Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Faith in America . . .

You would think that with the depth and success of his political, business, and leadership credentials one would not question Governor Mitt Romney’s faith. As Romney said himself he is “not running for pastor-in-chief.” Rather he is “running for commander-in-chief.”

“That Romney, an accomplished multi-millionaire businessman credited with saving the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics from financial ruin needs to address his faith at all, may say more about the United States than him.” (AFP)

“Barry Lynn, executive director of the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, said Romney's speech is another chapter in a U.S. presidential campaign where religion has played a big role.
Huckabee has talked about being a Baptist preacher, Republican Fred Thompson was quizzed on how often he goes to church, and Democrat John Edwards was asked about his biggest sin.
"Frankly this whole election cycle is turning into some kind of theological beauty pageant instead of an electoral campaign for the presidency," he said. (Reuters)

Whether it be a theological beauty pageant or presidential campaign we may all benefit from a reminder that it is our interweaving faiths that make the fabric of this nation strong.

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