In an exclusive interview with CBN News, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany got emotional discussing the recent passing of famous Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, someone who made an enormous impact on her with his Christian faith.
"It's a huge loss," McEnany told CBN News. "You know, my dad said to me that Billy Graham was the great evangelist. And I think Ravi Zacharias is the great apologist."
She paused for a moment with tears in her eyes.
When asked where the tears were coming from, she explained further. It goes back to her days developing her faith at Oxford University in England, of all places.
"To have someone from an academic place as an apologist, could equip you with those arguments where you didn't have to check your brain at the door when you became a Christian, where there is the intellectual foundation for everything we believe," McEnany explained. "There's prophecy. There's the human cell. There's the amazing creation of the human body in all of its complexity and the planet, the universe."
"And he put a philosophical and academic rationale for the heart that I had for Christ, but gave me the ability to go to Oxford, where there are renowned atheist scholars who try to say there's no intellectual undergirding for Christianity," she continued. "Ravi Zacharias, who happened to have an office at Oxford, was the person who provided the counter to that, the intelligence behind why we believe what we believe."
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