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Skip to comments.Romney strikes rare notes of faith in Aurora speech
Posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:28 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.
The Bible-laden references in Romney's speech also signal to evangelicals who worry about his Mormon faith that he is drawing from a familiar text.
"I think he's growing more comfortable and today's speech is further evidence of that, talking about his faith in the public arena," said Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council.
"Most of the evangelicals think Mormons are going to hell and they aren't Christians," said Clyde Wilcox, a political science professor at Georgetown University who co-wrote "Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right in American Politics." "What he's saying is there is a commonality of faith and shared values."
According to a Gallup Poll in June, bias against a Mormon presidential candidate hasn't budged in 45 years, with 18% of Americans saying they would not vote for a well-qualified candidate who was Mormon.
"Moments like these call for our commander in chief to act as a theologian in chief, and Romney did that today," said Stephen Prothero, a religion professor at Boston University and the author of the American Bible.
"The speech would be completely at home in a Mormon meeting and yet was carefully ecumenical," added Kristine Haglund, the editor of Dialogue.
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Wasn't it an Obama staffer who said, "Never let a crisis go to waste?"
And before you start bashing me for my comments, IMO Mitt is an opportunist of the first order for choosing THIS event to covertly make it about his faith rather than about the victims.
Mr. RomneyCARE was wrong.
THIS TERRORIST ACTION WAS NOT A TRAGEDY.
Like the Meadow Mountain Massacre and the 911 Attacks,
it was an atrocity.
Can you add me to that ping list? This sort of thread interests me as well.
Speaking of 'empty'; anyone hear the sounds of 'empty' as Obama, desperately tries to find a 'empathetic' tone; for his words? If you heard only the tone and cadence and only the 'sound' of the words he spoke; one could easily conclude; it was just another campaign speech.
Obama, trying to wax as a 'caring human'; trying to find authentic sympathy; is a 'study' to watch and weigh. . .
Sure can, RC.
How long until the names of the victims are submitted for baptism for the dead?
IMO Mitt's speech was just canned rhetoric that he's spoken thousands of times as member, bishop and stake president in the mormon church at funerals.
He most likely has a whole all purpose collection of phrases and catch words.
Let's not forget that Mitt served in the same role as pastor to his flocks.
I for one am disgusted at the comments found here. I heard his remarks in passing and noted the tone and the presentation were for me entirely appropriate .
“Most of the evangelicals think Mormons are going to hell and they aren’t Christians,” said Clyde Wilcox, a political science professor at Georgetown University who co-wrote “Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right in American Politics.” “What he’s saying is there is a commonality of faith and shared values.”
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That is because they aren’t Christians, we have NO COMMON GROUND faith wise or doctrinally.
Mormonism to Christianity as Hell is to Heaven. More propaganda from LDS, inc.
As Romney so aptly shows, Mormons do believe the Bible to be corrupt, ‘not translated correctly’, full of errors and basically worthless, YET they will quote it when it furthers their goals.
I love when the Romney Is So Icky!! Crowd pretends they disapprove of canned rhetoric....
I heard his remarks in passing and noted the tone and the presentation were for me entirely appropriate .
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Of course it did, you aren’t fluent in “Mormonese”. Mormons use the same vocabulary but a different dictionary.
The speech is full of Mormon doctrine thinly disguised to sound Christian and fool Evangelicals.
Been there, done that, pimped the Book of Mormon.
The speech was eloquent, understated, intelligent, somber, beautiful, inspirational, and presidential. Nothing less. Your negativity is simply uncalled for.
“The speech was eloquent, understated, intelligent, somber, beautiful, inspirational, and presidential. Nothing less. Your negativity is simply uncalled for.”
I found it to be utterly vapid and profane. It was no different than Obozo’s speech, or any atheist politician trying to speak comforting words while using the name of God. The Mormon world view is so utterly distorted that, once you learn their definitions, you’d realize it is a terrible farce.
Christians should not congratulate him or join in with his “ecumenical” call for prayers. We pray on our own, and away from these people who speak lies like they breath. Mitt Romney speaking with a religious theme is like Beelzebub leading us in the Our Father prayer.
Mitt Romney speaking with a religious theme is like Beelzebub leading us in the Our Father prayer.
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Amen and dead on the mark. But what can you expect from a man who thinks he holds the Priestly office that only belongs to Christ and wears the apron that Lucifer told him to put on?!
I wonder if Romney said, “families can be together forever, through Heavenly Father’s plan.”
Nothing like a tragedy to help introduce the plan of salvation.
grey’s assertion that “There are mormon code words in his speech, like “comforter”, “mourn with those who mourn”
Good grief. That’s a stretch. “...mourn with those who mourn...” is from Roman’s 12:25 - “Comforter” is who Jesus promised to send to us after He ascended.- “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth...” James 15:26.
These are Mormon ‘code words’?
The hatred and vileness against the LDS Church is rampant on FR by posters who seem to all but froth at the mouth - this is but one more example. It degrades FR.
Decide for yourselves regarding what Romney said - see if you can find secret ‘Mormon cod words/messaages’
IMO, it was a very good speech. Why do people on FR look for evil in everything Romney does? That in itself is evil. He didn’t make it about “his faith.” Where did he mention Joseph Smith?
PC produces the queerest of languages. When Breivik in Norway made his speech in the court room, the liberals there “stood bemused”, or superior.
This is very strange. An atrocity occures that split a nation, and all they obsess about is their looks and acting bemused.
it was both, a tragetrocity.
Hateful...and I do NOT mean Romney.
This is going to be an interesting pickle, as Mitt is virtually certain to mop the floor with Obama this November and take the White House.
Every time Mitt says something about God and America with the exact same words that the Christian (Methodist) George W. Bush would also have said, there will be a clamor of condemnation that wouldn’t have even been leveled at the deist Benjamin Franklin. But if Mitt remains mute about the matter, others will complain about how secular he is.