On the day before Americans head to the polls to vote for a new president, a 2007 video featuring GOP candidate Mitt Romney discussing his Mormon faith has resurfaced on YouTube, rekindling a discussion on religion which he has mostly avoided in this political cycle.
"I don't like coming on the air and having you go after my church and me," Romney told Jan Mickelson on the conservative WHO-AM in Des Moines radio show in the August 2007 video while he was seeking the 2008 GOP nomination. "I'm not running as a Mormon, and I get a little tired of coming on shows like yours and having it all about Mormon."
Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has refused to be drawn into discussions about Mormonism, focusing his campaign on the economy and domestic and foreign policy issues. When it comes to issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, he has sided with the Mormon teachings, without explicitly identifying them as the reason for his stance. more >>
SANFORD, Fla. – Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning by addressing a standing room only crowd in an airport hangar in central Florida Monday morning. Chants of "one more day" reverberated from those who arrived in the early morning hours to help give their candidate one extra push to capture the must-win Sunshine State.
Romney took the podium just a couple of minutes before 9 a.m. for the first of five stops before voters go to the polls on Tuesday to end what has been a grueling and hard-fought 16-month campaign.
Romney was introduced by Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) who is hoping to move to the upper chamber in his quest to win one of Florida's two Senate seats. Former governor Jeb Bush, who still gets shouts of admiration and current Gov. Rick Scott warmed up the crowd before Romney took center stage. more >>
GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has said that President Barack Obama, who is hoping to be re-elected as the country's leader on Tuesday, is taking the nation down a "dangerous path" that compromises "Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values."
"It's a dangerous path," Ryan remarked at a Faith and Freedom Coalition event hosted by evangelical leader Ralph Reed on Sunday in Colorado. "It's a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values that made us such a great an exceptional nation in the first place."
In particular, he highlighted the Obamacare HHS Mandate that forces religious employers, with some exceptions, to provide insurance that includes contraceptive coverage ad birth control. As this goes against official Roman Catholic Church doctrine, a number of Catholic institutions around the country have protested and held rallies against the mandate, saying that their religious freedoms are being infringed. more >>
Tomorrow Americans will go to the polls and vote for the next president of the United States. On what basis should we make our decision? Should a candidate's religious faith-or lack of faith-have an impact on whom we vote for?
I'd like to share with you the views of two of the twentieth century's greatest religious figures: Chuck Colson and Billy Graham.
Chuck felt very strongly about the duty of Christians to vote-and to vote for the best qualified candidate no matter what his personal religious convictions. He considered voting a spiritual duty. On BreakPoint, Chuck noted that as voters, we are to choose the most competent people to be God's magistrates to do justice, restrain evil, and preserve order. He pointed to Exodus 18, where Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, told him to select men of good moral character who were competent to help judge the people. more >>
A woman from Taylor has filed a formal complaint with the Texas Secretary of State's office after election workers forced her to cover up a "Vote the Bible" T-shirt she was wearing when she went to vote early at City Hall.
Kay Hill, who says Williamson County election workers asked to change the shirt or cover the words up in order to vote at Taylor City Hall on Oct. 24, filed the complaint on Friday.
Attorney Jonathan Seinz of Texas Values, which is representing her, says Hill was targeted because of her religious beliefs. "This is obviously a religious free expression and no one should be put in a position having to choose religious freedom over deciding to vote," he told FOX News. more >>
TAMPA, Fla. – A judge in Orange County, Fla., extended early voting by four hours on Sunday after a lawsuit was filed Saturday by the Democratic Party. A suspicious package – which turned out to be a cooler – caused authorities to shut down a polling location Saturday, causing some voters to leave without casting a ballot.
The Florida Democratic Party filed four separate suits in four different counties including Miami-Dade, Palm and Broward counties. The reason suits were filed in the three other counties was because voters had to wait in line as long as six hours on Saturday to cast their ballot.
In Orange County, many voters left after the Sheriff's Office bomb unit was called to the scene at approximately 11:45 a.m. when bystanders noticed a cooler with what appeared to be wires protruding from the top. After safely removing the cooler and discovering it contained no explosives, voting resumed around 4 p.m. more >>