SR.com: Leonard Pitts Jr.: What's in a name? Nothing
Which brings us to presidential candidate Barack Obama. Or, if you insist, Barack Hussein Obama. Junior.Perhaps a real pundit would take issue with Obama's inference that the "Christian right" have hijacked the faith. Funny he says that at his church convention. Probably the only place the liberal left will mention the word "faith" or "religion".
Last month, he spoke at the 50th anniversary convention of his church, the United Church of Christ. In his address, he noted that, "Somewhere along the way ... faith got hijacked partly because of the so-called leaders of the Christian right who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us."
Ann Coulter was invited to talk about the address on Fox News. She derided the Illinois senator for "making that little speech in a church ..." And she added: "Anyone named B. Hussein Obama should avoid using 'hijack' and 'religion' in the same sentence."
Perhaps faith hasn't been hijacked as much as some people tend to live their faith throughout the week rather than talking about it only when convenient.
Sure, the Republican party doesn't get the Christian right either. That was evident with the Meiers appointment (TRUST US, she is pro-life).
One other bit o'hyperbole in this article.
The election of 2008 may well be the most important of our lifetimes.Leave it to someone up in arms about nothing to make it the MOST important of OUR lifetime. And since he lists about every other middle name in the presidential race but omits Ron Paul, one can surmise he isn't even paying attention.
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