Romney to speak to major gathering of religious conservatives
May 9th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

Romney to speak to major gathering of religious conservatives

Add Mitt Romney to the growing list of probable 2012 GOP presidential candidates speaking at a major social conservative conference early next month here in the nation's capitol.

The former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican White House hopeful will address the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing on Friday, June 3rd, according to an early Monday morning announcement on the organization's website by Ralph Reed, the founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. A Romney adviser also confirmed the appearance. In recent months Romney's beefed up his campaign staff, and last month he formed a presidential exploratory committee.

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  1. DaLe

    Who/what is a 'religious conservative'? Someone who is 'religious' (by whatever definition) and who voted for rep and not dem? Or someone who insists on living by 'God's laws'? Or someone who is against authoritarian organizations? Or someone who is against anti-authoritarian organizations? Or someone who is against those who are against more or less solid doctrine?

    May 10, 2011 at 6:11 am |
  2. T-party

    as an agnostic I laugh @ Baptists and evangelists claiming Mormons are not Christians and Catholics claiming Protestants are not Christians. no muslims get along and neither do any other sects of religions....

    May 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • Not So

      The various sects of Buddhism have generally managed to avoid the intersectarian strife that other religons have had. Not that Buddhism is true, just that it has generally been more tolerant.

      May 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
    • Adelina

      @T-Party, religious people agree that destructive hedonism and infanticide in society must be stopped. You agnostics have nothing to believe in other than hallow selfism; irresponsibility and cowardie can include anyone. @Not-So, Buddhism looks tolerant to you because secular Westerners never learn history or current happenings of any country.

      May 10, 2011 at 4:21 am |
    • Evolved DNA

      Adelina..Religions cannot agree on anything especially which one is the true one. The destruction of society is coming from conflicting religions. It is you who is selfish, and egotistical as you think that a god has been invented just for you.

      May 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  3. Artist

    It wouldn't kill him to trim the eyebrows...good lord he could dust atable from 5 feet away.

    May 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
  4. Reality

    It will be interesting to see how much Mormon ti-the money flows into Romney's campaign. Said Mormon "Church" is basically a business cult with assets estimated to be between $30-60 billion so keep an eye on Mormon business as-sets being sold to fund the campaign.

    It will be money wasted, however, the presidential-approved finding and execution of bin Laden, an economy that will continue to recover and the fact that BO is also the leader of the Immoral Majority i.e.. the 70+ million voting "mothers and fathers" of aborted womb-babies, BO cannot lose in 2012. Romney's only chance is to somehow payoff our $14 trillion debt with his own and/or Mormon money.

    2008 Presidential popular vote count 69,456,897 for BO 59,934,814 for JM.

    May 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  5. shamgar50

    Romney is a mormon. Do some research on this cult. I wouldn't vote for any mormon. Choice of religion goes right to a persons judgement, and ability to analyze. Once you understand the roots of mormonism, you'll wonder how any rational person can believe in it. All religions are questionable, but this particular flavor of christianity is one of the worst (quite a bit of racial bigotry is mixed in with this cults history, and can still be found in the "Book of Mormon"). Now many mormon apologist will claim the book of mormon is not raciest, and it only appears that way because things are taken out of context. Rubbish! Read it yourself and see. Find a pre 2010 version, as mormons have started "cleansing" recent printings.

    May 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • Artist

      Mormons are doing wonders in politics in Arizona. *rolling eyes*

      May 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
    • stevor

      In 1984 I was in Utah and came across a family that adopted a black boy. The step father came right out and told how he believed that if he prayed, the black boy would turn white (which was the right color). Geez, I wonder how that kid has dealt with that since then since I really doubt he turned white.
      I'd have to ask Mitt about those "golden tablets" and "special glasses that could read special hieroglyphics". I'd ask if he believe he'd get his own planet to be king of, as the Mormon religion says happens to men (the women get to be their servants there or something similar).
      Yes, Mormonism is a CULT!

      May 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  6. David Johnson

    Isn't Romney a Moron? Ewwwwwwwwwwwww!


    May 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  7. John Richardson

    Republicans pandering to social conservatives. Nothing new here.

    May 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Dorianmode

      Agree. This is about Ralphie's financial ambitions to be leader of something....anything.
      It's all a "tempest in a teapot". Obama is GOING to be re-elected. The American people are not stupid enough to elect one of these wackos to high office so soon after making the same mistake.

      The business of using faith to promote political ambition is as old as the hills.
      Remember Acts 1:6, when the followers of JC asked him "Will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel ?", thus revealing they had fundamentally misunderstood all he had been trying to tell them, and why he had felt it necessary to die. They thought it was all about politics. Nothing has changed.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  8. Artist

    I have no comment

    May 9, 2011 at 11:49 am |
    • .

      I disagree. That was a comment.

      May 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
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