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Charlotte Observer Not Very Observant

Small town mayor (none of them have been in the news recently, huh?) sends out a chain email. From the Charlotte Observer:

Fort Mill Mayor Danny Funderburk says he was “just curious” when he forwarded a chain e-mail suggesting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is the biblical antichrist. “I was just curious if there was any validity to it,” Funderburk said in a telephone interview. “I was trying to get documentation if there was any scripture to back it up.”

Funderburk apparently sent the e-mail from his business account at Gastonia Sheet Metal where he works as a business agent.

The e-mail, which has circulated in the last six months since Obama secured the Democratic nomination, claims the biblical book of Revelation says the antichrist will be in his 40s and of Muslim ancestry.

Reporter Stuart Watson offers:

There is no such scripture. And Obama is not a Muslim.

How about the fact that Islam is 500 years younger than Christianity and 200 years younger than the Christian bible? So the email and the suggestion is intentionally ignorant on various levels. How about some historical perspective on hysteria?

Our thanks to Buzzfeed for this.

[Photo courtesy fortmillsc.org]

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