Brit Hume told CBN News that he doesn’t regret saying that Tiger Woods should embrace the Christian faith. As a matter of fact, the famous Fox News veteran journalist told CBN News that, “Tiger Woods has an opportunity here and my prayer would be that he would take it."
Hume also told CBN News anchor Lee Webb that the name of Jesus Christ is explosive and, “"This is to be expected and it's been happening to people who proclaim their faith in Christ for as long as anybody can remember. This is part of the deal. You have to be willing to deal with this if you're going to say his name out loud you’re going to hear about it.”
Watch the full five-minute interview below. Partial transcriptions are below as well.
Some in the mainstream media are up in arms about Hume’s comments but let me just say this. The last time I checked, Hume is paid for analysis. If his analysis of the Wood’s situation has to do with Tiger’s faith, then how is that not fair game?
Was it a bold statement by Hume? Absolutely. Was the reaction predictable? Absolutely. But remember this: When you’ve had your life touched and turned around by Jesus Christ (like Hume has) the natural inclination is to share that good news with others. If you just enjoyed a nice, big, fat, juicy steak wouldn’t you want to let others know about it?
In this day and age of the 24/7 cable chat-a-thon, Hume’s analysis was definitely the most important moment on the Cable networks in a long time.
Brit Hume: Eleven years ago my son committed suicide and as you can imagine it was absolutely devastating and yet throughout that whole horrible time I had this sense that God was there for me, that he would rescue me, that he would save me and he did in ways that I couldn't imagine or expected. His imagination is always greater than ours.
If you think about what Christianity is about it's about sinners and Christianity is a religion for sinners and I think that Tiger Woods has an opportunity here and my prayer would be that he would take it.
If you're trying to find the two most explosive words in the English language those two words are Jesus Christ. You start talking about Jesus Christ and I don't mean to make a pun but all hell breaks loose. People rage about this. It's very offensive to those who don't share the faith. It's offensive to some people who claim they do share the faith.
This is to be expected and it's been happening to people who proclaim their faith in Christ for as long as anybody can remember. This is part of the deal. You have to be willing to deal with this if you're going to say his name out loud you’re going to hear about it.