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Posted on 06/25/2007 1:00:31 PM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
Romney 'unlikely' choice of evangelicals
Posted on Jun 21, 2007 | by Rachel Waligorski KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--The "overarching and primary concern" why evangelicals likely will not vote for a Mormon for president is the Mormon claim to be the only true Christian church, a Southern Baptist seminary president said during the International Society of Christian Apologetics' annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
If Mormons were to call themselves "a new religious movement," that would be one thing, said R. Philip Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which hosted the June 1-2 meeting.
"But I have a very difficult time with the perspective [the Mormon church holds] that, 'We are the true expression of Christianity and all other forms of it are wrong and false and apostasy and heresy,'" Roberts said, paraphrasing the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Roberts, who led a breakout session titled "Mitt Romney: Should Evangelicals Vote for a Mormon President?" during the June 1-2 meeting, is one of Southern Baptists' leading experts on Mormonism and author of a book on the church, "Mormonism Unmasked."
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Not to offend his fans, but America is not ready for this honestly.
Its Thompson or bust. I really hope he has it in him or...nevermind...too horrifying to contemplate.
If Romney personality as a phony politician that people don’t care for. It has nothing to do with his Mormonism. People don’t trust him.
Any evangelical that allows “Abortion on Demand” democrats to be elected in the next election loses their right to say they are pro-life.
He doesn’t speak for me. I’m not voting for Romney because I don’t trust a word he says.
So far, Duncan Hunter is at the top of my list.
Romney is a class act and has my vote. A business man who will make good use of the veto. Don’t underestimate him. He has a top tier team working with him and they are very efficient.
No evangelical can do that except for voting for a candidate who espouses such a thing.
Voters don't "allow" anything. We vote for a candidate, plain and simple. If we don't think he's trustworthy, if we don't believe he will be a good leader, then we shouldn't vote for him no matter what letter comes after his name on the ballot.
Voting against the Democrat agenda whenever possible is a given. In the general election, we can talk about making such a compromise. But now? In the primaries? It is far too early in this process to panic.
I will not vote for the man, but I’m not voting on his religion, I am voting on (against) HIM and his candidacy for the Presidency. I just don’t believe him. His religion has nothing to do with it.
Mormon faith is just about the last reason not to vote for ol’ Mitt the flipper.
He’s a good man. So far I can support Hunter, Brownback, Huckabee or Thompson. If Rudy McRomney wins, I’m writing in Judge Roy Moore.
We are talking about a group of people who think that T-Rex was walking around the holy land at the same time as Jesus. Of course they are not going to vote for someone who says that Joseph Smith stuck his head in a hat and read some gold plates, coming up with a story that contradicts the old and new testaments in hundreds of ways.
Just statin’ the obvious.
I am not underestimating him. I’m just saying I won’t vote for him.
So did Herman Goering.
And, Heidrich Himmler.
What happens when one of the "phony politicians" starts to repent of his phonyness?
Does that make him yet more phoy?
Any factual discussion of the life of the “Prophet Joseph Smith” will hang Romney’s religious faith in less than an hour. Anyone with any intellectual honesty that is curious about the Mormons can do an easy Google search on Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to figure the truth out.
Voting for Roy Moore is like voting for Romney, Moore believes in Dominionism.
Romney’s “success” in business amounted to “leveraging” companys for a profit. He won, but often the companies and their employees suffered.
Is this the sort of man you think shouldn’t be underestimated? Me too.
Unfortunately, many are underestimating his deviousness.
I could vote for a Mormon. I can’t vote for Mitt. He makes John Kerry look intellectually consistent. Either he was lying about some of his core positions to further his ambition in Mass or he is lying about some of his core positions to further his national ambitions. Either way I don’t trust him.