Sen. Barack Obama went to church today. And because he was in Eau Claire, Wisc, of course he wanted to appeal to the largest protestant denomination in the state. Obama went to First Lutheran Church (ELCA) and I have not heard if he took communion. Obama was a member of the liberal United Church of Christ which is in communal membership with the ELCA, but he did leave his church.
One thing for certain is that Obama doesn't follow Lutheran beliefs. Lutherans believe that the bread and wine are the true body and blood of Jesus Christ. The UCC does not believe that.
Below is an article about his visit to Eau Claire:
Obama attends church, barbecue in Wisconsin
By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer
Sun Aug 24, 1:53 PM ET
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Barack Obama says this week's Democratic convention will help people realize he and his family share their values.
"You'll conclude, 'He's sort of like us,'" Obama told a group of supporters. "'He comes from a middle class background, went to school on scholarships ... he and his wife had to figure out child care and how to start a college fund for their kids.'"
The presidential hopeful kept a relatively low profile Sunday, attending services at a Lutheran church before visiting a barbecue at a local rod and gun park.
Polls show a tight race in Wisconsin between Obama and Republican rival John McCain.
Campaign aides said the Illinois senator spoke Thursday to former President Clinton and to Hillary Clinton on Friday morning.
OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT HIS VISIT IN EAU CLAIRE:
*Obama practices humility preached to him
LINK TO CHURCH WEBSITE:
First Lutheran Church