The Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, Barack Obama, has made his personal religious beliefs one of the central parts of his campaign. This has brought praise from many and condemnation from some. The evangelical Right, in the person of James Dobson, is certainly objecting saying that Senator Obama has ‘distorted’ The New Testament and Christianity.
Here is Newsweek’s cover story for the July 21, 2008 issue, written by Lisa Miller and Richard Wolffe with Sarah Kliff, Barack Obama’s Christian Journey . It is comprehensive and balanced. Democrats, Independents and Disaffected Republicans would do well to read this article about a remarkable journey to faith.
The last lines are surely the truth: “As the general election wears on, Obama will have to summon all of his faith, in all of its complexity. Few things in life are harder, or messier, than the last months of a presidential campaign.”