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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Evangelist Franklin Graham apologized Tuesday for comments he made about President Barack Obama's faith.

I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama, Graham said in a statement. The president has said he is a Christian and I accept that (and have said so publicly on many occasions).

I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election -- for his faith has nothing to do with my consideration of him as a candidate.

The son of Evangelist Billy Graham questioned Obama s religious views in a controversial appearance on MSNBC last week.

He was asked during an interview if he believes America s President is a Christian.

I think you are going to have to ask President Obama, Graham replied. I think people have to ask Barack Obama. He s come out saying that he s a Christian. The question is, what is a Christian?

When pressed on the question a second time, Graham said, I cannot answer that question for anybody....I accept him at what he says. If says he s a Christian, I accept that. I m not going to say he s not.

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