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Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith commitment
Franklin Graham's has previously raised doubts about President Obama's Christianity.
February 29th, 2012
11:38 AM ET

Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith commitment

(CNN) – The Rev. Franklin Graham on Tuesday apologized for publicly raising questions about President Barack Obama’s Christian faith, saying “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama.”

The statement from Graham came in response to a letter from faith leaders associated with the NAACP that said Graham’s statements “have enormous negative effects for America and are especially harmful to the Christian witness.”

In a television interview last week that provoked huge media attention, Graham appeared to question the sincerity of Obama’s Christian commitment.

"You have to ask him,” Graham said, pondering whether Obama is Christian. “I cannot ask that question for anybody."

Check out the full story here on CNN's Belief Blog.

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  1. Carol Goldberg

    I think Rev. Graham is a hippocrit and should write a letter to President Obama with a complete apology about how he knows that The President is a Christian. As a Jewish person I resent the fact that the right wing thinks that only a Christian can run this country and as a woman to tell me what to do with my body. This election is becoming so discusting that a creep like Santorin thinks he can tell everyone else how to live their life ,let him tell his daughter she can't take birth control pills and when and if she can have sex and keep his Christian thoughts to himself.

    February 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  2. janemarian

    With all due respect for the good Reverend, there really is far too much intemperate talk going on these days by
    supposed Christians. In my humble opinion, President Obama has demonstrated far more Christian attributes
    than any of his detractors over the whole contraception/abortion debacle.

    February 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  3. janemarian

    Would it be too much to ask that Rev. Graham show some of his good Christian values and refrain from intemperate
    remarks and non Christian like comments when discussing these issues. A little basic respect for the President
    would be very much appreciated...(With all due respect of course)

    February 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
    • Milena

      I fully believe that the NWO will heppan no one on this earth can say exactly when though. Personally, I want no part of it but I may not get a choice if things don't get turned around. We can't trust our government to look out for our best interests .they only want to protect their own and they have an entirely different set of values than what our constitution is about. We need a lot of help.

      March 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  4. betsy

    My 108 year old grandmother use to say that if don't stand behind the President
    of the US, even if you disagree with him, you and the Nation will stand for nothing
    in the eyes of the world.

    Franklin Graham is an a poor example of a Christian let alone a statesman for the US

    March 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  5. Tomoyuki

    Give the guy a chance! Has any other peedisrnt, or any other politician anywhere for that matter, been judged a success or failure after less than a year in office? Considering the mess he inherited, in both domestic and foreign affairs, he has done very well. He has come closer than any previous peedisrnt to passing healthcare reform, he has made some progress on climate change albeit not enough and he has done much to restore America's reputation around the globe, as the post below on his multilateral foreign policy notes. The economy will take some time to turn around, but it would be even worse than it is but for his interventions. Also, consider the contrast between the response to the earthquake in Haiti and the response to Hurricane Katrina.The point is that he has made a good start on fulfilling his election promises and has been consistent with his policies. Only children and fools expect instant results and magic wands, something he never promised.The American people should appreciate him. Good luck to him and all his endeavours.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm |