Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mayor 'just curious' if Obama is the Antichrist

When asked if he believed Obama was the antichrist, Funderburk replied, "I've got absolutely no way of knowing that."
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Mayor 'Just Curious' If Obama is the Antichrist

STUART WATSON / NewsChannel 36: 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.
There is no such scripture. And Obama is not a Muslim. But that hasn’t stopped the e-mail. The urban legend Web site first exploded the myth in March. Funderburk forwarded the e-mail this month.
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