When I got home from work the other day, I found a political flyer on my door.
The full-color leaflet concerned a legislative race in the Oklahoma House district where I live. I don't have the shiny paper handy, but what I remember is: The candidate touts herself as a pastor's daughter and a devoted Christian. Apparently, that kind of thing matters where I live. (Smile.)
Unrelated side note: The woman running for the seat wrote a personal note to our family and said she was sorry she missed us. That'll probably stick with me longer than the mailer itself.
But anyway ...
I bring up the above little anecdote because of an interesting story (to say the least) in the Charlotte Observer this week.
When I first printed out the piece to read, this was the headline:
Rep. Robert Pittenger airs new ad featuring Jesus Christ
But now there's a new headline, and yes, I'd say this one better nails my question about this U.S. House race:
How did Jesus Christ become an issue in this NC primary?
The lede provides the basic facts: