Obama on how Faith Influences his Policies

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Four states vote tomorrow, but the focus for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is on Texas and Ohio.

Most polls show the two tied in Texas with Clinton slightly ahead in Ohio.

Even though she's lost the last eleven contests, Sen. Clinton says momentum is on her side, and she's continuing to blast Sen. Obama's national security experience.

Meanwhile, Obama is opening up about how his Christian faith influences his policies.

At a town hall meeting in Ohio, he said that while he does not believe in gay marriage, he does support equal rights for same sex couples.

"I don't think it should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state," Obama said. "If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans."

Joshua DuBois, director of religious affairs for the campaign said, "as a committed Christian, senator obama believes that the central teachings of Jesus in the Sermon the Mount encourage us to treat one another with respect and to love our brothers and sisters of all backgrounds. He believes that the golden rule in Matthew 7:12 still applies in politics; it's the rule on which he bases his life."

While in Ohio, Obama also talked about a persistent email that keeps surfacing, falsely saying he's a Muslim.

During an interview in with CBN in January, Obama said, "This is obviously a systematic political strategy by somebody because these e-mails don't just keep coming out the way they have without somebody being behind it."

He added, " I want to make sure that your viewers understand that I am a Christian who has belonged to the same church for almost 20 years now. It's where Michelle and I got married. It's where our kids were dedicated. I took my oath of office on my family Bible."

Be sure to check with CBNNews.com all day tomorrow for the latest on the primary races in Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont.

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