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Published: Saturday, May 12 2012 10:47 a.m. MDT

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Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

"Instead of a red-meat conservative policy speech, Romney discussed his own family and offered a defense of Christianity, saying that 'there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.'"

I disagree.

What is good about Christianity is not unique to it, and what is unique about Christianity is not good.

Why on earth would would a rational person choose to speak at the university whose founder and faculty believe that 9/11 was the fault of feminists, intellectuals, gays and the ACLU?

Oh...

Mr. Romney needs the support of the Republican base, who largely distrust his religion - so he gives a cotton-candy puff-ball speech to an evangelical audience that thrives on the stuff.

I guess this really is the silly season, and this is to be expected. Too bad.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

It looked like a good article until you had to add BHO in the Rose Garden. Ugh! The only thorn. It looks like Mitt did a great job at Liberty University. I hope he starts to go harder against BHO and the left. We've been patient long enough!

Vince here
San Diego, CA

There is something so inherently un-American when someone says "defend families and marriage" that undermines that two men or two women and their children are less of a family than heterosexual couples, or heterosexual singles with children.

lindsayii
Anchorage, Ak

responding to "Vince here": I am sure there are some good parents with alternative life-styles like you say. Some that are better than maybe I will ever be? It's a possibility homosexuality may effect my immediate family at any time. I hope, if that happens, I can deal with it wisely, fairly and with compassion!

I have had gay individuals and couples work in my offices. I harbor no feelings of frustration, disrespect, or hard feelings toward them. It helped to open my eyes a little to a world that previously really did not exist for me. They knew I know about their lifestyle and I believe they appreciated that I never made it an issue and showed appreciation and gratitude toward them when they did good things. If anything I went the extra mile with them. Had one employee that would even use our office resources after hours to advertise her gay agenda. I figure her life was complicated enough that I was more tolerant of her when it came to her stealing from the office.

Calling me un-American is downright unfair!

Schwa
South Jordan, UT

There seems to be quite a separation between being Christian and being Christ-like.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Comment from the real minority.

We have a black Miss USA Pageant but if we were to have a white Miss USA Pageant...we're bigots.

We have a NOW (National Organization for Women) but if we were to have a NOM (National Organization for Men)...we're bigots.

We have a NAACP but if we had an NAAWP...we're bigots.

I could go on and on...

The Gay and Lesbian communities have their organizations but if we want to hold to the true values of marriage...we're bigots.

Now, can you guess who is really treated as Un-American here?

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Veracity

Good point. I think the important thing is to remember is that, despite what others may say, there IS a right and a wrong. It's nothing to be apologetic about. I have no problem saying Gay Marriage is wrong and immoral. And I'm sure the open-minded left wing would not allow me to hold this belief if they could do something about it. That is the difference between the left and the right in this country. The left is all about censoring speech they don't agree with. It is ironic that we call the left liberal when they are anything but liberal in allowing others to believe what they don't agree with.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

The part of the article that I found most amusing was the reported rift caused by Bidens Big Mouth. I hadn't know of that until I read this. Pretty funny really, and it explains a lot about what prompted Obama to "come out" on the gay issue. Up to now, no one on either side has been able to see the upside of the timing of this. Now I understand. You know, I'll bet there are days when Obama just can't believe he chose this guy to be the VP. This must be particularly funny for Dan Quayle to watch.

micawber
Centerville, UT

@A1994
Your description of a monolithic "left wing" is ominous. Some people might try to censor belief (though without examples, it's had to say who). I don't think the majority on the left want to censor speech they don't agree with. Has someone tried to force you to change one of your beliefs?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@veracity
really, do you not understand you and I are part of the dominant culture so pretty much everything that is not one of these small groups is you organizations. These types of small organizations exist to prevent the complete annihilation of the cultures and people they represent by the dominant culture you and I belong too.

The Skeptical Chymist
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@A1994

Your right to free speech is uncontested. The First Amendment guarantees that the government will not censor your speech, or anyone else's. Many people are confused, however, and think that free speech implies the right to a megaphone provided by someone else. They feel that protests against Glenn Beck, for example, leading to his dismissal from Fox, were a violation of his First Amendment rights. The protesters were merely exercising their First Amendment rights. The fact that Fox decided that Beck's views were no longer appropriate for their program was their right. The First Amendment does not guarantee that the forum one wants will be provided for one's views.

Likewise, people who feel that protests against Rush Limbaugh are in violation of his free speech rights are completely wrong. The First Amendment guarantees that the government will not seek to limit his right to speak. That doesn't mean that his radio contracts must be continued until he decides to retire, however.

The same is true, on the left, for MSNBC's firing of Keith Olberman.

Relax - your free speech rights (and your right to believe what you wish) are fully protected.

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