Dean’s Diversity

Earlier this month, Dr. Howard Dean, the loose-lipped failed presidential candidate and current chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called Republicans “a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It’s pretty much a white Christian party.” Race-baiting and anti-Christian bias aside, these comments, like much of what Dean says, simply aren’t true.

George W. Bush has done more for diversity than Bill Clinton ever dreamed of. Bush chose African Americans to serve as secretary of state. He nominated Janice Rogers Brown and Alberto Gonzales for judgeships. Democrats, who march in lockstep on issues such as abortion, constitute the ideologically monolithic party, blocking anyone who doesn’t toe their liberal line. How many vocal, pro-life Democrats can you think of?

Physician, heal thyself.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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