Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council
Thanks a heap for bringing us into the 21st century by redefining the term, “Christian.” Fogies such as Augustine, Chrysostom, Francis, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Moody, Spurgeon, J.I. Packer and Billy Graham described the faithful as “those who follow Jesus Christ,” quoting withered parchments like the Bible and the Apostles and Nicene Creeds: wonderful marketing ploys for their times, to be sure, but hardly au courant in our I-Phone era. Besides, they’re lousy screen savers.
I refer, of course, to your recent answer to the question, “What do you say to Americans who believe Obama is not Christian as he claims to be?” You respond: “Well, that’s not up to me. I cannot convince people that they think the President, by his actions, is inconsistent with his claims …” And then the master stroke: “He claims to be a Christian but yet claims America is not a Christian nation …”
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