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The Killers' Brandon Flowers on Election: 'We're Neutral'

Mormon rocker also defends faith, dismisses science-vs.-religion debate

Brandon Flowers of band The Killers.
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October 26, 2012 9:35 AM ET

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers defended his faith and maintained the band is staying neutral in the upcoming presidential election in an interview with The Guardian. Though he's had lunch at Caesar's Palace with Mitt Romney, and says he's fine with the GOP candidate's affinity for his band, Flowers has turned down requests from both the Obama and Romney camps for his support. "We're neutral," said Flowers. "We've never really embraced one side or the other, or used our success to really preach like that." The Killers have been more demonstrative in their support for Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, which Flowers says is a more personal situation. "We have a different connection to Harry. Harry knows my aunt Barbara," he said.

The Mormon rocker also defended his faith when asked about his recent Swedish TV interview with atheist Richard Dawkins. "Yeah, let me say this. I gave some decent answers that were edited out. So, the world is against the Christian man," he said. But for Flowers, quibbles between science and religion are a moot point. "For [Dawkins], he sees the beauty in science proving something and finding out origins of things. And that's enough for him. Nothing that science will ever find will disprove that God had a hand in it, for me," he said. "So it's a useless debate. And nothing that has been found has changed the gospel that I believe in."

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