January 17, 2012 · 0 Comments
Post by Lindsay Ferrier
The GOP candidates seem, by and large, to be a very religious bunch.
Rick Santorum and Rick Perry wear their Christian faith on their sleeves, Newt Gingrich is fresh off a Catholic conversion experience, and Mitt Romney was at one point the highest-ranking Mormon leader in Boston.
With all this talk about religion lately, it’s a perfect time to ask our political bloggers the following question: Does a candidate’s religion matter?
A few interesting reads on the topic to get yourself acquainted with the subjects:
weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=New%20York%20City,%20NY,%20United%20States&latlon=40.71427,-74.00597&u=c”>New York Times” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/us/politics/for-romney-a-role-of-faith-and-authority.html?pagewanted=all” target=”_blank”>This weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=New%20York%20City,%20NY,%20United%20States&latlon=40.71427,-74.00597&u=c”>New York Times article sheds light on Mitt Romney’s deeply Mormon roots. Here, Newt Gingrich reveals why he became Catholic. At The Atlantic, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend asks the question, Is Rick Perry as Christian as He Thinks He Is? Meanwhile, CNN has profiled the “faith journeys” of Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney. Ron Paul discusses why he left the Episcopalian church and became a Baptist.
Read what our political bloggers have to say on this topic throughout the week:
By Emma Brown