Sick of hearing from Conservatives that Bush is not Evangelical enough. The man is a METHODIST. To expect him to be Evangelical is like expecting a Catholic to start clapping and dancing during a hymn. As a Methodist, of course he’s likely to say that he doesn’t think the Bible is literally true. Of course he thinks Muslims are going to heaven, just on a different path.
I was raised Presbyterian, by a Presby minister. (Presbys and Methodists differ largely only in the number of church potlucks they have. And I think Methodists are more likely to come to church in jeans.) My dad would have said the very same things. He really would have.
Because that’s what many mainline churches believe. (And part of why I’m not a Methodist or Presby any more…)