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Tony Perkins says enthusiasm growing for Romney, predicts record turnout
The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | September 12, 2012 | Adelle M. Banks

Posted on 09/12/2012 9:52:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and predicted they would show up at the polls in record numbers in November.

“When it comes to the values of family, values of faith, values of freedom, Mitt Romney is a clear choice, I think, for value voters across this country,” Perkins said at a National Press Club luncheon two days before his organization kicks off its annual Values Voter Summit in Washington.

Perkins, a Southern Baptist, said evangelical Christians have “significant theological differences” with Romney, a Mormon, but he said the GOP nominee, if elected, would not be asked to head a national church.

“We don’t want a national church. We want religious freedom,” he said. “I think someone who has been a part of a persecuted religion is going to be even more sensitive to the issue of religious freedom.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: evangelicals; mormons; obama; romney
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1 posted on 09/12/2012 9:52:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My enthusiasm for Romney went way WAY up today.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 9:53:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with him.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 9:53:47 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comments?
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Yes...

Whats this suppose to mean ???

“he said. “I think someone who has been a part of a persecuted religion is going to be even more sensitive to the issue of religious freedom.”(


4 posted on 09/12/2012 9:55:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I distrust Romney because of his stances that he took as governor of Massachusetts on things like, health care, homosexual marriage and gun control. I also know that Mormonism is a cult disguising itself as being Christian.

However, 4 more years of Obama will destroy what's left of America's economy and it's freedoms. So, since there are only two possible people who will be President for the next 4 years, I will support and vote for Mitt Romney.

5 posted on 09/12/2012 10:01:10 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The chuckleheads in the media have slammed the swift reaction to the crisis of our future president, but Romney showed guts. That’s worth more than gold among the anti-obama faithful. Obama must lose. He will lose.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 10:06:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turnout will save us, I believe, but other than that I thought Tony Perkins was dead (and I won’t post the expected pic from ‘Psycho’, sorry)?!


7 posted on 09/12/2012 10:08:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone is working on a national religion it’s Obama.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 10:12:11 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

Along with his friends in the Middle East, Michigan, Illinois and elswhere.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 10:13:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ScubieNuc

Recently sent $20 I didn’t have because it is that important. Think I’ll volunteer for some phone work again, too.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 10:15:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My enthusiasm for Romney remains unchanged, even as my disgust for the POS in the WH continues to increase.
11 posted on 09/12/2012 10:22:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: Slyfox
If anyone is working on a national religion it’s Obama.

And it's not Christianity....it's Islam.

12 posted on 09/12/2012 10:27:46 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
my comment is that if all the good ol boys and all the hunters and gunowners and the Baptists and the home schoolers and the beer drinkers and the Nascar fans and the unemployed and the fed up and the patriotic and the military etc etc etc would just GET OUT AND VOTE we'd have a lot fewer problems in this country.

but you know, we'll get the lazy who won't bother, we'll get the self righteous who won't vote because Romney isn't perfect, and we'll get the "conservative" voters who'll throw their vote away on an absurb third party candidate...

13 posted on 09/12/2012 10:31:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

that’s the spirit....we can do this....YES WE CAN!...heard that somewhere...:)


14 posted on 09/12/2012 10:34:33 PM PDT by cherry
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, Obama’s got that Carter vibe going full blast right now.

1979 all over again.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 10:37:02 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: dfwgator

I think everyone’s did...


16 posted on 09/12/2012 10:38:47 PM PDT by wardaddy (this is a perfect window for Netanyahu to bomb Iran..I hereby give my go ahead..thanks Muzzie idiots)
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To: CAluvdubya
And it's not Christianity....it's Islam.

It might be Obamaism. Maybe he is playing up to Islam to win them over to his religion.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 10:39:07 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Tennessee Nana

The Catholic Church is being persecuted by Obama’s HHS, as they implement Obamacare rules that are forcing contraception including morning after pills in healthcare plans.

Romney gets that. He mentioned that in his convention speech. Millions of catholics are on to this. Obama is attacking religious liberty. As Biden would put it, its a BFD.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 10:46:34 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Slyfox

Whatever it is, I want no part of it, that’s for sure!


19 posted on 09/12/2012 10:54:28 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: Slyfox

Shouldn’t there be a 666 on that forehead? :)


20 posted on 09/12/2012 10:55:51 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: CAluvdubya; MrDem
I really don't know what people see in him. He must be telling them what they
want to hear. Maybe-sorta like a dog whistle pitch that we are immune to.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 11:09:08 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s wrong. Enthusiasm is growing for throwing Obama out. Romney just gets those votes.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 4:11:42 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Found this site, it has some excellent information I wasn’t aware of about Romney, all clickable links on the topics below that show his record. For example, he tried to bring back the death penalty in Massachusetts, etc...


http://www.whyromney.com/

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Some of Mitt Romney’s critics have made irresponsible allegations with regard to Mitt’s record. Many, including the media, have failed to verify the factual basis for these claims and have continued to repeat them. WhyRomney.com is an independent website that debunks these claims and seeks to set the record straight.

False Claims Corrected:
Abortion
Amnesty
Bank Bailouts
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts and Olympics
Bush Tax Cuts
Civil Unions
Death Penalty
Fees
Gay Marriage
Gay Rights
Global Warming
Illegal Aliens
Immigrants
Individual Mandates
Judicial Appointments
March with King, Jr
Minimum Wage
“Morning After” Pills
NRA
Ohio Ballot Measures
Paperback Changes
Ronald Reagan
Same-Sex Adoption
Social Security
State Troopers
Tax Burden in MA
Tax Loopholes
Timetables
Vietnam
Waiting Period for Guns
Youth Groups


23 posted on 09/13/2012 4:14:30 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: dfwgator

Romneys comments on the attacks were spot on.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 4:16:06 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My standard donation {this year} is $20.12.

I may send more than one donation to a specific candidate, but this year that is my amount.

I had a $ 1,000 saved for Sarah, but she saved me the money and I bought new golf clubs {just trying to get the economy going}.

Since she didn't run, I stopped any donation to her pac.

25 posted on 09/13/2012 4:19:08 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope to God Perkins is right. Voting this year, more than at anytime in memory, is going to have to be an “all hands” operation. There is no room..none at all.. for apathy this year.

Maximum turnout by conservatives and GOPers .. reservations about Romney notwithstanding... is the only hope of stopping Obama.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 4:55:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Slyfox

Maybe his staff is giving the folks that show up at his events some purple “Go-Go” juice or something.

I don’t get how anyone can be so ignorant as to think this traitor to our country is doing even a passable job as president. (which is better than the incomplete grade he gave himself!)


27 posted on 09/13/2012 6:00:52 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: cherry; 2ndDivisionVet
The semi-rustic churls with whom I do my VFW socializing will tell you they are "Conservative," (except in gallons of beer consumed)

BUT The Official Scientific Kenny Bunk Obnoxious Buttonhole In-Your-Face Poll taken in 2010 (when I personally wasn't running for anything)indicated that about 50% of these huntin' fishin' golfin' yahoos did not vote! That was DID NOT VOTE

Bar Closed, damn it! No Alcohol Sales this time until the members show up with an "I voted" sticker. (It also would be nice, now that we have to have some heat on, if you boys washed, shaved, and did not come straight from the barn.)

Also, you get your ass to the polls or I tell everyone in town that you are for Gay Marriage and are a bit overly friendly to that waitr.......

28 posted on 09/13/2012 7:36:04 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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To: dfwgator
My enthusiasm for Mitt might never be very high.

My enthusiasm for getting rid of Bambi? Off the freaking charts.......

29 posted on 09/13/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: CAluvdubya
I don’t get how anyone can be so ignorant as to think this traitor to our country is doing even a passable job as president.

Unfortunately, I have some neighbors to introduce you to......

:-)

30 posted on 09/13/2012 7:40:38 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Whats this suppose to mean ???

“he said. “I think someone who has been a part of a persecuted religion is going to be even more sensitive to the issue of religious freedom.”(

I am not Mormon. But I think it has to do with the violent persecution of Mormons (and some of them, yes, did fight back) in the 19th century in the US. Some moved to Mexico, like Romney's great-grandfather. In Mexico, they, like many other overtly religious people, were persecuted by Mexico's anticlerical leftist government early in the 20th century.

Romney was my last choice among the GOP candidates, but the persecution of Mormons is a fact of history. None of us knows Romney's heart, I suppose, but it stands to reason that, if his family and co-religionists experienced persecution, he may have learned that religious persecution is not a good thing.

31 posted on 09/13/2012 7:51:34 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Lakeshark
Maybe you can stealthily disable their vehicles on Nov. 6th.. :)
32 posted on 09/13/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: Lakeshark
I don’t get how anyone can be so ignorant as to think this traitor to our country is doing even a passable job as president.

Liberalism is no longer politics, it is now religion, and has eloped with Islam. There is not a single thing that Al Quaeda does, that liberals wouldn't do, if they thought it would bring about this leftist utopia that will never exist. Review their plan to remove 90 percent of the world's population, as a genocidal sacrifice to Gaia.

Curse the war that takes peace, but seek the battle that brings peace.

33 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: aposiopetic

I wondewr if he learnt that polygamy is not a good thing...

He never has spoken against it...

He is the father of gay marriage and many polygamists are for gay marriage...

Polygamy is the reason Willards great grandfather went to Mexico...

polygamy is the reason the Mormons were not accepted by the Christians in the areas they moved to..

polygamy and crime is the reason for the local law enforcement so called “persecuting” them..

polygamy was against the law from 1862 and the Mormons insisted on breaking the “unlawful habitation” laws ...

The last polygamous Mormon leader (prophet/president) died in 1945...

It was not until 1945 80 years after the polygamy law was passed that the Mormons finally had a monogamous “prophet”

Willard in his religious beliefs accepts “sustains” all the former teachings of Mormonism including their doctrine of polygamy which remains the “first principle” the main tenet of their beliefs, necessary for advancement to godhood which is necessary to get into the top of the three tiers of their afterlife...


34 posted on 09/13/2012 9:27:19 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CAluvdubya

Hey, I have an empty chair in front of my house........


35 posted on 09/13/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Your comments are always so insightful. So please share with us, if you will.

On the night of the election, one person will be named the winner - Obama or Romney. I know they are both bad choices for you, particularly Romney, but whom do you want to see making the concession speech?


36 posted on 09/13/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

whom do you want to see making the concession speech?
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Both if them ...

but you already knew that...


37 posted on 09/13/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday on Fox, Bill Donohue from the Catholic League was plenty pissed at Obama, too. Ditto re a Jewish spokesman. Both say that their respective groups should not vote for Obama. If we can get a significant number of them to see the light, I guess a miracle can happen. It’s all in God’s hands, anyhow.


38 posted on 09/13/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Both if them...” doesn’t make sense, but of course you never do.

Yes, I knew you would not answer. I was just trying to expose you on this thread for what you are. It did not take events of the last couple days. Everyone knows that radical Islam is the greatest threat we face, but your hatred of the Mormon still comes shining through. Well, one of them is going to give that concession speech. For the sake of the survival of this nation, it had better be the Muslim.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 10:09:35 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
At least technically speaking, Polygamy is sort of off the table.

It is permitted (if not encouraged)by Orthodox Jewry, Islam of course, and by hundreds of tribal sects, as is polyandry in some cultures. Here in good olde Sodom and Gomorrah-land, communal common-law marriage is not exactly illegal, either.

Back in Utah, there's quite a bit of modern polygamy going on (if you'll pardon an inept phrase) under the table. If polygamy is going to hurt young Willard, the attacks would probably have to come from the "Right," because how can a Leftie be "judgmental " what with their support of queer "marriage," NAMBLA, queer scouts, etc.

As far as Willard supporting polygamy, he can always say, "In a way, those of us who honor the Old Testament all do!"

I was always taught that the Mormons OFFICIALLY gave up Polygamy in exchange for Utah statehood. Wink. Wink.

40 posted on 09/13/2012 12:05:46 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama = Allende.)
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