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Friday, December 07, 2007

Romney, You are No Jack Kennedy

Is our country regressing toward a religious litmus test? The founding fathers, in the first amendment decided that
there would be no religious test, oath or other requirement for any federal elected office.
Mitt Romney yesterday gave a most religious speech to try to win over religious voters. It was billed as a parallel to the speech that JFK gave to quell concerns that he would not answer to the Pope. But the speeches could not have been more different.

JFK's words:
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute--where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote--where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference--and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.
In complete and utter contrast, Romney assured, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind."

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