Saturday, September 09, 2006

Evangelical could vote for a Mormon

According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune Evangelical Leaders are ok with a Mormon President.

The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said Friday he would have no problem voting for a Mormon for U.S. president.
"We rejected an Evangelical [Harriet Meiers] for the Supreme Court and accepted a Catholic [Samuel Alito]," said Haggard, who was in Salt Lake City to address the annual convention of Religion Newswriters Association. "It's a question of competence."
Evangelical Christians are more interested "in good government," than in religious affiliation, said the founder and senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

This is good news for Mitt. This is not the first evangelical leader to say voting for a LDS candidate for President is not an impossibility. Falwell and Bob Jones University seemed to be ok with it.

Ever since I wrote this article on Redstate and the comments it recieved I have come to the opinion that the only people who think Evengelicals will not vote for a Mormon is the MSM.


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