Brit Hume, Tiger Woods Brit Hume, Tiger Woods

Brit Hume has made a personal plea to Tiger Woods: Convert to Christianity.

The Fox News commentator made the unusual statement on the network's Sunday news program during a discussion of the beleaguered pro golfer. He later defended his remarks in a Monday appearance on The O'Reilly Factor.

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"He's said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith," Hume said on the Sunday show. "So my message to Tiger would be, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.'"

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When Bill O'Reilly asked if he thought his remarks were proselytizing, Hume replied: "I was really meaning to say in those comments yesterday more about Christianity than anything else," downplaying what he said about Buddhism. "Jesus Christ is something that Tiger Woods greatly needs."

What do you think? Were Hume's comments appropriate or out of line for a TV news commentator?