Romney’s Mormonism Doesn’t Bother Me

There has been quite a lot of discussion about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. How serious is his Mormon faith? Does his faith influence his politics? Should Christians vote for a Mormon for the highest office in the land? Would people become more interested in the LDS faith if Romney becomes president?


These questions have been discussed and debated throughout this election cycle. People have not necessarily fallen into predictable patterns in their views. Ben Stein has called Romney’s faith a “worry.” Progressive Tony Jones has written a piece called, “Mitt’s Mormonism Matters: Considering a Candidate’s Faith.” Jones expresses concern that Christians, such as Billy Graham, seem willing to set aside their convictions in order to vote for a Mormon. Here is how Jones puts it:
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45 Things I Want in a Presidential Candidate

A year from now we will (very possibly) have a new president-elect in the U.S. As a registered voter in California, I will have zero influence in deciding the election. But that doesn’t keep me from having opinions about what kind of candidate I’d like to see succeed in becoming America’s 45th president. If I did happen to live in a state like Iowa, New Hampshire, or one of the other “primary” battlegrounds where my vote might feasibly matter, I would be looking to cast a vote for a presidential candidate who fit the following qualifications. Are there any good candidates out there?

President Obama on Easter and his "Risen Savior"

One of the things I HATE...YES when we think we know something that we really have no idea about. 

I HATE that conservatives love to HATE Obama and consider him the end of America. 

I HATE that liberals HATED Bush and considered him the end of America.

On those notes, a friend of a friend attended President Obama's Easter Prayer Breakfast on April 6th and sent his speach along for me (and others) to read.  You can read it if you want at the White House Press Page, but I thought I would post some very interesting chunks.

I don't know that I like Obama and I don't know that I don't. But I do know that much of what he said is down right true and frankly not even being said (let alone) preached by many of the people who should know better...

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The Contradictions of our President

While my first passion (and formal training) is in theology and philosophy, I do love following politics. For balance, I regularly read the (liberal) (conservative) and watch CNN and Fox News to try and get multiple sides of every issue. For the past couple weeks, I’ve decided to pay even closer attention to the words of President Obama. In doing so, I’m amazed at how many times he directly contradicts himself. Yet what’s more amazing is that the mainstream media doesn’t pick up on these. Consider a few…

President Obama: Can we emphasize your Muslim roots or not? During the presidential campaign you strongly downplayed your Islamic background (strong criticism was leveled at those who included your middle name “Hussein.”) Yet in your recent speech in Cairo you emphasized your background and sympathy for Islam. In fact, you boasted of having “known Islam on three continents.” Which is it? And how far does your sympathy for Islam go? Why did you speak out immediately against the killing of Dr. Tiller, but were very slow in response to the murder at the recruiting office by an American Muslim?
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Obama, Prophecy, and a Voice from the Past

What will the spiritual environment of the U.S. look like in the coming year? How will the world be different now that there is a new, African-American President sitting in the oval office? A man who has claimed that our country will see change: financially, diplomatically and even spiritually. Aside from your political allegiances (or lack thereof), you may be wondering the same thing. Let’s talk about the book—the Bible—the President-elect will place his hand on when he is sworn in, and what the voices of the ancient prophets, recorded in that book, tell us about this historic day.

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