The Religion News Service quoted Diane Winston, CRCC senior fellow and Knight Chair in Media and Religion at USC’s Annenberg School for Journalism in a story about politicians’ aversion to religious labels during their campaigns.
Winston commented on Michele Bachmann’s faith:
But it is crucial that candidates like Bachmann who place their faith at the center of their campaigns are questioned about how and where that faith was formed, said Diane Winston, an expert on religion and the media at the University of Southern California.
“Since Michele Bachmann presents her religious beliefs as fundamental to her campaign, she opens them for public scrutiny,” Winston said. “What she believes, where she goes to church and how she expresses her faith are all part of the public’s right to know.”