Skip to comments.Santorum courts conservative Christians
Posted on 03/20/2012 3:00:09 AM PDT by Colofornian
CENTRAL, La. When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candidate, he had a simple message: Rick Santorum is one of us, and your parishioners should vote for him.
Nearly a hundred pastors from all over Louisiana and from as far away as Texas and Colorado accepted Family Research Council President Tony Perkins' invitation to hear a personal pitch Sunday from the former Pennsylvania senator, who met with them in a private briefing before he addressed the more than 1,400 faithful who crowded into the sanctuary at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church.
"What we need to do in this country is to rebuild that culture of life and rebuild that culture of marriage and families," Santorum said, standing in a small back room as the invited pastors gathered in an informal circle wearing handwritten name tags. "No one else talks about social issues."
Santorum sat on the left side of the stage next to Perkins through Terry's nearly 20-minute introduction. Both men applauded throughout.
Mitt Romney leads the race for delegates but has long struggled to win over a conservative GOP base that still questions his significant shifts on social issues.
What about Romney, the front-runner?
"I just don't like him," she said.
Implicit in many of the attendees' dislike for the former Massachusetts governor was a discomfort with his religion. Why does Valerie, a longtime worshipper who wouldn't give her last name, support Santorum instead? "Mormonism," she said, unprompted. "I don't believe that (Romney's) a Christian."
Many evangelicals say Mormons are not Christians...
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Yup. Republicans get a clue. (There's more to life than your wallet and your bank account)
From the article: What about Romney, the front-runner? "I just don't like him," she said. Implicit in many of the attendees' dislike for the former Massachusetts governor was a discomfort with his religion. Why does Valerie, a longtime worshipper who wouldn't give her last name, support Santorum instead? "Mormonism," she said, unprompted. "I don't believe that (Romney's) a Christian." Many evangelicals say Mormons are not Christians...
This is relatively easy to address, once you "look under the hood":
If Mormonism is 'anti-Christian,' then how can it be considered 'Christian?'
* Evangelicals for Mitt? Grassroots Group Has Close Ties to the Romney Campaign [In this article, I include a dozen posts with a dozen reasons why Evangelicals should NOT support Mitt Romney]
* Top 5 faith & culture stories: Should Christians vote for a Mormon?
* Rejecting Romney (Why Evangelicals can't pull the lever for him)
* Romney & Huntsman: You were spirit-born in Kolob? Show us the spirit-birth certificates! [Vanity]
* Author: LDS is 'dangerous religion' [Romney article]
to the exclusion of everyone else it seems.
Had Santorum understood Conservative Solutions,
1. he wouldn’t have a progressive income tax and
2. be vote buying by promising to triple the dependent child tax credit, and
3.he would be ahead everywhere.
Santorum doesn’t understand conservative solutions, and is a disappointing Economic Democrat lite.
I’ll bet Democrat Candidate Randall Terry has a similar economic plan. Even Democrats have their Holier-Than-Thou Huckabees.
To those ready to ask, "so, you think Obama is?" No, that's one of many reasons why I wouldn't vote for him either. For those who would ask, " What about a Jewish candidate, would you vote for a Jew?" The answer is, yes, in a heart beat, as long as he/she is conservative and not claiming Jews are the only true Christians and I've never heard that claim from a Jewish person to date.
The very claim that Mormons make, that was before that long period in their history when they claimed that they weren't Christians at all, that was after their claim that they were the true Christians, they are back to claiming they are the only ones. Confusing? Yes. Now you know where bishop Romney gets his flip floppishness.
(And spell check says "floppishness" isn't even a word. Spell check doesn't know Milty either.)
He can chase my vote all he wants, but since he decided he wanted Democrats to support him, he’s never going to catch it.
Do you mean the union calls?