With one of the most important presidential elections coming up
in less than three weeks, some Christian voters are still undecided
or against voting for a Mormon candidate. Over two dozen
evangelical leaders have addressed the issue.
One of them is Dr. Frank Wright, president of National Religious
Broadcasters, who recognizes there are huge theological
differences in the understanding of most Christians and many
"Governor Romney himself has acknowledged that there are
significant differences between the things that he believes and
that Christians believe," Wright says.
"But when it comes to matters of public policy, questions of the
size and scope of government, questions of religious freedom, in so
many different areas, I think his views line up very well with the
views of many evangelical Christians."
NRB does not take positions on political candidates, so Wright
expresses himself as a private individual in believing Romney could
be the greatest defender of religious freedom of the modern era. He
also believes that people should cast their votes based on their
"I think you need to look at the positions that the candidates
hold and ask yourself a question," Wright concludes. "Do those
positions square with your own moral understanding, the precepts
that you guide yourself by; and do you think that they will be in
the best interests of the nation?"
The list of pastors willing to challenge the Internal Revenue
Service's rules for maintaining tax-exempt status is growing in
advance of Pulpit Freedom Sunday this weekend.