Although talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has long been a strong voice for cultural conservatism, he has rarely ventured into deep conversations regarding religion — particularly his own faith in God.
Limbaugh bucked that trend on Tuesday morning, however, when he opened up about his “personal relationship” with God during an appearance on Fox News, as reported by the Daily Caller.
“God is a profound factor”
Limbaugh’s remarks came during a discussion of the election on Tuesday with the co-hosts of Fox & Friends.
His faith entered the equation when Ainsley Earhardt prompted him to detail how he had been handling his cancer diagnosis as well as everything else going on in the nation and around the world.
The radio host’s response emphasized a sense of gratitude for all of the blessings he has received throughout his life and an effort to attempt to find some good in any situation.
When the conversation moved back toward the presidential race, Limbaugh turned his attention to a higher power.
“Yeah, and I actually believe — you mentioned God — God is a profound factor,” he said, according to the Daily Caller. “Jesus Christ is a profound factor. I have a personal relationship. I’ve not talked about it much publicly because I don’t proselytize these things.”
“I’ve been too blessed”
The veteran broadcaster went on to explain how that faith has impacted the way he addresses life.
“But, yeah. I just try to give thanks every day for all of the blessings,” he said. “I have had a blessed life. I have had so many great friends — and still do — that it’s been nothing negative for me. There’s nothing — nothing — that I have deep regrets about because I’ve been too blessed.”
Earlier in the same interview, Limbaugh offered an introspective take on the delicate balance between his high-profile career and his personal health battle.
Limbaugh confirmed in a statement to his listeners last month that his current battle with cancer amounts to a “death sentence.”
“The way I look at it is life is the most precious thing we have, and it’s probably the thing that most people just take for granted,” he said Tuesday. “We’re busy. We don’t even take time to consciously think of our lives because we’re too busy living them. But I really appreciate mine now, I have to tell you — and I always have. But we all only get one.”