Stir people's minds, pastor? What exactly is there to "stir" up? It's pretty clear to everyone what Obama's religious affiliation is -- everyone but Pastor Byrd and his congregation, apparently."I don't know. See it asks a question: Are they brothers? In other words, is he Muslim ? I don't know. He says he's not. I hope he's not. But I don't know. And it's just something to try to stir people's minds. It was never intended to hurt feelings or to offend anybody."
And does Pastor Byrd know that Obama is a last name, while Osama is a first name? Does he even care? I doubt it. We know darned well what he was up to when he posted that sign:
Well, of course he's going to say that he wasn't trying to be political! "I'm not trying to be political. No seriously, I had no intention of violating my tax-exempt status by trying to influence the political process!"A South Carolina pastor says he wasn't trying to be political when he posted a sign in front of his church linking Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Willful ignorance is alive and well in this country. Not that I ever doubted it.