McCain's Faith: I Pray Regularly

A CANDIDATE'S RELIGION

The 10-minute tape is hardly clandestine, but it's not in heavy news rotation either. Two silver-haired men chat in a cozy office. Dan Yeary, pastor of the North Phoenix Baptist Church, calls it "a blessing" to include his companion "in our family and our fellowship." He asks if they might talk about prayer.

"Sure," says John McCain. He explains that at the Hanoi Hilton "those of us who gained our spiritual help and strength through God seemed to do better physically than those who basically gave up." Then he describes his practice now. "I pray regularly, and I don't have to...

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