By Carrie Sheffield - 03/29/06 12:00 AM EST
Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) received three standing ovations yesterday when he spoke at a “War on Christians” conference in Washington.
Vision America is sponsoring the two-day conference. While introducing DeLay, Rick Scarborough, founder of Vision America, said, “Here is a man that I believe God has appointed.”
“God always does his best work after a crucifixion,” Scarborough said, referring to DeLay’s recent troubles. The former majority leader faces a difficult reelection race in the wake of his indictments on money-laundering and conspiracy in Texas.
Quoting former President Reagan, DeLay told the crowd, “As morality’s foundation is religion, religion and politics are necessarily related.”