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Saturday, April 6, 2013
WND Forgets It Promoted Idea That Obama Is The Antichrist
Topic: WorldNetDaily

An April 3 WorldNetDaily article suggested it was kind of silly to think that President Obama is the Antichrist:

The good news for the White House is that three of four respondents to a Public Policy Polling survey say they do not believe that Barack Obama is the Antichrist, the epitome of evil that the Bible explains will come to deceive people during the End Times.

But on the other hand, 13 percent are convinced he is, and another 13 percent – for a total of one in four across the nation – say they aren’t sure.

It was question No. 8 on the organization’s national survey. Other questions asked whether people believed in global warming, whether Osama bin Laden was alive and whether a UFO crashed at Roswell, N.M., in 1947 and the U.S. government covered it up.

According to the London Guardian, the survey asked about a number of conspiracy theories, which the report described as “insane.”

WND fails to mention that it's one of the leading promoters of the idea that Obama is the Antichrist:

An August 2008 column by Hal Lindsey stated that the Antichrist "won't be Barack Obama, but Obama's world tour provided a foretaste of the reception he can expect to receive. He will probably also stand in some European capital, addressing the people of the world and telling them that he is the one that they have been waiting for. And he can expect as wildly enthusiastic a greeting as Obama got in Berlin."

In 2009, WND promoted a YouTube video by the then-anonymous "PP Simmons" -- since revealed as WND author Carl Gallups -- that promoted a false interpretation of the Bible to claim that a couple random words from the Book of Isaiah can be translated to mean "I saw Satan as Baraq Ubamah."

Self-proclaimed prophet Joel Richardson used a WND column to disingenuously declare that "I want to make it very clear that in no way do I believe that President Obama is the Antichrist" -- then outlined all the ways that Obama is like the Antichrist.

WND curiously failed to acknowledge these very direct assertions of a link between Obama and the Antichrist, even as it tried to distance itself a little from it. The article even includes a plug for Richardson's book claming that the Antichrist will be a Muslim.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:22 PM EDT

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