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Published: Tuesday, June 14 2011 3:38 p.m. MDT

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Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

"GOP candidates debate religion"

Boy - talk about a recipe for a circular firing squad.

Time to make some popcorn and get a good seat.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Ron Paul was quoted as saying ..."which means Congress should never prohibit the expression of your Christian faith in a public place."

Perhaps he meant to say "which means Congress should never prohibit the expersssion of any person's faith in a public place."

Christians are no more special than any other religion in the eyes of the Constitution. I know there's a lot of Ron Paul fans out there, but how can you defend a statement like that? Does my Buhddist co-worker not have a place in this country? Do my agnostic co-workers have no place here, either?

Mayfair
City, Ut

Could someone explain how an evangelical Baptist (Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul) differs from a Baptist, and how an evangelical Lutheran, (Michele Bachmann) differs from a Lutheran?

I hear the word 'evangelical' all the time, usually associated with the far right wing of the GOP, but what does being an evangelical actually mean?

Thanks.

freedomfighter
American Fork, UT

Herman Cain just lost my support. :P

freedomfighter
American Fork, UT

Not that he had it in the first place...

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

So while billions are lost in Iraq, people are still dying in Afghanistan, health care stinks, Medicare is on the brink of imploding, SS falling apart with the retiring baby boomers, the economy stagnates, gas prices hit $4 dollars per gallon, the rich continue to get richer (while everyone else struggles), the mighty and concerned GOP argues about religion.

This must be a sick joke, right? Someone please tell me I'm dreaming.

Anyone else getting tired of his nonsense?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I wish one of them, just one, had the stones to tell their opponents that religion is personal and doesn't belong in the political arena.

coleman51
Orem, UT

Mitt was right in keeping the issue neutral. If you take any position that fosters one religious idealogy over another (including Muslims) you get yourself in trouble. I think Herman Cain got himself mired in an issue he won't easily get himself out of. Mitt gave the best answer because he knows from experience that those who have strong opinions about religion could easily turn against Latter-Day Saints the next time.

Artemisia Tridentata
Hawthorne, NV

Mayfare;
Back in the day, it was "High Church" and "Low Church" It had to do with claim of authority. "High Church" had a claim on line of authority. i.e. Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Orthodox Catholic, etc. "Low Church" or Evangelical claimed authority only from the Bible.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

2011 Republican party.

Where. Are. The. Jobs?

DefCon1
LAYTON, UT

2011 Democrat Party...

Where are the jobs...? Obama, anything...?

Yeah I didn't think so.

HateSinsNotZinas
Wailuku, HI

It seems like Americans learned nothing from 9/11. The religious extremists tried not once but twice to bring down the "Twin Towers" These extremists mixed their religious beliefs with politics. Lets hope & pray that all Bible believing Americans are not gonna try & elect a President...because he/she belongs to your Church. A Bible believer CAN or CAN'T be a great President, but just check out & look at where we are today with an Evangelical at the White House? It's not his religious beliefs to blame. He is a powerful speaker but that didn't give us "changes" that he promised but changes that put many Americans out of work. Lets elect someone with a proven record creating jobs. May God Save/Bless America

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