Mitt Romney, other GOP candidates debate religion


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  • HateSinsNotZinas Wailuku, HI
    June 15, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    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

  • DefCon1 LAYTON, UT
    June 14, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    2011 Democrat Party...

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

    Yeah I didn't think so.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    2011 Republican party.

    Where. Are. The. Jobs?

  • Artemisia Tridentata Hawthorne, NV
    June 14, 2011 5:58 p.m.

    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.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 14, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 14, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    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.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 14, 2011 5:23 p.m.

    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?

  • freedomfighter American Fork, UT
    June 14, 2011 5:15 p.m.

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

  • freedomfighter American Fork, UT
    June 14, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Herman Cain just lost my support. :P

  • Mayfair City, Ut
    June 14, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    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?


  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    June 14, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    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?

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    "GOP candidates debate religion"

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

    Time to make some popcorn and get a good seat.