McCain and the AP

So, there's this in an AP article about McCain, whom I used to respect a great deal. That's been sliding–no, hemorrhaging over the past couple of years, but the AP can take credit for this one:

The Associated Press asked McCain on Saturday how his Episcopal faith plays a role in his campaign and life. McCain grew up Episcopalian and attended an Episcopal high school in Alexandria, Va.

"It plays a role in my life. By the way, I'm not Episcopalian. I'm Baptist," McCain said. "Do I advertise my faith? Do I talk about it all the time? No."

I don't know about you, Mr. McCain, but my faith is Christian, something the AP would do well to note when asking about one's "Episcopal faith." My faith isn't Episcopal. That's my church.

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2 Responses

  1. McCain is a sellout.

    As somebody who’s been in the newspaper business as I am of course you know the mainstream media don’t ‘get religion’ (hence the website called that). They don’t care.

    Until word got out about it, it was a point of pride for me that I didn’t know nor care which if any church my choice, Ron Paul, belongs or goes to. He won’t use religion to play people/cadge votes. BTW he’s a born Lutheran turned Episcopalian turned Baptist.

  2. I think the only reason one’s denomination is important today is because it seems to state your position on hot button issues…not the way it should be but the way it is I am afraid.

    RBS

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