Posts Tagged ‘Mitt Romney’

Mixed voting messages for US churchgoers

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Just over half of American churchgoers have been encouraged by their pastors to vote in today’s presidential election, with less than 20 per cent of pastors supporting a particular candidate. Black Protestants have been nearly twice as likely as other Christians to hear about the election, and nearly half have heard voting messages favouring incumbent Read more

Presidential debate: does the God vote matter?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The question is: Does the God vote matter?  Mitt Romney’s advisers seem to think so. President Obama’s do not. For the second debate, Romney has remarked that we are all children of the same God.  Obama has taken a pass. Romney has to appeal to the evangelicals, mostly Republican, who are suspicious of Mormons.  Obama Read more

Truth: one huge thing missing in this presidential campaign

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Neither presidential campaign has distinguished itself with its veracity. But there is a hierarchy of deceit in campaigns, as in life. I recall an incident during the 1976 campaign, perhaps apocryphal, perhaps not. Jimmy Carter had said he would never lie to the American people. A group of reporters came to Plains, Ga., to interview Read more

Richard Dawkins: Mitt Romney is a ‘massively gullible fool’

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Richard Dawkins on Sunday accused Mitt Romney of being a “massively gullible fool” as he launched into a furious tirade against the Republican’s Mormon faith. Britain’s most prominent atheist attacked the core tenets of Mr Romney’s religion, saying that the Church of Latter Day Saints’ founding prophet was “a fraud” and that the presidential contender Read more

Forget the Mormon moment; it’s about Catholics

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Forget the Mormon moment. The religious group that seems to be figuring most prominently in the presidential election right now is the Roman Catholic Church. With Mitt Romney’s recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets. Vice President Joe Read more

Bishops support vice-presidential contender Paul Ryan

Friday, August 24th, 2012

No fewer than three members of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States have spoken up for Catholic vice-presidential contender Paul Ryan, while refraining from endorsing his controversial candidacy. The first was Ryan’s own bishop, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin. Clearly concerned at attacks on Ryan since he was named Republican contender Mitt Romney’s Read more

Romney chooses Catholic Paul Ryan as running mate

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Mitt Romney, the Mormon who is the likely Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, has crafted a religiously unique election ticket by choosing Catholic congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. His vice-presidential choice is well-known for his pro-life advocacy and his conservative economic views. Explaining his pro-life position, Ryan has said: Read more

Ex-ambassadors lead Catholics for Romney campaign

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Six former American ambassadors to the Holy See have banded together to encourage Catholics to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon. The six — Frank Shakespeare, Tom Melady, Ray Flynn, Jim Nicholson, Francis Rooney and Mary Ann Glendon — were announced as co-chairs of a nationwide Catholics for Romney campaign. Read more

This Mormon emphatically not a Christian

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The imminent selection of Mormon Mitt Romney as the Republican Candidate in the next presidential election in the USA has given rise to the so called “Mormon Moment”. Suddenly Mormons and Mormonism is in the news. This is “a strange convergence of developments offering Mormons hope that the Christian nation that persecuted, banished or killed Read more