the top prize gets closer and closer, The Remaking of Howard Dean is
reaching a fevered pitch. What with Michael Jackson embracing the Nation
of Islam, hearing that Dean is embracing his Christian roots is all part
of a heart-warmingly fashionable "Rush to Religion" this holiday season.
Makes the Dowbrigade want to rush out and embrace some Old Tyme Religious
Values like ritual human sacrifice
and temple prostitution.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Presidential contender Howard B. Dean, who has said
little about religion while campaigning except to emphasize the separation
of church and state, described himself in an interview with the Globe
as a committed believer in Jesus Christ and said he expects to increasingly
include references to Jesus and God in his speeches as he stumps in
Dean, 55, who practices Congregationalism but does not often attend
church and whose wife and children are Jewish, explained the move as
to share his beliefs with audiences willing to listen. In the Globe interview,
Dean said that Jesus was an important influence in his life and that
he would probably share with some voters the model Jesus has served for
He acknowledged that he was raised in the "Northeast" tradition
of not discussing religious beliefs in public, and said he held back
in New Hampshire, where that is the practice. But in other areas, such
as the South, he said, he would discuss his beliefs more openly.
While attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, he
met his wife, Judith Steinberg, who is Jewish. The two were married by
a judge, and neither opted to convert, Dean said, because both felt strongly
about their respective religions.
"We considered becoming Unitarian as sort of a compromise that wasn’t
going to respect either person’s tradition," Dean said. "But
you know, our religions mattered enough that we didn’t really want to
The couple’s two children, Anne, a sophomore at Yale University, and
Paul, a high school senior in Burlington, were given their choice of
religion. Both chose Judaism.
from the Boston Globe