HEATHEN! - I'm not saying he's a Muslim, but he sure looks to be a born one to me.
There's nothing surprising about recent poll numbers indicating more people are "confused" about The Messiah's™ true religion than ever before. They aren't confused. Somewhere in that lump of random matter that passes for their brains they know the truth. They're just being aggressively ignorant. They're willingly allowing themselves to become the peas in a big chaos theory shell game.
The shills are the usual suspects on these types of things. Orly Taitz still draws a crowd, even after the Supremes slapped her down. The Grizzly Whisperer™ still has a big, fact-challenged following. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are always on the scene when something "ethnic" needs to be opined upon - even if it's not about their ethnic group. But the gold standard in national matters of religion are the Grahams - first, daddy Billy and now, son Franklin.
Running Like Ecclesiastical Chickens
For my money, Frank doesn't have nearly the panache of the old man. I can remember when Billy laid hands on people. By God, they'd walk, hell, run like ecclesiastical chickens with their heads cut off. Ernest Angley couldn't hold a candle to them, even with the help of his "miracle healing cloth", free with every $19.99 donation. But what Frank lacks in genetic charlatanism he more than makes up for with the greasy rhetorical skills of a Newt Gingrich or any random member of the Fox & Friends staff.
"The seed is passed through the father,” Frank said. “He was born a Muslim. His father was a Muslim; the seed of Muslim is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother...his father gave him an Islamic name."
Case closed, except for that little conversion loophole.
"But the confusion is because his father is a Muslim; he was born a Muslim. The Islamic world sees the president as one of theirs. That's why Qadhafi calls him his son. They see him as a Muslim,” he said. “But, of course, the president says he is a Christian, and we just have to accept it as that, " he added skeptically.
"We just have to accept it as that." Accepting as in the way we file lawsuits to make him repeatedly produce birth certificates or prove he doesn't want to throw all of his detractors in FEMA-run concentration camps.
Latching Onto the Christian Fakir
See, Frank and his ilk know that truth isn't really important if you want to control the conversation. As long as you mix that smidge of doubt with a spoonful of sugary Kool Aid mix, people will want to believe. That's why millions of otherwise sane people shower this dunderdick with donations and prayer requests. They have troubles, real troubles, so they'll latch onto anything that puts their minds at rest - even if he is some sort of Christian fakir.
"Them danged Mooslums want to build one of them heathen moss-quet things up at Ground Zero. That just chaps me raw," they might say. "I wish I knew who was boin' all this so I could keep and eye on 'em"
And there, on the TV machine, is Franklin Graham. He's possessed of a golden, silken tongue and he's telling Mabel and Irv that the culprit is that damn half-breed Muslim/faux Christian President. "Far be it from me to say he's a heathen," he implies. "He SAYS he's a Christian so we'll just have to take his word, but (in a tiny voice) you know those Muslims lie a lot".
Ignorance of this type has been around since the dawn of man - whether you believe that happened 400,000 years ago or 6,000 years ago. And shit-slingers like the Grahams have been around just as long, serving up streaming heaps of the best crap people want to believe.
So don't be surprised at events like this. They will happen as long as there are people who want to volunteer as idiots and marginally smarter people who want to enable them.
And the worst part is the rubes refuse to see that shit for shinola is a lose/lose bet.