DeLay defends religion in politics

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.”