Can Mitt Romney’s evangelical ambassador seal the deal before Election Day?
Mark DeMoss and Mitt Romney at Liberty University, where Romney delivered the commencement address in May.
September 1st, 2012
10:00 PM ET

Can Mitt Romney’s evangelical ambassador seal the deal before Election Day?

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – The task of selling a Mormon presidential candidate to evangelical America has fallen to a public relations man who’s not even getting paid for what may be the toughest sales job of his career.

For six years, Mark DeMoss has served as Mitt Romney’s unofficial evangelical ambassador, making the case that born-again Christians should help elect the first Mormon to the White House.

It has often been a lonely job.

During this year’s primaries, DeMoss found himself addressing audiences of evangelical leaders in which nearly everyone was rooting for another candidate: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry – anybody but Romney.

“It would have been tough for anyone other than Mark,” says Richard Land, the public policy chief for the Southern Baptist Convention, remembering how DeMoss performed in one hostile setting last January. “The audience was stacked for Santorum and Gingrich.

“But he has a lot of street cred with evangelicals,” Land says of DeMoss. “He understands us because he’s one of us. So he did great.”

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Now that Romney has outlasted the other candidates to become the Republican nominee for president, DeMoss is using that street cred to help the candidate close the deal with evangelical voters in the weeks before Election Day.

It’s unclear whether he will succeed.

Polls show that although most evangelicals have come around to Romney, there’s a sizable chunk who have not. With those voters making up a huge part of the GOP base in swing states like Ohio, Iowa and Virginia, whether DeMoss’ gambit works could mean the difference between an Obama or a Romney White House.

For DeMoss, who is officially a senior adviser to the Romney campaign, the stakes of his work go well beyond electoral politics. He’s trying to open the American evangelical mind.

“I took this on to tackle prejudicial attitudes,” DeMoss says, explaining how he approached Romney about running for president in 2006, convinced that the then-Massachusetts governor was the most qualified man for the presidency that he’d ever seen.

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“I discussed it with Romney the first time we met,” he continues, sitting in his room at the elegant Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, his home during the convention. “It bothered me that some evangelicals said they couldn’t support a Mormon for president. As a public relations guy, I wanted to change that mindset.”

Which is why DeMoss was in front of the North Carolina delegation at the convention Monday morning, arguing that it’s unfair for some Republicans to insist on a presidential nominee with whom they agree about everything.

“My advice to those folks is perhaps you should run yourself the next time,” DeMoss told the evangelical-heavy delegation in a Hilton Hotel ballroom, still abuzz about a powerhouse speech that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had delivered a few minutes earlier.

“My wife and I have been married for 24 years,” DeMoss said, “and I don’t agree with her on everything.”

Looking professorial in tortoiseshell glasses, a blue blazer and a white polo shirt tucked into khakis, DeMoss never mentioned religion or Romney’s Mormonism.

But you could tell it was a big part of what he was talking about.

It’s why he told the delegation that he has prayed with Mitt Romney and shared scripture with him and has even sought parenting advice from Romney and his wife, Ann.

After years of traveling and visiting with the Romney, DeMoss told the crowd, “I trust his values - for I’m fully convinced they mirror my own.”

It might not sound like much, but an evangelical Christian vouching for a Mormon’s values in front of ballroom full of fellow believers can be a powerful thing.

At least that’s the hope.

Lessons from the Moral Majority

DeMoss developed an appreciation for Mormons from a somewhat unlikely source: the evangelical giant Jerry Falwell.

He enrolled at Liberty University, Falwell’s school, in 1980, the year after his father died of a heart attack. Falwell, a fundamentalist preacher, would become like a second father.

DeMoss’s dad had been friends with Falwell – DeMoss says it’s unclear if the insurance marketing company his father founded, National Liberty Corp., helped give Liberty University its name – and Mark found work in Falwell’s office after graduation.

By the time he was 23, DeMoss was serving as Falwell’s chief of staff and spokesman, helping his boss run a growing evangelical empire that included the Lynchburg, Virginia, university and a new organization Falwell had helped found: the Moral Majority.

The organization aimed to bring evangelicals back into the political fold, after millions of them had spent decades sitting out elections, convinced that politics were a dirty, ungodly business.

“We traveled the country, challenging pastors to get involved. He outworked staff  that were half his age” DeMoss says of Falwell, who died at 73 in 2007.

Mark DeMoss with Jerry Falwell at 1992 Republican Convention in San Diego, California.

Falwell taught him how political organizing works, from the grassroots to the very top. He took him to meetings with President Ronald Reagan, whom the Moral Majority had helped elect, and President George H.W. Bush.

Among the most important lessons Falwell taught, DeMoss says, is that politics is the art of the possible.

“You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who was more politically conservative than Falwell, but he became increasingly pragmatic,” DeMoss says, eating blueberries from a plastic cup in his hotel room. “He was more practical and open-minded than a lot of people saw.”

As he waged crusades against abortion and for prayer in schools, Falwell proudly linked arms with non-evangelicals. While others in the burgeoning Christian Right wanted to organize only among their own flocks, the Moral Majority chief pushed an idea called co-belligerency: people of different religious backgrounds setting aside theological differences to pursue common political goals.

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“A lot of people forget this or didn’t know it to begin with, but the Moral Majority was a coalition of evangelicals, Catholics, Jews and Mormons,” DeMoss says. “It was not an evangelical organization.”

Mormons consider themselves to be Christians, but some evangelicals and other traditional Christians disagree. While Mormons treat the Bible as Scripture, they also consider the Book of Mormon to be a holy book

There are other big differences between Mormonism and traditional Christianity, including the Mormon belief that the modern prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can receive revelations from God. Traditional Christians believe that the period for such revelations is over.

But Falwell’s insistence on coalition building with Mormons and others stuck with DeMoss long after he left the Lynchburg in 1991 to start his own Christian PR firm in Atlanta.

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The firm, called the DeMoss Group, took Falwell as its first client and quickly added business from big Christian groups like Chuck Colson’s Prison Ministries, Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and Christian Crusade for Christ.

More than 20 years later, those groups are still with DeMoss.

“What makes Mark different than a lot other guys in this business is that he’s independently wealthy,” says Graham, who notes that DeMoss’ wife, April, is also from a family that started an insurance company.

“I find him to shoot straight because he’s not trying to keep my business,” Graham says. “I think he’s more concerned with trying to be honest. He will bill you and then at the same time he’ll make a big contribution back to you.”

Mark DeMoss with the Rev. Franklin Graham, a client since 1991.

Though DeMoss has kept his work for Romney, which is unpaid, separate from the DeMoss Group, the relationships he built over decades through his PR work are key to selling Romney to evangelical leaders.

Graham had never met Romney before DeMoss arranged for 15 conservative Christian leaders to visit Romney’s Massachusetts home in 2007, when he was preparing to make his first run for president.

As the leaders took turns introducing themselves, many volunteered that they had traveled to Romney’s home mostly because DeMoss had asked them.

By the end of the meeting, Romney had made some new friends.

“Sometimes on TV someone can appear one way but when you meet them face to face you see the personal side of him,” says Graham, recalling the meeting. “After I met Governor Romney I liked him very much and even more l liked his wife and his marriage and his commitment to family.”

As for theological issues that interested some of the evangelicals, Graham says Romney “answered those questions extremely well.”

Since then, DeMoss has helped evangelical leaders not only become more comfortable with the idea of a Mormon in the White House but also with Romney’s evolving position on issues like gay marriage and abortion.

“He’s absolutely trusted as a pro-life person,” Land says of DeMoss. “When he says Governor Romney is pro-life, that means something. That helps.”

Land is among the many evangelical leaders who use DeMoss to relay concerns or advice to the governor.

“Mark’s a trusted negotiator,” says Land, who had dinner with Romney and DeMoss last year.

Though Romney’s 2008 campaign was unsuccessful, DeMoss counted it as a victory that no major evangelical figure came out against him over his faith, even if few publicly endorsed his campaign.

Four years later, there still aren’t many prominent evangelicals who’ve come out publicly for Romney.

And there are questions about where Romney stands with rank-and-file evangelicals. A recent Pew poll found that, while most white evangelicals support Romney, a quarter are uncomfortable with his religion. Just one in five in that group are strongly pro-Romney.

Ten weeks before Election Day, it’s not where a Republican nominee wants a key part of his base to be.

Visiting Salt Lake

DeMoss’ case for why evangelicals can enthusiastically support a Mormon candidate echo Falwell’s arguments about why evangelicals and Mormons should be political allies.

It goes like this: If evangelicals are OK with seeing a Mormon doctor or flying with a Mormon pilot, DeMoss reasons, shouldn’t they be OK with a Mormon president? We’re electing a commander-in-chief, not a pastor-in-chief, right?

Plus, fixing the national economy – the No.1 issue in this election – doesn’t really have anything to do with religion.

In fact, DeMoss was drawn to Romney because of the candidate’s unusual breadth of experience as a businessman, governor and Olympics Committee chief with dual degrees from Harvard.

“On a personal level and a spiritual level, I might care a great deal about what somebody believes doctrinally,” he tells NPR during a phone interview from his room at the Vinroy. “In the case of presidential election, I don’t care.”

After hanging up, DeMoss stays on that point: “I hope I’ve shifted a conversation about the religion of a candidate to one about the values of a candidate.”

DeMoss says that voting on the basis of a candidate’s faith is dangerous and inane. He notes that three of the most successful politicians from his own denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, are all Democrats whom many evangelical loathe: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

Since January, DeMoss has spent about half his time making such arguments, stressing to clients that the work is not official firm business. Still, he suspects that some potential clients have skipped signing up with the DeMoss Group because its founder and president is pushing a Mormon candidate.

April, his wife, who’s checking her iPhone on the bed of DeMoss’ hotel room, says they’ve lost a few friends over Romney, too. But they’ve also made new Mormons friends, and have developed a deep appreciation for the Mormon faith.

On the van to the hotel to address the North Carolina delegation, Mark and April trade stories with their Mormon driver, a convention staffer, about their respective visits to Salt Lake City, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is headquartered.

Later, DeMoss talks about being turned off by the evangelical street preachers he’d seen on the street corners there, preaching to Mormons in town for the church’s annual general assembly. How could such evangelizers hope to convert anybody in the 30 or so seconds it takes to wait for the light to change?

For DeMoss, the episode represents a civility deficit when it comes to the evangelical treatment of Mormons. He sees his work with Romney partly as a corrective.

Whether DeMoss can help soften the evangelical line toward Mormons is an open question. So is whether he can get enough of his brethren to go a giant step further and vote for a Mormon for president.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: 2012 Election • Christianity • Mitt Romney • Mormonism • Politics

soundoff (1,426 Responses)
  1. MagicPanties

    Prayer is responsible for farting.
    Please stop.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  2. tony

    The religion with the deepest collection plates wins!

    September 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  3. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    September 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Happy Shiny Girl!

      Like, I hope you have written a script to monitor when the page number increases because if not...

      That means that you actually sit in front of the computer waiting to copy/paste the same droll meme... over and over and...

      September 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      I am praying to my invisible pink unicorn that you get a a clue.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • tony

      Now voted the most ignorant poster of all time.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • Al

      That would be you Tony Baloney atheist.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • hal 9000

      hal 9000
      I'm sorry "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but you assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. I see that you are repeating 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

      September 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  4. 1amazed2u

    Read ROLLINGSTONE's article dated 8/30/2012 under Politics. Reveals what Romney is not telling the american public

    September 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  5. W.G.

    I could never as a conservative Bible believing Born Again Christian ever vote for a Mormon and a Catholic !

    September 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • edweird69

      It's not supposed to be a vote on religion. This country really is backwards!! It's a vote on who's supposed to lead our nation. Not a vote on who has the correct fairytale.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • MagicPanties

      I could never, as a person with a brain and who actually thinks, take seriously anyone that claims some 2000 year old fairy tales are actually true.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Al

      That's because you are an atheist liar.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
    • Athy

      Is that really the way you decide your vote? I guess that's probably the best way for you, actually, since you seem to be quite a few cards short of a full deck.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  6. polycarp pio

    Pax Et Bonum. PP

    September 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  7. OrganicManLives_N_anOraganicUNiverSE

    Mormons are twice removed from the wandering Jews. Levi took his family left Jerusalem and headed for America where they supposedly mated with the Indian inhabitants. then many moons later Joseph Smith has a dream and finds the lost tablets of the wandering Jews and forms a religion and takes people west where he is later imprisoned and thrown out of a window almost ripping off his head. Too bad he wasn't wearing his holy undergarments. yes this story is as crazy as the bible... except they admit they had alien technology and their God is one. makes sense to me. You don't believe in Aliens but you do in a god. hahahaha what M0r0ns, humans!

    September 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • christine

      why are so many people against Mormons, like any other religion some have there faults but most are great people. I have had Mormon neighbors and they are some of the finest people I know, they teach there children not to smoke, drink , and sleep around and to serve there fellow man., so even if it is not true the are teaching people great values and maybe if we all lived like they do the world would be kinder place to live.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • edweird69

      @Christine – "most are great people". You're talking about a hate group. Those bullies ganged-up on gay families, and made sure their parents couldn't get married. Now children of gay people are still 2nd glass, not to mention gay parents themselves. Mormons have a dreadful historical record of murder.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • Al

      You are just another atheist liar.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  8. One one

    It must suck to run for president. You have to pretend to believe in god, attend church (and bring a camera crew), and kiss the a$$es of religious leaders. And every now and then, get in front of the cameras and profess how important your "faith" is to you.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • edweird69

      ahhaha... so true... Not a feat I could accomplish. What a crock. Then the public is just in total shock, when they find out they've been lied to...over and over and over...again.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Jill

      That's because you are a sinner that loves sinning and have no intention of changing. It's because of you atheists that Christian Americans are fighting you.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • edweird69

      @Jill – "they're fighting me"? What the he11 is it to them, what I believe? I don't give a flying frig about what they believe. They can believe in spaghetti monsters for all I care. They need to quit shoving their hateful religion down our throats. They need to quit trying to create a theocracy in this country. If you want to live in a theocracy, please move to the middle east..

      September 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • Happy Shiny Girl!

      @Jill There is no such thing as sin. Ethics and morals, yes.

      Ethics and morals are what makes civilization possible. Its important to teach your children ethics and morals.

      The concept of sin is a selfish thing; absolving it just so that you can escape eternal torment.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Jack

      And, your point? And, what does it have to do with the story?

      September 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Al

      It's just another atheist throwing lies out.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      @Al – what the fvck does anything you wrote have to do with what One one wrote?

      September 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  9. mb2010a

    Being a student and follower of Jerry Falwell is definitely NOT a feather in his cap...
    Falwell died in 2007 and I find it hard to believe he is with God right now...

    September 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • edweird69

      Not a remote possibility...as god does not exist.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • mama kindless

      True, edweird69.

      But I sometimes wonder where that sob is buried. I mean I hope they kept the body away from any livestock or gardens and such – because I'm sure it would be very unhealthy for any living thing to be near him. You know someone with that foul a mind must have wound up with a lot of poisonous in his body.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • Athy

      Don't worry, mb2010a, he's definitely not with god, since god doesn't exist. He's just gone, never to return.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  10. mb2010a

    Wow...and I thought I had a hard job...

    September 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  11. noteasilyswayed

    Those of you who vote for a person because of his/her religious denomination are trying to get people in office who will push your views on others by creating legislation that will benefit that particular denomination. These radical views have done much harm in the last few years; this is an open and free society and no one group should impose its religious beliefs and dogma on others. Separate church and state and leave them separate. Otherwise we will be no better than other countries who impose Sharia law or other radical religious ideas on their entire populations.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • edweird69

      It's a myth that church and state are separate:
      Bibles in every motel room
      God on our money
      Moments of silence (prayer) before public events
      Christian cable networks 24/7
      Discounts on insurance for being christian
      Churches every 6 blocks in every city over 100,000
      Christian bookstores in every town over 12,000
      God in The Pledge of Allegiance
      Televangelists 24/7
      Christian billboards along the highway advertising Vacation Brainwashing School (VBS) for your children
      Federally recognized Christian holiday
      Radioeveangelists 24/7
      Religious organizations are tax free
      75% of the population claims to be Christian
      National day of prayer
      God in the National Anthem

      September 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • mama kindless

      You're right, edweird69. There's plenty of room for improvement in undoing all that crap and really making them more separate.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  12. John the Historian

    Willard and his wife Anne will be going to the planet kolob after the election. Mormonism is not Christianity. It is a pure americana with freemasonry elements stolen religion. Why don't mormons understand Joseph Smith was a polygamist and con man who committed bank fraud and died in a gun battle because he was going to be arrested. There were no gold tablets. If there were why not display them and don't say they were assumed into heaven. Joseph Smith's translation of Egyptian papyrus has been proven to be wrong. Brigham Young was another polygamist and murderer. Young had non-mormons massacred in Utah. Brigham Young's 19th wife divorced him and called him a con. Utah only got rid of polygamy because they wanted to become a state in 1896. Don't forget Joseph Smith's nephew voted against it. There is no historical proof that Jesus Christ was a polygamist or that he preached to the American-Indians. Don't say it is an act of faith. We have Roman records of Jesus Christ and Pontius Pilate. Mormons prove to me there is a planet kolob. Is Joseph Smith and Brigham Young there with there many wives ? Open up your temples to the general public like Christian Churches. What are you hiding ??? Display the gold tablets if they exist. Get rid of your statues of Brigham Young, the rapist.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • One one

      Morgan's prove there is a planet Kolob? Christians prove there is a heaven and hell.

      Let's face it, they are all the same BS wines in different bottles.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      @One one

      Ask for a Kolob-job from the next Mormon you meet. They're real enough.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Happy Shiny Girl!

      Well, the planet (star) Kolob was written about in the Book of Abraham, so it must be true.

      After all, The Book of Abraham is based on miscellaneous Egyptian papyri that Joseph Smith purchased in 1835 from a traveling mummy exhibition. Sure, he made some gaffes such as mistaking Isis for a king and Osiris as Abraham, but...

      Yeah, the more you read about Mormons, the sillier (and scary) it gets...

      September 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • Get Real

      John the Historian,

      That's a good start.

      Now, "physician, heal thyself".

      Where are Moses' tablets?
      Where is Noah's ark?
      Where is the evidence of 2 million Hebrews in the Egyptian desert?
      Where is the verified evidence of 'heaven' or 'hell'?
      Where are the Roman birth and death records of Jesus? (hint: not the writings of Roman news reporters of the day).
      Did not even one of those 5,000 diners bother to save a magic fish bone?

      September 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • Al

      Why do atheists think anything of themselves since they are nothing but destructive?

      September 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      "Al" wrote – "Why do atheists think anything of themselves since they are nothing but destructive?"

      Uh oh – I think we have another disgruntled EX EVANGELISTIC FORTUNE COOKIE CO. WRITER on our hands . . .

      September 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  13. Rob

    The world's most awful religions: 1 Islam 2 Evangelical (born again )

    September 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • Al

      Another atheist liar.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  14. Happy Shiny Girl!

    "DeMoss developed an appreciation for Mormons from a somewhat unlikely source: the evangelical giant Jerry Falwell.
    He enrolled at Liberty University, Falwell’s school, in 1980, the year after his father died of a heart attack.
    Falwell, a fundamentalist preacher, would become like a second father."

    That's all you need to take from the article to see how bad the whole thing is.

    Read the wiki on Liberty University and the connection to Sun Myung Moon (who passed away very recently) and the spin that Demoss put on that...


    September 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  15. Vidyashanti

    It is mind boggling to see so many intellectuals are engaged in a worthless conversion 'which religion is a religion & which one is a cult. A religion is not a religion when it doubts or challenges others beliefs whether they are right or wrong. If so called religion -with a large followers- teaches hatred, intolerance, disrespect and tries to shove their views on others is nothing more then a cult. Religion tries to bring an individual near to GOD & if we are the children of the same GOD they the religions only work is to establish harmony, understanding and love everything else is hogwash.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • One one

      Religion by definition is intolerant to other religions, because each must claim to be the one truth. Heck, Jesus sends people too hell for not believing in him. Is that religious tolerance ? There is not one verse in the bible that specifically endorses religious tolerance.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • John

      Tom Wolfe: "A cult is a religion that has no political power"

      September 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  16. fsmgroupie

    mitt magical underwear will protect us !!

    September 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • Satan was the cool one

      I don't think he ever washed them though. He seems to walk pretty stiff.

      September 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • mb2010a

      It's that old war injury that makes him walk that way...

      September 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  17. Satan was the cool one

    satan believed in equality. Oops, no wonder the religious don't like him.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
    • Ms

      I too remember the verses in the Bible where Satan called for loving everybody and treating others as equals. /sarcasm

      September 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  18. Saved by Grace

    Faith in God not just any god, the world is full of gods . I had rather serve a God that rose from the dead than one that is still in the grave. Mormans have made a god of Mr. J Smith.... how sad.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • Get Real

      Saved by Grace:
      " a God that rose from the dead"

      Verified evidence, please, or it never happened...

      September 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      Why do you go on about the nonexistent "Mormans"?

      September 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • Saved by Grace

      Get Real dont get it. duh he Christ, is not in a grave. Thats it bet you think someone moved the body.... you so bright.

      September 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • ET

      Saved by Grace,

      See, *this* is where your poor spelling and misunderstanding has gotten you into trouble. It's really, "Saved by Greys".


      September 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
    • joe sarr

      Mormon to Christianity is like bahi faith ti Islam,

      September 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  19. Reality

    Only for new members of this blog:

    Why the Christian Right no longer matters in presidential elections:

    Once again, all the conservative votes in the country "ain't" going to help a "pro-life" presidential candidate, i.e Mitt Romney, in 2012 as the "Immoral Majority" rules the country and will be doing so for awhile. The "Immoral Majority" you ask?

    The fastest growing USA voting bloc: In 2008, the 70+ million "Roe vs. Wade mothers and fathers" of aborted womb-babies" whose ranks grow by two million per year i.e. 78+ million "IM" voters in 2012.

    2008 Presidential popular vote results:

    69,456,897 for pro-abortion/choice BO, 59,934,814 for "pro-life" JM.

    And the irony:

    And all because many women fail to take the Pill once a day or men fail to use a condom even though in most cases these men have them in their pockets. (maybe they should be called the "Stupid Majority"?)

    The failures of the widely used birth "control" methods i.e. the Pill and male condom have led to the large rate of abortions ( one million/yr) and S-TDs (19 million/yr) in the USA. Men and women must either recognize their responsibilities by using the Pill or condoms properly and/or use other safer birth control methods in order to reduce the epidemics of abortion and S-TDs.


    September 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  20. One one

    Hello folks, God here.

    Worship me or I will torture you forever.

    Have a nice day.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • Satan was the cool one

      what if I create a wafer and pretend I'm eating your son? Or drink wine like I'm drinking his blood. Oops, silly me, it's your son I'm eating, huh?

      September 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • mb2010a

      Which God are you?

      September 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
    • One one

      @mb, whatever god you want me to be.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Al

      Atheists are Satanist. Enough said from these sinners that are loosing the election for Obama.

      September 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
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