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from Brit Hume, via Christianity Today:
I grew up in a Christian family and I went nine years to an Episcopal boys school. I’ve always been, at least on paper, a Christian. It wasn’t until my son died 11 years ago that I began to get serious about it. His death was devastating. I was shattered. Yet through all of that, I had this feeling that God would save me, that he would be there for me, that I was in his hands, and that I was going to be okay. It really happened.
There’s also this exchange from the interview:
Some people might say, "What about Christians like Ted Haggard or Mark Sanford?"
I don’t think I would blame Christianity for the failings of people like that. Christianity is the right religion for people like that. Christianity is a religion for sinners. Christianity is not about the salvation of perfect people. Christianity is a way for people who are not perfect to be saved. What Mark Sanford needs is not less Christianity. He needs more of it.
What he did was thoroughly human. He was thinking about the people involved in the news. As he explains:
I was kind of hoping that in some way word of it might reach Tiger. I was hoping that people who were of faith might receive some encouragement from the message. You never know.
Such refreshing Sunday-morning commentary, if you ask me!
Brit Hume gets it. And is witnessing to it. And that’s why he’s under fire.