Fox News’ Brit Hume has a solution for how Tiger Woods can be forgiven for his sins: become a Christian:
FOOTNOTE: I know rabbi who is having problems. I’ll be sure to pass it on to him.
How nice it is to know that we now have someone we watch who can give us the news, impart to viewers how he really feels about issues and politicians he covers, and give us the answer to eternal questions — all in one place.
Woods, Hume notes, is a Buddhist. Yes, just leave it to those Buddhists to sin (as it is defined by some) — unlike people of other faiths such as
John Edwards, Larry Craig, Oral Roberts, Jim Baker, Ted Kennedy, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Woody Allen, Mark Sanford a lot of others…
UPDATE: USA Today’s blog has a must-read on this. It notes that this isn’t the first time Hume has let his religious feelings be known – feelings that became more profound after the suicide death of his son. It also notes that Woods has gotten advice about seeking redemption from A Higher Source from A. Larry Ross, spokesman for Rev. Billy Graham and Rev. Rick Warren; and from a Rabbi:
And Jews have advice, too. Rabbi Irwin Kula told the Jewish Journal that the Nike spokesman — and the rest of us — should learn from the patriarchs that you can’t “just do it” when “it” is wrong.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.