Stephen Prothero, CNN Belief Blog Contributor and John King discuss the rhetoric about religion on the campaign trail.
Blind faith has a "my way or the highway" component. Santorum's blind faith is a demonstration that he is not qualified to lead a multi-cultural, diverse, and free country. Reminds me of the old joke with the punch line "And God said, I'm whispering because the Catholics think they are the only ones here in heaven."
With the upcoming debate and the candidates, specifically Santorum being focused on social issues, I would like to hear more about his views on procreation. He has made it clear that he is opposed to abortion and birth control, both of which impact the lives of women more than men. To date, he has not been asked or discussed his stance on erectile dysfunction pharmacotherapeutics like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. It is my understanding that he opposes abortion and birth control due to religious convictions, which at its core is Jesus Christ plays a part in conception. With the fundamental belief that Jesus will "decide" if a woman conceives naturally, I am led to believe that He too will "decide" if and for how long a man is able to conceive a child naturally. By using pharmaceuticals to alter the physiologic changes in the body you are altering God's (or Christ's) will. With the emphasis Santorum has put on his social and religious convictions, I hope this is a question you (John King) will ask in the next debate, specifically because the social issues he takes a hardline stance on have very little effect on US men. As a man, I would like to know where he stands on this issue and what rights I will have to make these very personal decisions, if Rick Santorum is elected president.
I beg to differ with Rev. Graham!!! A Christian is one who believes in Christ. Is he saying that Mormons do not accept Christ as their Savior?
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