George W. Bush, who saw great potential in ditching alcoholism for evangelicalism, drops a bomb on the true believers :
President George W. Bush has shocked some evangelical Christians by suggesting that the Bible is not "literally true." While most of the 85 percent of believing Christians in America would be comfortable with that sentiment, evangelicals will not be.
President George W. Bush made the statement on ABC's Nightline. Bush said, when asked about the Bible's literal truth, "Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it." On the subject of the creation of the universe, President Bush went on to say, "I think that God created the Earth ... and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution." Bush also suggested that Christians, Jews, and Muslims pray to the same God.
Of course, if he he had been so frank as to say that he didn't believe the Bible was a fax from God, and that creationism doesn't rule out evolution, back in 2000, he probably wouldn't have become president.