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In this video clip of Obama in Turkey, he stumbles through a speech that could make an ostrich proud.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/now-its-muslim-lawyers-demanding-obamas-arrest/#ooid=54OWNxYzoySYEM3B8cKhtIrcABZpKkzB

It is no secret that at heart, Barack Obama’s allegiance is more Global than American. Given that fact, I don’t know who the President thinks he is fooling when he mixes religion and politics. Maybe it is because of his early training that he has such a difficult time getting his head around the facts. Happily, the President now fools very few people when he mixes his religion and politics. It is ludicrous to run around using the term “Christian” the way he does, and all thinking Americans are smart enough to figure that out. Real Americans generally do not mix religion and politics the way Obama does.

By “affiliation” (which is the only real way to view religion politically, since no one can accurately judge an individual’s heart) we are indeed a Christian nation.

Evangelical Protestant Churches – 26.3%
Mainline Protestant Churches – 18.1%
Catholic 23.9%
Historically Black Churches – 6.9%
Mormon – 1.7%
Jehovah’s Witness – 0.7%
Other self-identified (chiefly metaphysical) – 0.3%

Total percentage of US adults who would claim a “Christian affiliation” is 77.9%

Unaffiliated – 16.1%
Jewish – 1.7%
Buddhist – 0.7%
Muslim – 0.6%
Hindu, Unitarian, New Age, and Native American are equal to or all less than 0.4% each.

Obama could claim that we are politically secular, because there are truly aggressive attempts made to separate church and state, but to deny the nation’s Christian affiliation is the ostrich’s approach—head in the sand. ostrich

Also worth noting is that the Muslim percentage was not broken down into categories the way Christian affiliation was. This has the potential to be misleading. Islam is not homogenous. There are Sunnis and there are Shiites. There are tensions, major tensions, between the two groups. Again, the President seems to play ostrich about this when it comes to his domestic policy. So when, as he did this past week, he travels to Ireland and makes a speech that calls their parochial schools as much an obstacle to peace as racial segregation, he portrays himself as a hypocritical, propagandizing fool.

When Americans follow the leader and put their heads in the sand too… well, think about what is left on display.

Source: The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. All statistics retrieved from http://religions.pewforum.org/affiliations

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