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Published: Monday, March 19 2012 11:00 a.m. MDT

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So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

"Just 10 days after ending his presidential bid, Huntsman succeeded his father as chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation." Oh, if Huntsman could be half the man his father is. At least Hunstman Sr. is very comfortable and committed to his religious upbrining and way of life, and can well define his relgion. Apparently, something got lost in the translation with junior.

Centerville, UT

@So. Cal Reader

Woah! I'm not a huge fan of Jon Huntsman Jr, but geez! If someone is having a struggle with their religion, it seems like piling condemnation on them isn't the best way to make a point. Just sayin.

O-town, UT

@So. Cal Reader

Good to see you have it all figured out. John Huntsman Jr. pointed out the difference between being spiritual vs."religious". You will recall the Pharisees were very religious in their day. A prophet that roamed the middle east a couple thousand years ago taught the spiritual side of things: those without sin casting the first stone, render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's, helping an ox in the mire on the Sabbath, doing unto the least of these my brethren, etc. It showed the heart of the law and not the letter of the law.

Huntsman doesn't have to brandish his religion to believe in it or to gain your good opinion. His moderate policies, willingness to work with others to best serve the people, and civility are more a credit to his religion than if he were to change stances like a well-lubricated weather vane, demonize any opposing view, and engage in inflammatory rhetoric all in search of better poll numbers.

I'll take a hard-working and humble civil servant like Huntsman, Jim Hanson, Bill Orton, or Scott Matheson Jr. any day!

American Fork, UT

It doesn't matter.

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