Ex-South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who left in disgrace after a sex scandal, has been elected to Congress. He defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of TV satirist Stephen Colbert. Blatant adultery is no longer a disqualifier for public office, even for Republicans, the old South, and the Bible belt. Maybe Buddhism helped Sanford to overcome his shame and grab back his power. [Read more…]
On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume had a message for Tiger Woods:
Whether he can recover as a person depends on "his faith. He's said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redeption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, "Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."
Hume, of course, is getting criticized, not only for evangelizing on air but for dissing Buddhism. Still, I salute him. A private TV network airing private opinions should have room for this, isn’t it?