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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), May 23, 2008 at 04:23

Thanks, Jennifer.

You got me!! I had a feeling I might get called on that sentence. I'm glad it was by you.

I probably should have written, "I don't question..." instead of "it isn't questioned..."

What I meant was that because Obama has clearly stated that he is a Christian, and has been a member of a Christian Church for so many years, it's reasonable to accept that he is a Christian now -- and not a Muslim.

I draw a line between what I might question publicly or question personally and privately. For the public side, I'd require some tangible evidence, while the private side requirements are broader.

Yes, the close association and actually -- alliance -- between Trinity Church and Farrakhan and Nation of Islam is a subject worth discussing and there are reasonable doubts and questions. Also, the few quotes you provided from Farrakhan and James Cone on Black Liberation Theology are just a sample of how contemptible they and their ideology is.

Of course, it's understandable to feel that they are not truly Christian, but I don't think there is any way to prove that Rev.Wright and his Church and therefore Obama, aren't Christian -- in a legal type of definition -- although I certainly see your point.

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