Really? Here’s what he said:
“We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.”
100 percent true. And yet:
With that one line, the president “seems to be trying to redefine American culture, which is distinctively Christian,” said’ Bishop E.W. Jackson of the Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Va. “The overwhelming majority of Americans identify as Christians, and what disturbs me is that he seems to be trying to redefine who we are.”
Earlier this week, Jackson was a guest on the popular conservative Christian radio show ‘Janet Parshall’s America,’ where a succession of callers, many of whom identified themselves as African-American, said they shared the concern, and were perplexed and put off by the president’s shout-out to nonbelievers…
Jackson says: “Obviously, Jewish heritage is very much a part of Christianity; the Jewish Bible is part of our Bible. But Hindu, Muslim, and nonbelievers? I don’t think so. We are not a Muslim nation or a nonbelieving nation.”
Newsflash, champ: Add up Jews, Mormons, Muslims, and Hindus and you’re still barely a quarter of the way towards the number of Americans who check “unaffiliated” when asked on surveys. In fact, among Christian sects, only Catholics and Baptists outnumber them. As for the moronic atheists who are turning cartwheels because The One boldly acknowledged a simple fact, see this guy: “Why on earth should I be moved, impressed, or happy that someone has deigned to recognize the physical existence of atheists in America? Wow — atheists exist! Stop the presses!” Exit question one: Does anyone seriously have a problem with this? I figure half of the progressive base is atheist; he was basically obliged to say it. Exit question two: Dude, what if the rumors are true? I can have the “My President Is An Atheist” t-shirts available for sale at Cafe Press within an hour!