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Tiger Woods with wife and daughter in happier, perhaps more spiritual times.
“I love Brit Hume & admire him for this profession of faith,” Miller wrote.
Hume advised Tiger on “Fox News Sunday” to discard Buddhism and take up Christianity. “My message to Tiger is, ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.’”
WaPo’s Howard Kurtz’s recent November profile on Miller reveals something about the columnist’s religious convictions: “She is teaching Sunday school at Georgetown’s Christ Church and burrowing into her tight circle of friends,” Kurtz writes.
Meanwhile, other voices mock and denounce Hume.
In HuffPost’s Ellis Weiner’s column, Hume is “morally bankrupt.” Weiner even goes after Hume’s “tired basset-hound eyes radiating wisdowm and pity.” Media Matters runs the footage, but clearly the insinuation from the D.C. liberal media watchdog group is that Hume’s advice to Tiger is outrageous.And here, even the “Friendly Atheist” gets damn unfriendly about Hume’s remarks.
Funny how politics and religion is a tough mix.
>Update: Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen also weighs in on Tiger/Hume incident: “It’s hard to even know where to start with something like this,” he writes. “How many high-profile Christians have had damaging sex scandals of late? Why is Buddhism deemed inadequate for those with family problems? Why is a senior political analyst for a so-called “news” network proselytizing, on the air, during one of the network’s “news” programs?”