Romney's Political-Religious Wisdom

Fantastic comment by presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, made in Collin Hansen's recent interview with him for CT:

My position on cloning and embryo farming is not a religion-based decision, because I think that approach does not fit with a secular leader's viewpoint. In my case, I believe that a civilized society must respect the sanctity of human life. Unquestionably, a scientist will tell you that life occurs when all the dna and genetic material is present and the life is human and conception has occurred. Therefore, from a scientific standpoint, life occurs at conception. As to when the soul enters the physical, that's a matter for theologians, not for people who are running for President.

Read the rest of the interview here.

For the record, I think evangelical concerns about the influence of a Mormon president on American faith are off-base and borderline ridiculous. If anything, Romney's candidacy and/or presidency would stimulate conversation on the differences between Mormon and Christian belief, which brings far greater benefits than liabilities. Church, are we ready to step up to the plate and answer the questions people would ask? Let's quit worrying so much about electing someone to be our voice for us, and start learning to speak out for ourselves.

Go Romney.

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