Culture in the Marketplace of Ideas
Craig von Buseck
been described as sassy, stubborn and sweet, and by those who disagree with her
as "the girl you hate to love." Christine O'Donnell shatters the stereotype about
her generation -- this young woman who National Review Magazine says, "blends
the flare of the King James Bible with Cosmopolitan."
As President and
Founder of the generation X organization, the Savior's Alliance for Lifting the
Truth (SALT), Christine continues to have a visible role in an eclectic array
of arenas. From the HBO Comedy Arts Festival to the United States Congress, she
is asked to speak her mind about controversial issues that most young people (especially
conservatives) won't touch! JFK Jr.'s George Magazine featured Christine as a
powerful young woman in Washington, DC.
Craig von Buseck recently sat down with Christine to learn more about the ministry
of The SALT and the impact that this grassroots organization is having in Washington,
and across America. Watch the interview by clicking on the links to the right.
Growing up in a large Italian-Irish family in New Jersey did more to train
her for a career in public debate than all her years at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In a family where all extremes are represented, Christine developed an ability
to stand firm in what she believes, without getting angry or taking disagreement
Christine's weekly television appearances include ABC's Politically
Incorrect, MTV, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, Leeza, ABC's Extra,
and CBN's 700 Club. Her writings have been published in the Washington Post and
Cultural Dissident, to name just a few. She is regularly quoted in print media
such as USA Today, Glamour Magazine, the Associated Press and others.
speaks regularly at major conferences, universities, churches and community events
across the country. Harvard and American Universities are just two of the hundreds
of schools that have invited Christine to speak.
appearances generate bags full of fan mail. Most fans say they love watching Christine
passionately communicate her thoughts, even when they disagree with her. Her unique
combination of intellect, charm and a good sense of humor enables Christine to
bring an exciting, fresh perspective to hot topics.
The SALT is a generation
of young people who seek to lift God's truth; change the hearts and minds of our
peers; do justice; and stand firm against apathy, complacency, and immoral tolerance
while also raising up young leaders through the Gospel of Christ.
free time, Christine volunteers for a homeless ministry and tutors intercity children.
She acts as a role model for young people as she encourages them to say "no" to
sex, drugs, and suicide in a world that is screaming "yes."
Part Two of this exclusive interview
more about Christine's ministry, The SALT
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