Contact: Gary McCullough, publicist, 202-546-0054; Reverend Rob Schenck, National Clergy Council, 703-447-7686 cell
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Rob Schenck, (pronounced SHANK) president of the National Clergy Council, released this statement today following Barack Obama's announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States:
"Barack Obama began his presidential campaign today with the words, 'All honor and glory to God.'
"While all Christians should welcome the public acknowledgment of God by a serious presidential contender, such a bold pronouncement and infusion of Christian faith into his campaign will require much of Mr. Obama.
"Jesus Christ said by what measure we judge others, we will be judged. By injecting his faith so directly into his campaign, Mr. Obama has invited an examination and debate focused on his faith. Sadly, we will find Mr. Obama's Christianity woefully deficient."
Sarasota, Florida Media Availability: Sunday, February 11, Mr. Schenck will comment on Barack Obama's and other candidacies in his sermon as guest preacher at the Fellowship of Believers Church, 3333 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237. He will be available for interviews following the 10 AM service. Church telephone number is 941-957-3333
Background: Barack Obama: Sheep of Goat? - An in-depth look at the senator's personal faith