Article VI Blog Interview: Will Evangelicals Vote for a Mormon?

Here is an interview I gave four years ago with the Article VI Blog about whether evangelicals would support Mitt Romney, a Mormon, for president. Romney didn’t win the nomination during the last campaign, but he’s back and is one of the front-runners again, making this discussion still relevant.

My guess, and it’s only a guess, is that even more evangelicals will be comfortable with Romney today. First, we are getting used to seeing Mormons in prominent public positions (Romney, Glenn Beck). Second, we agree with them on many of the issues facing the country. Third, many evangelicals are so fed up with Barack Obama, a professing Christian, that they would take nearly anyone, even a Mormon, to succeed him. Martin Luther’s (apocryphal?) dictum, “I would rather be ruled by a wise Turk than a foolish Christian,” comes to mind.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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