Cal...sadly I must disagree with you. I see the Doctor as a person of conscience, in addition to one with great education and wisdom. While it is true that the National Prayer Breakfast has maintained a dispassionate approach to politics for the purpose of unity in prayer, politics has invaded this realm whereby envy, covetousness, lust and pride are exalted and enabled by political action...where freedom from religion, rather than freedom of religion, are becoming normalized. Someone must speak out, otherwise the cardinal virtues will be eclipsed by the immediacy of gratification provided by the government. It is a new turn for the Prayer Breakfast, but in an era where everything is politicized, I thought Dr. Carson's remarks appropriate.