Romney Talks Faith, Marriage

    Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney delivers the keynote address at Liberty University's 39th Annual Commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, on May 12, 2012. Romney spoke to America's largest Christian university Saturday to court young religious conservatives and push family values in the wake of the gay marriage endorsement by US President Barack Obama.     AFP PHOTO/Jim Watson        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Marriage is an “enduring institution,” Mitt Romney said in his speech at Liberty University on Saturday, a “relationship between one man and one woman.” Romney’s much-anticipated speech at the school leaned heavily on themes of Christian faith—even on a campus where the school paper wrote, “Mitt Romney was announced as Liberty’s 39th commencement speaker, great—but he is a Mormon.” In his speech, Romney focused on wooing evangelical conservatives, and tied what he saw as Christian values to American success. Romney told the graduates, “Central to America’s rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition, with its vision of the goodness and possibilities of every life.”

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