Religious Wars Continue Between Romney And Huckabee

At as time when war rages in Iraq and Afghanistan, bridges collapse in America, 45 million people lack medical insurance, 74% of students graduate from high school, the main issues of the election according to Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney is the place of Jesus Christ. In an article that will appear this Sunday in The New York Times, Huckabee is reported to ask: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?” An angry Mitt Romney decried the attack by Huckabee on the Mormon religion and claimed, “I think attacking someone’s religion is really going too far.” Huckabee responded by stating the quote was taken out of context and he really was trying to get Romney to speak honestly about the Mormon religion.

There is something very sad about this exchange between two men who believe they are qualified to become the president of the United States. Neither man will confront real issues, neither man will present an informed program on dealing with Iraq or Afghanistan, neither man has the semblance of an intelligent plan for dealing with health insurance other than a ridiculous belief tax credits will help poor people purchase medical coverage. Instead, both plunge into the cesspool of mud and slime as though Americans really care which one is closer to Jesus Christ. It is certain that Christ at this moment is hanging his head in sorrow at the spectacle of these men arguing about non-issues in His name.

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  • http://reuters Prisca

    Huckabee asked the question about Romney’s beliefs in an interview where he was being asked if he thought that Mormonism was a cult or a religion. It does matter to some, you know–becasue ones faith affects who one is and how they will operate in the future. Romney is a lifelong Mormon, a Mormon in good standing, which means he practices those beliefs–hence they have molded him. He claims the same core beliefs as Christian churches, but in fact they are not the same core beliefs at all (if one bothers to look into it they will see that). That in itself is deceptive, he is attempting to pass himself off as something that in reality he is not. His church’s doctrines change with the wind, and hasnt he, coincidentally, been accused of flip flopping for political advantage? Why shouldnt it be looked at–it goes to what has molded his character — and his character will drive his decison making and actions.

  • Fred Stopsky

    Why not judge his character itself? He is a man who will say or do anything to get vote? If we judged people by their religions, than anyone would have a hard time in life. Should Catholics be judged by their church’s behavior during periods like the Holocaust? There is enough wishy washy behavior in Romney to crucify him. Let it be.

  • http://reuters Prisca

    Well then we can see that his ‘wishy washiness ” is most likely deeply ingrained–not just some political move that he is not likey to repeat, because:

    1. He is a lifelong member of it– a practicing member in good standing –not a ‘sunday” believer”

    2. His faiths doctrines are ever changing—their values on moral issues change–they did not accept blacks as quite as human as the rest of us until the 70’s when it became pretty hard to hold that stance becasue of the civil rights movement of the 60’s.

    Therefore in his case his religion and its tenets –how it operates –matters, since it seems to have molded his character–it matters in evalutaioning what he may be expected to do in the future.