Obama Continued

In an excellent post, John Armstrong defends the faith of Barack Obama against the schills and pundits of the GOP. Notice how Ann Coulter refers to Barack Obama as B. Hussein Obama in this article. Now of course that is his actual name, but why is Coulter emphasizing it in the way she does? You’d have to be an idiot to not figure out why. Does she not know that he is a brother in Christ who has shared in the mysteries of baptism and the Eucharist at Trinity United Church of Christ? Apparently the lines that separate the GOP and Democrats are more important to Coulter than the walls that Christ has broken down to unite a disparate group of people into one common family.

Read Obama’s own words, taken from this Christianity Today interview:

There is one thing that I want to mention that I think is important. Part of what we’ve been seeing during the course this campaign is some scurrilous e-mails that have been sent out, denying my faith, talking about me being a Muslim, suggesting that I got sworn in the U.S. Senate with a Quran in my hand or that I don’t pledge allegiance to the flag. I think it’s really important for your readers to know that I have been a member of the same church for almost 20 years, and I have never practiced Islam. I am respectful of the religion, but it’s not my own. One of the things that’s very important in this day and age is that we don’t use religion as a political tool and certainly that we don’t lie about religion as a way to score political points. I just thought it was important to get that in there to dispel rumors that have been over the Internet. We’ve done so repeatedly, but obviously it’s a political tactic of somebody to try to provide this misinformation.

Coulter is way out of line (as usual). Tim Keller should do something about her, like fetch a leash. She needs it.