Kudos to Brit Hume for encouraging Tiger Woods to “turn to the Christian faith.”
Hume will likely get a lot of flak for saying that Buddhism doesn’t offer the kind of forgiveness and redemption Tiger needs. But he should be praised for having the courage to speak out. As Sarah Flashing says, “Even for Fox News, this is surprising, yet this is how every believer ought to be prepared to respond–telling the truth with meekness and gentleness.”
Update: Naturally, Andrew Sullivan takes offense: “The pure sectarianism of this comment – its adoption of the once-secular stage of political journalism to insert a call for apostasy – is striking.” The rest of his comment is equally incomprehnesible. Somehow this a corruption of politics and religion, despite the fact that neither Tiger nor Hume are political figures. Sullivan—ostensibly still a Catholic though he seems to despise everything the church stands for—has developed such a knee-jerk reaction to actual Christian belief that he can’t even bother to explain why he’s outraged. He’s become a parody of himself.