Post Conversion

Sally Quinn Gets Religion, Sort Of

by Mark Tooley

Washington Post journalist and Washington social doyenne Sally Quinn, whose poison-pen personality profiles in the Post’s Style section of the 1970s and 1980s once terrified, and titillated, official Washington, is on a spiritual journey. And the effect, chronicled in “On Faith,” a new religion weblog on washingtonpost.com, hosted with Time magazine editor Jon Meacham, is not altogether unpleasant.

Quinn’s marriage to Washington Post editor and Watergate hero Ben Bradlee, twenty years her senior, made her part of an unparalleled journalistic and social power couple. (She describes him as a believing but non-churchgoing Episcopalian.) Her novels and Washington . . .

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Mark Tooley directs the United Methodist committee of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.ird-renew.org) in Washington, D.C.


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