December 22, 2006

Strange bedfellows?

Sekulow endorses Romney
Jay Sekulow, a constitutional lawyer who's argued numerous cases of import to social conservatives before the Supreme Court, has endorsed Romney and will serve as an adviser. Sekulow is chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, although his endorsement does not mean that the organization is partial to Romney. Sekulow is close to Karl Rove and to virtually every conservative judicial luminary in the country.

This is interesting given the historic animosity between evangelical Christians and Mormons.


volfan007 said...


i...uuhh....a hem....agree with you. this is odd.


Melissa Rogers said...

In some ways it's surprising. But in other ways it's not.

For example, look at the policy and political alliances Southern Baptists and conservative Catholics have built over the years. They are still far apart on some theological matters, but they are on the same page with regard to many policy matters. Their theological differences don't preclude their partnership on policy. Southern Baptists may feel they have even more theological differences with Mormons, but the same type of policy/politics partnership may take hold.

Anyway, thanks for your comments on my blog, Streak. As I noted over there, I'd be interested in hearing more of your thoughts on this issue.

Streak said...

Melissa, thanks so much for dropping by. I did reply at your place, but I am not sure that coalition will hold. At some point Baptists will admit that they think Catholics worship Mary and that Mormons are a polygamous cult.

ubub said...

Not that Catholics or Mormons, institutionally speaking, have a favorable view of Baptists either. As Ricky Bobby said, "You can't have two number ones."

volfan007 said...

for the record...we baptists dont hate catholics nor mormons. they are involved in false religion, but we do not hate them.