07/22/2009 09:42 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Conspiracy Theorists Say NASA Faked Obama's Birth

The so-called "Birther" movement gained new steam today as one of its prominent Congressional advocates claimed that NASA faked the birth of President Barack Obama.

In an appearance on CNN this morning, Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) said that "the reason Barack Obama doesn't have a legal birth certificate was that NASA totally faked his birth 47 years ago."

The California congressman said that he and his fellow conspiracy theorists had proof that the President's birth was faked on a Hollywood soundstage over four decades ago using state-of-the-art special effects.

According to Rep. Campbell, Mr. Obama is not legally qualified to serve as president "because we have no proof that Barack Obama exists." More here.