Mitt Romney Regrets Omitting Atheists From Speech

Romney and his wife were awarded the Becket Fund’s Canterbury Medal for “Courage in the Defense of Religious Liberty.” This go round he made sure that he addressed the importance of Religious Freedom to nonbelievers. This was something that he regretted when delivering his speech on faith in America (December 6). “The Canterbury Medal is awarded to those who refuse to compromise their principles and faith, and do so resolutely.’

Here’s some interesting choice of words that Mitt shared in regards to omitting the nonbelievers:

upon reflection, I realized that while I could defend their absence from my address, I had missed an opportunity…an opportunity to clearly assert the following: non-believers have just as great a stake as believers in defending religious liberty.

Romney Speech Reiterates “Freedom Requires Religion {press release},” and the full transcript.

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Filed under Atheism, religion, Separation of Church and State

2 responses to “Mitt Romney Regrets Omitting Atheists From Speech

  1. Pingback: Mitt Romney Regrets Leaving Atheists Out of His Speech « The Bad Idea Blog

  2. audralunar

    Romney still doesn’t get the point though, not when he says, “I realized that while I could defend their absence from my address.”

    I see that you highlighted in bold this comment is this due to the same reasoning? If Mitt feels there is a reasonable defense for their exclusion then — he misses the point.

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