Scott Walker, Milwaukee's county executive in Wisconsin and a former state legislator, is the Republican nominee for the 2010 race for governor of the Badger State. His opponent is Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee and the Democratic nominee. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life.
What is Scott Walker's religion?
Walker is a Baptist Christian.
Where does Scott Walker worship?
Walker belongs to the Meadowbrook Church in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Was Scott Walker born a Baptist, or did he convert?
Walker was born into the Christian Baptist faith. His father was a pastor
at First Baptist Church in Delavan, Wis.
What has Scott Walker said about Christianity and Baptists?
As the son of a preacher, Walker and his politics are strongly influenced by his Christianity. He and his family attend church regularly and, in the past, Walker has mentioned how he allows his faith to guide him. He recently spoke at a luncheon
for the Christian Businessmen's Connection
. There he told the crowd about how God led him through various life experiences, including college, his marriage and career. In those experiences, he learned to "trust and obey." He also stated, "I don't believe God picks sides in politics. I believe God wants us on his side."
What is Scott Walker's position on the mosque planned near the World Trade Center in Manhattan?
Walker believes the proposed mosque near ground zero is insensitive.
What is Scott Walker's opinion on abortion rights?
Walker is not in favor of abortion rights.
What is Scott Walker's stance on stem-cell research?
Walker is opposed to embryonic stem-cell research. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
, Walker has said he supports "research with adult stems cells, but not human embryonic stem cells."
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