The Washington Times - February 29, 2012, 03:40PM

The White House accepted an apology Wednesday from the Rev. Franklin Graham for recent remarks on whether President Obama is a Christian.

“We didn’t seek an apology,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney said. “We certainly appreciate the sentiment expressed.”


Mr. Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham, apologized “for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election.”

“His faith has nothing to do with my consideration of him as a candidate,” he said in a statement.

On Feb. 21, Mr. Graham said of the president, “He has said he’s a Christian, so I just have to assume that he is.”