I?ve talked with the president about his faith, and I?m convinced it is genuine. It is what has motivated him to take up causes like ending prison rape, sex trafficking, Sudanese slavery, and international AIDS?issues that need to be addressed, but carry no political gain. I have been with the president and Mrs. Bush delivering Angel Tree gifts?they are for real.
There are seven weeks left in this campaign. Do not allow personal, negative attacks on individuals to distract us from the real debate on life-and-death issues facing this country, from terrorism to cloning to the family. And I say it is time for all of us to call a halt to political smears and the coarsening of political discourse?especially any attempt to impugn one?s religion or faith.
For further reading and information:
Susan Estrich, ? You have to ?fight dirt with dirt ,?? RecordNet.com,
Chuck Colson, Kingdoms in Conflict (Zondervan, 1989 paperback version).
Anne Morse, ? The First Rathergate ,? National Review Online,
Stephen F. Hayes, ? Likely Bedfellows ,? Weekly Standard,
?Casting Further Doubt ,? ABC News,
Nicholas D. Kristof, ? Bush?s Glass House ,? New York Times,
William Safire, ? Those Discredited Memos ,? New York Times, 13 September 2004. (Free registration required.)
Mark Steyn, ? CBS falls for Kerry campaign?s fake memo ,? Chicago Sun-Times, 12 September 2004.
Jay Ambrose, ? Get-Bush time at the networks? ? Union Leader (New Hampshire), 11 September 2004.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040519, ? Troubled Times: Attacks at Home and Abroad .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 031022, ? Doing Our Homework: Believing Isn?t Enough .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040513, ? A Sacred Duty: Why Christians Must Vote .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 031103, ? Mankind Is Our Business: Christians and Human Rights .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040805, ? Too Much Art: Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11.?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040705, ? Unintended Consequences?: Moving Away from Moveon .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 040106, ? At the Foot of the Cross: A Story You Haven?t Heard .?
Learn more about InnerChange Freedom Initiative, the prisons run by Prison Fellowship.
Project Vote Smart includes helpful information about registering to vote.
Redeem the Vote is a campaign to encourage young people to vote.
Brother Roger, ? Love of Enemies ,? Godspy, 23 August 2004.
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