Mystery:Why Do Some Oppose the Likelihood that Obama Is Muslim?
Some people are particularly opposed to the likelihood that Obama is a Muslim. Why?
There is no religious test for office in the United States. In fact, the U.S. Constitution prohibits such a test. So why the opposition to recognizing the likelihood that the American President is Muslim?
Here's one reason: many liberals are uncomfortable with supporting a man who privately accepts Muslim social values that liberals oppose, such as views against abortion, feminism, and homosexuality.
I agree that religion is not a qualifying test for holding the Presidency. I do have an issue with people making false statements (or, at best, statements with a reckless disregard for the truth) about Obama's religion, when there are significant shortcomings in Obama's policy preferences that we Republicans can focus on. But that's just my opinion. Personally, I believe that Obama is a Christian, just as he says he is. GregG 20:35, 3 January 2013 (EST)
- "Just as he says he is" - politicians make many false statements. Some would argue that they should make false statements when it is for the good of the country, or their political party, or whatever.
- Whether Obama is a Muslim is surely not determined by what he claims to be in campaign statements.
- I, for one, would certainly trust someone's statement as to what their faith is. GregG 20:44, 3 January 2013 (EST)
- People are afraid of the unknown and will put up a mental defense to protect their ego. Obama is a proven liar. If he can't be trusted in small matters how can he be trusted to be truthful with things as important as faith? --Jpatt 21:10, 3 January 2013 (EST)
- The liberal media did exaggerate the fact that Romney is a Mormon, and would have done much more of that if they thought Romney might win.
- The entries here about Obama being a Muslim are not criticizing him for it. Most recognize the political incentive for Obama not to say publicly that he is Muslim. He even joked about his inability to use his middle name, for political reasons.--Andy Schlafly 23:08, 4 January 2013 (EST)