Interesting interview. However, Focus on the Family's ultra-conservative
moral posturing is off-putting. Why is it necessary to defend Bono for
occasionally tipping a glass of stout? The man does all sorts of humanitarian
deeds and his moral standing comes down to a beer?I lost all respect
for Focus on the Family as a credible source of information years ago when Dr.
James Dobson felt it necessary to introduce a Jewish researcher in child
developmental psychology that he was interviewing on his "Family News in
Focus" radio show as a "non-believer." He actually had to defend
her and explain to his listeners that her secular research findings were still
acceptable even though she was not a Christian. How messed up is that? I
don't know if it says more about Dobson or his audience.
I don't know why this comes as a surprise. I've followed U2 from high
school times. Songs like Sunday Bloody Sunday, 40, Yaweh, and many others
reference deity. I don't always agree with Paul Hewson's political
bends, but I will respect them.