10/31/2012 09:42 am ET

Anti-Obama Mailer Takes ‘We Are No Longer A Christian Nation' Quote Out Of Context

A new mailer attacking President Barack Obama on his supposed religious views is hitting Iowa mailboxes this week, CNN reports.

The literature, funded by a political arm of the Colorado-based Christian conservative group Focus on the Family, takes a 2006 quote from then-Sen. Obama firmly out of context to set the tone for a comparison of his and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views on social issues.

“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation,” Obama said in 2006 during his keynote address at a Sojourners/Call to Renewal event.

That impartial quote is featured prominently on the mailer, which then goes on to call Obama "the most pro-abortion president in history" and attack his support of same-sex marriage.

CNN has a picture of the mailer here.

Here's the full quote from Obama's 2006 speech:

Moreover, given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.

Obama and Romney remain nearly neck and neck in Iowa. A poll released on Wednesday showed Obama up five points.

Read more on the mailer at CNN.



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