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To some, President Obama is the wrong kind of Christian

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 7:37 a.m. MDT

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press) President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Our take: While much has been written about Mitt Romney's Mormonism, here is an examination by CNN's John Blake on Presidentís Barack Obama's Christianity. Blake calls Obama a religious pioneer who is expanding the definition of who can be a Christian "by challenging the religious rightís domination of the national stage."

President Barack Obama was sharing a pulpit one day with a conservative Christian leader when a revealing exchange took place.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Christian who has taken public stands against abortion and same-sex marriage, had joined Obama for an AIDS summit. They were speaking before a conservative megachurch filled with white evangelicals.

When Brownback rose to speak, he joked that he had joined Obama earlier at an NAACP meeting where Obama was treated like Elvis and he was virtually ignored. Turning to Obama, a smiling Brownback said, "Welcome to my house!"

The audience exploded with laughter and applause. Obama rose, walked before the congregation and then declared:

"There is one thing I have to say, Sam. This is my house, too. This is Godís house."

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