Obama: Not My Job to Convince Folks I'm Christian
President Barack Obama says that convincing those who doubt his Christian faith is not part of his job description, Yahoo News reports.
The response came during a wide-ranging interview that Washington National Cathedral's Cathedral Age magazine conducted with the president and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who were asked about the persistent questioning of their religious beliefs. The magazine asked both to discuss the role of faith in public life and politics as well as in their personal lives. From Yahoo News:
Public opinion polls have repeatedly found large numbers of Americans who say they think Obama, a practicing Christian, is secretly a Muslim. And some conservative Christian groups reject Romney's Mormon faith.
So "how do you respond" to those who "have questioned the sincerity of your faith and your Christianity?" the magazine asked.
"You know, there's not much I can do about it," Obama said.
"I have a job to do as president, and that does not involve convincing folks that my faith in Jesus is legitimate and real. I do my best to live out my faith, and to stay in the Word, and to make my life look more like His. I'm not perfect. What I can do is just keep on following Him, and serve others -- trying to make folks' lives a little better using this humbling position that I hold."
Read more at Yahoo News.