Is Obama currently a Muslim? I'm just curious.
He pretends to be a Catholic and has some controversial friends here in Chicago:
* Here's from wikipedia on Obama, but there's more at the link:
Barack Obama was born at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents were economist Barack Obama, Sr., of Kenya and S. Ann Dunham, a Honolulu resident who was born in Kansas. At the time of Obama's birth, both his parents were students at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
When Obama was two years old, the couple was divorced and Ann Obama then married another East-West Center student from Indonesia. The family then moved to Jakarta, where Obama's half-sister Maya was born (another half-sister, the daughter of Obama's father by a later marriage, lives in Nairobi). When Obama was ten, he returned to Hawaii under the care of his grandmother Madelyn Dunham. He was enrolled in the fifth grade at Punahou School, a prestigious academy that once taught the Hawaiian royal family. There he graduated with honors.
Obama reflected on his years in Hawaii and wrote, "The irony is that my decision to work in politics, and to pursue such a career in a big Mainland city, in some sense grows out of my Hawaiian upbringing, and the ideal that Hawaii still represents in my mind."
Spent time in both Muslim and Catholic schools In Indonesia
In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies.
In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I'd pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words. Sometimes the nun would catch me, and her stern look would force my lids back shut. But that didn't change how I felt inside.
Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, p.142 Aug 1, 1996 Link to Full Article
Falsani quotes lefty activist, Roman Catholic Fr. Michael Pfleger , of St. Sabina Church on Chicago's South Side, "I always have felt in [Obama] this consciousness that, at the end of the day, with all of us, you've got
to face God. Faith is key to his life, no question about it. [It is] central to who he is, and not just in his work in the political field, but as a man, as a black man, as a husband, as a father.... I don't think he could easily
divorce his faith from who he is."