The Common Good

Jon Stewart and Mike Huckabee on Abortion

He did it again. Soon after my post about interviewing Jon Stewart, his interview with Mike Huckabee about abortion was brought to my attention. I was surprised and impressed to see The Daily Show handle with nuance and respect a topic that is often just a shouting match on news shows and in our public discourse.

They didn't solve the issue, but the depth of their dialogue and their respect for the other's core values and opinions was clear. Huckabee began the interview by explaining that, unfortunately, this debate often ends up "generating more heat than light." He also stated strongly that he does not believe abortion is murder and it doesn't help the debate to call it that.

Stewart ended the interview in a position of humility that I'm not sure I've ever seen on cable news before:

I can be incredibly certain about so many issues

Sojourners relies on the support of readers like you to sustain our message and ministry.

Related Stories

Resources

Like what you're reading? Get Sojourners E-Mail updates!

Sojourners Comment Community Covenant

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)