FEBRUARY 21, 2012 / BY CAMPAIGN STAFF Race-baiting alert: Why can't Rev. Graham believe that President Obama is Christian?

UPDATE: (02/28/12) "Evangelist Franklin Graham apologizes to Obama for questining his Christian faith"

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Rev. Billy Graham, just can't seem to accept that President Obama is a Christian. During an interview this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Graham said that he accepts statements presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have made about their faith. But he implies that President Obama is lying when it comes to the topic of his religion. ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson had this to say:

"Franklin Graham's comments were clearly meant to stoke racial and religious fears and intolerance. The Graham family holds sway among Americans as moral and religious leaders. Graham's refusal today to acknowledge that the President is a Christian -- as he has long said that he is -- is further proof that this will be a vicious election cycle in which some people will use divisive rhetoric and race-baiting to try to drive Americans apart."

Stay tuned for updates, and be sure to check out the full story over at ThinkProgress.