In campaign, Bush moderates faith stance

Points to religious freedom
Even as the Democratic presidential candidate takes care not to wear religion on his sleeve, so too has President Bush struck moderate notes in speaking before the wider public.

At least in town hall–style visits from Florida to Oregon in mid-August, the incumbent Republican—well known for his evangelical Christian views—tried to deflect questions that invited him to give his testimony of faith.

Typical of Bush’s answers, reported the Los Angeles Times, was his response to a Beaverton, Oregon, woman who asked the president to take a moment “right now” to pray for Oregon, which is reputed to be one of the most unchurched states.


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