Claim: Editorial by entertainer Pat Boone criticizes President Obama for not sufficiently acknowledging America’s Christian heritage.
Example: [Boone, July 2009]
“We’re no longer a Christian nation.” — President Barack Obama, June 2007
“America has been arrogant.” — President Barack Obama
“After 9/11, America didn’t always live up to her ideals.” — President Barack Obama
“You might say that America is a Muslim nation.” — President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009
Thinking about these and other statements made by the man who wears the title of president — I keep wondering what country he believes he’s president of.
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Origins: Entertainer Pat Boone, who traces his lineage back to American frontiersman Daniel Boone, is best known as a singer, having racked up sixty entries on the Billboard
in which he used the analogy of Philip Nolan (the famous fictional figure of writer Edward Everett Hale’s “The Man Without a Country”) to criticize President Obama for not sufficiently acknowledging America’s Christian heritage.
We could not locate a source documenting, as claimed at the head of the article, that President Obama stated “You might say that America is a Muslim nation” while visiting Egypt in 2009. He did give a speech at Cairo University on
“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,”
Last updated: 8 September 2009