Unworthy Appeal

Seeking to shore up conservative support for the unknown and underqualifued Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, President Bush is playing the religion card. “People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers,” the president said. “They want to know Harriet Miers’ background. They want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. Part of Harriet Miers’ life is her religion.”

Democrats who brought up the Roman Catholicism of now-Chief Justice John Roberts were called religious bigots. No wonder liberals are now calling hypocrites the people who support Miers because of her religious beliefs.

Mr. Bush, please stop talking about group religious identity. Such thinking is dangerous to democracy. That’s what they do in Iraq.

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 BreakPoint.org. 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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