Over the weekend, an UnTelePrompTered Obama added unneeded fuel to speculation and rumors about his faith. While on This Week with George Stephanopoulos (Providence be praised that George’s last name is in the spell check dictionary), Obama made this statement:

Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come…

An alarmed but unfazed George quickly played the role of human TelePrompTer and corrected The One with this reminder:

Christian faith

Doh! The light went on. Obama continued:

…my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested that I’m a Muslim. And I think that his campaign’s upper echelons have not, either. What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I’m not who I say I am when it comes to my faith, something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time.

Look, I don’t believe Obama is a Muslim – secretly or otherwise. My reasons for voting against him are legion and religion is not found among them. Were I to look for an ecclesiastical reason to throw him under the proverbial church bus, I’m sure I could find one or two with his twenty-year membership in Jeremiah Wright’s church. That ground as already been plowed.

The MSM, if you can count Salon.com among the heads of that hydra, is not nearly as principled. As if on cue, Salon’s Juan Cole has come out and compared Stiletto Sarah Palin to a burka wearin’, theology implementin’, book bannin’ muslim fundamentalist. Cole goes to great lengths to paint Stiletto Sarah as a “right winged religious extremist”. And yes, it’s far too dangerous to put such a dangerous woman so close to the presidency.

Sigh. After careful perusal of Cole’s diatribe, I can only throw a yellow flag on the field and cite him for a cheap shot. He might want to check facts prior to publishing fiction.

The Founders of this great nation enshrined in the Constitution two major legal religious protections. The first is found in Article VI which reads:

No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States

And the second is found in the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

I do not share Stiletto Sarah’s particular brand of religion. I’m also certain, should America be fortunate enough to have her live at the Naval Observatory and work in the White House for the next four years, she’s not going to force me or my family to worship the Almighty God in the way she sees fit. Juan Cole would have you believe Stiletto Sarah is chomping at the bit to do just that.

Stiletto Sarah has liberal leftists like Juan Cole running scared because she is one thing they can never be – authentic.

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