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Conservative Religious Leaders Vote to Back Santorum

Conservative Religious Leaders Vote to Back Santorum | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Christian leaders voted to support the presidential candidacy of Rick Santorum in hopes of undercutting Mitt Romney’s dominance of the Republican field.

 

The geography of the 'Bible Belt' is going to intersect powerfully with the GOP primaries in a hurry. As Mitt Romney (an active member of the LDS church) appears to be the early frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, there are some interesting religious ramifications for that on both the right and left. Evangelicals listened to every major Republican hopeful but two in deciding whom they should endorse. Romney and Huntsman were not considered, because as Mormons, they are the two candidates that they are seeking to block.

 

Many evangelicals do not feel that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are in fact 'Christians.' Although this Southern/Intermountain West political coalition often line up in socially conservative issues of politics, doctrinal discrepancies are fracturing the GOP political power base and the geography of religion and religious groups in the United States might play a key role in the 2012 election.

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