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This was too good not to share.  Debi Crouch, a Texas evangelical, was a Rick Perry supporter who was skeptical of Gov. Romney.  Here’s her take after reading our new book:

Let me start by saying that I am one of “them.”

I am a born-again-Bible-believing-six-day-creation-virgin-birth-Jesus-really-walked-on-the-water Christian. I began my journey as a follower of Jesus in my mid-twenties. I have spent most of my time as a Christian in a Southern Baptist Church. On more than one occasion I have had a speaker in that church come prepared with supporting books/videos etc to teach us that Mormons (and other various “odd” religions) were a cult. My own experience with Mormons was while living in Southern Idaho for my husband’s job. They were nice to us, but they never made us feel welcome. We thought they were “weird.”

So when Mitt Romney ran in 2008, I dismissed him. I paid him no mind whatsoever and it didn’t matter to me much because I was completely behind the candidacy of one of “my own” in Mike Huckabee (who I continue to have great respect for). When this newest election cycle began I still paid Romney no mind. He’s a Mormon, in my mind that eliminated him (and many if not most of my friends felt the same way). I didn’t bother to do any research, that was all I needed to know (much like Nancy’s attitude in the outset of her story). Then I watched (in disgust) as my Governor attacked Romney for his wealth and work in the free market. It really hit a nerve with me that a Republican (albeit a Republican who has never worked for anyone outside his Government) would attack capitalism!

So I decided to find out more about Romney as a candidate. I decided that I was not looking at him holistically. I decided I was a bigot. I googled “why should a Christian vote for Mitt Romney” and I found the French’s book. I had already read all the reasons why I shouldn’t vote for him, now I was ready to read something about why I should. What a concept! A fair and balanced approach to my thinking! Whoo hoo. I got the Kindle app for my iPhone. I sat down to read the book. And an hour and a half later I was finished. Two things happened.

One – the Holy Spirit convicted me of my hard heart.

Two – I considered Mitt Romney a viable candidate for all the good he can do to turn this country around. From there I read everything I could find online, magazines, etc to support (or discredit if that should happen) the French’s position. I can happily report in this review that between God’s prompting in my life to open my heart and mind and the information I got from this book, I am a Romney supporter! I’m not just a “well anybody but Obama so it might as well be Romney” supporter. I am a bumper-sticker and t-shirt Romney supporter. He’s my guy.

Now – I will say this…did anything I read change my mind about Romney’s Mormonism? No. I still do not consider the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a true Christian church. But that is a different discussion. The question here is are we going to let religion (the freedom for which this great country was founded) keep us from electing the most qualified candidate for the job this November.

Are you an evangelical Christian looking for a candidate?  Buy this book — it’s only $2.99! — and give Gov. Romney a try!

Comments and Discussion

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20 Responses to A Christian Skeptical of Romney Reviews “Why Evangelicals Should Support Romney – And Feel Good About It!”

  1. Terry says:

    Wow! Sounds like hearts are being turned. The book is very convincing, no doubt about that. In fact, I’d have to say that it leaves folks with no logical reason not to support Mitt.

  2. ccr says:

    Fantastic article!! Thanks for sharing!

    I would love articles like this in newspapers in states that are very Evangelical for people to consider thinking outside their “box”.

  3. Jw says:

    I wanted to write and thank you for your article. I read it on USA Today and it was a pleasant change from the attitudes often published. I am a “Mormon” and I always appreciate when someone can have an open mind and realize that our ethics and morals are similar to the evangelicals. At the same time I encourage people to learn all they can about what they are passionate about, be it religion or politics. I will say that just because Mitt is of the same faith as me doesn’t mean he gets an automatic (blind) vote, but I do believe he is the best man for the job. I appreciate what you are doing and I think more than politics you are a great example of religious tolerance and freedom.

    • Lance in TX says:

      Jw, I agree. I also wanted to state that Mitt does not get a “free ride” on my vote just because I am LDS either. He had to earn it. I don’t vote on who is and is not my religion. I would gladly vote for someone of just about any religion (I do have some limits though.. No Chruch of Satan or things like that). I can guarantee I would NEVER vote for Harry Reid even though he is LDS also.
      I vote for the PERSON what they stand for and what they have done. I will admit that there are some independents and even a couple of democrats I would vote for (Obama is NOT one of them!).
      I honestly believe that Mitt is the person we NEED in the White House at this time in history. I pray that he wins.

      • Terry says:

        LOL about Harry Reid! I don’t know how that man had stayed in office as long as he has. He does serve at least one useful purpose, however: proof that Mormons don’t automatically like or support someone who holds a political office just because the political office holder is also Mormon. In my opinion, Harry Reid is an embarrassment to the church.

  4. Frozone says:

    Outstanding! When people stop and use their heads, it becomes a pretty obvious choice.

    And thanks for writing your book! I read it and have been sending people links since before the MN caucuses. It’s nice to hear that its working, one reader at a time.

    In the end, rational heads will prevail…

  5. Edie Clemons says:

    Thanks so much for your comments Nancy, and for Standing with MItt! You are an inspiring writer who truly cares for our country and it’s freedoms!

  6. Eric Poulsen says:

    Very uplifting to know people of all faiths are prayerfully considering their selection for our next President. Mitt Romney may not be of your faith or mine but he believes in God, diligently tries to keep his commandments, seeks his guidance and loves his fellow man. He is very qualified to turn our country around both morally and fiscally. Thanks to everyone for at least giving him a fair chance for your confidence and vote.

    • Lisa Hill says:

      Agreed! Mitt is the most qualified person who has run for president, certainly in my lifetime. God bless America and may God bless Mitt and the lovely Ann Romney!

  7. Eric Poulsen says:

    Very uplifting to know people of all faiths are prayerfully considering their selection for our next President. Mitt Romney may not be of your faith or mine but he believes in God, diligently tries to keep his commandments, seeks his guidance and loves his fellow man. He is very qualified to turn our country around both morally and fiscally. Thanks to everyone for at least giving him a fair chance for your confidence and vote.

  8. Gail Stark says:

    Thank you Nancy and David for all you have done and are doing for the cause of liberty and this election campaign!! You are a real example to us! Thank you for your books and articles and all of your works!

  9. Debi Crouch says:

    I have been on the road taking my boys on a “Tour of Texas” so I just got a chance to read this. I am glad to hear the positive comments. Keeping the faith!

  10. Carol Hess says:

    Mormonism is SO misunderstood. They are the furtherest thing from a cult! In addition, they never tell their flock how to vote as I understand has happens with the Evangelicals. Do these beliefs seem weird to you?

    All churches have theoolgical differences; should then they call each other Non-christian? The Catholics and Prostestant don’t agree on much of their theology. The world is upside down: the best thing, not the worst thing, about Mitt is that he is a Mormon. It makes good people better. Study his lifestyle, the way his Mormon parents raised him, the values he lives. Maybe he is not the most flashy of the condidates but he IS the one with the greatest substance.

    Anyone who thinks the Mormon church does not have diversity, doesn’t know Glenn Beck and Harry Reid. Vote with an open mind, and open conscience and educate yourself of what Mormonism is and isn’t. Thanks for your consideration.

  11. Remy says:

    I think anyone can be used by God for His purposes. Including Mitt Romney, who, by the Doctrine of His Church, is NO Christian! Mormonism is NOT Christianity! Don’t be ignorant. Mormons are NOT Disciples of source? The Bible AND their Book for Mormon. READ THEM, and see for yourself. But Mitt Romney is a “good man” in comparison to the “world” in general. So, that is not a bad thing. I take comfort in knowing that God is in control!I am not wise enough to sort through all the lies of politicians…including Mitt Romney. So I will rely on the Lord. Though I am not stupid or un-educated, I am a victim of our Media. I despise Obama…but Romney is not far behind. But I wonder if ANY politician could be far behind. Many are called but few are chosen.

  12. Christy Aldridge says:

    Could I overlook Romney’s obviously blind following of a ridiculous man made, anti-Christian cult if I felt he was better for the country than Obama? No. I love my country, but love of God is first and a vote for Romney is a vote for the Mormon church. Who do you think is funding Romney’s candidacy? The Mormon church does not respect the separation of church and state because Mormonism is a cult not a religion. A vote for Romney is a vote for the Mormon church and a vote against Jesus Christ himself. Don’t be blind and stupid. No true lover of Jesus could ever even consider voting for Mitt Romney!

  13. Christy Aldridge says:

    Shame on you people for being more concerned with retirement funds and interest rates than with protecting the person of Jesus Christ who is blasphemed by the Mormon church which will be swept into office along with Romney if he is elected.

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