Faith questions loom large in CNN/Youtube debate
At last night’s CNN/Youtube presidential debate, Youtube-savvy Americans from around the world took over asking the questions, and proved to be edgier and more straight-forward than your typical media host. Candidates responded to questions about Darfur from American relief workers on the ground, health care from a cancer patient, the Iraq war from the father of a fallen soldier. Faith was a hot topic, too. A North Carolina minister asked John Edwards about the morality of using religious justification for opposition to same sex marriage, and the debate closed with questions about religion’s place in public life.
See Edwards’ explanation, the NC pastor’s response, and Barack Obama’s thoughts on the issue:
See answers from Joe Biden, Barack Obama and John Edwards’ statements on the influence of faith on politics and politicians:
What do you think of how they answered the faith questions? What do you think of the faith questions CNN chose to air?