Kathryn Lopez

While there is a lot to quibble about with John F. Kennedy's speech, he was prescient about one thing: "For while this year it may be a Catholic against whom the finger of suspicion is pointed, in other years it has been, and may someday be again, a Jew -- or a Quaker -- or a Unitarian-- or a Baptist."

It is that realization that won Nancy French over. Now an official "Evangelical for Mitt," French was originally staunchly against a Mormon for president for theological reasons. Ultimately, she realized, "People of faith united are much stronger than we would be if we splinter and fight amongst ourselves."

If you are not going to support Republican Mitt Romney for president because you don't think he is the guy to win the war on terror, that is your call. If you are pro-life and you do not buy his abortion conversion story, it's a free country. But if you are not going to support Mitt Romney for president because he is Mormon, or because you think he will not be elected president because he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, say your prayers for America.


Kathryn Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, writes a weekly column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association.