Sunday, December 24, 2006

Keeping the Faith: Considering the religion of our next president (comments)

Religion has always been a way of explaining an endermatic universe. We should not choose our national leader based on adherence to a more ancient and venerated irrationality than her opponent. The only rational religious question for a national leader is "does the person's belief interfere or assist the candidate." As Jesus said "by there fruits ye shall know them." Let's judge Romney and all other candidates on their life and what they have done. Romney is intelligent. First in his class out of Harvard. His life's work has involved turning around struggling companies. He did a great job with the winter Olympics and as a Governor. I am sure not every one agrees with these points. But that is what we should be talking about.

All comments in reaction to: Romney's Religion


Anonymous Anonymous said...

members of his religion directly answer to, and follow a profit. and is required by that person to do everything the profit tells him or her to do.any one who is a follower, not a leader, can not be president.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least mormons are well educated and can spell the word prophet (not profit).

9:52 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

To Whom it May Concern:

First of all, as a traditional Baptist, I was stunned after viewing a movie called "States of Grace." A friend of mine from Utah sent it to me for Christmas. In spite of everything I have come to learn about Mormonism, here is a movie – a Mormon movie nonetheless – that demonstrates a deep understanding of -- and longing for -- unconditional grace and forgiveness through a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In my opinion, it movingly depicts the power of God's healing love and redemptive grace that comes after a fall and repentance. It not only shows the heart of Christianity, but it convincingly challenges the stereotypes that many of us traditional Christians have of Mormons and their belief in only conditional grace.

Second of all, I love my country and the constitution it was founded upon. The only person I believe will stand up for those beliefs is Mitt Romney – a.k.a. The “Mormon Candidate.” I will say that it would have been hard to pull the lever for a Mormon until I had a few questions cleared up for me. I believe this movie can be a landmark film in presenting a view of the Mormon church and Mormon life that has never before made it to the big screen – answering simple questions such as polygamy (by far the funniest scene in the movie), interfaith relationships and Mormon beliefs concerning grace.

Many, and I do mean many, of the Mormon beliefs and doctrines I disagree with, but I don’t want a country ran by Pres. Clinton II, Obama, McCain or even Giuliani. I believe Gov. Romney is a Christian who shares my most important values. Now more than ever, we Christians need to pull together and I believe States of Grace can be that elusive element that brings us together. The movie is extremely thought-provoking and very educational for many in America who don’t know much beyond popular rumor about the faith of the man who just might be the next president. In short, this little film has the potential to actually shift and mold public opinion in a presidential campaign without being a political hatchet job like Fahrenheit 911. It should be required viewing for the entire Christian community.

My question is this – With all the stereotypes and misinformation out there about his beliefs, why hasn't anyone put this movie out there to help him? I would have to say I have never felt closer to Mormonism, and Christ's message of love, redemption, and hope, than after viewing States of Grace. You have a tool to answer the questions that would help me pull the lever for Gov. Romney, and you’re not using it.

I emailed “Evangelicals for Mitt” and they’ve never heard of the movie. I emailed a website called and they dismissed me. I found more information on this movie at

I hope you care enough to do something about this – or I’ll find a way to do it myself. Can't believe a Baptist has to push a Mormon movie. Please help me...

Your Brother in Christ,

Mark L.

3:24 PM  
Blogger dnewby said...

Voters question Romney on two fronts:

(1) His flip-flopping on issues such as abortion, to include his vast expansion of taxpayer-funded abortions-on-demand via his much-lauded 2006 universal health care program, and

(2) Whether his affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) affects his ability to put America's interests first.

The article below demonstrates why both of these concerns are valid, why Romney is unfit for any public office, and why the Mormon Church is dangerous to the future of freedom in America:

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dnewby, don't be a fool and believe such biased loads of crud.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dnewby, don't be a fool and believe such biased loads of crud. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has NOTHING to do with Mitt Romney's running for president. The church poses no threat to this nation. I challenge you to learn more about the church through and . Many won't vote for a mormon running for a president?

I weep for how ignorant our nation is.

At the same time, who cares what his religion is? You should look at the person himself, and not base your judgment on ignorant fear.

Romney for president!

10:46 PM  
Blogger A Christian Prophet said...

I am a Christian minister and I see NO DIFFERENCE between spiritual evangelicals and spiritual mormons. It's the underlying spirit that counts, not the surface details. There is a great article about the passion Romney brings to the race:

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... Disdorses Romney:

6:30 PM  

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