Could the “Birthers” lose their religion? We can only hope so
The “Birthers” are a group of misguided individuals that believe Barack Obama is not the President of the United States because he is not a citizen of this country. Internet rumors swirled during the presidential campaign about the president’s citizenship, mainly through the promulgation of falsehoods by radically extreme organizations and fringe groups. These individuals- among them Jerome Corsi who wrote a book called Obama Nation, in which he claims that president Obama was actually born in Kenya, and the birth certificate submitted is a forgery-gave rise to the movement. The Birthers received more ammunition with the support of the conservative website WorldNetDaily, who started an on-line petition to have Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii released to the public. Corsi, a writer for WorldNetDaily, as well as former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, championed this cause with rabid fervor. WorldNetDaily even started collecting money to build billboards with the headline “Where’s The Birth Certificate?”
Now this idea has been debunked repeatedly by media outlets, and also by the very fact that the aforementioned document has been produced and verified to be authentic. Non -partisan fact-checking site PolitiFact.com has indeed verified this. Is this enough to dispel the rumors and stop the Birthers movement in their tracks? Highly doubtful, considering that they have no other true purpose. They would just be another collection of empty vassals, waiting to be filled with another batch of witches brew that no one cares anything about.
How sad and pathetic. And the terrible spelling is even worse.