Tom Reese on Mitt Romney

Some of you may know that America’s former editor, Thomas Reese, S.J., is a contributor to "On Faith," a blog co-sponsored by Newsweek and the Washington Post. Well, here’s Fr. Reese on Mitt Romney’s speech on religion and politics:
Governor Mitt Romney’s speech shows the importance of having a national conversation on religion in public life but it also shows the dangers of having that discussion led by politicians during a political campaign. Political goals and rhetoric interfere with careful analysis and dialogue. While there is much to be admired in his presentation, his goal of winning over conservative evangelicals in the Iowa caucus led him to ignore important distinctions and to exclude nonbelievers as secularist bad guys.
Read more here. Tim Reidy

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