In my first column for this series on Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor, I noted Davis’s upbringing and faith — and his break early on from Christianity.

Significantly, among the rancid fruits of this separation was communism. Therein were seeds of Davis’s eventual turn to Marxism-Leninism, a totalitarian ideology and the god that failed.

In the last column, I quoted from Davis’s memoirs. Here, let’s take a look at some of his writings from Communist Party publications in the 1940s and 1950s. They are quite eye-opening.

In some of these writings, Frank Marshall Davis attempted to argue that devout Christians ought to be devout socialists and communists. In columns for the Chicago Star in July and August 1947, Davis wrote back-to-back pieces insisting that, “The evidence of logic and history should align the deeply religious with believers in socialism and communism.” And given that most Christians in America were anti-communist and anti-Soviet, he questioned whether America was really a Christian nation.

True Christians, Davis declared, “should be working together as one” with communists.

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