Does Mitt Romney, an elder and former missionary of the Mormon Church, believe he will one day be a god…equal to Jesus…ruling his own planet? Does he agree with Mormon teaching that Jesus and Satan are brothers? That America is the Promised Land where Jesus will return one day to rule from the Garden of Eden, which Mormons believe to be Jackson County, Missouri? And do American voters have the right to know this?
When Barack Obama was running for president, he assured us he was a Christian. Pastor Rick Warren brought Candidate Obama to his megachurch and questioned him before a national audience. Obama’s answers seemed to satisfy and with Warren’s blessing, he proceeded to campaign. Never mind he sat for twenty years under a pastor who fumed Christian apostasy. Dr. Jeremiah Wright preached anti-Semitism, embraced homosexuality and abortion, and practiced open promiscuity. Obama and his family were mentored by Pastor Wright, but Obama said he was a Christian and that, in the minds of those who wanted to support him, made it so.
Almost three years into his presidency we see that those very anti-Christian teachings of Pastor Wright have made their way into policy. President Obama has suspended enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act and forcefully secured open homosexuality in the military. Against their protests, the Defense Department has ordered Christian Chaplains to perform same sex marriages in military chapels. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has a champion in the White House and Israel, having been strategically undermined by this President, is in a fight for its life.
Do a presidential candidate’s core religious beliefs have any bearing on his ability to perform his duties? Rather than embrace the Judeo Christian ethic of hard work and personal responsibility, the current President incites envy between classes. Rather than speaking truth, he has embraced dishonesty to implement “hope and change.”
If Christianity means anything to a person, it results in transformation of their character to the character of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ. One can say one is an apple tree but if fall comes and there are no apples, it might not be so. Are core beliefs of presidential candidates important or not? And does the voting public have a right to know what they are?