Joe Scarborough: If You Question Obama's Faith, You're a 'Hater'
Published: 10/1/2010 1:16 PM ET
During a townhall meeting at a New Mexico residence, President Obama proclaimed that he was a "Christian by choice." He said that he came to the faith recently, believing that the Christian precepts of "being my brother's and sister's keeper" and "treating others as they would treat me" defined the kind of life he wanted to live.
In lieu of the quote, Scarborough referenced his own Southern Baptist roots and asserted that Obama is without a doubt a Christian. "When he says things like 'Jesus died for my sins. I'm saved by God's salvation,' that's about as definitive as you can get," he claimed. "At this point, if jackasses out there question his faith, they're just haters."
Scarborough even went so far as to say that to be Christian is to accept Obama at his word. Columnist Mike Barnicle agreed, chastising the "knuckleheads out there who continue this assault on the President based on faith."