“Meet the Press” Religion and Government


[On Sunday, April 8, Meet the Press had a discussion titled “Religion and Politics.” (Start at 18:18)  Part of that conversation included a remark by Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham and a religious leader in her own right, where she stated that she would not vote for an atheist. Her reason, a person cannot be a moral person “without a reverence, a fear of Almighty God.”  Host David Gregory and the others sitting on the panel did not call her on this statement. 

Additionally, the members of the panel were all Christians, Gregory is a Jew, but Islam, atheism, and other world religions were not represented. This upset me and I wrote the following letter to MTP executive producer, Betsey Fischer…]

…I am upset that Mr. Gregory did not follow-up on Anne Graham Lotz’s comment concerning atheism. She said that she would not vote for a person who did not believe in God because a non-believer could not be morally good. Listening to Ms. Lotz and the Rev. Billy Graham preach, I can only assume that Ms. Lotz meant the God as believed by Jews and Christians. Fact; many conservative Christians do not believe that Muslims believe in the same God.

Read the entire letter: Religion and Politics

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One Response to “Meet the Press” Religion and Government

  1. Unfortunately nothing surprising in her comments.

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