Mother Jones uses the hurricane as an opportunity to remind people that Mitt Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Which means he believes in a radical idea: service, a commitment to the flourishing of civil society. Radical!
It actually is radical when faced with a White House administration that has put unprecedented restraints on some faith-based groups and individuals, telling them their consciences are not fit for the public square (the Department of Justice is arguing it again, later this week on display in a courtroom over Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the Obama administration’s abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate). It is radical when you consider a lot of people are still unaware this erosion of religious liberty is going on.