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Pastor at Ryan event once said Romney is not a Christian
October 9th, 2012
04:34 AM ET

Pastor at Ryan event once said Romney is not a Christian

By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter

Washington (CNN) – The pastor who delivered a passionate invocation at Paul Ryan's rally in Rochester, Michigan on Monday evening told CNN earlier this year that the man at the top of the Republican ticket, Mitt Romney, is not a Christian.

Romney's running mate was making his first campaign appearance in Michigan since August.

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- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Politics

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  1. Chris Mahoney

    Pastor at Obama event once called upon God to damn AmeriKKKa.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  2. Simon Droktria

    Christian leaders are failing the true Christian church by remaining silent on this issue. Many are even admitting that they will vote for Romney. They are willing to vote for a Mormon who says that there are many gods, and that the god is a man of "flesh and bone." But they won't vote for a Christian who believes in the same God that they do – just because that Christian supports a woman's right to choose.

    Christians are destroying Christianity because their priorities are not in order. They should love God first and act as if they love Him. If they would humble themselves, seek His face, pray, and turn from their wickedness, then He will heal America. He, after all, controls the hearts of kings. But Christians have decided to go their own way, even if it means allowing their children and grandchildren to see them advocating for a Mormon who dishonors their God.

    It is a sad time for Christianity in America. No wonder so many people are abandoning the church. Christians are false and everyone knows it.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
    • Chris Mahoney

      Yeah, vote for the true Christian, Barack Hussein Obama.

      October 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
    • gunzee101

      Well said Simon. The unsaved can see right through the carnal christians. Shaming the gospel. The bible warns me of false doctrine and Mormonism DOES NOT line up with the word of God.

      October 10, 2012 at 1:16 am |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      "The bible warns me of false doctrine and Mormonism DOES NOT line up with the word of God."

      Too bad the bible isnt the word of god....quit telling yourself it is.

      And why vote for someone based on religion? Why not vote based on how they will help improve this country.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:42 am |
    • Luetta LaMatry

      I totally agree with what you said and I fear that if Romney becomes president that mormons will take over just like they did in the state of Utah. ( I should know,I live here!) I do not trust Romney or the mormons and I feel as though they think that they are higher than God. People need to humble themselves that is for sure and they need to put God first and foremost.

      October 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  3. Trish

    He is absolutely right. Mormons are not Christians. Christians believe that they will receive eternal salvation by accepting Jesus as their personal savior. Mormons believe that they will enter the celestial kingdom after spending their lives following all the rules in their many scriptures. Accepting Jesus as a personal savior is not one of their rules. They have been duped by the one of history's biggest con artists-Joseph Smith. If it wasn't so sad it would be laughable.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
    • gunzee101

      Well said Trish.

      October 10, 2012 at 1:18 am |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      chrstianity is just as sad....only youre being duped by numerous people.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:43 am |
    • Kev

      And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, Lord Omnipotent. (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 2:17)

      October 10, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • leif

      Speaking too much reveals your ignorance.

      October 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  4. Dan

    Don't forget that Pastor Kent Clark earns his living by teaching pleasing things to those who will listen...

    October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  5. martha

    By their fruits ye shall known them.....

    October 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      agreed and Jesus has givin us destruction, genocide, ecocide and bigotry.

      by there fruits

      October 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  6. DL

    Where is my post? I didn't curse or anything unacceptable, unless you are a Mormon knucklehead. I censorship over facts.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  7. Delta Dawn

    I like to picture Jesus as a figure skater. He wears like a white outfit, and He does interpretive ice dances of my life's journey.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-shirt. 'Cause it says like, I wanna be formal but I’m here to party too. I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:45 am |
  8. Christianity and Islam is a mental disease- FACT

    Funny majority of Christians have ALWAYS viewed Mormons as NOT CHRISTIANS. Obama is a Christian....FACT. He is not a practicing Muslim....doesnt kiss the dirt 5 times a day etc. When you consider most American Christians are far from being a Christian it is no surprise that they all of a sudden accept Romney as a Christian.

    Yes it must really suck to be an Evangelical these days because you know what a false religion Mormonism is. Evangelicals are promoting Mormonism.

    I actually find this quite funny. lol

    October 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • Simon Droktria

      Actually, it is pretty sad.

      October 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm |
    • gunzee101

      This born again Christian is voting for Obama/Biden. 🙂

      October 10, 2012 at 1:21 am |
  9. Brian

    The Mormon "church" actively supported slavery before the Civil War. The corporate controlled "news" media won't talk about that.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      So did christianity

      October 10, 2012 at 7:46 am |
    • leif

      False – they, in part, had to move to the west because of their support to end slavery. Again, you say too much your reveal your ignorance.

      October 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  10. gunzee101

    I am an born again christian. NO WAY does the Mormon religion line up with the Word of God, again NO WAY. In fact Jesus warns about false religion and than many shall come in my name.
    The Secrect World of Mormonism. Take a look.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q6brMrFw0E

    October 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  11. MrHighMighty

    Of course Romney is not Christian. Mormonism is a deceptive and blasphemous religion, and closer to Satanism than Christianity. Mormons profess to place their faith in Jesus Christ, but their Jesus is a false one. They believe Jesus is a created person, not the personification of the eternal God. If Jesus is not God, his death and resurrection would not be adequate to save man. Satan is a created being, and one of Satan's goals is to convince man that Jesus is not eternal God either.
    Mormons also believe that man can achieve equality with God, another insulting blasphemous belief that they share in common with Satan.
    Scripture is full of warnings about false teachers, and Mormons are among the most dangerous, because their deceptive beliefs are easily grouped into true Christianity.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • gunzee101

      Well said. This born again christian is voting for Obama/Biden. Mormonism does NOT line up with the Word of God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q6brMrFw0E

      October 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • martha

      Read their 13 articles of faith, all their beliefs are stated in it.....

      October 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  12. Rev. Richard

    Romney has proven that he is a morally good, charitable person, and a prudent businessman. It is rare that we have seen this level of ability and character in a poitician.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • gunzee101

      Proven to who? Jesus? Jesus in his word warned me to stay away from false doctrine. I speak as a born again christian. NO WAY does Mormonism line up with the Word of God.

      October 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      "Jesus in his word warned me to stay away from false doctrine. I speak as a born again christian. NO WAY does Mormonism line up with the Word of God."

      First, the bible is not the word of god. it is the words of human beings written over a long period of time then edited by more human beings to fit their agenda of money, power and to convert pagans to christianity.

      Second, what does being morally good, charitable, and a good business man have to do with religion. NOTHING. Quit bringing up religion in everything. Its not the end all be all.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  13. Tacitus Talks

    I would vote for a Druid that sacrifices virgins before voting for Obama.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
    • midwest rail

      You want Marcus Bachmann to run ? You're very strange.

      October 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • Eire2

      What about Druids that sacrificed Romans as reported in the Agricola by Tacitus?

      October 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • Mike

      The bigotry is strong in this one.

      October 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • End Religion

      typical religious type who will at any time may break into song and dance concerning his loving god

      October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  14. kyphi

    Mormons are not Christians. It must suck to be an Evangelistic Christian this election.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • gunzee101

      I agree with you. I am a born again christian. I read my bible and NO WAY does Mormonism line up with the Word of God.
      Obama 2012

      October 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  15. RW

    As an ex-mormon, It would be easier to vote for a blind dog than to vote for Mitt Romney.

    They would do anything to fulfill their prophecy of Running the US from Salt Lake City.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • kyphi

      Most people don't know what mormons believe and it's scary. Romney will lead the US to war.

      October 9, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Kev

      Well, it looks like based on your claims that not every Latter-Day-Saint got the memo, since there are supporters of Obama who are Latter-Day-Saints and their church membership has not been threatened.

      October 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • Trent

      Mormon leaders would prefer Obama win, because then they can talk to him and give input, whereas if Romney wins there will hyper-intense scrutiny of anything at all they say. Mormons met with Clinton, Bush, Obama, but if Romney is elected they might avoid meeting with him, just because if they did then crazy conspiracy theorists would throw a fit.

      Let's not forget by the way that Harry Reid, the democratic leader, is Mormon too, and that Romney ran Massachusetts as governor for years without ever having mormons tell him what to do. In fact, he was the one who signed the first gay-marriage bill in America; ironic since that is a policy he personally disagrees with, as does his church. But it's good evidence that he realizes that he is a leader for all the people, not just one group or several religious groups. He's a moderate pragmatist, to a fault.

      October 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • bomba

      how do you become ex mormon...you are a child of satan..he is your new father..coward

      October 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  16. Kebos

    And these men will be our leaders!? Wake up, America. To the rest of the world, you're becoming the class clown and idiot.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • Mike

      America has been the clowns of the world for quite a while. Obama was a break. Romney will degrade American only further.

      October 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  17. realbuckyball

    So we have two grown men, both of whom actually affirm that in the room they are in this morning, there are actual invisible angels and demons lurking about, and they affirm this every Sunday, on a weekly, if not daily basis. And these men wish to have the job of deciding whether to blow up the Earth with nuclear weapons. OK. What is wrong with this picture ?

    October 9, 2012 at 7:22 am |
  18. realbuckyball

    Mormonism is not, historically, Christianity. It fails every rational test.
    However if they say they are, then they are, as they can say whatever they want. What they *say* is devoid of historical content, or credibility.
    If "Christianity" has objective criteria, they match very few. The fact that they call their savior "bob" and others call their savior "bob" says nothing about the content of the belief system.
    Joseph Smith was an uneducated fool, who was unaware of the most basic elements of Christian Theology, simply by virtue of his lack of education. No critical thinker could be a Mormon.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:27 am |
    • bomba

      you are a knucklehead...

      October 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  19. babooph

    I enjoy watching the Christians sell out their religion for their politics,their delusions have no bounds,welcome to the 9 commandments[Mormons are polytheistic].

    October 9, 2012 at 5:36 am |
    • gunzee101

      Not me. I am a born again christian and the bible clearly warns me of false religion. No way does Mormonism line up with the Word of God.
      Obama/Biden 2012

      October 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    October 9, 2012 at 4:56 am |
    • Which God?

      Yes it does. Changed you into a robo-fool with a one track mind. You couldn't think for yourself if you tried. Fool, poe and a troll.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent truths is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent truths, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      October 9, 2012 at 10:14 am |
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