12/17/07 - Tom Tancredo issues press
release about GodVoter.org
On December 10, 2007, Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo's campaign issued a press release
as "bigoted." The press release quoted the
"I believe it is
anything but Christian in its tone and intent and I call on every candidate to
repudiate it. God and God alone will judge the hearts of us all."
Congressman Tom Tancredo's press release also stated, "Among the numerous
prejudiced responses, Godvoter.org refers to 'Mormonism as a Christ-dishonoring
cult' while bashing Governor Mitt Romney and calling for him to renounce his
A presidential candidate issuing a press release to defend another would be
commendable, albeit peculiar, if it hadn't contained such spurious
accusations and display such lack of spiritual discernment by a self-declared
GodVoter.org stated the truth about Mormonism and have presented
evidences of the Mormon blasphemy that
Jesus and Satan are
brothers (see Mormon cult). We didn't "bash" Mormonism
and we certainly didn't bash Mitt Romney.
Our rating is on his candidacy for President, not Mitt Romney the person.
Second, "prejudiced" responses pre-judge. During 2007,
GodVoter.org sent four rounds of emails to
multiple Romney campaign officials requesting them to inform and remind their
"Christian" candidate to reply to our
questionnaire, which he never did. Instead, he
issued a press release announcing a
speech about his faith.
GodVoter.org delayed the announcement of the questionnaire results for all
candidates and indicated to Mitt Romney the specific element of
his beliefs we hoped he would address in his speech. The "F" rating (see Mitt Romney Mormon)
on his candidacy was issued only after his speech was heard and analyzed; our rating was based on
that analysis, not pre-judgment.
Third, Tom Tancredo should heed his own words, "God and God alone will judge the hearts of us all" and refrain from
trying to divine others' "intent".
We already have forgiven Tom Tancredo for attacking a Christian group
for telling the truth about a Christ-dishonoring cult. But the right thing for him to do would be
to apologize publicly for his public error.
Update:Tom Tancredo has since withdrawn
from the race and endorsed Mitt Romney, heightening questions about his
judgment, Christian discernment, and resulting in the reduction of his