You don’t think that attacking a candidate solely for being a Mormon is bigotry?
If so, then I respectfully disagree. I’m not a fan of Mitt, but a candidate’s faith ought to be off-limits. Surely there are plenty of substantive reasons to oppose him without resorting to the religion card.
First of all, where were you when Pat Robertson ran for prez & his faith was being attacked? [OK, if you're a still a freckled-face lad, I guess you're off the hook :0 ]
Mitt's a two-timin' bishop...I mean two-term bishop...and a one-time stake prez in the LDS church. Imagine some Roman Catholic candidate whose background includes a few church titles. That person's faith is going to be treated irrelevant by most folks? (No way)
And so merely to bring up the faith is "bigotry?" (So two LDS folks are having his convo come next primary: "Who are you going to vote for?" The other says: "Mitt, he's Mormon." So I guess that's "bigotry," too, eh? An LDS person who sizes up Mitt as being Mormon and casts a vote only or primarily based on Mitt's religious tie.
The reason centers around the methodology of those in Mormonism who defend Mormonism by trying to shame Evangelicals (do an FR search on poster Saundra Duffy and read the posts from Mormonism adherents on her 'they shoot Mormons' thread), by taking scripture verses out of context, by playing Mormonism proselytizing games.
At the foundation of Mormonism is the assertion that ALL Christian sects and Catholicism are abominations in need of restoration of Apostolic Authority through Mormonism. The debate between Mormonism Apologists and Christians will cause a significant percentage of conservative Christians to avoid electing Mitt Romney because of the stark nature of the heresies in Mormonism and the bullying via political correctness by the Mormonism Apologists. The founder of Mormonism tried to rewrite the Bible to include a fabricate prophecy of his coming to restore the Christian Church as Mormonism (see LDS Joseph Smith translation Genesis 50:24 - 38).
If Fred runs (and I am now confident he will), a Thompson/HUnter ticket will be very strong no matter whom the Democraap Party nominates.
“You dont think that attacking a candidate solely for being a Mormon is bigotry?”
No more so than you are a bigot for attacking anti-Mormons for expressing their reservations about what a Mormon presidency would lead too. You appear to be a bigot against ex-Mormons and anti-Mormons who have sincere political disagreements based on doctrine.
If a Catholic Bishop ran for the presidency would that be an issue? Bishop Mitt is hip deep in Mormon orthodoxy which I do not wish to promote.
But we know where this is headed, censorship for everyone who doesn’t toe the PC line.