Bush Faces Criticism Over Statement that Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

November 30, 2003

Source: Beliefnet


On November 30, 2003 Beliefnet published an editorial by Richard Land responding to recent statements by President Bush that Muslims and Christians worship the "same god." Land writes, "When reporters called to ask for my response to the President's statement, I told them that like many other Americans, I applaud the President as a man of deep religious faith who attempts to bring those convictions to bear on public policy. I immediately added, however, that he is Commander-in-Chief, not theologian-in-chief. And when President Bush concludes that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, he is simply mistaken."