Jewish Journal

McCain puts his faith in America

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 23, 2008 | 9:48 pm

As you well know, I’m tired of all the Godtalk on the campaign trail, particularly because it seems so pained coming from John McCain. In his sitdown Sunday with “60 Minutes,” McCain sounded a lot like Wafa Sultan—last fall she said, “America is my God”—when he talked about the role of God in his life. Here’s the quote, via the DMN religion blog:

“I think part of it is a bit private, obviously,” McCain said. “But, I also haven’t been reluctant to tell various things that have happened in my life, including the fact that my faith is why I’m here today. And my faith sustained me in the most difficult times where I didn’t ask for another day or another hour, but for another minute. And so I try to show people that I have the utmost faith in this country, which was founded on Judeo-Christian values. And those are my values.”

The full transcript is here. On a different note, GetReligion has a good piece breaking down Jeffrey Goldberg’s profile of John McCain in The Atlantic, which omitted any discussion of McCain’s religious views.

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