"Just 10 days after ending his presidential bid, Huntsman succeeded his
father as chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation." Oh, if Huntsman could
be half the man his father is. At least Hunstman Sr. is very comfortable and
committed to his religious upbrining and way of life, and can well define his
relgion. Apparently, something got lost in the translation with junior.
@So. Cal ReaderWoah! I'm not a huge fan of Jon Huntsman Jr, but
geez! If someone is having a struggle with their religion, it seems like piling
condemnation on them isn't the best way to make a point. Just sayin.
@So. Cal ReaderGood to see you have it all figured out. John
Huntsman Jr. pointed out the difference between being spiritual
vs."religious". You will recall the Pharisees were very religious in
their day. A prophet that roamed the middle east a couple thousand years ago
taught the spiritual side of things: those without sin casting the first stone,
render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's,
helping an ox in the mire on the Sabbath, doing unto the least of these my
brethren, etc. It showed the heart of the law and not the letter of the law.
Huntsman doesn't have to brandish his religion to believe in it
or to gain your good opinion. His moderate policies, willingness to work with
others to best serve the people, and civility are more a credit to his religion
than if he were to change stances like a well-lubricated weather vane, demonize
any opposing view, and engage in inflammatory rhetoric all in search of better
poll numbers.I'll take a hard-working and humble civil servant
like Huntsman, Jim Hanson, Bill Orton, or Scott Matheson Jr. any day!
It doesn't matter.