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'Keeping the Spirits Clean Around Us' by Michelle Obama Raises Questions

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MADISON, Wis., Oct. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Michelle Obama had a quote on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that has raised questions. She said, "It means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us."

The Bible does say that we should pray for our leaders. We need to pray that God would protect them and they would have wisdom to lead the country. We also need to pray that they would promote good Biblical positions.

However, the phrase "keeping the spirits clean around us" is a prayer that seems to have associations more with animism.

According to the Voice of the Martyrs website, animists believe "that gods and spirits are found in trees, rocks, plants, and other things. Some also believe in a great god who is above all the others."

Animists believe that witch doctors, medicine men, or shamans offer protection from the spirit world.

There are many different levels of animism. ChristianInvestigator.com is not suggesting that Michelle Obama is deep into animism, however, when a person talks about "keeping the spirits clean around us," red flags are raised.

In the Bible, the Lord said he would protect Christians who have the Holy Spirit. He may use good angels to protect a person. Also, the Lord said he would protect people from evil angels as they follow Him.

ChristianInvestigator.com President Steve McConkey says, "Was Michelle Obama referring to God's protection or was she suggesting an animistic voodoo type of protection? We hope the former, however, the big question: Does Michelle Obama reflect Biblical Christianity?"

Michelle Obama wrote a fund-raising letter in February 2004 which supported her husband's support of partial birth abortion according to Life News.  This is troubling from a professing Christian.

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