If Mitt wins the election, will he be the first non-Christian President of the United States?
Pastor Cooper P. Abrams, III, Castle Country Baptist
Church, Price, Utah:
"... only until recently have Mormons wanted
to be called Christians, preferring not to be included
with Christian denominations, which Joseph Smith said
were, "all wrong ... all their creeds were an
admonition in his sight, and that those professors
(Christians) were all corrupt" (Pearl of Great
Price, Joseph Smith, 2:18-19).
Mormons have preferred to be called
"saints"; however, in the recent years the LDS
church has spent millions in an intense "PR"
campaign aimed at moving the church into the mainstream
of Christianity. The political and economic benefits of
Mormons being included in the mainstream of Christianity
are obvious. Further, for Mormons to be accepted as
traditional Christians would greatly aid in proselytizing
the members of Christian denominations into the LDS
church. This is why the LDS church is trying so hard to
present itself as Christian and is trying to overcome the
stigma of being a cult."
With that said (and of course you are perfectly free to disagree with the above), have there been other Presidents who were non-Christian?
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