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Jimmy Carter's Southern Baptist roots frequently led reporters to question his stance on moral issues. "How would you feel if you were told that your daughter was having an affair?" a reporter once asked. "Shocked and overwhelmed," Carter replied. "But then, she's only seven years old."

[In 1978, a Baptist minister from Marshall, Texas named Hans Millikan made a 1,600 mile pilgrimage (crawling on his hands and knees) to the White House gates to meet with Carter -- only to be informed that the president was too busy to see him.]

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