Romney's "flip flop" was when he realized through the stem-cell issue that he could not function as a pro-choice governor. He has been unapologetically pro-life since. His religion doesn't and will not dictate policy to him as the LDS Church is strictly neutral in politics except in issues where the moral aspect cannot be overlooked. The case of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is an example. But the Church has been very influential in Mitt's life, giving him solid conservative values that will not disappoint Bible-belt supporters.