Religion ridicule reigns supreme


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A surpising number of American citizens are still convinced that our president is a Muslim and possibly not even a citizen. Efforts by the white house and the president himself to discredit these rumors have been futile. Many late night talk shows have taken the liberty to joke about this percentage, such as the Jimmy Kimmel show.

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief

Beside the shutdown given to Donald Trump by Carly Fiorina, the spotlight of Monday night’s GOP debate was cast on presidential Candidate Ben Carson.
Carson’s stance about a future U.S. President being Muslim left Democrats and even some Republicans aghast. He stated that Muslim beliefs are not consistent with the views of the American people.
Carson said, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,”
Carson’s comments revived an argument that has been going on for almost eight years and in the hearts of 29% of Americans, has never truly been solved.
President Barack Obama made history as the United States’ first African American President. Some individuals believe he was also our first Muslim President.
This case, along with the birth certificate debate that shrouded Obama’s campaign and first term in office, has been thoroughly discredited. Both the President himself and others in his inner circle have denied these rumors.
Obama said in a 2006 speech, “It was because of these newfound understandings that I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ on 95th Street in the Southside of Chicago one day and affirm my Christian faith.”
The belief lives on however; recent CNN poll shows that 29% of Americans and 43% of Republicans still believe our President has been lying about his religious beliefs. Carson does not believe there is any reason to question Obama’s faith.