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EFM has been saying for years that when it comes to presidential elections, theology is only relevant when it impacts policy.

As you well know, some of our fellow evangelicals deny this and refuse to support Gov. Romney based on pieces of LDS doctrine that are incorrect, but irrelevant to governance.

We’ve also said for years that this counterproductive tactic will come back and bite us on the butt, and that we–conservative evangelicals, Mormons, Catholics, and Jews–are all in this together.

For yet more proof of this, look no further than this piece at The Atlantic harping on what the denomination to which our fellow evangelical Rep. Michele Bachmann used to belong says about the Roman Catholic pope.  I can appreciate the difficulty of the task confronting the church spokesman who’s confronted trying to explain complicated, contentious doctrinal issues in sound bites for the secular.  And I can’t say more fervently:  Let us not play this loser’s game.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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