the fact that Barack Obama’s father was a Muslim Kenyan, descended from a long line of Muslims, will remain true until the day he dies, and nothing he ever does in his life can change half of his genes that he inherited from his father. His genes are for keeps. The fact that he has attended Christian church for the past 20 years is not going to change that…Obama is still as (half) Muslim as the day he was born.
It would seem that Mr. Kanazawa confuses ethnicity with religious belief. And yes, Mr. Kanazawa is talking about religion here…
34% state [Obama] is a Christian (down from 48% in March 2009). It is disheartening to know that 34% of the population has a dim understanding of human genetics.
This does open a door to an out if and when people become embarrassed about claiming that Obama is Muslim. Now they can say that they simply meant that his ethnicity is Muslim (although I do not believe that Muslims constitute an ethnicity, but why be concerned with details at this point).