Pat Boone tells President Obama he’s tired of hearing Obama use the word ‘racist’ BY Deborah Hastings NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:13 PM Singer Pat Boone, 81, has written an online letter to President Obama, saying the African American leader uses the word ‘racist’ too much. Pat Boone, the former 1950s crooner and an ultra-conservative fundamentalist, is asking President Obama to stop using the r-word. "Mr. President! For God's sake, and America's sake, quit so often calling crimes that involve a black person 'racist'! Boone wrote Thursday on the conservative site WorldNetDaily. Boone, 81, who had string of sugary hits in the 1950s and 60s, expressed disdain that Obama refers to racism as a present and prevalent problem in the United States. "As the president who came to office, a black man promising to bring people together, a man ideally suited for that job since you were born both black and white, you had a God-given chance to actually proclaim and demonstrate that racial divides and prejudice had greatly diminished and that our society was truly becoming colorblind," he wrote. Boone said Obama has instead portrayed America as a racist nation. "We are not!" Boone exclaimed. The former pop singer is a Tea Party member, vehemently anti-gay marriage and proclaimed he was "a birther" when Obama first sought office in the 2008 election. Birthers contended that Obama was not an American citizen and had been born in Kenya, not in Hawaii. Trayvon Martin, 17, who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman inside gated community in Florida. Boone also claimed that Obama's birth certificate may have been doctored to show he was born in the 50th state. Race, Boone said in his online column, had little or nothing to do with recent killings of unarmed black men by police, including the cases of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. After referring to Brown as "a very large black man" and referring to people of "the black persuasion," Boone also claimed that the June 17 slaughter of nine black worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., was less about racism and more about hating Christianity. "Though this had a racist element, to be sure, it was more than that and of far greater significance to America than that. This boy wasn't just a sadist, or even criminally insane - he was carefully prepared and led by the Devil himself to kill as many Christians as he could. "The fact that they were black was an excuse more than a reason," Boone said. Conservative Fox commentator Bill O'Reilly went on a similar rant Tuesday night when he screamed "Most Americans are not racist. They're not!"