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August 19th, 2010
10:16 PM ET

Confusion over Obama's religion

Editor's Note: Tune in tomorrow @ 7p ET...we'll fact check Rev. Franklin Graham's interview and hear from his opposition.


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  1. Ken E.Tremayne

    Re Franklin Graham's interview. His luke warm acknowledgment of the President's Christianity was sad. The only ones who would say Obama was born a Muslim are some Muslims. If he was raised as a Christian or was baptized at birth or just says he is a Christian then he's a Christian. He doesn't have to follow Graham's evangelical formula. Graham would exclude much of Christianity who think they are Christians but became so by other means. I also think much of what people hate about Islam is based on villiage or tribal custom and not something we would find in the Koran. What most Muslims believe based on their holy book as opposed to what tribal custom dictates in certain countries should be investigated by CNN.

    August 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  2. Genevieve

    Mr. King, please note that its not about what religion the President practices, its all about hate based on race.

    August 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
    • Dima

      The true identity of the Son of God is in the Book of Revelation 22: the Spirit and the Bride is a Tomboy, so Bush and the fake nazi Royal imfaly can go and sing to the wind that they are direct descendent's from Christ, because Christ is the Spirit of a Women, not a physical male!

      March 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
  3. corinne

    who cares?! all of you who care about what religion our president is line up so i can slap the ignorance out of you. just because you use a religion like some terrorists did doesn't mean that that religion is bad. the crusades were in the name of a christian god and many people died. does that make that religion bad? does that mean that all christians are bad? leave our president alone and do something else instead of complaining people!

    August 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  4. Lucia

    I know that President Obama is Catholic, the main importance in everything is Respect and Love for others, without these Virtues there is no Religion. I believe that President Obama has Respect and Love for the people, the rest is all just a stir up to cause trouble and these things come from the weaker people.

    August 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  5. Lucia

    Religion becomes terrifying when it becomes extreme. No Religion is good when a person hurts another person. President Obama is for the people, there is no Religion that changes that, We are all equal in the eyes of GOD. Violence will never bring Peace.

    August 19, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  6. Samuel

    @Lucia Actually, the President!s most recent affiliation was with the United Church of Christ. :)

    August 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm |
  7. Ashley

    Rev.Graham as a man of God showed such disrespect to people who have a different belief than he has. He also showed disrespect to President Obama,but that seems to be the norm lately. I fear when I listen to all the things being said on TV lately that we are going to see more hate aimed towards muslims as happened after 911,like when a Sikh was murdered because the man thought he was muslim,or like the group that plans on burning the Qur'an this 9-11. Showing that young Afghanistan girl's picture to make a point that's how female muslims are treated was very unfair to every female muslim around the world who try to make changes for those crimes against females stop. Maybe he should take a look at the horrible crimes commited against females here before he speaks out about others.

    August 20, 2010 at 12:01 am |
    • Andrea

      His performance as President of the USA is phsoaewirtry.He has inspired the World Leaders to create atmosphere for long wanted Peace.But recently his demand for billions of Dollars for finishing war in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to disturb the Asians @ Mid eastern Countries.Since he has been awarded the most prestigious Noble Peace Prize He should work more on dialogues and not much on confontation.The entire world is watching his activities eagerly.People expect from him global peace .His domestic programmes have been so far brought hope and for the people of his Country.It is hoped that he will remain as active as he was in his first year in office.He will work for downtrodden people of the world wherever they are from.Let him be active as ever.

      March 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Nur

      Why does Mr. Obama not release his long-form birth citteficare? This would prove his natural born citizenship. I understand he has spent over a millon dollar to hide it from the public. It will just cost a few dollars to take a copy and show it to the press.

      March 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  8. Richard

    Franklin Graham is a Christian bigot who, sadly, seems to understand very little about true Christianity. His evangelical zeal seems to be coloring his world.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:37 am |
  9. Aldean Baker

    Aldean:even if he is muslim he still is an American,the real problem is republicans &TEA Party memb

    August 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
    • Matias

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      March 24, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  10. LiZ CARTER of GEORGIA

    John King, why are you and your cohorts trying to cause even more controversy against this president? The man is an acknowledged CHRISTIAN! How many times does he have to keep announcing that to you and the nation? If he voiced it much more than he has, you and the rest of you loons would be questioning that for sure! 'IS OBAMA PUSHING HIS CHOICE OF RELIGION OUT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'? 'IS HE GOVERNING BY HIS RELIGION? 'SHOULDN'T HE BE STANDING UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION? With you, any way he goes is wrong!??

    August 22, 2010 at 12:07 am |