Is President Obama a Christian? Yes. (Audio, Video)

103257041 8 Is President Obama a Christian? Yes.  (Audio, Video)After seeing me on CBS 11 this afternoon factually assert that President Obama is a Christian, Karen in Plano called into the radio show tonight and had serious doubts about Mr. Obama’s faith

Karen’s call sparked quite a discussion about not only the president, but about how religion is viewed in America.  Listen and let me know what you think.

–  Scott Braddock

  • Linda

    Has anyone ever heard of “Actions speak Louder than Words”?

    All you have to do is look at Obama’ entire career to see him for what he is not? All bible believing Christians know of Matthew 7:20, so we all know of Obama’s works, don’t we? Muslim practices in the whitehouse is O.K.. and removing Franklin Graham from the pentagon ” National Day of Prayer” is O.K. with this administration. It’s really pretty simple, we need to pray for a spiritual awakening in the USA and that begins with fervent prayer for our leaders.

    • joe bob

      How nice of you to judge him for us, Linda

      • James Kirkland

        Linda did not judge…..fact stand for themselves….shame you can not see them


  • OneConservativeVoice

    Maybe you aren’t very familiar with the religious teachings of Jeremiah Wright. It is perfectly in line with liberation theology or also Black Islam. This is basically a small sect of Christianity, yes, but has very little semblance to mainstream fundamentals of ORTHODOX Christianity. ORTHODOX Christian- Obama- not. And no he has currently not bothered to go to church since leaving Wright’s. Meanwhile Wright meets with Lewis Farakhan and other Islamic leaders. Not other Orthodox Christians.

  • Mike Brookshire

    Scott, I was ‘Mike in Frisco’ who called tonight to weigh-in on this discussion.

    A spokesman involved with the Pew study you’d cited summarized the findings this way: The survey “shows a general uncertainty and confusion about the president’s religion.”

    Respectfully, Scott, your subjective conviction over Obama’s Christianity wasn’t the story of interest. Rather, the obvious lead is why the general public increasingly isn’t buying it.

    By the way, the Pew survey was conducted before Obama’s comments re: the Ground Zero Mosque. Surely, the public is more confused now.


    • scottbraddock

      Hi Mike,

      I’m well aware of what the story is. The point of this blog post is that despite what people may think about the president, the fact is that he is a Christian. The discussion of why people think otherwise is in this post as well in the audio, which includes your thoughtful call.

      • Mike Brookshire

        Thanks Scott.

        Out of curiosity, what seals if for you…re: his Christianity? Is it his public statements, his actions, his connection to J. Wright’s church?

        As to the latter, perhaps we can agree that J. Wright’s ‘brand’ of Christianity isn’t exactly mainstream to most American churches. Even so, the President seemed to be for it…over nearly 20 years…before he spoke against it during the campaign.

        And while that kind of flip doesn’t make the President a bad guy, it reasonably suggests a level of confusion, or (putting it another way)…searching.

        If so, the Pew poll results aren’t unfair; they’re reflective.

  • scottbraddock


    I see what you’re saying. But, the question before us has been whether the president is a Christian. Christianity has many denominations, as you know, but the basic tenet that both the president and I agree on is this: Jesus Christ died for our sins. Both the president and I believe Jesus Christ is our personal Lord and Savior. Not to get into a long theological discussion, but that’s my belief. I know many will agree and many will disagree.

    On these matters, I choose to take people at their word unless someone can present evidence to the contrary, which no one has done.

  • Believer

    You are, indeed, a wise and thoughtful man. I must say up front that I claim Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and have for almost 50 years now. I have served him faithfully in the local church for decades. Like 99% of persons who claim Christ, I was, for many many years, convinced that I was absolutely 100% sure of my theology and could back up every belief with scripture, complete with book, chapter and verse. My studies of Christian Apologetics rivaled those of a minister, even though I was only a lay person.

    But, there were nagging little questions in the back of my head that haunted me most of those years. Questions like how could the Baptist be so sure of the “sanctity of the believer” or as my grandmother called it, “once saved always saved” and be able to back it up with scripture; but many other denominations believe you can walk away/fall from God’s grace, and they could back theirs up with scripture, as well.

    The more I studied the Bible the more questions I had. There were many difficulties with the scripture. Like, “Was John the Baptist really Elijah?” “Yes”, according to Matthew Chapter 11 and “No” according to John Chapter 1. Well, if he was then is there such a thing as reincarnation? No, according to Hebrews. Questions, questions, questions. Could the bible scholars and pastors answer them to my satisfaction? No, they just kept saying, “Study God’s word and He will reveal the truth to you.” So, I studied and studied and studied. The more I studied the more I became aware of more “difficulties”.

    I have been in churches that will only read from the King James version of the Bible and they say “Read from the Bible Jesus read!” and I think to myself, “Well, I didn’t know Jesus read English! I think maybe it was Hebrew or Aramaic.”

    I have concluded that the only thing I can know for sure is that God is God and He is in control and He is the ONLY one who knows everything. I do, in fact consider myself a Christian and trust that when my time on this earth is over that it will be Jesus’ sacrifice for my sins that will pay the penalty and allow me to spend eternity with God. On the other hand, at the risk of beginning a storm of controversy, I will further say that, I am not as convinced anymore that Jesus is the only way to God. Do you have any idea how many similarities there are between the Bible and the Qur’an? If I said to you, “God’s Word says, “Praise be to God, who created the heavens and the earth, and made the darkness and the light” would you think that came from the Bible? Nope, in fact it came from the Qur’an, Sura 6:1.

    I think many people, Mike included, will be surprised when they get to the other side to see who all is there.

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