The Associated Press reports here that Bob Jones has endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2008.
Stipulating that he does not agree with Mormonism, Jones was quoted as saying:
“As a Christian I am completely opposed to the doctrines of Mormonism,” Jones told the newspaper. “But I’m not voting for a preacher. I’m voting for a president. It boils down to who can best represent conservative American beliefs, not religious beliefs.”
Sounds similar to what Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was trying to say when she suggested that Islam, Christianity, and Judaism:
“have an opportunity to overcome differences, to put aside grievances, to make religion a power of healing and a power of reconciliation, rather than a power of divisions.”
But apparently, the “editor” over at CRN.com doesn’t think so. You can read his/her comments here.
Since the leader of the last bastion of traditional fundamentalism is in the words of William Wilberforce, willing to act as a “co-belligerant” with a follower of Joseph Smith, I have to wonder if Jones’ ODM supporters will follow suit?