Does a Candidate's Religion Matter?

DebateThe GOP candidates seem, by and large, to be a very religious bunch.

Rick Santorum and Rick Perry wear their Christian faith on their sleeves, Newt Gingrich is fresh off a Catholic conversion experience, and Mitt Romney was at one point the highest-ranking Mormon leader in Boston.

With all this talk about religion lately, it's a perfect time to ask our political bloggers the following question: Does a candidate's religion matter?

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A few interesting reads on the topic to get yourself acquainted with the subjects:

Read what our Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers have to say on this topic:

50 Years After JFK, the Left Still Persecutes Presidential Candidates for Religious Beliefs

Thomas Jefferson Said It Best: Separate Church & State (Especially If You're Running for President)

Let's Look at Candidates' Track Records -- Not Their Church Records

I Pray We Can Get Religion Out of Politics

Presidential Hopefuls Should Keep Their Prayers to Themselves

 

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