On All Things Considered yesterday afternoon, Mitt Romney had the audacity to say, “I don’t believe that NPR is going to ask me about my belief in the bible when we have a (health care crisis), our entitlements are in trouble….” He goes on to talk about how his belief in the Bible is not relevant to his campaign.Bullshit.Since we put, “In God We Trust” on our money and added, “Under God” to the Pledge, a candidate’s spiritual beliefs have been legitimate areas to examine. When the basis of one’s political system is the Bible, as many of the candidates have stated, then we have an obligation to engage them in discourse regarding those beliefs. I want to know if these people take the Bible as the Literal World of God, since it will definitely impact their decision making, forward planning and their policy decisions.I can’t stand that people like Romney hide behind this faux-persecuted, sanctimonious “We have better things to discuss” rhetoric. I would prefer a more honest, “Yup. Leviticus is where’s its at” statement. That kind of honesty and transparency is well beyond the scope of any of the Republican candidates.Not that I would have voted for any of them anyway. It would just be a nice, welcome change to discuss something than to be put on the defensive.