From Brody File Executive Producer Dana Ritter on site at Liberty University:
GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney gave what could be considered the biggest speech of his political career Saturday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Liberty University is the biggest evangelical Christian university in the world and the crowd was 34,000 people.
After his big speech, Romney sat down with Jennifer Wishon, White House Correspondent for CBN News. David Brody was planning to do the interview but a last second family emergency made that impossible.
She asked him about what might be perceived as misconceptions about his Mormon faith. Video and transcription below.
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Jennifer Wishon: Your visit here today again to the largest evangelical Christian university in the world. A lot of talk about faith. I’m wondering what do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions about your Mormon faith?
Mitt Romney: I don’t know that I’m qualified to be able to characterize the views of other people with regards to my faith, but I can say that I know that there are very significant differences in creeds and theologies between religions, and certainly between my faith and the faith of people here at Liberty University.
And yet, we find common ground, and common purpose in service, in values that we share, and I think also in our worldview as it relates to what it takes to have a strong America, to preserve our freedoms, to protect the institution of family.
These causes bring us together and allow us to lock arms despite the different theological views that we have. And I think as Dr. Falwell has said today, we care very deeply about finding people who share our values and our views, and work for a person who can become our Commander in Chief but perhaps not our Pastor in Chief.