I was curious to see if the Dallas newspaper — which, as we often lament, has no religion writer — would delve into the faith angle.
This profile, after all, was a “window into his soul” kind of profile aimed at giving voters an idea of what makes Johnson tick. The candidate talked about growing up poor in Dallas, and the reporter interviewed and one of his elementary school teachers as well as childhood friends and a former law professor.
See anybody missing from list of interviewees?
How about a minister or Sunday school teacher or fellow churchgoer?
“Well, maybe his faith didn’t come up in the reporting,” someone might protest.
Actually, that’s not true.