WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign, in a last-minute robocall, warns voters that President Barack Obama is hostile to the Christian faith.
The robocall, paid for by Romney's campaign, is explicitly aimed at Christian voters. A voter in Fairfax, Va. received it on Friday night, and passed it along to Shaun Dakin of StopPoliticalCalls.org.
The spot reminds the listener of Obama's controversial comment in 2008 that some Americans, frustrated by their economic situation, "cling to guns or religion."
Script of the robocall:
Christians who are thinking about voting for Obama should remember what he said about people of faith: "They ... cling to guns or religion." And remember when Obama forced Christian organizations to provide insurance coverage that was contrary to their religious beliefs?
That's the real Barack Obama. That's the real threat to our religious freedom. Mitt Romney understands the importance of faith and family. That's why so many leaders of the Christian community are supporting Romney.
They know we can't underestimate the threat Barack Obama poses to our faith, our values, our freedom.
The robocall language is stronger than what Romney himself has used on the trail, although the campaign went after Obama during the controversy over whether religiously affiliated groups should be required to cover the cost of contraception in their health care plans at no charge to the employee.
"President Obama used his health care plan to declare war on religion, forcing religious institutions to go against their faith," said the narrator in a Romney campaign ad in August. "Mitt Romney believes that’s wrong."
Listen to the robocall: