Thanks for the link. It’s amazing that some in here fall for the lies of the rats and the left wing media
The source for the answer in your link. *””Read other answers contributed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Answers are the sole responsibility of the members.””*
Here is the answer given by the Bishop and then Stake President (the church office over Bishops), the extremely devout, devoted, and powerful “church leader”, Mitt Romney.
Governor Mitt Romney: Im proud of my faith. There is nothing I distance myself from. There are Mormons in the leadership of my Church who are pro-choice, and they do not violate that. Your not a lawyer, but you have to read that a little bit more carefully. For instance my Church says, that if you have sex outside marriage that you could be excommunicated. Now, do we make a law that says that? No
Jan Mickelson: But..
Governor Mitt Romney: No, no, wait.
Jan Mickelson: Youre missing my point.
Governor Mitt Romney: No your missing my point. Which is what a society makes as law, and requires other people to do, is not necessary the same.
Jan Mickelson: Im talking about the political sphere. When you bifurcate politics from religion , and you have them hermetically sealed, when you make a political category over hear, and a spiritual one over hear.
Governor Mitt Romney: No my Church says I cant drink alcohol. Right? Thats what my Church says. Mitt you cant drink alcohol. OK. Should I say that as Governor of Massachusetts we are stopping all alcohol sales? If your not going to separate your religion You better make everyone not drink alcohol. No. MY RELIGION IS FOR ME. And how I live my life. My Church, the leaders of my Church, who I know well, and who I have been, a leader of my Church, says with the same vehemence that we have our own beliefs, we also vehemently believe other people should be able to make their own choices.
Jan Mickelson: No, no.
Governor Mitt Romney: They can make their own choices, and have free agency. And so dont confuse what I do as a member of my faith, with what I think should be done by government.
Jan Mickelson: Taking it to the next level, and the next level is, you are running in this state, trying to appeal to the, however you term it, the religious right.
Governor Mitt Romney: Im trying to tell people my views.
Jan Mickelson: I know but I understand your position, of who you are going to try to appeal to, and it includes Catholics, and evangelicals.
Governor Mitt Romney: I accept all my faith, but I dont impose all my faiths beliefs on you. My view is that I should be able to practice my religion . You should have the right to practice your religion .
Jan Mickelson: I agree, but thats not what I was getting to. What I was trying to get to was, people who will reject your Mormonism on a theological basis, would put up with that and might vote for you, if they thought you were a morally consistent Mormon.
Governor Mitt Romney: Well I am.
Jan Mickelson: If they dont think you are a morally consistent Mormon they are not likely to hold their nose
Governor Mitt Romney: I make it very clear. I do not try and distance myself from my faith, in any way shape or form. Ive been asked time and again, will you distance yourself from your Church, will you disavow this practice, and the answer is no.
Jan Mickelson: The point is when you try to hermetically seal them, that makes your potential supporters who agree with your ethics, nervous. Thats all Im trying to say.
Governor Mitt Romney: And so what should I do? I should not have been pro-choice. And so therefore Im just finished right there. Well you were pro choice so you distanced yourself from your faith so your finished. So what should I say?
Jan Mickelson: No, no, I made a mistake when I
Governor Mitt Romney: And every Mormon should be pro-life?
Jan Mickelson: If thats what your Church says.
Governor Mitt Romney: Thats not what my Church says! There are leaders of my Church who are pro-choice. Youre wrong. Thats your problem.
Jan Mickelson: No thats false logic. Your Churchs official position is pro-life.
Governor Mitt Romney: No, no-no, no no. We can continue that conversation