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Reverend explains why he can't support Romney on social issues: "That goes against my moral beliefs"


"I moved to the U.S. from Canada back in the 60s because I knew there would be more opportunity here–more opportunity for an education and a chance at a better career. In 1997, I decided it was time to become an American citizen. I had been involved in my community, but I wanted to be able to vote. I felt like it was important for my voice to be heard. After that, I really became involved with volunteering with campaigns and progressive organizations.”

“As a Reverend in the Episcopal Church, my religious views do shape my political ideology. Jesus believed in healing the sick and feeding the poor. In that sense, the Democratic Party is more in line with my commitment to helping others.”

“I appreciated what Vice President Biden said last week in the debate -- that his religious views are important to him, but he won’t impose them on other people. That’s an important distinction. I can’t support a party that refuses to provide access and assistance to people in need. The Republican Party sometimes uses religion as a justification for supporting or opposing issues. But denying health care or food stamps to people who need assistance? That goes against my moral beliefs.”

“The Republican Party seems to only think government is too big when they aren’t using government to force decisions on to people. That’s not the independent spirit of New Hampshire.”

–Allan, Hampstead volunteer


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