Going Public With Prayer

When he addressed the nation on Aug. 17, President Clinton insisted that his relationship with Monica Lewinsky was a private matter between "my wife, our daughter and our God." But it was only hours before the Rev. Jesse Jackson took to his TV bully pulpit to air his pastoral moments with the Clinton family, and only days before the President used Washington's annual prayer breakfast to proclaim himself a sinner. Last week word got out that the President had asked three clerics to monitor his recovery in weekly prayer sessions. The recruitment of so many spiritual counselors to bear witness to...

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