Standing by His Beliefs

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Friday, December 7, 2007

In a speech that touched on a large swath of U.S. religious history, Mitt Romney spoke of his own faith only briefly.

"If I'm fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause and no one interest. A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States. There are some for whom these commitments are not enough. They would prefer it if I would simply distance myself from my religion, say that it's more a tradition than my personal conviction, or disavow one or another of its precepts. That I will not do. I believe in my Mormon faith, and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers. I will be true to them and to my beliefs."


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