The Corner

Strange Bedfellows

Paul Weyrich, designated here as the “father” of the religious right, has joined forces with Welton Gaddy of the liberal Interfaith Alliance in calling on the last two debate moderators – ABC’s Charlie Gibson and CBS’s Bob Schieffer — to bring questions about religious faith into the last two debates. “We believe that it is imperative for the candidates — unscripted and before a national television audience — to profess to the nation how religion and their personal faith impacts them both as a human being and as a candidate for the nation’s highest public office.”

The Interfaith Alliance could be thought of as the “religious left,” but they are not all that different than People for the American Way or Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. They don’t want candidates talking about religion in the public square without “broadly inclusive language” and oppose the president’s faith-based initiatives.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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