Texas Eagle Forum: Using Faith as a Political Weapon

On Thursday the University of Texas released a poll showing that nearly a quarter of Texans believe Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is a Muslim. How is it possible that so many people still believe this long-discredited rumor? Well, it doesn’t help when Republican Party officials at Texas Eagle Forum continue to promote misinformation about Sen. Obama’s religious faith.

Yesterday Texas Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams sent the following e-mail to her list, referring to an article on the far-right Web site Newsmax.com. The article suggests that Obama has the support of radical Arabs and Muslims and calls into question his religious education and faith. For the record (once again), Obama is a Christian and has made that clear repeatedly.

Adams, who clearly thinks God put her on Earth to judge the religious faith of other people, is unpersuaded. And check our her signature at the end of the e-mail: “Cathie Adams, Republican National Committeewoman for Texas.”

So not only is Adams engaging in religious bigotry, she also is doing so as an official of the Republican Party. Her e-mail, dated Oct. 30, follows:

While many question Barak Hussein Obama’s “religion” as discussed in the article below, the more important question is whether he has a “relationship” with Jesus Christ because that is the only HOPE that any of us have to obtain eternal life. I personally see NO evidence that Obama has that kind of “saving faith.”

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Call your Republican County Headquarters and offer to make “get-out-the-vote” calls before next Tuesday’s election. Call NOW, please!

Cathie Adams, Republican National Committeewoman for Texas