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Obama Campaign Scrambling in Wake of Evangelist Questioning if He is Really a Christian

Contact: Susan Zahn, WDC Media, 530-963-3496, office@wdcmedia.com; Bill Keller 727-420-7005, bkeller@liveprayer.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Senator Barack Obama's campaign team is scrambling to do damage control in the wake of the national story two weeks ago when the world's leading Internet evangelist Bill Keller of Liveprayer, questioned in a widely distributed Op-ed article, YouTube video, and Daily Devotional to his 2.4 million subscribers whether Senator Obama was really a Christian.


Keller questioned the authenticity of Senator Obama's faith in Christ due to the fact he has stated there are "many paths to God" when orthodox Christianity clearly teaches that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved, in addition to his support of killing babies, gay marriage, and giving away part of Israel to the Palestinians, all contrary to Christian teachings according to the Bible.


In response to Keller's assertions, the Obama campaign has launched the Joshua Generation Project, concentrating on young Christian rather than older Christians who are unlikely to support someone who advocates killing babies and gay marriage.  Also, last week Senator Obama had a private meeting in Chicago with a handpicked selection of evangelicals who were allowed to ask him any question, but were forbidden to share his answers with the press or in any public forum.


Lastly, was the launch of a new campaign website designed to counter the rumors and false information being spread on the Internet.  On that website, he again reaffirms his claim to be a Christian, but fails to address ANY of the questions about his statements and actions Keller raised which calls into question whether he really is a Christian or not.


Keller stated, "I have asked the Senator to sit down with me on camera and answer these important questions that have made people doubt if he really is a Christian.  Despite repeated calls, emails, and letters to his campaign office, they have not even had the decency to respond.  It is evident that Senator Obama will not sit down with someone who will ask him the right questions which require simple yes and no answers, opting instead to continue to hide in forums where he can market himself a Christian and not be held accountable for his beliefs and actions."


About Bill Keller.


The news media has crowned Pastor Bill Keller the next big thing in mass media religion.


Bill Keller is the host of Live Prayer with Bill Keller, the nation's only live call-in faith and values-based program airing exclusively on the Internet.


The program deals head-on with issues ranging from divorce, homosexuality, abortion, sexual abuse, pornography, drug addiction, radical Islam, race relations, spousal abuse, false prophets and more, from a conservative, biblical world-view. Live Prayer is unscripted and unedited, giving it a fresh and totally spontaneous approach to problem solving.


The program can be seen live, Monday through Friday from 10 PM to 11 PM EST, and 24/7 through programs archived on LivePrayer.com.


Live Prayer with Bill Keller is positioned to become the world's most-watched internet television broadcast.


For information, please visit www.liveprayer.com.


More about Live Prayer.com


In 1999, Keller launched LivePrayer.com, which has become the most successful online faith outreach in history. Since its inception, LivePrayer.com has responded personally to more than 60 million online requests for prayer. Additionally, Keller's Live Prayer devotional is received daily by over 2.4 million email subscribers, making Keller's devotional one of the most read e-communications in the world. For information on where to watch Live Prayer in your area, visit www.liveprayer.com