Sunday, June 01, 2008

Obama's Personal Decision

Today, it was announced that Barack Obama and his family have resigned their membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. The news media are treating this like it is an important news story, but I just don't see it that way.

A person's religion (or lack thereof) should be a personal matter, even if that person is a candidate for political office. To treat a person's membership in a church or a particular religion as a qualification or disqualification for them to be elected is simply a violation of the concept of freedom of religion.

We brag a lot about freedom of (or from) religion in this country. It's too bad we are so far from achieving it.


  1. Yes, it's too bad Obama was happy with his church until someone told him it might hurt his chances to get his party's nomination. It never bothered him until then. Talk about pandering! I bet he would still include Rev. Wright in any festivities should he get the nomination or even the presidency. Freedom of religion is one thing but if someone belongs to such a hate-mongering church it should be part of the decision on whether you want this person to be your president. Do I want someone who looks to Rev. Wright for spiritual guidance to be my president? No thanks.

  2. Yet you seem to be willing to support a white man supported by preachers even worse. That sounds a bit racist to me.

  3. I support Hillary.

  4. But you can't do that in November!


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