What could I possibly add to what has already been said about my father, Senator Mark Hatfield? So many introductions, so much accolade, hundreds of honors, countless speeches, ground breaking ceremonies, political campaigns, articles and books.
A faithful Baptist who loved the Lord, you could not find a more committed follower of Christ. He spoke often of his faith but was also critical of those who tried to turn faith into something purely political.
Today, the leaders of the "New Evangelicals" and millions of others in the wider evangelical family, remember and laud Hatfield's bi-partisan style, generosity of spirit, and the public-policy values he endorsed.