News Show Host: Mitt Romney Is Not a Christian

“Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt made a passing remark about Mitt Romney’s faith when talking about viable fund raising avenues for Republican presidential candidates. She said that that “Romney, obviously not being a Christian” would not be able to raise money from the Christian Coalition.

Interesting and presumably accurate if Romney hold’s to his Mormon institution’s teachings. Also interesting is that in the past, as I recall, reports, news anchors, etc. seemed more likely to defend Romney’s Mormonism as Christian.

I wonder if the tide is changing.

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1 Scott F Oakland July 18, 2011 at 9:45 am

I think it’s because Fox is beholden to the Tea Party and don’t want Romney – hence the change. Politics is a change business. I like Romney personally….I don’t particularly care if he is a Mormon. But that’s my 2K blood…

2 Christiane July 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

I haven’t watched FOX news lately, but I have been following the scandal in England.

Is FOX still regarded as ‘the’ news channel of choice for Southern Baptists ?

3 Mark July 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

Scott, you may be right about the Tea Party association, but I have no idea if that connection can be made for this ‘Fox & Friends’ host.

4 Mark July 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

Christiane,

FOX can’t be ‘the’ news channel for Southern Baptists just yet, for we have not yet presented and passed the FOX News resolution. 🙂

5 Brent Hobbs July 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

Whether or not Romney is a Christian depends entirely on what definition of Christian is being used. A biblical definition of Christian would exclude Mormons and other heretical groups. But if one is working from a secular definition where a “Christian” is anyone who claims even passing allegiance to whatever “Jesus” they espouse, then Mormons would easily fall into that classification.

Are we working with a theological definition or a sociological one? That’s going to determine the answer.

6 Christiane July 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

I look for FOX to back Rick Perry big-time after it has wiped out Romney’s chances among FOX devotees, using the not-so-subtle ‘Romney is not a Christian’ talking point.

But IF the Murdoch Media Empire ‘scandal’ is found to be as pervasive in this country as it was in England, I’m wondering if Rick Perry would welcome FOX’s backing.

7 Scott Bridges July 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

I think that “Fox is beholden to the Tea Party” sounds a little tin-foil-hattish. I could more easily accept they might give good coverage to the events because they know their audience relates and will watch (hence, revenue). But that’s just my opinion. I haven’t had lunch with Murdoch in at least years.

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