Hemant Mehta asked in a recent video whether president Obama is an atheist.
TL; DR “No”
I appreciate Mehta’s treatment of this topic, on the whole. My biggest disagreement is with his statement that president Obama supports marriage equality in spite of his faith and not because of it. I see no reason to accept that claim. Progressive Christians have a long history of standing for inclusiveness. That story starts from Jesus trangressing boundaries and hanging out with “sinners,” continues to Paul arguing for the inclusion of Gentiles as equals in the people of God, and continues all the way down to the present day.
Just because many conservative Christians claim to be the only true spokespeople for the Christian faith doesn’t mean that they are.