Today, Mitt Romney is going to give a speech dealing with his Mormon beliefs and the role of religion in government.
I wish to make a prediction - that the crux of Romney's argument will be, "C'mon theists. It's foolish for us to be fighting each other. We need to band together to fight the evil atheists and secularists."
This is the same Mitt Romney who said:
I'm convinced that the nation . . . needs a person of faith to lead the country.
He also said on MSNBC:
“I think I’ve found that people across this country want a person of faith to lead the country, and they don’t particularly care as much about the brand of faith as they do the values the person has. And my values are as American as you can imagine,” he said.
In matters of discrimination, this is no different than saying that the nation needs a man, or a white man in the White House, or tacitly endorsing a standard like, "people across this country want a Arian in the White House and I am an Arian."
In a post I wrote at that time, Mitt Romney: No Atheists in Government I mentioned several ways in which I would like to see people challenge Romney on this statement.
I am curious to see what he will say about atheists being qualified to hold public office in this speech today.
I am just as curious as to what the public reaction will be.