Another person Obama says he seeks out for spiritual counsel is state Sen. James Meeks, who is also the pastor of Chicago's Salem Baptist Church. The day after Obama won the primary in March, he stopped by Salem for Wednesday-night Bible study.It looked like an ordeal for Keith Flannery here with Meeks.
"I know that he's a person of prayer," Meeks says. "The night after the election, he was the hottest thing going from Galesburg to Rockford. He did all the TV shows, and all the morning news, but his last stop at night was for church. He came by to say thank you, and he came by for prayer."
Obama admits it's not easy for politicians to talk about faith.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
The LGBT Record's Obama Watch on Rev Meeks
Obama's third spiritual advisor... the "Virulently Homophobic" Rev (and Illinois State Senator) Meeks.