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Reveal that this campaign season.
Voters are saying that -- candidates religious beliefs do matter.
Tonight correspondent Shannon Bream reports on how the intensely personal subject of faith has become a public battleground.
I think it basically backfires.
When you would tactic candidate's religion or when you ridicule would make fun of it.
Despite that political analyst Michael -- says it's a common occurrence in 2012 politics.
Writer Larry Doyle triggered significant backlash after his column entitled the Jesus eating -- of Rick Santorum was published on the Huffington Post web site.
In it he mocks communion rights implies a link between the Catholic church and -- of files and closes with this sentence quote.
Need I remind you that only once and our great history has a Roman Catholic been elected president and how tragically it ended.
An apparent reference to the assassination of president John F.
Following public outcry Doyle said the column should be viewed as satire adding quote.
It's traditional at this point for me to -- apologize to say that I'm sorry if anybody was offended but I really don't mind if anybody was offended Tony Perkins head of the family research council as one of several conservative leaders who signed on to a letter demanding an apology from the site's editor in chief Arianna Huffington.
Can we talk about the the aspects of that -- have those religious views and and how that might impact public policy absolutely that's a legitimate discussion that we can have.
But to marginalize.
Or demean someone because they actually have a faith.
That impacts their decisions.
The -- the good that's going too far.
-- Romney's Mormon faith has been targeted as well during the last GOP primary debate New York Times columnist Charles blow tweeted an insult aimed at Romney.
Which ended quotes stick that in your magic underwear a reference to temple garments that many mormons -- and consider sacred.
Two days later blow said he regretted the comment calling it inappropriate adding quote I'm willing to admit that with no caveats.
Authors of the letter to Huffington say the web -- has a double standard arguing that -- the similar article was written concerning the Islamic faith quote.
The public outcry would be overwhelming and rightly cell in Washington -- -- Bream Fox News.
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