Leap of faith: Pastor now supporting Romney
Evangelicals warming to Romney?
- Duration 3:49
- Date Apr 15, 2012
Evangelicals warming to Romney?
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Welcome back everybody Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has been a source of tension for many evangelical voters including.
Our next guest who even went so far as to call Mormon -- them.
They quote theological -- but now with -- -- -- out of the running -- other evangelicals are changing their tune a bit.
-- joining us it's just passes the first Baptist Church in Dallas the author of twilight last gleaming doctor Robert -- nice to see this morning doctor welcome in the show.
Well thanks and thanks for not showing my prom pictures greatly appreciate we'll save you from that.
Trust me I want that pain.
You have some critics of this morning doctor and we should be fair and in explaining what their position is they see that you are now.
Expressing some political opportunism and that -- being hypocritical for saying at one point the Mitt Romney was a member of a cult.
And that Christian shouldn't vote for and now you're changing your tune -- Well I haven't changed my -- and in fact I never said Christian should not vote for Mitt Romney.
When I talked about his theology I was answering a question about theology.
And I still maintained there are vast differences in theology between mormons and Christians but we -- share many of the same values like the sanctity of life and religious freedom.
I was on your show in January at the day of the our caucus.
And I said at that point if Mitt Romney became the nominee I would support him so there's no inconsistency here at all so you do still feel he is not a Christian.
Well I'm saying the same thing -- Rick Warren said last Sunday on another network 75%.
-- Protestant pastors USA today cited a poll saying.
Don't believe that more in the -- is the same as christianity but.
We do share many of the same values I think Christians are very concerned about this president being the most pro abortion president in history is unprecedented assault against religious liberty.
And I think those things are going -- energize evangelical Christians to vote in the fall election.
You said in October evangelical Christians should not vote for Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon therefore not a real question.
-- critics would argue that President Obama is a real -- Christian by that metric then why wouldn't you support Barack Obama.
Well again I never said quote that you attributed to me.
-- ways that's very -- article and one magazine that just completely fabricated that -- I've never said don't -- I'd vote for Mitt Romney because he's not a Christian but.
In my book that you were so -- reference I said.
Given the choice between a Christian like Barack Obama who embraces non biblical principles.
And a Mormon like Mitt Romney who embraces biblical principles there's every reason to support Mitt Romney in this election I've been consistent and do you feel other evangelicals will come out and that the big question is enthusiasm will they get out and vote for him come the fall.
Well I believe they will you know in 200830.
Million evangelical evangelicals sat at home and didn't vote.
Barack Obama won by ten million votes.
But I think in these last four years when we've seen especially what the president has done -- last six months and watching this war against religious liberty.
I'm not just talking about the HHS mandate but I'm also talking about last October when he tried to -- sand.
Of the church exemption and hiring practices I think is more evangelicals are aware of what this president is doing.
I think they will turn out and vote not for partisan reasons but because he opposes biblical principles.
We will see -- will be fascinating election doctor Robert -- is always great to see here on the show thanks for waking up with -- early this morning here is the book twilight last gleaming.
He's -- name of the book thanks doctor.