So, what are we to look to in order to define the candidates and how they would serve us? Well, to me, the most important job the President of the United States does is defending the American people and the American way of life, including the freedom that allows the Christian church, from harm.
Forgive me for a moment, but whether or not a man tells me what I want to hear on the Mormon faith or on abortion is secondary to what a man will do to protect this country from those who hate freedom. It ain't pretty, but it is the way things are.
If Jesus was on the ballot, I would vote for him. But He is not. Mortal men and women seek the post. And, we must judge them on their most important job as President: protecting us and our way of life.
Dwight Eisenhower once said the first job of the President of the United States was national security. Such thoughts have never rang truer. We Republicans need not look for Jesus when we cast our primary votes. We need to choose a President we can trust to his first job: protecting the nation. If we allow ourselves to give litmus tests on religious issues to potential nominees then we may find in the future that those litmus tests were the very cause of the loss of religious freedom we enjoy.