My column on faith and politics was picked up today by The Arizona Republic. A few lines were edited for space, including:
“As an evangelical leader, I strongly supported Matt Salmon, a member of the LDS church, when he ran for Governor in 2002. And I was honored that many prominent Mormon leaders, including dozens of elected officials, wrote a letter endorsing me in 2006.”
Also edited out were these lines:
“Secular liberals would like nothing more than to destroy the ‘faith and values’ coalition that was instrumental in electing Republicans in the last two presidential elections.”
and this concluding sentence:
“Republicans must not fall into the trap set by liberals who want us to destroy each other politically because of our theological differences.”
You can read the entire article in context here.