Does Barack Obama’s religion matter?

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Does Barack Obama’s religion matter?

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Earlier today, Barack Obama gave a major speech, ostensibly to to contain the damage from noxious and hateful comments made by his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The first notable aspect of the speech is how little of the speech was actually devoted to the controversy surrounding Wright, Obama’s church and its theology. Indeed, almost everything Obama said about Wright merely repeated Obama’s prior defenses, with a notable exception which will be explored shortly. The second notable aspect of the speech is how much of the parts of the speech devoted to those topics — and to other race issues — exploited racial division, even as Obama suggested that voting for him would mark a great leap forward in race relations. For example, Obama referred not once but twice twice to white people being angry about their jobs being shipped overseas. Apparently, Obama finds it acceptable to stoke grievances against brown and yellow people in other countries to expl

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