Evangelical leader: Mormonism will become a bigger issue for Romney
April 11th, 2012
04:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Evangelical leader: Mormonism will become a bigger issue for Romney

(CNN) – A top evangelical leader who is close to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says the candidate's Mormon faith will be even more of an issue in the general election than it has been in the primary, predicting that the focus on Romney's faith will present a challenge to Romney.

Richard Land, the public policy chief for the Southern Baptist Convention, said Wednesday that he expects that the news media will make Mormonism more of an issue in an attempt to get independent voters to support President Barack Obama.

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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    Mitt Romney's faith is what it is ...

    April 11, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. Do NOT vote for candidates just because they have an R or D after their name

    Does Bishop Romney wear his underwear garments daily? Only on special occasions (define special occasions)?

    Where are they made? Outsourced to China because it's cheaper? Made by Mormon women because it is one of their many submissive duties?

    April 11, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Mormonism = blacks are filthy rags. Yes, I'd say its a BIG issue with me.

    April 11, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. Tyrone

    So Mitt thinks of woman as 2nd class citizens & does not agree with equal pay for them, Ladies, does this really make him such a bad guy????

    April 11, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  5. The REAL Truth.. (not the imposter)

    Given what the large majority of Christians know about Mormonism, it WILL BE AN ISSUE come Nov. I don't care what religion the POTUS is, but it sure does set a precedent for specific behaviors in times of stress.

    However, let us not forget those that think that Obama is a Muslim. I'm sure they vote for whatever GOP candidate gets the nod.

    April 11, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. thomas

    Evangelical leader: Mormonism will become a bigger issue for Romney.

    Not as much as having five son who avoided voluntary military service in Americas longest wars.

    True corporate patriotism.

    April 11, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  7. Former Republican, now an Independent

    I am a Southern Baptist and am disappointed in Richard Land for not standing firm and exposing Mormonism for what it is. it is not Evangelical Christianity and has disturbing similarities to the Muslim faith. It appears that many evangelical Christian leaders are going to compromise their beliefs and support a Mormon over a testifying Christian.

    April 11, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. Do NOT vote for candidates just because they have an R or D after their name

    I wonder if having SEVERAL offshore bank accounts is considered patriotic.

    I wonder if removing ALL computer hard drives (@ the expense of taxpayers) after serving as governor of Massachusetts is considered ethical.

    April 11, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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