Letters to the Editor

Claims about movie should not be believed

It appears that the letter, "Movie about Obama should not be believed," was written by someone who had not seen the movie "2016: Obama's America" or slept through it.

He wrongly inferred that Dinesh D'Souza's film stated Obama was born in Kenya. In fact, it expressly dismissed the "birther" theory and said Obama was born in Hawaii, citing the birth announcement in the local newspaper.

The writer stresses Obama's Christian upbringing. However, in his 2006 book, "The Audacity of Hope," Obama wrote, "I was not raised in a religious household ... My mother's own experiences ... only reinforced this inherited skepticism. Her memories of the Christians who populated her youth were not fond ones. "He added that his grandparents were non-practicing Baptists and Methodists. Additionally, his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, when asked if her mother was an atheist, said, "I wouldn't have called her an atheist. She was an agnostic." Add in the fact that he attended a madrassa in Indonesia and it potentially would leave a young child questioning his religious beliefs and may have been the reason he sought solace in the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church based upon black liberation theology.

The writer had not done his homework when he called D'Souza a filmmaker from India. In fact, he was an adviser to President Ronald Reagan, a New York Times best-selling author and the current president of Kings College in New York City. The film was produced by Gerald Molen based upon the book by D'Souza.

Ann Ubelis