OK, first, I know that many of you will say that Mormons are Christians. 1. That’s not what I believe. 2. We’re not here to debate this.
What I am here to say is that the Religious Right (who I proudly call myself a member of) needs to snap out of this “I’ll only vote for a TRUE CHRISTIAN!” mentality. I’ll think about voting for anybody who is pro-life. If you’re pro-choice, you’re out of consideration for me. After this I take into effect some other social issues as well as allowances for certain personal freedoms (where my semi-libertarianism kicks in), and lastly economics (I’ll vote for a fiscal liberal before a social liberal any day).
After having many debates with my mother who at first wouldn’t have supported a Mormon (although she’s still a Huckabee person – but hey, I like him too), she found this website: http://www.defendingyourdoorstep.com/Mitt_Romney.htm
I’m just going to highlight his 3 main points, and let you read the rest if you want to (and I’d really encourage you to):
- There is no risk that a Mormon President will drive people into the Mormon Church.
- There is no Biblical support for the fear that God will judge our nation if we elect someone to be our President who is not theologically sound.
- The lives of 4 million innocent Americans should outweigh any concerns we might have regarding the theological failings of our president.
If the Religious Right refuses to vote for Mitt Romney (in the general election, I’ll be fine if they support Huckabee or somebody else in the primary) because of his religion, I will denounce the movement and disassociate from it, because they have gone from not caring about issues to only caring about religion. And I doubt that they think that all the Presidents that have claimed to be Christians, meaning that they would have to judge the religiosity of candidates, which is something left up to GOD to do, NOT Christians.
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