honorable Reverend Franklin Graham says that it is the seed of the father that is passed to the son..”

Does that mean that all southern baptists are Klan members or sympathisers?

John K

August 30th, 2010
11:37 am

Are you sure Bill? I was going to ask for your address so I could come cry to you. :-(

SKB

August 30th, 2010
11:40 am

Obama doesn’t even have a US birth certificate. He has never shows where he is born, his school grades, and even his college essays. He has alot to hide, this man is a Muslim, he should not even be president of the US, they forgot to do a background check. He probably got acorn to bribe the electoral college to become elected…

SKB

August 30th, 2010
11:41 am

1/5 of Americans believe he is Muslim according to Fox News

S. Powell

August 30th, 2010
11:43 am

The media has wasted time and money to prove that President Obama is Muslim, so what?

John K

August 30th, 2010
11:44 am

You’re right skb. I even heard that his actual birth certificate lists Bin Laden as his father and Hillary Clinton as his mother.

B-fan

August 30th, 2010
11:44 am

Questioning the President’s religion plays into the hands of terrorists. By attaching a negative stigma to being Muslim, Al Qaeda and the Taliban turns it into evidence of America’s hatred of Islam. We’re showing the worst side of America to the world.

velvet elvis

August 30th, 2010
11:47 am

He smells like muslim.

Wendy Breeze

August 30th, 2010
11:53 am

Right up there with the “George Bush planned 9/11″ stupidity.

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August 30th, 2010
11:54 am

“1/5 of Americans believe he is Muslim according to Fox News”

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jconservative

August 30th, 2010
11:57 am

As I keep saying, people believe what they want to believe. If they do not have a reason for their belief, they simply make up one.

I have dozens of Baptist friends who believe that Mormons are not Christian. They were big Beck fans until I told them Beck was a convert to the Mormon faith. Now they do not like Beck or Romney.

I really must apologize to them for telling them that.

Now wait until they find out Palin was born in Russia and her parents moved to Alaska because they could see it from their Russian front porch.

Some who are worried about Obama’s religion need to worry about their own. For example, why are there no Protestants on the US Supreme Court? Do you believe it is some plot by Reagan and the Bush duo to eliminate the protestant denominations from the American landscape?

Just asking.

Bill

August 30th, 2010
11:59 am

I do not care what his religion is. What I care about is an economy in the pits (we are in a second recession, not linked to Bush), our military is getting pounded in Afganistan, crooks are still wide spread in Congress, my Mother lost her Medicare for her Alzheimers (she has to move out of the nursing home (funding is now on a wait list due to the 500 billion taken out), thank you Harry Reid, Nancy Polisi, and Mr President.

He can pray to a manhole cover for all I care, I just wish he would get his butt off the golf course, stop with the photo ops, and go to work.

qwerty

August 30th, 2010
12:03 pm

First of all, let’s be clear that the Beck-a-palooza wasn’t about faith. It was about getting people to be distracted from the anniversary of the complete FAILURE of REPUBLICANS in responding to Hurricane Katrina.

Second, Beck is not a person with any credibility on matters of faith. He has no theological education. He has not been a minister. I certainly would not turn to him for spiritual advice. And, even if he had those credentials, who is he to accuse anyone of turning away from God?

Third, I am still trying to figure out how Beck has any moral standing to talk about honor. When was it lost? And who appointed him to “restore” it? Was there a vote? I can think of at least 10 people I would have chosen — who have actual moral authority — instead of Beck.

Finally, it seems like this change to claim Beck-a-palooza as a “faith” event instead of a civil rights event is based on the incredibility of any link between Beck and Christianity. But, since Beck had the cajones to say “we started the civil rights movement”, I want proof. All of those involved in Beck-a-palooza should produce their bona fides and prove that they ever participated in a march for civil rights or a sit in or a voter registration drive for minorities. But claiming to be the genesis of the civil rights movement without proof is about like Sarah Palin saying that she has foreign policy experience based on a foreign border with Canada and Russia.

Saxby Chambliss

August 30th, 2010
12:03 pm

Americans have way too much time on their hands. News flash: Thomas Jefferson was a deist slave owner! George Washington never knelt to pray nor did he partake in the eucharist. Stom Thurmond fathered a child with a black teen age housekeeper. Today he would be charged with child abuse and statutory rape.

Marie

August 30th, 2010
12:11 pm

The worry for me is what lies beneath. Why does is matter what religion our president is, or if he has any at all? What is the push to “America Return to the Christian God?” What is to happen to Americans who are not Christians? What lies beneath all of this “sound and fury” is a push by some elements of the right, led by the Palins and Becks, etc to have a Christian theocracy in this country where they set up a Christian version of Sharia law. They would be worse than Iran or the Taliban. I know it is easy to sit back and laugh at the wackos in the tri-corn hats with their “take back the country” signs, but you cannot discount the danger. If you are not out there marching in lock-step with them, it is YOUR country they want to “take back.” And what do you think they will do with you when they do so? We really need to stand up and take a serious look at these people. Iran uses stones to execute those they think violate their religious laws. These people from the extreme right have already shown that they will be using guns.

Commonsenseagitator

August 30th, 2010
12:17 pm

It doesn’t matter why religion a president is, in fact it’s unconstitutional for religion to be a requirement for election to office. They won’t come out and say what’s on their small racist minds so they use this and the birth certificate as ammunition. It all comes down to the fact we have the first black president, and the Dixecrat republican party can’t handle that.

Commonsenseagitator

August 30th, 2010
12:20 pm

SKB what rock did you crawl out from under? You spout the stupidity that is a clear example of the far right.

LW

August 30th, 2010
12:21 pm

Christians are NOT pushing a Christian theocracy. They pushing a return to solid values and a less chaotic pluralistic, anarchial mindset, wherein there are no rules except the rules an individual chooses to impose upon himself and others. Narcissism? The BO is pushing a Muslim agenda. If you think this is just political games and rhetoric, you need to study Shariah law, and the consequences of living under that system of government. Islam is not only a religious viewpoint, it is a government as well. This new “government” is creeping into our nation and will soon overwhelm it if Americans do not educate thelmselves. You would not appreciate the enslavement of Shariah law. this is not about tolerance; this is about keeping this nation a free nation. Please start reading…or you may lose the “right” to choose to read.

DannyX

August 30th, 2010
12:21 pm

George W Bush is a gay Muslim, here is the proof.

1. He kissed the Saudi Arabian leader ON THE LIPS. Yep he planted a big wet kiss on the Muslim Saudi leader. He also walked around with the Muslim Saudi leader HOLDING HANDS.

2. Bush said this “”Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind.” WOW, Bush is a Muslim.

3. Bush hired his own journalist, Guckert/Gannon, a gay S&M/writer, who ended up spending many nights at the White House. Sadist=Muslims. S&M.

4. Ken Melman Bush’s ‘right hand’ man is openly gay.

5. Bush’s gay spiritual adviser, Reverend Ted Haggard, was forced to leave the Christian church. Haggard is definitely NOT a Christian. Bush’s own spiritual adviser is not a Christian!

6. Gay ex-Senator Larry Craig (Republican) once used the Air Force One bathroom, with Bush on board.

7 Bush selected a big time gay activist to be his Vice President, Dick Cheney. Cheney is evil just like Muslims, he once shot someone in the face.

8. Bush’s own wife supports gay marriage.

Does ANYBODY see ANYTHING Bush has done to show he is a straight Christian?

Wendy Breeze

August 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

Commonsenseagitator, and just what do you have to offer to the conversation other than the ignorant lefts’ standard “you’re stupid” response?

Commonsenseagitator

August 30th, 2010
12:23 pm

From the US Constitution
Article Six: Federal power
Main article: Article Six of the United States Constitution
See also: wikisource:Constitution of the United States of America#Article VI
Article Six establishes the Constitution, and the laws and treaties of the United States made according to it, to be the supreme law of the land, and that “the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the laws or constitutions of any state notwithstanding.” It also validates national debt created under the Articles of Confederation and requires that all federal and state legislators, officers, and judges take oaths or affirmations to support the Constitution. This means that the states’ constitutions and laws should not conflict with the laws of the federal constitution and that in case of a conflict, state judges are legally bound to honor the federal laws and constitution over those of any state.

Article Six also states “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Not a democratic hack

August 30th, 2010
12:23 pm

Your left wing dribble is starting to make me sick…

Commonsenseagitator

August 30th, 2010
12:25 pm

Wendy, fact: The higher level of education the more likely to vote Democratic, the exceptions to this rule all live in the south so they’ll fit in with the uneducated masses

Al Gore

August 30th, 2010
12:26 pm

Thanks Jim for being the lapdog of the Democratic Party.
I know we can always count on you to lean left.

Al

granny godzilla

August 30th, 2010
12:28 pm

we must destroy capitalism and embrace socialism…

Wendy Breeze

August 30th, 2010
12:30 pm

Jim, how about talking about Obama’s failure to get us out of this recession, create jobs, and usher in an era of non-partisan togetherness as he promised? Jim’s BS is nothing but an attempt to distract those stupid enough to buy into it from the important issues of the day.

Aquagirl

August 30th, 2010
12:30 pm

Thanks, Jim, for catching that outright lie by Phil Kent. The only good part of it was it took time away from Jeff Dickerson’s shilling APS and DeKalb developers. Too bad you didn’t have time to appear on the Georgia Gang, the BS factor would be reduced exponentially.

It really isn’t long before our country collapses. Not from Marxism or any of those conservative boogymen, but from sheer willful ignorance. We’re not just treading on shaking ground, many people are gleefully running towards it.

Wendy Breeze

August 30th, 2010
12:31 pm

Commonsenseagitator, I take it you don’t vote then?….LOL…Just kidding…HAD to say it, though. :-)

Roach

August 30th, 2010
12:37 pm

Question Obama’s faith? Question his citizenship? I question his species. How do we know he’s human, or even from this planet at all? Where is the evidence? I demand that Obama prove he is a human born on this planet, without intervention by space aliens. I refuse to pay taxes or obey any laws until the government produces this evidence. And the same goes for Sonny Perdue.

Dan

August 30th, 2010
12:38 pm

Two points are important here:

1) President Obama has repeatedly and publicly declared his Christian faith.
2) Even if President Obama were a Muslim (which he isn’t), that would in no way disqualify him from being President.

More on these two points, plus other thoughts, in my recent Decatur News Online column:

http://www.decaturnewsonline.com/decatur_life/spirituality/article_fa8973b0-b2fa-11df-b5a3-001cc4c002e0.html

MikeMcCracken

August 30th, 2010
12:38 pm

DannyX – I think you’re gay.

T-Bone

August 30th, 2010
12:38 pm

Outstanding work, DannyX.