The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


An apology for Obama

Evangelist Franklin Graham apologized to President Barack Obama for questioning his Christian faith Feb. 28.

The apology came one day after leaders of several traditional African-American denominations and the NAACP issued an open letter calling Graham's remarks "harmful to the Christian witness," aligned "with those who use faith as a weapon of political division," and a possible encouragement for racism.

The NAACP statement said: "We can disagree about what it means to be a Christian engaged in politics, but Christians should not bear false witness."


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