Evangelical Pastor No Longer a Reluctant Mitt Supporter

Another review of the book:

“It’s Mitt.” No exclamation point, and precious little enthusiasm. After all, he’s Mormon, and as much as I know America needs a smart manager to get us out of this mess, I hesitate to give this guy, whom I perceive to promote theological heresy, any kind of platform. Romney may mouth support for my social conservatism, but will he really deliver? . . . That’s what I thought.

I just purchased and read through the French’s pro-Romney book, in the course of the past hour. Frankly, despite my undergraduate studies in politics, I have never plowed through a political tract before. What this couple offers is a powerful evangelical Christian argument that not only allows me to proclaim loudly, “It’s Mitt!”–but to do so with, err…evangelical fervor!

In this presentation we learn first that Presidents are not pastors, not evangelists, and not very influential at all, in the spiritual realm. Mitt will be a powerful leader, but will not likely usher one soul into a Mormon temple–certainly not an evangelical one!

More important to most, Mitt will bring us a comprehensive conservatism. Unlike most predecessors though, Romney knows how to implement policies in the face of tremendous liberal opposition. He actually gets stuff done, rather than just preaching from the political pulpit. Even “Romneycare” was an attempt to hold off a much worse liberal Democrat proposal for his state–an effort that proved mostly popular with his constituents.

The authors demonstrate convincingly that President Romney will promote a solid, sincere pro-life, pro-family, pro-traditional marriage agenda. His conversion from more liberal stances in the past is authentic and wholly believable. Coupled with this, Mitt is dedicated to religious liberty and freedom of conscience. This stance is one of the few that he holds as a matter of his Mormon faith, that we evangelicals can endorse whole-heartedly. Faith-based adoption agencies, pro-life pharmacists, and even churches, who wonder if their sanctuaries may eventually be required to host same-sex marriages–all these and more will find an ally in Romney.

Perhaps the most compelling portion of the book recounted French’s volunteering for military service at the height of the Iraq surge. He felt he could not rally support for the fight against terrorism if he was not willing to serve. As he does, the importance of a competent, committed commander in chief becomes palpable. These authors convince me that Romney will fill that role much more convincingly than the current office holder.

The French’s embarked on a brave journey, advocating for a Mormon president amongst their fellow evangelicals. There are some who will never agree with them. Further, as they recount the amount of opposition, both in quantity and fervency, that they have experienced–I can understand. They lay out a thoroughly convincing case. Today, this evangelical pastor can proclaim with a clear Christian conscience, and with intellectual satisfaction that “It’s Mitt!”

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