In a comment on Moyers' blog, Deal Hudson, director of the Morley Institute for Church & Culture and former editor and publisher of the politically conservative and Catholic Crisis Magazine, said Moyers owed Rove an apology. Hudson said he e-mailed Rove a copy of Moyers' comments, and Rove sent him the following reply:In my opinion, Rove's statements should be taken at face value. Moyers mentioned widespread rumors that Rove was agnostic. Rove disclaimed the rumors."I am a believing Christian who attends his neighboring Episcopal parish church. People have taken out of context a quote in which I express admiration for the deep faith of colleagues that so clearly informs their lives as a statement I am not a believer. I am: just not as good a Christian as some very fine people I have been honored to call friends and colleagues."
Two days after Moyers' comment Rove gave a wide-ranging interview on "Fox News Sunday," during which interviewer Chris Wallace aired a portion of Moyers' commentary and asked Rove to respond.
"I'm a Christian," Rove said. "I go to church. I'm an Episcopalian."
Moyers owes Rove an apology.