Scott Walker Says He's Not Sure if Obama Is Christian ... Again

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. | (Photo: REUTERS/Jim Young)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker repeated what he has said earlier, that "I don't know" if President Obama is a Christian, adding, "I presume he is." The Republican presidential candidate stressed his answer won't change no matter how many times he is asked.

"You're not going to get a different answer than I said before," Walker said at a donor summit in California Saturday night, according to The Washington Post. "I don't know. I presume he is."

Walker, who was responding to a question, told roughly 400 donors at the summit he has never asked Obama about his faith.

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"As someone who is a believer myself, I don't presume to know someone's beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I've actually talked with them," he added.

Walker concluded his answer by saying, "He's said he is, and I take him at his word."

In Fenurary, Scott said he didn't know whether Obama is a Christian after The Post asked him the "gotcha" question about which religion President Obama adheres to.

"I don't know. I've actually never talked about it or I haven't read about that. I've never asked him that," Walker said at the time. "You've asked me to make statements about people that I haven't had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?"

Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster called after that interview to clarify that the governor was only trying to make a point of principle and not cast doubt on the president's faith.

"Of course the governor thinks the president is a Christian," she was quoted as saying. "He thinks these kinds of gotcha questions distract from what he's doing as governor of Wisconsin to make the state better and make life better for people in his state."

In January, Obama said that those who believe he is not a Christian do not know him, but even if he were not a Christian, there would be nothing wrong with that.

"In our lives, Michelle [Obama] and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith," Obama said in a speech in New Delhi.

"Still, as you may know, my faith has at times been questioned — by people who don't know me — or they've said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing," he added.

After Obama called the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a "victory for America," the Rev. Franklin Graham warned that he is leading the nation on a sinful course and "God will judge him and us as a nation if we don't repent."

At a Gay Pride event in the White House prior to the court ruling, Obama said, "There has been an incredible shift in attitudes across the country," and he was right, Graham wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

"But it is definitely not a shift for the good of America. The shift in attitudes he refers to is the moral decline we are seeing manifest daily around us," Graham, who leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote.

"Accepting wrong as right—accepting sin as something to be proud of. Yes, that's definitely a shift. Should we be surprised that he thanked the LGBT community for all that they had helped him accomplish during his time as president?" Graham added, noting that Obama said, "A lot of what we've accomplished over these last six and a half years has been because of you."

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