Franklin Graham, son of vaunted evangelist Billy Graham, questioned the faith of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
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On the show, Graham vaguely stated his opinion of Obama’s faith, just falling of short of saying the President isn’t a true Christian.
“I think you have to ask President Obama,” said Graham of the president’s religious beliefs. “He has said he’s a Christian, so I just have to assume that he is.”
Graham sneakily injected some of the same divisive and xenophobic language that plagued Obama during his initial bid for presidency and mentioned Obama’s father as the impetus of another accusatory claim, including saying Obama is too fair to Muslims.
“Under Islamic law, the Muslim world sees Barack Obama as a Muslim. That’s just the way it works,” said Graham, forming his thoughts around Obama’s father and his religious background. “That’s the way they see him. But, of course, he says he didn’t grow up that way, he doesn’t believe in that, he believes in Jesus Christ, so I accept that.”
Graham went on to say that Obama is “more concerned” about Muslims than he is about Christians in other countries. Graham stood behind his unsubstantiated statements, further alleging that Obama may not be a faithful churchgoer.
But Graham didn’t just have suspect commentary for the President.
Graham also found time to criticize Romney’s Mormon faith, saying that Mormonism is not theologically in line with his own Christian beliefs.
The real question is, who cares and why is Graham being given any TV time on MSNBC? Racist much?