Letter: Candidate’s honesty about faith is laudable
February 24, 2015
To the Editor:
To quote an icon of the GOP, "Well, there you go again." I am of course referring to Felicia Muftic and her never-ending biased rhetoric toward Christians in her column in the Sky-Hi News. This past week she wrote about potential GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker, among several others.
Gov. Walker, who is open about his Christian faith, was in England recently and he was asked about creationism. Ms. Muftic deftly wrote, "… he refused to deny the concept of creationism …" thereby raising eyebrows and disbelief he still believed in it. Ms. Muftic went on to imply the whole of England and Europe believes in evolutionary science (as if the science is settled), and how could Walker even think about saying such a thing? Doesn't he have any foreign policy smarts?
As it so happens, Ms. Muftic, even Richard Dawkins who is the resident uber-atheist in England, says England is still mostly a Christian nation despite the recent influx of professing Muslims.
Just what did Ms. Muftic expect Walker to do? Lie in order to appease what she wrongly believes is a Godless nation? Imagine the backlash if he had. Or, deny his faith at that particular moment in order to avoid scrutiny from interviewers who were evolutionists? Should he have lied like our current president did about his faith?
David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to the president, wrote in his just released book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics," that while campaigning in 2008 Obama lied about his true beliefs saying he opposed gay marriage, when he actually supports it, in order to get elected. Axelrod also wrote he encouraged Obama to lie. Axelrod further wrote that while Obama was speaking at Saddleback Church he said, "I believe that marriage is for one man and one woman. For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God is in the mix." And to think a couple weeks ago Obama very boldly chastised Christians who use the name of God for their own purposes.
Just maybe, Ms. Muftic, most of us are tired of politicians telling such bold-faced Obama lies. Whether or not Gov. Walker even enters the '16 presidential race and whether he wins or gets soundly trounced – I say kudos to Walker for "refusing to deny" his Christian beliefs for political gain like you believe he should have done. If only Obama had the sand to do the same in 2008.
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