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Commentary

Mourdock and abortion as objective evil

During a recent debate, Richard Mourdock, the Republican Senate candidate from Indiana, explained his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape as follows:

“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is a gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

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Muslims back Obama, but by smaller margin than in 2008

Nearly nine in 10 Muslim American voters pulled the lever for the Democratic candidate in the last two presidential elections, partly because of Republican policies and rhetoric that many considered anti-Muslim. In 2008, they also thought President Obama would usher in an era in which Muslims would be more accepted at home, and relations between America and the Islamic world would see improvement.

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I want to know who a candidate worships

Absolutely.

When I vote for someone to lead the most influential, powerful, richest, war-possible countries on the planet, I want to know who, what and where  they they worship because it influences and shapes their moral compass.

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