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Submitted by The More Educated Anne (United States), Jul 20, 2008 at 09:47

Barack Obama's mother's husband was a muslim. Barack Obama's father was not. Barack Obama's mother was not. Barack Obama was raised most of his childhood life by his Christian white grandparents. As an adult, Barack Obama accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal savior. What does that make him?

Muslim is not an ethnic group like being Jewish. People are born Jewish whether they are practising Judaism or not, just by virtue of birth. People aren't born Muslim or born christian. Moreover, people do not automatically get the religious brand of their step-parents. And if people were Muslims by association, John Kerry would be Jewish for choosing Joe Lieberman and John McCain would be a Mormon for accepting the endorsement of Mitt Romney....

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