The Gospel of Chaplain John McCain

Michael Gerson on McCain and Faith in Newsweek

At the recent Saddleback presidential forum hosted by Pastor Rick Warren, McCain still had all the reticence of his generation in talking about his personal beliefs. He appealed effectively to religious conservatives on a variety of specific issues—abortion, school choice, judicial appointments—but devoted only a single sentence to his own theology. And he is largely incapable of explaining how his faith informs his public priorities.

Worth reading: Michael Gerson on McCain and Faith | Newsweek Politics: Conventions | Newsweek.com

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