Why is my religion such an issue? People have been making all sorts of accusations about my Christian conversion and answering such questions has been the most agonizing part of my election campaign. I have made a conscious attempt to avoid reacting to such criticisms in the past. But there is only so much anyone can take. What right does anybody have to pass judgments about my faith? Is it an affront to be a Christian? Yes I am proud to be a Christian and do not owe an explanation to the world.