Maybe you hate conservative talk radio, but we should be grateful to the medium for giving political candidates the chance to talk openly about how religion guides their lives and decisions.
I mean, it's a public service to know that State Senate candidate Laura Woods, who's running for the seat currently occupied by Democrat Rachel Zenzinger, will look narrowly to the Constitution and the Bible to guide her if she's elected. And that God directs Woods in a "real sense."
I previously reported on gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's belief, as stated on talk radio, that God has a plan for him.
Conservative talk radio is apparently seen by candidates as a safe and comfortable place to talk openly about God, and it's a public service for all of us to hear the religious discussions that bless the airwaves there.
Woods offered her thoughts on the topic on two recent radio shows.
On his nooner show on KLZ 560-AM, called "Freedom 560," Ken Clark had this discussion with Woods on June 4:
Clark: Yeah. So, let's talk about your candidacy. What is the platform that you're running on?
Woods: I'm running on a liberty platform. That's who I am. I believe in the Constitution, the
Bill of Rights, the declaration of independence. And I will stand with those documents every day I'm in office. The Constitution and the Bible will be the two books that I use to govern me in doing that job. So that's Constitutional conservative, smaller government, lower taxes, conservative.
Two days before talking to Clark, in a conversation with righty Randy Corporon on KLZ's morning show, Woods (who formerly called herself Laura Waters) revealed more about how religion affects her political life:
Corporon: So, let's talk about you and why you threw your hat into this ring.
Woods: Well, thank you. I decided to get into this race in December, because I sat down with my primary opponent [Lang Sias] for lunch. And I didn't feel like he was conservative enough to represent this district and to fight for this seat that we had just opened up. Plus, also, when I asked him the question, "Do you want to be our Senator?", I couldn't get a straight answer to that question. So, we left that meeting - my husband and I--not really clear if he wanted the job. It's December. County assemblies are in March. We just started praying about, you know, somebody has got to be in this seat. And I had had people suggest to me it should be me. It was the furthest thing from my mind at the time. But, as we were looking for closed doors, doors kept opening and it just became clear that I wasn't stepping out to do this on my own. This was God directing me to do it in a real sense. And so I got into the race in early January. And then my primary opponent got into the race after I did -- about ten days, two weeks after I did.
Corporon: Oh, very, very interesting. So, when he realized that there was going to be competition, somehow, he decided to step up and jump in.
I've got nothing against anyone who turns to religion or God to guide their lives. And I've got nothing against people who turn to godless reason. But regardless, media figures like the hosts at KLZ are doing us a favor when they provide a platform for discussion of how candidates make decisions. Voters should know.