Washington (CNN) – The pastor who delivered a passionate invocation at Paul Ryan's rally in Rochester, Michigan on Monday evening told CNN earlier this year that the man at the top of the Republican ticket, Mitt Romney, is not a Christian.
Romney's running mate was making his first campaign appearance in Michigan since August.
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The pastor, Kent Clark, supported Rick Santorum over Romney during the competitive Republican primary in Michigan this year.
Clark runs the Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based homeless outreach facility in Pontiac, and is a well-known figure in Michigan Christian circles.
Clark spoke to CNN about Romney’s Mormon faith after a February rally for Santorum in Lansing.
Asked if he believes Romney is a Christian, Clark answered: “No.”
"Those if us who are Christians believe very strongly that God came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ and we base all our values around that," Clark said. "And we believe that real change is a spiritual change from the inside out."
At the time, Santorum campaign officials distanced themselves from Clark’s comments.
Separation of church and state. No exceptions.
Well that didn't take long. I was wondering how long after Mitt took a lead in the polls before the left started openly attacking his religion.
This just in: No one cares.
Those of us who are Christians are not so proud as to assume to know the mind of God, or to judge who is and who is not a Christian.
It's doesn't mater a mans religion or faith .
What maters is open-mindedness and acceptance.
I agree with the Pastor,
Yep, let's discuss pastor's opinions when it comes to Romney but keep pastor's opinions off limits for Obama. We need to protect Obama from himself.
The Ryan Plan2 make Mitt acceptable to the hardline Christians.
Well, this is a fun fact!
think Romney is not christian or anything near it. He lies, distorts the facts and will cut funding for the safety net for the poor ( Down on your luck). He has shown many times over that he only looks out for the super rich. The "Estate tax" that he says he will "Eliminate" affects only the very rich. If you have a net worth of over $5,000,000 I can understand your thinking but for the rest of us, most who are just geting by, Mitt's one liners, contradictions on positions, clarifications of what Mitt meant to say and his overall unlikability make my decision to VOTE for OBAMA an easy one.
Must be true then.
LOL!...let the games begin.
I believe every negative thing that Republicans say about other Republicans. Why would they lie about things like that?
There was a time when all conservative and catholic teaching believed that Mormonism was not Christianity. But now that the GOP has embraced it it has become mainstream. Just another example of the GOP compromising principles to get their guy elected. Romney also signed pro choice legislation and gun control legislation as well as raised taxes on businesses. But these are not problems for this severly conservative moderate candidate or his party.
And this is news? My guess is he's Morman.