Bush’s Faith-Based Legacy

 | January 19, 2009 9:25 PM

On the last day of George W. Bush’s presidency I saw a link saying editors around the world “pilloried” Bush one last time.

Now I am not a George W. Bush fan.  In general I felt his foreign policies leaned too much towards military action, his economic policies favored the rich, his environmental policies were weak and his stance on torture (waterboarding) indefensible.

However being the contrarian that I am I cannot help but feel like coming to Bush’s defence as I read so much criticism of him.  I believe that George W. Bush shares my faith and I believe that he is a good man.

Here are some accomplishments of his that I appreciate in no particular order.

  1. Allowing faith based charities to receive government funding.
  2. Expanding the protected marine regions, especially near by in Monterey Bay.
  3. Fighting AIDS and malaria worldwide through PEPFAR and PMI.
  4. Fighting for immigrants, legal and illegal.
  5. Stopping embryo stem cell research and leading a pro-life agenda.

I also learned recently that Bush reads the Bible cover to cover every year though I have not been able to verify that.

Christianity Today has gone against the tide and published an article called “Bush’s Faith-Based Legacy.”

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