Obama Says He's Christian 'By Choice'

September 29, 2010

Author: Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas

Source: The Los Angeles Times


President Obama said Tuesday that he is a "Christian by choice" and that his decision was influenced by gospel teachings about salvation and the importance of loving one another.


His mother and the grandparents who helped raised him weren't regular churchgoers, Obama told a group of voters here. But he became a Christian "later in life" because of the religion's basic principles, he said.