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    Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Romney: 'If You Want to Learn More About My Church, Talk to My Church' - The Note

    In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, the second part of which aired tonight on the network, presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed back against the host's questions about how his Mormon faith might influence his policy should he win the White House in 2012.

    Asked whether it's actually possible to separate his faith from his job as president should he be elected, Romney responded, "Absolutely. You don't begin to apply doctrines of a religion to responsible of guiding a nation or guiding a state."

    Romney explained that he opposes abortion rights and that he is in favor of gay rights but believes that marriage should be a union between a man and a woman. Morgan pressed him on what the Mormon church says about gay rights, asking, "What is the Mormon position on homosexuality being a sin?"

    "I'm not a spokesman for my church," Romney responded.

    "But don't you know?" Morgan interrupted.

    "I'm not a spokesman for my church. And one thing I'm not going to do in running for president is become a spokesman for my church or apply a religious test that is simply forbidden by the constitution, I'm not going there," Romney said. "If you want to learn about my church, talk to my church."
    What do you think? Do you believe him when he says he wants to keep his religion and his job separate?
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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    I would like to believe him because I don't want anyone's religion in their job politically. Having said that, he is a politician and I feel that him saying this is trying to just convince primary voters to not worry about that he is a Mormon.

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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I would like to believe him because I don't want anyone's religion in their job politically. Having said that, he is a politician and I feel that him saying this is trying to just convince primary voters to not worry about that he is a Mormon.
    One of the commenters made a decent point. JFK was apparently a pretty staunch, prominent catholic...but it didn't interfere with him being one of the more equally liked, respected presidents. I don't hear a lot of JFK bashing when it comes to his performance in office, or specifically in relation to his religion.
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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Romney's faith has always seemed to be in a background, as with most non-fundies. So yes

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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    One of the commenters made a decent point. JFK was apparently a pretty staunch, prominent catholic...but it didn't interfere with him being one of the more equally liked, respected presidents. I don't hear a lot of JFK bashing when it comes to his performance in office, or specifically in relation to his religion.
    I mean in MA his religion seemed not to play that big of a role, but I don't know about in the general election when candidates move to the center of their party and then back to the center. Maybe it is just a MA thing where religion doesn't interfere with politics.

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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Is there some reason not to trust him n this particular matter? I mean a reason other than he is a politician with moving lips.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Romney: 'If You Want to Learn More About My Church, Talk to My Church' - The Note



    What do you think? Do you believe him when he says he wants to keep his religion and his job separate?
    i have no reason not to believe him. although i'm not enamored of him, he seems like an upstanding guy.

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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    To the extent that it is possible to do so, yes. He can't separate his conscience from his duty, but his conscience is his own; it's not an LDS mouthpiece.

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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Romney: 'If You Want to Learn More About My Church, Talk to My Church' - The Note



    What do you think? Do you believe him when he says he wants to keep his religion and his job separate?
    I believe he is trying to use his religion as a explanation for why people do not want to vote for him instead of the fact he is one of the biggest RINOs out there and the scum in the media play along with it as though it will guilt people into voting for him.
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    Re: Romney: "If You Want to Learn About My Church, Talk to My Church

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I believe he is trying to use his religion as a explanation for why people do not want to vote for him instead of the fact he is one of the biggest RINOs out there and the scum in the media play along with it as though it will guilt people into voting for him.
    As long as it works. He's the best man on the field.

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