In this video, Barack Obama talks downright lucidly about religion and politics. To all the idiots claiming the US was founded on christianity, he suggests that they read the words of John Adams because "the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." He also states that "the United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Muslim nation." Obama suggests that all these so-called christians and other religious wingnuts actually READ THEIR BIBLES -- wow, how radical. [5:11].
Wow. I agree with what he says, but I am surprised at his courage and naiveness in saying this!
Any idea when and where he made this speech?
Senator Barack Obama Call to Renewal Keynote Address, 2006 June 28 -- i'm unable to find the entire speech, unedited, though it appears it once was located on youtube
I've been trying to find the origin (and transcript) of that speech for some time, but no avail (most of the results of "obama religion" on google come up with the right-wing "he's a muslim" hatemail full of lies.
Some of the speech also exists in an editorial he wrote that USAToday published back in 2006: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2006-07-09-forum-religi…
Go to obama.senate.gov and look at his speeches for transcripts.
This one is specifically at http://obama.senate.gov/speech/060628-call_to_renewal/
Lucid, articulate, cohesive, this guy is just plain inspirational. America needs more people like Barak.
The video no longer works, but has been reposted here: