The Year of the Personal Endorsement

At Christianity Today, Tobin Grant reports that many evangelical leaders, who have previously avoided endorsing political candidates, have endorsed Mitt Romney this presidential election. Last year, Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission stated that, “Neither defense nor assessment should be confused with endorsement. As a matter of policy, I have not endorsed, do not endorse, and will not endorse candidates.” However, in this election Land choose to endorse Mitt Romney, claiming that this election is the most important election since 1860.

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