I just watched CNN replay Ashley Smith's press statement about her ordeal with Atlanta killer Brian Nichols. Wow. Watch the whole thing if you can because it's heart-breaking and at the same time life-affirming -- mostly because she is a woman of awesome faith. At one point she even read Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life to Nichols.
So after such a riveting account -- much of it focused on faith -- the CNN anchor and reporter start discussing Smith. And never mention faith. At one point they mention "she thought it was destiny" that she was involved. Actually, I believe what she said was it was God's will and she wanted to do God's will. I'm not saying CNN is anti-religious, but I think their on-air personalities don't feel comfortable even touching on that theme. For whatever reason. Then again, maybe they don't need to. Ashley Scott's statement was a testimony. No embellishment necessary.