Last week the Religion News Service reported that many Christians aren't voting in the presidential election this year because they feel there isn't a 'moral choice.'
Dwight McKissic Sr., a prominent black Southern Baptist who leads the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, shocked many followers by declaring that he couldn’t vote for Obama because of the president’s stance on gay marriage and abortion. But he said he also couldn’t vote for Gov. Mitt Romney because of what he contends are “racist teachings” in Mormon scriptures.
Obama is a mainline Protestant, though many Americans still believe him to be a Muslim. And Romney would be the first Mormon president.
It got us wondering how religion impacts voters, so we asked our panelists:
Do political candidates' religious beliefs influence your vote?