Former singing star and now Republican activist Pat Boone has repeated his assertions that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and therefore illegible to be in the White House.
In an appearance at a Republican convention in Los Angeles, Boone, a member of the Beverly Hills Tea Party, told reporters: “I was in Kenya a year and a half ago and everybody said, ‘You know, he [Obama] was born here.”
He added: “Why else would he be hiding all his records? He is spending millions of dollars so we do not have his records. And experts have already looked at and been able to verify that this long form document is a fraud. But the media ignores it; a total fraud. A photoshopped fraud.”
Boone also doesn’t think Obama is a Christian.
“Growing up in Indonesia, he [Obama] used to read the Koran in Arabic, so that was instilled in him as a young boy,” Boone said. “He hasn’t celebrated any Christian holidays in the White House, but he does Ramadan.”
Obama has long been one of Boone’s obsessions.
In February of this year, Boone said Christians need to mobilize in order to remove Obama from office in 2012.
“We are determined, we Christians and conservatives — not all Christians — to relieve him of his command,” Boone reportedly said.
Boone, a long-time prominent conservative, also praised Michelle Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota who is running for president and is also in Southern California for the GOP convention.
“I think she [Bachmann] would make a good president,” Boone told media. I don’t know yet whether or not she’s electable in today’s climate, but we would be in good hands….I don’t know whether the country’s ready to elect a woman.”
Regarding gay marriage and homosexuality (which Bachmann opposes), Boone stated: “I have many friends, and always have had, who are homosexual and Rock Hudson was one. So I’m not a homophobe; but I’ve seen some of the consequences of the lifestyle. Everyone who opposes marriage between a man and a woman was born of a man and woman.”
Palash has worked as a business journalist for 21 years in New York.