http://www.goddiscussion.com/39449/anti-abortion-activist-runs-for-president-to-air-super-bowl-ads/ Like him or not, Randall Terry, who has the power of a Cardinal rendered onto to him by the Vatican (or some say the conservative Pope), succeeded where nobody else did in the pro-life movement with Operation Rescue. I don't know, or care, if Terry becomes the Pope and the Church changes its rules. The Church should be allowed to run themselves and that's fine by me. Though I am a Christian and pro-life (but liberal in politics on dozens of other issues and thus not a Republican), I am bothered by a man of such a prominent religious position running for President in 2012. While Terry downplays his effect, he can gain a foothold in a recession economy presided by an unpopular president. In the past, men who have become ordained and moved up through the ranks have run for President and barely a peep was heard about separation of church and state. I have had discussions with my pastor on this issue where he, a liberal Democrat, has no problem mixing the two. However, in these times, this could be big news, especially since Terry can garner plenty of financial contributions. He's no regular "cardinal" or national vicar of Christ or religious figure/chief spokesperson, but in addition to what title he goes by this month, he has always had a strong level of support among conservative Protestants and Catholics. He is extremely charismatic and intelligent. On top of that, he has organizational skills that, well, a president should be expected to have. Does he deserve to go on Fox or the national news media and state the position of the Church and have the Vatican back him up, or is it the other way around having the Pope know that Terry speaks for at least the conservative part of the Catholic Church the Pope may be partial to? Also how do you feel about him talking what appears to be a point of view but then having Terry adamantly state his position is the position of the Vatican whenever anybody dare challenge him. The last time I checked, that power was given to a Cardinal as a spokesman for the Pope. So if Terry is the spokesperson for abortion issue in the USA, then should he run for the Presidency, or is that unconstitutional? Our founding fathers had a strong dislike for a theocracy and wanted to do anything they could to build a nation different than the style of a Church of England with its (then) political ties. It appears some Christians (mainly conservatives) have no problem going against what the founding fathers strongly believed in. thoughts??