A group of prominent pastors and Christian leaders have signed onto a letter urging "public officials, faith leaders, and the media to offer no further support or airtime to those who misrepresent and call into question the President's Christian faith."
The faith-based Eleison Group organized the letter, which includes signers such as T.D. Jakes and Joel Hunter.
The letter goes on to say:
"President Obama has been unwavering in confessing Christ as Lord and has spoken often about the importance of his Christian faith. Many of the signees on this letter have prayed and worshipped with this President. We believe that questioning, and especially misrepresenting, the faith of a confessing believer goes too far."
Their effort comes after a recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that 18% of Americans believe that the president is Muslim, with 60% of those respondents citing the media as the source for their information.
On his Fox News program Wednesday night, host Glenn Beck targeted President Obama's faith, saying he didn't believe the president was a Muslim. Instead, he called the president's views "a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians know it."
Earlier this week the Republican National Committee distanced itself from new media director Todd Herman, who wrote on his personal Twitter feed last Thursday, "Watch - Is @BarackObama amongst the 20% who think he's a Muslim?"
In a statement to the Huffington Post, RNC spokesman Doug Heye said: "An errant, or sarcastically-intended tweet aside, the RNC has never spoken about the President's Christianity because it is both crystal clear and a non-issue."