In Their Own Words

I’m everything people on the Left seem to despise. I’m a man who is white, politically conservative, a gun-owner, an SUV driver and I’ve voted for Republicans. I’m pro-American, pro-military, pro-democracy, pro-capitalism, pro-free speech, anti-tax and anti-big government. Most importantly, I’m a Christian. Not only by birth, but by rebirth through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Jeff Gannon a.k.a. Jim Guckert
Phony White House reporter
Self-described at, Feb. 10, 2005

I have, over the phone even, prayed several times with Sen. Jim Talent from Missouri. You tend to seek out the people who are interested in being involved in a faith community or having relationships with other believers on Capitol Hill.
Liberating Iraq from decades of tyranny and dictatorship, bringing about political freedom, will create an atmosphere of where religious freedom will come to Iraq. And that opens the door, obviously, for the Christian faith there as well.
U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
Christianity Today, Feb. 10, 2004

Deep in the American character, there is honor, and it is stronger than cynicism. And many have discovered again that even in tragedy–especially in tragedy–God is near.
Pres. George W. Bush
State of the Union Address

Feb. 2, 2005

So many of my generation, after a long journey, have come home to family and faith, and are determined to bring up responsible, moral children. Government is not the source of these values, but government should never undermine them.
Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be redefined by activist judges. For the good of families, children and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage [banning gay marriage].
Pres. George W. Bush
State of the Union Address

Feb. 2, 2005

This morning reminds us that prayer has always been one of the great equalizers in American life. Here we thank God for his great blessings in one voice, regardless of our backgrounds. We recognize in one another the spark of the Divine that gives all human beings their inherent dignity and worth, regardless of religion.
Through fellowship and prayer, we acknowledge that all power is temporary, and must ultimately answer to His purposes. And we know that affirming this truth is particularly appropriate in the heart of a capital built upon the promise of self-government.
Today, millions of people across this Earth get the help they need only because our faith-based institutions live the commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself.”
For prayer means more than presenting God with our plans and desires; prayer also means opening ourselves to God’s priorities, . . .
I’ve seen some of their miracles up close. . . .
I thank you for the fine tradition you continue here today, and hope that as a nation, we will never be too proud to commend our cares to Providence and trust in the goodness of His plans.
God bless.
Pres. George W. Bush
Excerpted Remarks
Annual National Payer Breakfast

Feb. 3, 2005

Freedom From Religion Foundation