On Romney’s Mormon religion:
Talk show host, Bryan Fischer said, A President “needs to be a main of sincere, authentic, genuine Christian faith.”
Southern Baptist Convention leader, Pastor Robert Jeffress, called Mormonism “a cult.”
A straw poll was conducted of Republican Presidential candidates. The clear winner was Ron Paul, but leaders were skeptical.
More controversy arose after the much anticipated straw poll vote was tallied. There were gasps in the ballroom when Congressman Ron Paul, a Libertarian, was announced the winner by a decisive margin. Hundreds of Paul supporters attended the event just long enough to hear their candidate speak and cast their vote, then left. Ideally, the straw poll is intended for voters who attend the entire event and hear all the candidates. The attire of some of the “in-and-out” voters (one attendee wore a shirt that said “Atheist and Proud of It”) suggested not all were “values voters” (Read Tony Perkins’ report on VVS HERE).
Of course, abortion was a big issue with all the attendees, but possibly best summed up by Fischer,
“We need a president who sincerely believes in the God-given, inalienable right to life and who believes that that right begins at the moment of conception. This means a president who would not even think of appointing to the Supreme Court a judge who does not believe that Roe v. Wade was not only unconstitutional but profoundly immoral. A president who believes that no judge is qualified to sit on traffic court, let alone on the Supreme Court, if he does not understand that the primary purpose of law and government is to protect innocent human beings from violence at every stage of life.”
On gay rights and same sex marriage, Perkins had this to say:
“Last weekend, speaking at a fundraiser for an organization that is working to redefine the family and overturn the laws that protect marriage and morality, this is what the president said. He said the 2012 elections “are a contest of values. That’s what’s at stake here. The fundamental debate about who we are as a nation.” You know what? That’s the first time I’ve agreed with this president. This is a contest of values.”
Presidential contender, Rick Santorum went even further:
“You want to have a successful economy? The single thing you can do is to nurture and support the institution of marriage and fathers taking responsibility for their children, building that solid foundation upon which society rests. And that means standing up and defending the institution of marriage as between one man and one woman, not backing away from it.”
One of the newest themes involved the media…specifically, they want to pray away the negative coverage they have gotten.
FRC President Tony Perkins offered this perspective: We clearly recognize the fact that Mormon theology includes doctrines that are distinct from Evangelical theology and Catholic theology. At the same time, the goal of the values voter movement is not to build a “National Church.” Our goal is to build a national coalition based on the shared values of respecting human life, strengthening natural marriage, defending religious liberty, promoting personal and fiscal responsibility, and maintaining our national security. When we successfully work together with those who share our values, we are preserving and strengthening our religious liberty, so that we can freely share the truth of the gospel with everyone.
Perhaps most surprisingly, the organizers had strong words and prayers for the Occupy Wall Street Protesters:
The sixties-style tent city protest, which seemed to fizzle after its September 17 launch, now has momentum and is expanding to cities across the nation, including Washington, D.C. Organizers of the movement (e.g. ACORN, labor unions, and other far-left leaders and groups) have been given new life by the sycophant liberal media, Hollywood celebrities and leading Democrats in Washington, including President Obama. Six arrests were made when one hundred demonstrators conducted an illegal demonstration inside a Senate office building (see Gullible, Who’s Behind it?, Official Website, Senate Building).
- May God prevent these radical organizers from stirring revolution and distracting voters from the elections and keeping watch on our elected leaders (Num 16:1-14; Is 1:4-6; Pr 12:11-12; Mt 26:41; Eph 4:28; 1 Tim 6:3-10; Heb 13:5-6).