This blog is maintained on behalf of the Amy Foundation for the purpose of tracking the best Christian journalism we find on the Web. Our posts regularly identify those news articles or opinions in the mainstream media that represent good faith-based writing and example them for other Christian journalists.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ann Coulter qualifies ...

Back at the Amy Writing Awards blog for 2010, it’s sort of a New Year’s resolution. Thanks to Brit Hume’s advice to Tiger Woods on Fox News, the web-based news outlets and blogosphere are fired up.

Here is Ann Coulter’s opinion related Hume’s comments published on the St. Augustine Times website on Monday, January 11, 2010:
Someone mentioned Christianity on television recently and liberals reacted with their usual howls of rage and blinking incomprehension.

On a Fox News panel discussing Tiger Woods, Brit Hume said, perfectly accurately:

"The extent to which he can recover, it seems to me, depends on his faith. He is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So, my message to Tiger would be, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

Hume's words, being 100 percent factually correct, sent liberals into a tizzy of sputtering rage, once again illustrating liberals' copious ignorance of Christianity. (Also illustrating the words of the Bible: "How is it you do not understand me when I speak? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my words." John 8:43.)
Coulter drops the “L” for liberal and the “I” for ignorance bombs early and often in this piece, obviously to generate maximum outrage and shock value, but she does qualify her piece with appropriate references to scripture, which qualifies her for the Amy Writing Awards.

Coulter, like Cal Thomas before her, is one of the current standards bearers for conservative values in the mainstream press, serving as lightening rod and fire starter. In this piece she stokes the flames of controversy raised by what was heartfelt advice from Hume. Watching the clip on YouTube showed a sincere Hume to which his counterparts could not adequately respond.

It is unfortunate that the Tiger Woods tragedy had to turn political or even religious. Hume was right in suggesting Jesus offers forgiveness and reconciliation for a multitude of sins.