Meet The Press: Romney Backpedals On His "Freedom Requires Religion" Comment

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Mitt Romney raised more than a few eyebrows with his "freedom requires religion" line during a speech earlier this month, and on Meet The Press today he tried his best to clarify. Tim Russert asked him point blank - can an atheist be a moral person and participate in freedom?

Romney backpedals, saying that he was actually speaking in the spirit of John Adams, and that for this American experiment to work, it required strong morals - which required religion. As for an atheist appointee for a President Romney? He says he'd be ok with it, if they were the most qualified person for the job. Now, it's a different story if you're a Muslim...


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