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article imageRomney warns Christians, Obama 'a threat to religious freedom'

By JohnThomas Didymus     Nov 3, 2012 in Politics
Romney's last minute campaign message to Christians is that Obama is a threat to their faith. A robocall message sponsored by Romney's campaign says Obama is a threat to the Christian faith because he said Christians "cling to guns or religion."

The Huffington Post reports that a Christian voter in Fairfax, Va., who received the message on Friday night, passed it to
According to The Huffington Post, the message said:
"Christians who are thinking about voting for Obama should remember what he said about people of faith: 'They ... cling to guns or religion.' And remember when Obama forced Christian organizations to provide insurance coverage that was contrary to their religious beliefs? That's the real Barack Obama. That's the real threat to our religious freedom. Mitt Romney understands the importance of faith and family. That's why so many leaders of the Christian community are supporting Romney.They know we can't underestimate the threat Barack Obama poses to our faith, our values, our freedom."
The Huffington Post observes that although the language the Romney campaign employs in the robocall message is much stronger than that used in its campaign trail, it has attacked Obama on religious issues, especially over allegations that the Obama administration is forcing Christians to act against their religious conscience by requiring faith-based organizations to cover the cost of contraception in their health care plans.
Hot Air reports that in August, the Romney campaign issued an ad "Be Not Afraid," (see video below) in which the campaign accused Obama of conducting a "war on religions" by forcing faith-based organizations such as religious schools, charities and hospitals to fund contraception.
The Daily Caller, however, notes that in spite of the controversy over the HHS mandate, Catholics still generally prefer Obama over Romney.
According to an Associated Press report, Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, assured pro-life activists that the Obama-HHS abortion mandate will be repealed immediately Romney takes office. Paul Ryan promised pro-life and anti-abortion law supporters at a town hall meeting in Orlando in September, that Romney would reverse the contraception mandate on "Day 1" if he is elected president.
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