President Obama and Mitt Romney open up about their faith


Cathedral Age is the quarterly magazine of the Washington National Cathedral that interviewed President Obama and Willard M. Romney about Christian faith and Mormonism respectively.

Now if you really want a revealing peek into Willard's religious life, check out Brigham Young’s great-great-granddaughter on Mormonism, Mitt Romney, and “Lying for the Lord”.

But for now, CNN provides the following quote by Romney from the King James Version of the text, the official English translation of the Bible for Mormons:

The magazine asked each candidate whether he has a favorite passage of Scripture, prayer or other "words of wisdom."

Romney quoted the Gospel of Matthew: "For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me. ...”

Or as I like to call it, socialism.

What an odd invocation from someone who disdains and lies about welfare, Medicare, and Medicaid, the programs that give ye meat, drink, and medical care (aka life). Thou shalt not lie, Mitt.

Then Willard said the following:

"I am often asked about my faith and my beliefs about Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. Every religion has its own unique doctrines and history. These should not be bases for criticism but rather a test of our tolerance. Religious tolerance would be a shallow principle indeed if it were reserved only for faiths with which we agree."

Says the guy who has no tolerance for people with a different sexual orientation than his, less wealth, or are a different gender than he is.

Romney never mentions his Mormon faith by name in his responses...

After what Brigham Young’s great-great-granddaughter wrote, it's no wonder.