Some of the e-mails opine that the church is racist and so is Obama. A few claim he is a covert worshiper of Islam and that his middle name is Mohammed.
It’s the latest salvo in the e-mail wars – anonymous missives launched into cyberspace seeking to frighten voters away from candidates in the guise of friendly warnings. Typically they use kernels of truth, then launch into falsehood.
“There’s no question this is a distortion,” said Martin Marty, a retired Chicago-based historian of religion and public life, who is white and has attended services at Trinity several times. Worldandnation: Attacks on Obama hit his church.
My friend Dianne pointed me to this article which addresses some of the e-mails currently floating around the Internet regarding Senator Obama’s church. This article is well worth reading.