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It’s the Values, Stupid!

jjohnson84 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:57 AM
If Governor Romney applied for a pastoral opening at my church, we would totally reject his resume because Mormonism departs from the historic Christian faith. But that is not the decision that is before us. If you are Christian who is having difficulty voting for a Mormon consider this: We are not voting for our new pastor! We are voting for the best leader of the best country at the worst of times. In my opinion, that choice is clear: Governor Romney

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

It's too early to know whether Mitt Romney will realize his dream of becoming the first Mormon president, but he has already made history by achieving a new pluralism in the Republican Party and encouraging a more inclusive focus for the religious right.

I saw that change first hand as a featured speaker at a Battleground States Talkers Tour event in Cleveland last Thursday night. The boisterous, overflow crowd of 1,700 included a prominent portion of evangelical Christians who nonetheless cheered lustily at every mention of a Mormon named...

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