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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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