Editorials: Good Friday at the Pentagon

April 18, 2003

Source: The Washington Post


On April 18, 2003 The Washington Post printed an letter to the editor by Stephen Goldberg stating that "the Pentagon's refusal to rescind its invitation to the Rev. Franklin Graham to deliver the Good Friday homily at the Defense Department, despite his labeling of Islam as an evil religion, demonstrates that the Bush administration's call for outreach to Muslims (and to those of other non-Christian faiths) is applicable only when it doesn't offend the Christian right... What message is our government sending to Muslims when it tacitly condones the bigotry of Mr. Graham's remarks by not disinviting him?"