Skip to comments.Election 2008: 43% Would Never Vote for Mormon Candidate (Rasmussen Poll)
Posted on 11/20/2006 8:24:45 AM PST by areafiftyone
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They do not have baptism of the dead. They don't baptise dead people. They practice "Proxy Ritual" where you are go through a baptism ritual in place of someone who is dead.
Baptism of the dead was practiced in the early infancy of the church in some places. It is mentioned by Paul.
I knew that this would be the case, I said so when people on FreeRepublic were suggesting an Obama/Romney match up. I said that Obama would win because he's not out of the closet as far as being a Muslim is concerned, and Mitch Romney is very open about his religious affiliation. So, the country would elect a Muslim over a Mormon.
From an American Motors history website: http://www.amxfiles.com/amc/romney.html
"A lifelong member and former bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mr. Romney spent two years as a Mormon missionary in England and Scotland during the 1920s. Friends said there was an evangelical strain about many of his undertakings later in life as well."
I knew that about him but, as I said, I don't remembering his religion being an issue back then.
So I guess these evangelicals wouldn't vote for a Jew, either?
I could care less what religion he chooses, so long as he's a good man. Refusing to vote for a good, decent man solely because of his faith is as shortsighted as it is bigoted.
And before you start giving me the hooey about that referring only to the different Christian denominations, you should go back and read the actual debates about the clause. The founders were quite clear that even 'Mohametans' and 'Gintoos' were eligible for public office.
So you expect us to read your PR department's version of what Mormons believe?
Forgot her (Waldholz). Wasn't a scandal the reason for her exit?
Okay. . .perhaps they would rather vote for Barack Obama. . .
From George W. Romney's 1995 obituary:
"A lifelong member and former bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mr. Romney spent two years as a Mormon missionary in England and Scotland during the 1920s."
You're missing the point --- the fact of the theological dispute is real --- I have no interest in the merits of the same, any more than I want to figure out how many angels dance on the head of a pin.
Groups as widespread as the Methodists and the Roman Catholics don't consider Mormons Christians.
This belief --- for right or wrong --- will be a real detriment in any election.
I do not consider the teachings of the LDS to be Christian teachings. Not wanting to get into specifics on this thread, I just don't. I am a Pentecostal and very evangelical in my beliefs and style.
That being said, I do not care that Romney is or is not a Mormon any more than I would have cared that Kennedy was a Catholic or Jefferson was a Deist. If I vote for Mitt or not will have nothing to do with him being a Mormon.
Of course, a lot of people in 1980 were saying that the Christian base would not vote for Reagan because he had been divorced (I believe that Reagan was the only President we have had that had been divorced). We all know how much that prediction held true.
Could you please give me a list of his liberal record, things he has actually done as governor that are liberal? I'd really like to know.
And it's idiotic if it hands the country over to the Democrats, who are militantly anti-religious unless that religion is Wahhabist Islam...
"We are electing him to be President, not to be our kids' Sunday school teacher."
While you can seperate Church and State, most cannot.
Hence why Bill Clinton lugs out his unread photo-opportunity Bible at all solemn events.
I have a feeling..someone will come out of the pack...
later, rather than sooner....Sanford, Gov. S. Carolina,
may be possible...none excite the party at this stage
of the game...need positive candidate..there is enough
negativity on the other side..we should let them
destroy each other...stay abve the fray..Jake
Even liberal Christian churches don't consider them Christians.
Running a Mormon would cost us 2008.
Again, I like Romney.
But, I would have difficulty voting for him simply because of his religion. I ultimately WOULD do so because it would be the best thing to do, and I would base my decision on his political beliefs.
But, many evangelicals would not do such.
Wrong on all three....i gave you the scriptual reference....try reading the source material for a change.
Cute. They did no want it to be something the govt. enforced.
It was something the voters should consider, not something mandated by the govt.
Hatch is a Mormon.
Ted Kennedy is a Catholic. His beliefs are strange. I think Kerry claimed to be one, too.
Lieberman is Jewish. Shumer "the putze" is Jewish.
The Clinton's are....whatever black church they're in at any given moment.
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