President Obama appealed Wednesday to faith-based groups to help garner support for his plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.
"I need you to knock on doors, talk to neighbors, spread the facts and speak the truth," he told religious leaders and reporters on a conference call that was streamed over the Web at faithforhealth.org.
"This debate over health care goes to the heart of who we are as a people," he said. "I believe that nobody in America should be denied basic health care because he or she lacks health insurance."
Some 140,000 people participated in the call, the coalition of more than 30 faith-based groups that organized the event said in a written statement.
Obama urged the listeners to reject misinformation about his plans, noting, "There are some folks out there who are, frankly, bearing false witness."
He referred to some assertions as "ludicrous," and cited as an example rumors that the government is planning to set up "death panels" to determine the fate of the nation's elderly.
"Bearing false witness"?!? Barry really has no shame, does he. But then it's no secret that the abortion and gay "rights" supporting President has no problem using religion when it suits his own personal interests, that's the true coward that he is. To think this heathen has hardly even been to church since he was elected, yet he has the guts to face religious leaders and challenge then to approve his socialist healthcare package. What a con artist.