Joshua DuBois: Questioning President's Christian Faith Goes "Beyond the Boundaries of What's Acceptable"

Joshua DuBois: Questioning President's Christian Faith Goes "Beyond the Boundaries of What's Acceptable"

02-05-2010
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Joshua DuBois, the White House Office Faith Director and someone who is close to the President on matters of faith tells The Brody File that questioning President's Obama's Christian faith goes "beyond the boundaries of what's acceptable" I spoke with DuBois Thursday afternoon.

The President said the following in his National Prayer Breakfast speech on Thursday:

"Surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith, or, for that matter, my citizenship."

Why did the President feel the need to include that line in the speech? I asked Joshua DuBois about that. Video and transcription below.

Joshua DuBois: "I think the general sort of uncivil tone of some of the discourse is troubling not just to the President but to a lot of the people, a lot of the pastors we talk with on a daily basis, folks who may not agree with us on particular issues all the time but when you are doing things like that when you are calling someone's faith into question, when you are questioning someone's motives these are things that feel like they go beyond the boundaries of what's accetable and what's right and so i think that's what he was speaking to this morning."

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