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September 28th, 2010
10:19 PM ET

Obama questioned on abortion, why he is a Christian

An event billed as a discussion on the economy turned personal Tuesday when a woman asked President Barack Obama about his Christian faith and views on abortion.

The question came at a town hall-style meeting in the yard of an Albuquerque home as part of Obama's public outreach to explain his policies and campaign for Democrats in the November congressional elections.

With a recent survey showing that only a third of Americans can correctly identify Obama as a Christian, the president gave a personal account of his conversion as an adult and how his public service is part of his faith.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Abortion • Barack Obama • Christianity • Politics

soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. Doug Groothuis

    Oh no. No teleprompter.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:17 am |
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