(Lynchburg News & Advance) Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at Liberty University Saturday.

And he barely touched on hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage, instead offering a broad-based defense of values like family and hard work.

“Culture — what you believe, what you value, how you live — matters,” Romney told graduates gathered in Williams Stadiium. “The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the preeminence of the family.”

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