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Mormons: The Most Conservative Religious Group in America
The Atlantic ^ | July 24, 2009 | Chris Good

Posted on 07/24/2009 2:32:51 PM PDT by ComeUpHigher

Mormons: The Most Conservative Religious Group In America

That's according to a new report from Pew, released today and based on data from the group's 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.

More Mormons (60 percent) identify themselves as conservatives than any other religious group; they also lead every other group in GOP party identification (at 65 percent)--much higher than the general population in both categories

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antimormonthread; christianvote; conservatism; gop; ldschurch; mormon; religion; stenchofromney
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1 posted on 07/24/2009 2:32:51 PM PDT by ComeUpHigher
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To: ComeUpHigher

Could very well be, but just like any other group of people there are some Mormons who are socialists, abortionists, gun grabbers, etc.


2 posted on 07/24/2009 2:42:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: ComeUpHigher
The author should get out more.


3 posted on 07/24/2009 2:46:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen, does Dingy Harry ring a bell.


4 posted on 07/24/2009 2:47:35 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh, c’mon now. You know that Mitt Romney no longer believes in abortion or gun control. That’s all behind him. He gave all that stuff up when he decided to run for the presidency. Well, he gave it all up except for his love of socialism and forcing big government health care programs on people who don’t want them.


5 posted on 07/24/2009 2:48:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: ComeUpHigher

And the homosexual lobby knows it and that is why they are targeting Mormom temples to have their “kiss ins” just to irk LDS people. Proble is, evangelicals who should be voicing unity with the LDS on the gay marriage issue and all seem not to care — yet what message does that send to their members who will gain respect for Mormons for standing their ground?


6 posted on 07/24/2009 2:48:53 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: fish hawk

Careful, Clinton is a Baptist and Obama claims to be a Protestant Christian.


7 posted on 07/24/2009 2:50:18 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: Diogenesis

i almost want to find the pic where Fred Thomson and his buddies from the Senate Centrist Coalition (John Edwards, Arlen Specter, John McCain etc) are celebrating the passing of free speech restrictions, aka CFR, and other liberal wet dream legislation..


8 posted on 07/24/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT by heiss
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To: Alex Murphy

ping


9 posted on 07/24/2009 2:51:00 PM PDT by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a this "Health" Bill--or lose reelection)
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To: Bushwacker777

ROTFLMAO

The evangelicals are the ones leading the charge against mormons.

I was going to post in before the trashing of mitt/mormon hater in general - but I see I am late.

I often wonder how JFK would have faired in an Internet age. What with him being catholic and all- I think catholics come in second to mormons on the bashing tho.......


10 posted on 07/24/2009 2:53:43 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: ASOC
The other day we had a thread with the Baptists defending a lady who claimed that the world was 6000 years old. Little did they know that she was Mormon.
11 posted on 07/24/2009 3:01:42 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: ASOC
I was going to post in before the trashing of mitt/mormon hater in general - but I see I am late.

Ah, the old canard of being a hater of Mormons if you dislike Mitt because of his myriad of left-wing positions on the issues over the years and his changing his posistions whenever his political career deems it is necessary.

Just another slimy, disengenuous, and decietful statement by a small minority of Mormon posters who reside at FreeRepublic.
12 posted on 07/24/2009 3:03:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: MARTIAL MONK

KInd of like many have no clue that Pat Buchanan’s sister is a Mormon but they love her articles anyway.


13 posted on 07/24/2009 3:05:13 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: Diogenesis

Mitt: NO Teddy, for the last time, I don’t want to go on a drive with you!


14 posted on 07/24/2009 3:05:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jim Robinson
You think that Robinson guy you are replying to will ever get his head on straight.

LOL, Good Post!!!

15 posted on 07/24/2009 3:06:33 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hardly - I’m no fan of his politics, I AM offended when the trashing of mitt always seem to come with some slam at his religion.

I tend to look at what a person does, not their words. I get flamed all the rime for pointing out all the non-stuff sara palin has (not) done, for example.

So, if you don’t mind, keep your ducks to yourself.


16 posted on 07/24/2009 3:06:52 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: SoConPubbie

Was the article about Mitt or the Mormon Church? Seems the anti-Mitt crowd saw fit to jump in real fast on this one.


17 posted on 07/24/2009 3:06:54 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: Diogenesis

Crop out the guy onthe far left, make a ‘inspirational photo:

RINOS

Loving the Leftists that Hate Them


18 posted on 07/24/2009 3:08:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

I apoligie, I am justnot getting your point and several readings.

Do you mean to say they (Baptists in this case) would have attacked her if she had identifed where she worshipped?


19 posted on 07/24/2009 3:09:26 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: Bushwacker777
“Clinton is a ...” You spelled “rapist” wrong. It does not have a B and Obama does not need a religion, he IS the Messiah.
20 posted on 07/24/2009 3:10:35 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: Bushwacker777

I didn’t know that. I don’t read her articles so I can’tsay if I agree with her or not.

But being Mormon isn’t a crime. So they are wrong on this one aspect. Republicans are personally wrong on issues all the time. They may be right on a large majority of them that we can agree with. I won’t defend them for being Mormon, but as far as family values and working hard and generally not wanting government to intrude into all aspects of your life, I find common ground with them on that.

I was against Mitt because he was and is a RINO. Don’t trust the guy. IN this case that already decided it.


21 posted on 07/24/2009 3:12:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jim Robinson
The problem is that they are isolating a tiny group of self selecting voters of a single church that is closely purified, let's call them "very dedicated" members of their own religion, almost pure white and then comparing it to a loose term of a huge number of people of all kinds and versions and diversities and even differing churches and calling them evangelical.

White evangelicals for instance are a huge, widely diverse group of people that belong to a variety of different churches but look at how they vote.

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22 posted on 07/24/2009 3:15:44 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Bushwacker777
Seems the anti-Mitt crowd saw fit to jump in real fast on this one.

Since getting rid of Romney is a mission of freerepublic you will run into a lot of criticism of him here.

23 posted on 07/24/2009 3:19:03 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ASOC
I don't think that they would have been as supportive.

I know the lady in the article and I will form opinions based on that but I will never question her faith. I have attended Baptist services and I have attended LDS services and never once did I feel that I was anywhere but in the House of the Lord.

24 posted on 07/24/2009 3:19:24 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: MARTIAL MONK

I see - thanks for the reply.


25 posted on 07/24/2009 3:23:16 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: Jim Robinson
 
 
 
 
 
 
Since mormons are less than 2% of the US population, and not all of them are voting age, I fail to see why the fact that that "More Mormons (60 percent) identify themselves as conservatives than any other religious group; they also lead every other group in GOP party identification (at 65 percent)--much higher than the general population in both categories" is something to get excited about. Of that 1.75, they are concentrated in a small area:
    The Mormon population in the U.S. is heavily concentrated in the West (76%). In fact, roughly one-third of all American Mormons (35%) live in Utah, the state founded by its early             leaders. An additional 13% live in California while 7% reside in Idaho, 5% in Nevada and 4% each in Oregon and Arizona. Only about one-in-ten Mormons (12%) live in the South             (including 4% who reside in Texas), 7% live in the Midwest and just 4% reside in the Northeast.
 
 There weren't enough of them voting in lock step to give Romney the nomination in 2008, and I "betcha" the numbers of conservatives that will support Sarah Palin in 2012 will make Mitt's numbers pale in comparison.
 
Just take a look at the Evangelical  numbers.

 
U.S. Religious Landscape

26 posted on 07/24/2009 3:27:58 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (There is no justice at the Dept. of Justice when Black Panthers are cleared for terrorizing voters.)
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To: Bushwacker777
Proble is, evangelicals who should be voicing unity with the LDS on the gay marriage issue and all seem not to care — yet what message does that send to their members who will gain respect for Mormons for standing their ground?

Evangelicals seem to do their part on prop 8.

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27 posted on 07/24/2009 3:28:24 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ComeUpHigher

Uh... I doubt very seriously the Amish are left of the Mormons.


28 posted on 07/24/2009 3:53:07 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (The Amish are the barometers of freedom in this country.)
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To: ASOC
The evangelicals are the ones leading the charge against mormons.

I would say the number one bashed group in America are the evangelicals or the protestants in general. The Southern baptist portion alone of the Baptist versions are the second largest church in America, second only to the Catholic church, yet they are constantly bashed and never respected.

How often do you see the movie hero go talk to his Southern Baptist minister or set foot in any kind of a Baptist church, how often if ever, has a non collar wearing protestant minister played a positive role in a horror film? Catholics get bashed but they also get all the positive roles as well.

29 posted on 07/24/2009 4:07:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Jim Robinson
I don't believe Romney believes in socialism (the government ownership of business.) He believes in capitalism.
And I don't believe he went to MA wanting to push universal health care. I believe MA wanted it. He just tried to do it using capitalistic principles, and tried to make it economical.
What MA got was a system like Romney was designing, modified with about 9 over rides on his vetoes.
Instead of criticizing Romney so much, we should just look at MA and let that be our test case to prove what we do or do not want for the rest of the country.
30 posted on 07/24/2009 4:27:23 PM PDT by broncobilly
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To: broncobilly
Instead of criticizing Romney so much, we should just look at MA and let that be our test case to prove what we do or do not want for the rest of the country.

If we can't study and discuss your candidates record of his one term in elective office as Governor of Massachusetts, can we at least study and discuss your candidates exact same type politics that he held before he became governor of Massachusetts at age 55?

31 posted on 07/24/2009 4:38:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12

Roman Catholics, by virtue of opposition to abortionv and no female priests, are near the top too.

My message to the attackers is this: It’s no longer chic or cutting edge to bash Christians. If you really want to push the envelope, turn your sights to the Islamic religion.


32 posted on 07/24/2009 4:44:57 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: broncobilly

B/S. He’s pushing it as a good deal for America. He’s a socialist. And he’s an abortion loving gun grabber to boot. Eff him.


33 posted on 07/24/2009 4:48:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: ansel12
You can discuss anything you want. I just may not choose to be a part of it.
I am primarily interested in Health Care right now. That is the issue on the front burner. I think the Demos are not going to give up. I think they will modify what they are proposing until they get something passed
So I think it is a time to be very clear about what is in the MA system and what is not and what is making it be so expensive. To what extent does their system stay in the private sector? Can they choose their own physician? Is there rationing.
I would like objective answers, in order to be armed against the demos, not just excessive diatribes against Romney.
34 posted on 07/24/2009 4:53:57 PM PDT by broncobilly
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To: SoConPubbie
I couldn't vote for Romney in the Republican primaries because of "RomneyCare". Unfortunately, now we get something worse - ObamaCare. ObamaCare Jokes Obama Jokes
35 posted on 07/24/2009 4:57:28 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: broncobilly

Romney wrought both gay marriage and socialized medicine
upon the people of Massachusetts with only HIS vote
(and his mob from Utah whom he admitted he consulted).

Romney is a backstabbing carpetbagger.
He also happens to be a fascist socialist liberal.
Romney takes money from the federal teat and AIG, etc.
Just like the others. RINO.


36 posted on 07/24/2009 5:03:52 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Bushwacker777
Proble is, evangelicals who should be voicing unity with the LDS on the gay marriage issue and all seem not to care ...

Bullcrap!

More lies from MORMON, Inc.!

The Evangelicals don't need to unite with HERETICS to 'voice' again sin!

37 posted on 07/24/2009 5:26:13 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Now, as I recall, Harry Ried is a Mormon? Where is his unity? To imply the Mormons are united is a myth.


38 posted on 07/24/2009 6:55:30 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: ansel12
LOL

They do suffer in the movies don't they?

Forrest Gump seems to be the only recent movie I can remember to portray any church in a positive light.

OTOH, the Lords name is used often. Blasphemy of course, but then again, that's Hollywood. Thanks for the post.

39 posted on 07/24/2009 9:40:09 PM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: Bushwacker777
Was the article about Mitt or the Mormon Church?

Gosh: I don't know.

Are either of them somehow, in some small way, considered to be MORMON??


Mormons: The Most Conservative Religious Group in America

40 posted on 07/25/2009 4:51:36 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ansel12
Since getting rid of Romney is a mission of freerepublic you will run into a lot of criticism of facts about him here.
41 posted on 07/25/2009 4:53:26 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: broncobilly
I don't believe Romney believes in socialism (the government ownership of business.) He believes in capitalism.

It matters not what the man 'believes'.

It DOES matter, however, on what legislation he has signed off on!

42 posted on 07/25/2009 4:55:30 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: broncobilly
I am primarily interested in Health Care right now. That is the issue on the front burner.

Indeed!

ANY more rules from Washington will only FURTHER our dismise as a country.

The ONLY 'solution' toi the mess is to get OUT of the medical business; but, alas, there are very few that are willing to do this.

I think the tipping point HAS been reached. The LIBs are FULLY in control of the propaganda processes in this country.

43 posted on 07/25/2009 4:58:29 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Jim Robinson

I had your number for a long time now just like WND!


44 posted on 07/25/2009 10:25:32 PM PDT by restornu
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To: broncobilly

There has got to be a better way to fight socialism and abortion than to sign it into law.


45 posted on 07/25/2009 10:30:12 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: broncobilly; Jim Robinson

I felt it in my bones for a while now that Jim Robinson did not like the LDS.

to turn this thread and make it about Romney when it was talking about the Church!


46 posted on 07/25/2009 10:31:24 PM PDT by restornu
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My heart just wanted to give the benefit of the doubt but I doubt no longer it is very CLEAR now!


47 posted on 07/25/2009 10:33:04 PM PDT by restornu
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To: Adam-ondi-Ahman; America always; Antonello; Arrowhead; asparagus; BlueMoose; ComeUpHigher; ...

It is sad to see a once wonderful forum to now act this way!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2300436/posts?page=44#44

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2300436/posts?page=46#46


48 posted on 07/25/2009 10:41:08 PM PDT by restornu
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To: broncobilly; ComeUpHigher; TChris; lady lawyer; Saundra Duffy; La Enchiladita

Don’t waste your breath....

For get Romney this is about disdain for anothers faith the truth is coming out...


49 posted on 07/25/2009 11:11:42 PM PDT by restornu (We are now entering the time of the Wheat and the Tares)
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To: TruthBeforeAll
>>”Uh... I doubt very seriously the Amish are left of the Mormons.”<<

You better do your homework on the Amish way of life. They don't just sit around and make good bread. These are the same people that forgave the scumbag that shot and killed a bunch of their little girls in school.

Wife-beating and child molesting are common in their SOCIALIST structured society. The women are ruled by the men. I live in an area that is heavily populated with Amish and I can tell you that they are pompous, arrogant, rude and hate the “English”. That would be nearly every white anglo person. They do use electricity and have phones etc. They rely on local fire department to help when their barns/houses catch on fire. They do visit hospitals. Few vote in elections or the military service. They use our public funded roads without paying for the privilege.

It it a fools errand to compare the Amish to the Mormons.

50 posted on 07/26/2009 4:56:26 AM PDT by panaxanax (Obama is an illegal alien.)
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