WASHINGTON -- "On 'Fox News Sunday' this weekend Brit Hume bravely spoke a truth that, in today's hostile culture, is the one belief the tolerant cannot tolerate," notes Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America.
"He pointed out how Tiger Woods, whose sexual sins have damaged his marriage, family and career, can recover. It is a tried and true method with centuries of evidence to back it up. From Saul of Tarsus, who was intent on murdering Christians, to John Newton, captain of a slave ship, to Chuck Colson, Nixon's notorious 'hatchet man,' to millions of others who have committed less egregious transgressions.
"Jesus Christ transforms people's lives. Saul became the Apostle Paul. John Newton became a pastor, penned the song 'Amazing Grace' and influenced William Wilberforce to end the slave trade. Chuck Colson went from prisoner to founder of Prison Fellowship, a ministry to the imprisoned.
"As Brit Hume suggested, Tiger Woods could become another Chuck Colson -- a messed-up individual whose life can be radically changed. Acknowledging the benefits of Christianity is perfectly reasonable and backed up by the testimonies of countless others.
"But let's be honest. Brit Hume would not be viciously criticized if he had claimed the benefits of any other religion or non-religion. It's only when a Christian speaks of the advantages of Christianity that the modern secularist goes into orbit. No Christian should silence himself from a truth known deep in his soul. Brit Hume is to be commended for his courage to speak up and take the heat. All for a very simple idea -- that God loves us and can turn our broken lives into something better, something we could never have imagined.
"On this Twelfth Day of Christmas, we're reminded that Jesus came to our world out of sheer love for each one of us to pay the penalty of our sins so we can reap the benefits of forgiveness and a changed life. Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin for us that we might be redeemed. No other religion offers this. And no one who has a proven solution to a problem should be forced to be silent."
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.