Tag: Mitt Romney

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    “If conservatives were worried about his Mormonism, I think Romney has laid his cards on the table and said to them: ‘Look, don’t worry.’” says Calvin College professor James K.A. Smith. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “As one who believes that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life and of the whole world, I cannot accept that election to the highest office in the land somehow creates a religious transition in which one’s faith commitments get trumped by the demands of the office. Surely it cannot be as simple as that,” says professor David P. Gushee. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “Mitt Romney’s speech today focused ostensibly on religious liberty and tolerance, with the direct implication that his Mormon faith should not be an issue for voters. But it is not clear that the political goal for the speech — to woo evangelical Republicans in early primary states — was achieved.” More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Whatever one thinks of his politics, one has to admit that Governor Romney’s Texas speech on “Faith in America,” like Senator Kennedy’s remarks to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in September 1960, was expertly written and beautifully … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    A half century ago, Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois said “the first task of every politician is to get right with Lincoln.” If he were speaking today, he might say the first task of every politician is to … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In 1960 John F. Kennedy gave two major speeches on what he described as the “so-called religious issue” in the presidential campaign. The second, presented to the greater Houston Baptist Ministerial Association in September, after he received … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “Governor Romney says some wise things about faith and freedom and politics,” says historian and professor David O’Brien, “What’s missing is conscience, how religion’s claims are mediated by conscience and, as John Kennedy acknowledged on a similar occasion, a moment might come when a president, like a citizen, might be required to object, or to resign.” More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In what may be seen as the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, sought to address the issue of his faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Mitt Romney is “attempting to turn concerns about his faith, which seems very sincerely and intensely held, into recognition that the sincerity and intensity of faith is itself a good thing,” says professor Charles Mathewes. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Religious conservatives appear to have come out of their Values Voter Summit last week (October 19-21) just as divided as they were going in. All of the major Republican candidates spoke to the gathering. So far, evangelicals have not rallied around any one candidate. More

    October 26, 2007 | Comments

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