Michael Medved

New York Times editor Bill Keller demands aggressive questioning of Christian presidential candidates, comparing faith in God to belief that “space aliens live among us.” Of course, it’s appropriate to quiz candidates on collisions of faith and politics, but not to demand comments on purely theological issues.

 

For instance, Joe Lieberman faced questions about potential conflicts between his strict Sabbath observance and Vice Presidential responsibilities, but no reporter demanded his opinions on the divinity of Jesus. President Obama struggled with his pastor’s claims that the U.S. government deliberately infected blacks with AIDS, but no one asked him about Reverend Wright’s teaching that Jesus was black and unrelated to today’s Jews. The current push by Keller and others to force GOP candidates to discuss purely religious questions is an attempt to divert discussion from the necessary focus on the economy.


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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