Post by John Wilson on Jan 19, 2012 13:59:08 GMT -5
Non issue for me.
Bill Clinton campaigned under the description of being a Christian. I want to say Methodist. I hate to think anyone voted for him based on that line of baloney.
Obama claims to be a Christian. His favorite book in the New Testament? Job. Yes, he said that.
Jimmy Carter by all accounts actually is a Christian. Until three years ago he was the worst President in history.
Jerry Falwell ran for president. I would not have voted for him.
Ditto Pat Robertson.
While I believe that a person's faith can give them a strong moral foundation, it has little to do with leadership or political effectiveness.
I would greatly prefer a politician who had enough integrity that he admitted to being agnostic over one more who pretended to be religious in order to pander to people who will only vote for someone who thinks just like they do.
Post by Michael Wells on Jan 19, 2012 18:39:25 GMT -5
I think faith IS an issue, but not the majority decision. A Presidents faith is a key but not the turning point. Ryan, you are right about the foundation. John, you are right about the "history" of Presidential Christians. It's tough to find a Christian that is actually a Christian. With that said, I want a President with conviction. Republicans AND Democrats alike, have stated that of Ron Paul.
Post by Kirk Wickizer on Apr 8, 2012 17:01:39 GMT -5
I didn't vote for Romney in the primary. However, even though he may not be a mainstream christian, its a whole lot better than Obamas REAL beliefs. He refers to the Coran as "the holy coran". The current administration claims to side with women yet they had Egypt's muslim brotherhood visit the Whitehouse recently in an attempt to stall their aggression toward Israel. We know what they think of women. We need a defeat this fall no matter what!