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  • To some, Obama is the 'wrong' kind of Christian

    10/21/2012 5:48:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2012 | By John Blake
    ...Historians may remember Obama as the nationís first black president, but heís also a religious pioneer. Heís not only changed peopleís perception of who can be president, some scholars and pastors say, but heís also expanding the definition of who can be a Christian by challenging the religious rightís domination of the national stage. Obama is a progressive Christian who blends the emotional fire of the African-American church, the ecumenical outlook of contemporary Protestantism, and the activism of the Social Gospel, a late 19th-century movement whose leaders faulted American churches for focusing too much on personal salvation while ignoring the...