A friend of mine, an atheist, often talks about the "God virus," when the subject of religion comes up. Unwittingly, I think that Franklin Graham just provided my friend with some "evidence."
This whole "seed of Islam" and "seed of Judaism" thing is just strange to me. Actually, the whole conversation bothered me (I should note that I am totally skeptical about John King). It was a complete continuation of this characterization of Obama as "the other." "If that is what he has done" was an interesting phrase for Franklin to use to emphasize his diffidence regarding Obama's "claim" of his Christian faith.
I have an aunt who truly believes that a large swath of Obama's opponents simply want to go all Dr. Laura on the man. I am not so sure about that (meaning a large swath), but there has been a concerted effort to question Obama's citizenship, patriotism and his faith. This whole "seed of Islam" stuff that Graham went for is yet another example.
Oh, and before I forget, I hope that American Muslim supporters of the GOP are taking notes on how evil and un-American many of their cohorts believe they are. Perhaps they can empathize with gay Republicans.
UPDATE: I am watching "Countdown" right now, and Olbermann just reminded me of something that Graham said that was a lie. Obama has not renounced his Islamic faith. You can't renounce something you aren't.