Nikki Haley tells Christianity Today that a recent question from a Time editor was, indeed, uncalled for.
CT: Some have said that you downplay your Christian faith. And Time magazine recently asked if you would give a bigger tip to a Sikh cabdriver.
HALEY It shows that ignorance comes in many different types. Were those things offensive? Of course. But I never played down my background. It's the reason I start every speech by saying, "I'm the proud daughter of Indian parents who reminded us every day how blessed we are to live in this country."
If you remember, earlier this month, a Time editor asked Haley bizarrely:
"In New York City, which you're visiting for a couple of days, a lot of our taxi drivers are Sikhs.
If you get one, are you going to give them a slightly bigger tip?"
Not only was the question offensive in and of itself, but it also oddly ignored the fact that Haley had just explained her conversion to Christianity.