Obama to CBN News: We're no Longer Just a Christian Nation - Politics - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com
Joint Press Availability With President Obama And President Gul Of Turkey | The White House"I think that the right might worry a bit more about the dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we're no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. We should acknowledge this and realize that when we're formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House, we've got to work to translate our reasoning into values that are accessible to every one of our citizens, not just members of our own faith community."
The first link is from 2006, the second is from 2009. The first was answering questions from Christian Broadcasting Network; the second was from a joint press conference in Turkey. In neither of these speeches did he "praise Islam." Now, he has said complimentary things about Islam in the past -- none of which are particularly inaccurate; the problem is radical Islam, which he has never praised.I think that where -- where there's the most promise of building stronger U.S.-Turkish relations is in the recognition that Turkey and the United States can build a model partnership in which a predominantly Christian nation and a predominantly Muslim nation, a Western nation and a nation that straddles two continents -- that we can create a modern international community that is respectful, that is secure, that is prosperous; that there are not tensions, inevitable tensions, between cultures, which I think is extraordinarily important.
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Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
What boggles my mind is how ever since Barack Obama moved into the White House in 2009 some people on the right use every chance that they can find to try to disparage him.
They are wasting their time and their breath, Obama will be in the White House until another Democrat replaces him in 2017.
I voted no. I think they're just so incompetent where it cones to foreign affairs they sometimes appear that way though. Weakest foreign policy POTUS we've had in my lifetime.
Hillary may be a huge crook, but she wouldn't have much problem with all that Obama just faceplants over.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011