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Bryan Fischer of the conservative Christian group the American Family Association floated an interesting theory about why there hasn't been a "Muslim attack" since Sept. 11 during his speech before the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

"By God's blessing, we have not been hit by a Muslim attack since 9/11," Fischer said. "I suggest that in part, we have Major League Baseball to thank. You remember that the week after 9/11 Major League Baseball converted the seventh inning stretch from the singing of 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' to the singing of 'God Bless America.'"

"Now 'God Bless America' is not just a song, it is a prayer. When we sing that we are inviting God to bless America, to stand beside her and to guide her through the night with a light from above," Fischer said.

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Surprise! Some speakers at the 2011 Values Voter Summit in Washington this weekend are giving Mitt Romney the President Obama treatment when it comes to his faith.

Four years after Romney confronted his religion in a major address during his last run for the White House (and took dings for his faith from his evangelical rival Mike Huckabee), Romney's Mormonism is again in the spotlight. And so is the discomfort with the faith among some in the social conservative base here.

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Mitt Romney just took the stage at the Values Voter Summit, and took an indirect shot at the Texas pastor who introduced Rick Perry yesterday -- and claimed Romney is not a Christian and a member of "a cult."

Before Romney went on stage, Bill Bennett spoke at VVS and condemned Jeffress' words as "bigotry."

Romney seized the opportunity Bennett's words gave him.

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It’s almost straw poll time at the Values Voter Summit. The around 3,000 in attendance have been voting in the poll since VVS kicked off Friday, and soon we’ll know who they think woud be the best POTUS and VPOTUS candidates next year.

Based on crowd size and reaction alone, it’s fair to say Herman Cain and Ron Paul seem to have the edge. Only Michelle Bachmann expressly asked for straw poll support in her speech from the podium.

Here’s the straw poll ballot for president, via Dave Weigel:

Michele Bachmann Herman Cain Newt Gingrich Jon Huntsman Ron Paul Rick Perry Mitt Romney Rick Santorum

Al Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, died Saturday, the team said on its website. He was 82.

Davis was part of professional football for six decades, and he first came to the Raiders in 1963. Since then, the team has had 28 winning seasons and won three Super Bowl championships.

Davis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

On stage at the Values Voter Summit Saturday, Mitt Romney called out Bryan Fischer — an event sponsor and prominent anti-Mormon evangelical — who went up on stage directly after Romney’s speech.

That transition had been hyped for days leading up to VVS, and Romney addressed it in his remarks:

Our values ennoble the citizen, and strengthen the nation. We should remember that decency and civility are values too. One of the speakers who will follow me today, has crossed that line. Poisonous language does not advance our cause. It has never softened a single heart nor changed a single mind. The blessings of faith carry the responsibility of civil and respectful debate. The task before us is to focus on the conservative beliefs and the values that unite us – let no agenda, narrow our vision or drive us apart.

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