In a News 2 report on the non-issue of Governor Phil Bredesen's choice of personal (not official state) Christmas cards, Madison Pastor Maury Davis judged Mr. Bredesen's choice as "wrong," and compared it to sending out a card with a Klansman on it:
Can you imagine if the Governor had sent out a card on Martin Luther King day with a picture of a Klansman on the front of it? It would be blood on the streets. It would be bad. If you put it in that perspective it's an insult to the church of Jesus Christ.News 2 provided no alternative theological perspective from a clergy who disagreed with Rev. Davis on whether the Governor's personal choice of greeting cards represented a threat to Christian churches.