Barack Obama Addresses Rumors On Gene & Julie Show
February 29, 2008 at 6:17 AM (PT)
It's currently the biggest Presidential campaign rumor: BARACK OBAMA is a Muslim, he was sworn into office with his hand on THE KORAN and he refuses to say the pledge of allegiance. Getting to the bottom of this, CBS AC KVIL/DALLAS married morning duo GENE & JULIE gave OBAMA an opportunity to clear things up on their show.
OBAMA said, "These are all coming from the same scurrilous e-mail that gets circulated every place I have a primary. These are the facts: I never practiced the Muslim faith. I was sworn in with my hand on my family bible. I've been a member of the same Christian church for the last 20 years, praising JESUS on SUNDAY. And I've been pledging allegiance to the flag since I was three years old. In fact, sometimes you can see me on C-SPAN when I'm presiding over the SENATE, opening the SENATE by pledging allegiance to the flag. So, these are completely false rumors. Hopefully, people... the more they hear it, the more they sense that these are the type of political smears that you get sometimes."
To hear the entire OBAMA interview, click here.