Or was he being more disingenuous in THIS article?
Mormonism's Al Smith moment?
January 02, 2008|By Nathan B. Oman
Let us suppose that Mitt Romney does not become the next president. What will this mean for the Mormons? There about 5.7 million Latter-day Saints in America, which in a nation of more than 300 million makes us demographic chicken feed, but the question is important for what it reveals about the presidency and its relationship to American citizenship.
As a Latter-day Saint, I care deeply about whether a Mormon can be elected president. This is not because, as the anti-Mormon fringe suggests, my co-religionists and I want to impose a theocracy on the nation, but because so long as a Mormon cannot be elected president because he is Mormon.
Rather, I care because so long as a Mormon cannot be elected president because he is Mormon, I am a second-class citizen in our culture, a member of a tribe disqualified from full political participation.
Maybe we should note that he seems to think religious Conservatism is just alright as long as it comes from HIS religion.
I have nothing against Mormons per se, Beck being a Mormon himself. I think this article ADDS to Beck's credibility rather than detracts from it.
So where does that place you?
For the record, I am an Orthodox Jew, and would never in a zillion years vote for anyone on the basis of religion alone like so many blacks voted for obama, or so many Mormons voted for Romney. If you ain't right, you ain't right. Period.
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With thousands of religious groups, with either slightly or drastically diverse beliefs, no person is going to win any nationwide campaign by leading with their personal beliefs.
Liberal media people know this, and will pull out all the stops to get a divisive religious figure, of any flavor, elected as the Republican nominee.
On the other hand, the possibility of a Republican nominee who leads with a unifying message of common sense Constitutional conservatism sends the liberal Democrats and the liberal RINOs into spastic fits of screaming heebie-jeebies.
...”For the record, I am an Orthodox Jew, and would never in a zillion years vote for anyone on the basis of religion alone like so many blacks voted for obama, or so many Mormons voted for Romney. If you ain’t right, you ain’t right. Period”...
YES! Great point!