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Washington Post: Americans want a president with “very strong religious beliefs”

“Atheist alert!” writes Jordan Sekulow in the Washington Post. “New statistics from the Public Religion Research Institute show that over 70 percent of Republicans and over 50 percent of Democrats want a president who has “very strong religious beliefs.”

This comes as increasingly aggressive atheist groups continue to mock publicly anyone who believes in God — particularly targeting politicians — although a large majority of the electorate fully embraces the importance of the commander-in-chief’s faith, writes Sekulow:

Atheists see the majority of the American people as “less educated but more abundant indoctrinated masses,” who are led by “superfundies [fundamentalists].” According to the group American Atheists, “superfundies” are people like, “Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, [and] George Bush.”


“We have . . . willfully ignorant politicians who organize prayer rallies and regularly ask their constituents to pray for rain, and willfully ignorant legislators who spend the majority of their career trying to enact laws that interfere with everything from what goes into textbooks, what a woman can and cannot do with her body and the official government recognition of sectarian beliefs and monuments.”

While they leave President Obama off the list, he has talked about his faith at the National Prayer Breakfast and issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation, recognizing that “(t)hroughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity.”

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pat

    My trust is in God alone. Many leaders honor Christ with there lips but in works they deny him. Our own former President Bush cursed a reporter and at a dinner with Tony Blair he cursed. I am christain and I have learned that no matter the faith of our leaders they will stumble over their humanity. No matter what our leader say,or their faith or belief I can still live a holy life. Their beliefs don’t sway me. We should stop putting our faith man and place them where they belong In CHRIST alone.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Danny Torchio Sr.

    If people would read the Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, About the writers and signers of Both of Them! They would know that Our Founding Fathers Were Very Religious Leaders! There is no such thing as seperation of Church and State in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rosie Dyson

    A nation that ignores God and all He stands for will cannot exist long. A Godly President can lead us but it is up to each of us to be true people of God who’s lives reflect our Lord Jesus Christ in word and deed. Pray for our President.

  • http://None Patsy Davis

    Hallejuah for the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who want a Christian for a President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am all for that!!!!! Pres. Obama is a Muslim and wants to convert the people of this Nation to Muslim. I’ve got news for him – I am not going to convert to any other religion except Christianity. I am praying to God to remove Obama from Office and give His children one of His Angels in the White House. Praise God for the Democrats and Republicans! It’s about time they said something like this!!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment augustine

    don’t be deceived, none of the republicans or the tea party members wanting to become president in 2012 are truly God-fearing. They are pretenders, using Christianity falsely in order to gain votes. BEWARE OF LIARS!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Fred Sayin

    If atheists don’t like items about this country then they shall leave, no one is holding a gun to their head or a knife to their throat for them to live here. This country was found under Judo-Christian principles. To the atheists, what’s the reason the sun can not shine in New York, NY in the United States and Jerusalem, Israel at the same time?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sha’

    Personally, I believe a person running for office will say just about anything to get elected or re-elected. It makes me sick to my stomach how a person will name the name of Jesus when it serves a self-gaining purpose and after that, act as if Jesus doesn’t exist. Such people speak from both sides of their mouth simultaneously. We the people say we want leaders who believe in God Almighty, but if/when such people, running for office, tell the truth about his shortcomings, his humanity, we vote for the other guy, the liar, who acted as if he/she fell from heaven itself all nicely polished in speech and appearance. So, let us zip our lips and live with our choices. Amen!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marilyn Bolz

    We need a president that is in line with God and his plan—– not Mr. Obama,s plan This does not work with out God!!!!!

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