Obama and ChristianityPosted: March 1, 2012
With all of the attacks on President Obama in the realm of religion, I appreciated Susan Russell finding this quote, which was from the 2009 National Prayer Breakfast.
I didn’t become a Christian until many years later, when I moved to the South Side of Chicago after college. It happened not because of indoctrination or a sudden revelation, but because I spent month after month working with church folks who simply wanted to help neighbors who were down on their luck no matter what they looked like, or where they came from, or who they prayed to. It was on those streets, in those neighborhoods, that I first heard God’s spirit beckon me. It was there that I felt called to a higher purpose — His purpose.
That’s the kind of religion I like to see in a president.
Here’s the transcript from whitehouse.gov.