Guest / Limited Access /

If you missed yesterday's Weblog on the Family Research Council's attack on Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton's remarks on "bearing false witness," and the priest who interrupted the Olympic marathon, click here.

Finding comments about religion in press coverage of the Republican National Convention is kind of like finding comments about Kirk vs. Picard at a Star Trek convention. But there are some "interesting" comments being made, especially by Traditional Values Coalition head Lou Sheldon:

"Father, help us. Help us to save this nation, this nation that has always said that it was under you, under God. Help us to rise and to raise up the banner that will re-elect George W. Bush. … Yes, oh God, forgive us if we are too partisan. But we believe so much is at stake in having him there to guide us in what we believe."
—Sheldon, quoted in the San Jose Mercury News

"We are very pleased that [the] campaign and the convention committee has selected people like Giuliani, Pataki, and Schwarzenegger [all of whom support abortion rights] to speak. … Their talk is for the undecided people watching television. … The undecided are not conservative Christians. … Blacks and Hispanics love Mr. Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator' image and seeing him there is a chance for transferring the value of what George Bush needs for his vote."
— Sheldon, quoted by CBSNews.com

"Certainly Rev. Lou Sheldon and the Traditional Values Coalition will not reach that undecided small percentage of voters."
— Sheldon, again quoted by CBSNews.com

Here are some more notable quotes of the day:

"What's your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Read These NextSee Our Latest
Recommended
Top Three Adversaries of Christian Conservatives: Communism, Islam ... and the Emergent Church?
Pioneer of biblical investing will take aim at unexpected target during Values Voter Summit.
TrendingFive Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon
Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon
If you want to help people see Holy Week with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.
Editor's PickYou Probably Love (or Hate) 'Heaven Is For Real' for All the Wrong Reasons
You Probably Love (or Hate) 'Heaven Is For Real' for All the Wrong Reasons
It's not a travel guide. And Colton Burpo isn't the first Christian to have an ecstatic experience.
Leave a Comment

Use your Christianity Today login to leave a comment on this article. Not part of the community? Subscribe now, or register for a free account.

hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

August 2004

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.