POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Romney Believes in the Bible "Absolutely," Even Though Mormons Don't

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) got a bit overzealous in trying to present himself as an acceptable candidate to Christian America, as his religion increasingly becomes an issue for Iowa caucus-goers. Responding to this question, which asked the candidates if they believed every word of the Bible, Romney claimed, "I believe the Bible to be the word of God, absolutely."

But that claim jibes with the teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to the Church's Eighth Article of Faith (emph. added):

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

This probably isn't a sign that Romney is changing his faith, but we'll get back to you on that.