But Why A Mormon? (11-06-07)
There is nothing callow and immature about Paul Weyrich. He's no parvenu. Yet, I admit he's not a household word, at least not in my house, but is a household word in many houses. He is considered to be the father of modern "conservativism"; he was a co-founder of the Moral Majority, the founder and president of the Heritage Foundation and an active spokesperson for conservative Christian causes. Now he may never be a household word in every home but perhaps he will be remembered more as an enigma than anything else. Why? His endorsement of Mitt Romney. Why would any conservative Christian endorse a Mormon? Well I know one reason - to stop the nomination of Rudy Giuliani. But why did he choose Romney when you have men like Huckabee, Hunter, Thompson, and McCain. I am terrified to even think of Hillary Clinton as President Clinton; I am still trying to get over her husband being President. But why Romney? I must admit I am just about as terrified if Giuliani were president as Hillary. They are joined at the hip on issues such as pro-abortion, homosexual unions, and anti-gun legislation, so I can understand Weyrich wanting to stop Giuliani. But I have grave concerns over Romney 's "Mormonness". I am thankful Romney's views are very much in line with conservative Christian values, although his pro-life beliefs only surfaced about the time he announced for President. Yes, I still have grave concerns, very grave concerns! I don't want to castigate Mr. Romney, for his morals and family line up with my own. Could I ever vote for him? I don't know? What if he were running against Hillary Clinton with her insatiable lust for power - Yes I could !
I also have great concerns over the conservative wing of the Republican Party in general, especially the Christian Conservative part. There are more divisions than unity. I think we have too many politicians who are parading as Christians. We must vote our conscience - we must vote with a Holy Spirit led conscience.