The Chicago Sun-Times‘ Cathleen Falsani, who’s covered the Obama religion beat more thoroughly than anyone, responds to Cal Thomas’ two-month-old argument (based on comments by Obama in an interview with Falsani) that Obama is not a true Christian. Yes he is, Falsani says. This is the kind of debate that will make most Americans squeamish, falling as it does squarely into the penumbra cast by the constitutional ban on religious tests for office. Thomas begins by noting that the Obama campaign “plans to strike at the heart of the Republican base by attempting to woo Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics to his side.” And concludes with this:
Obama can call himself anything he likes, but there is a clear requirement for one to qualify as a Christian and Obama doesn’t meet that requirement. One cannot deny central tenets of the Christian faith, including the deity and uniqueness of Christ as the sole mediator between God and Man and be a Christian. Such people do have a label applied to them in Scripture. They are called “false prophets.”
Would you, believing Christian, cast your presidential vote for a false prophet?