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Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Challenges Palin and Oprah to Discuss Abortion and Morality During Anticipated TV Interview

by Staff
November 12, 2009
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DANA POINT, Calif., ( -- Best-selling author Josh McDowell has released insightful tidbits on abortion and morality for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as she prepares for her highly anticipated interview with Oprah on Nov. 16. Last month McDowell and co-author Dave Sterrett of Probe Ministries released the new book O God: A Dialogue on Truth and Oprah's Spirituality that chronicles two women who grapple with belief systems endorsed by Oprah and her spiritual teachers.

"Does Oprah believe in shrinking the role of religion in America, given the Obama administration's views on separation of church and state?" is among a variety of questions and advice McDowell and Sterrett propose that Palin take up with Oprah. The open letter was released Nov. 8 on WorldNetDaily.

Oprah who openly supported an Obama presidency over the Republican presidential team of McCain/Palin has billed the interview as an opportunity to discuss Palin's forth-coming book Going Rogue: An American Life, which has already skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon weeks before its release. But McDowell hopes two of the world's highest profile women will also cover big issues.

"Although, I'm not sure exactly what will be included in the interview, I hope that Sarah will continue to take the stand that the basis of morality is the nature and character of God, the Creator, that human life begins at conception and that every person is created in the image of God," wrote McDowell.

McDowell and Sterrett who admit they respect Oprah's tireless work on behalf of children around the world, says that he disagrees with her ideas about moral relativism. "I hope that Sarah, like Martin Luther King Jr., will share that morality is ultimately dependent on God--rather than individuals or cultures," McDowell continued. "Martin Luther King Jr. once said, 'Some things in this universe are absolute. The God of the universe has made it so. And so long as we adopt a relative attitude toward right and wrong, we're revolting against the very laws of God himself.'"

"Regardless of individual thoughts on Sarah Palin or Oprah Winfrey, there is very little doubt that this interview is anticipated to receive very high rankings and will capture the attention of many Americans," McDowell said.

Josh McDowell has authored or co-authored 118 books, including "More Than a Carpenter," which has sold 15 million copies in 85 languages. His book "New Evidence That Demands a Verdict" was named one of the 20th century's top 40 books and one of the 13 most influential books of the last 50 years on Christian thought by World magazine. For information, visit

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