When President George W. Bush cited his religion as influencing his political decisions the Left cried foul. The Left is eerily silent, however, to President Obama’s admission of the same. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
The problem is not with the idea that one is influenced by their religious convictions, but rather with the idea that religious convictions should not influence a president’s policies and decisions. Given the fact that moral values are highly influenced by religion, and that policies usually involve a moral dimension, it is to be expected that a president’s policies would be influenced by his religious convictions.