Skip to comments.Less Than Half Of Americans Know Romney's A Mormon
Posted on 07/25/2011 4:25:41 PM PDT by freespirited
If the Mitt Romney campaign has worries that the candidate's Mormon faith may be an insurmountable obstacle to the White House, they may take solace from one recent survey: According to the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service, only 40% of Americans identify Romney as a Mormon.
46% claim they do not know the candidate's faith and 10% figured him to be a Protestant or Catholic. Incidentally these numbers mirror those of the man Romney is seeking to unseat, President Barack Obama. Four in ten Americans do not know the president's faith, 18% believe he is a Muslim and only a quarter correctly listed him as a Protestant.
Many Americans tell pollsters they are uncomfortable with a Mormon candidate. A recent Quinnipac poll found that while a majority of 60% of Americans are either entirely or somewhat comfortable with a Mormon president, this figure is less than those accepting of a Catholic of Jewish head of state, 83% and 80% respectively. 54% of African Americans and roughly 40% of women are uncomfortable with a Mormon president. The latter may be due to the church's history of excluding blacks from the priesthood and the past doctrine of polygamy.* The church has long disavowed polygamy and the exclusion of blacks from the priesthood was lifted in 1976.
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Remarkable. I've known that about Slick Willard a long time.
I can’t WAIT to not vote for that RINO hair-helmet..!
I doubt he’s really a Mormon. He’s no more a Mormon than he is a conservative.
But more than half of Freepers know that he's a good, solid democrat who's gumming up our party.
Mitt’s religion is about 3% of his total problem for me.
Socialized medicine blows.
Absolutely. I don’t care about Mormonism, but I do care about him being a RINO
It is a miracle that half of Americans can breathe.
I’m far more concerned with his liberalism anyway.
Romney believes in man made global warming.
He originated RomneyCare, the father of ObamaCare.
Romney supported gay rights.
He supported the GM/Dodge bailout.
He supported the bank bailout.
He was for abortion until he ran for president.
Romney’s answers to Planned Parenthood:
1. Do you support the substance in the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade? YES
2. Do you support state funding of abortion services through Medicaid for low-income women? YES
Mittens is an anchor baby.
The Romney lawyers investigated this question in the 1960s, when Mitt Romneys father, Governor George Romney of Michigan, was vying for the Republican presidential nomination. George Romney had been born in a Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico, as his grandfather moved there with his wives in the 1880s after polygamy was outlawed in the U.S.
While some opponents nicknamed him Chihuahua George, his suitability for the highest office because of his birth was never seriously challenged. The reason his campaign faltered was because of his shift in position on the Vietnam War: He went from being a supporter to opposing it, infamously claiming to have been brainwashed by military officials. After that Richard Nixons lead in the polls more than doubled.
Article II of the U.S. Constitution states that No person except a natural born citizen shall be eligible to the Office of President, and so the question is: Does natural born citizen mean born a citizen or born in the U.S.? The Founding Fathers were of course aware of both jus soli (birthright citizenship) and jus sanguinis (citizenship through parentage), but deliberately wrote natural born rather than something like born on U.S. soil, arguably to include children born to U.S parents outside the country.
This makes sense now doesnt it Huh?
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When the polygamist Mormons fled to Mexico rather than conform to American law, one of the conditions for their relocation was the total loss of their American citizenship. (i.e. they were kicked out, never to return.)
Any who wanted to return to America had to petition and take the citizenship tests and swear in... to become citizens again.
The Romneys sneaked back in. They did not petition to become citizens of America.
Mittens is an anchor baby.
White skin and oodles of green money buy acceptance, but they don’t buy honor. However, what does honor matter to a politician?
Yes, but 100% of Freepers know he’s a MORON!
>>Less Than Half Of Americans Know Romney’s A Mormon<<
Yeah, but plenty of us know he’s a RINO.
About the same number of people who don’t know obama is a muslim and a kenyan.
That's funny, because I bet double that don't know hussein is a muzzie; poor infidels.
If Romney gets the nomination his Mormon religion will become a big issue after he gets the nomination and it is too late. There will be billions of dollars spent on negative advertising. A lot of people, especially in the south, will not vote for a Mormon. They will vote third party. 0bama and the media are waiting to spring thier trap.
... meaning more than half don’t care. Drop it.
It was also 1912 that the illegal alien Romneys snuck across the border into our country...
They didnt sign any promise that they were not polygamists..
True enough, if less than half know, you can bet that a fair number of those don’t care.
How many know that Harry Reid is also a mormon...as well as being dinghy.
They’ll all know if he runs against The Bamster.
Half of Americans don’t know what a Mormom IS! Unfortunately, I’m serious!
Romney’s a Mormon? Seriesly?? This is HUGH!!!
|I'm not a moron. I'm a flying a-hole.|
If you want off my ping list get over it!
Most church going black voters mistakenly think Barak Obama believes in the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Less than 50% of Americans know Mitt is alive.
Romney is the best liberal democrat in the race so far.
Romney’s great-grandfather, Miles Park Romney, married his fifth wife in 1897. That was more than six years after Mormon leaders banned polygamy and more than three decades after a federal law barred the practice.
Your post is a sham and a farce. In fact, its a farce of a sham.
Mittens IS an anchor Baby!
cripplecreek was I think just showing hoew his own monogamous ancestor had to sign and swear that he was not a polygamist before he could enter the US the same year that the polygamist Romney and his family snuck into the country under the radar and without that same necessary paperwork....
George Romney, Willie Mitty’s dad, was one of those children, and the first generation of Romneys for generations who appears to have had no extra wives like his own dad, grandfather and great grandfather
I just thought it was interesting that such things were even asked back then. My great grandfather was somewhere between 9 and 13 at that time anyway.
We’ve been digging around in the family tree and finding old documents in Michigan and Wisconsin. I discovered that my grandfather began his life as a Catholic but became a Methodist during WWII. Nobody in the family ever talked about it so I assumed he had always been Methodist.
Say it ain’t so!
actually I was LOL at # 29 1/2
And it does matter to me. I know too much about Mormonism to ever trust one in office.
I doubt hes really a Mormon. Hes no more a Mormon than he is a conservative.
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He’s a Mormon all right, a true believing, faithful, ‘active’, tithe paying temple attending Mormon. I’ve been there and you don’t go through all the BS you have to to get a Temple Recommend and keep it (which Romney has) if you don’t really believe it.
Well; the registered Dems are spoken for...
I'll bet that MORE than half of FREEPERs do not know what questions are asked on a Temple Recommend...
Temple Recommend Questions
1 Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?
2 Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?
3 Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?
4 Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?
5 Do you live the law of chastity?
6 Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?
7 Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
8 Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?
9 Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?
10 Are you a full-tithe payer?
11 Do your keep the Word of Wisdom?
12 Do you have financial or other obligations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?
13 If you have previously received your temple endowment:
Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?
14 Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?
15 Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?
More than half the voters voted for Obama, so I’m not surprised to hear that the title of this article is true, ie, less than half of Americans have a clue.
Sadly true. Or what they really believe. I wasn’t told 80% of their beliefs until after I joined and I studied it for over a year. They only gave me the basics.
Knowing the LDS as I do, I wouldn’t be surprised if they ‘lied for the Lord’ and signed they didn’t believe in polygamy to get into this country.
FWIW, the LDS still BELIEVE in Polygamy, they just believe they cannot practice it at the moment, but the time will come when it is restored.
I've never been LDS; but from what I've STUDIED of their writings, I cannot find that it was EVER taken AWAY!! (The Flds folks seem to know this.)
If any MORMONs have any LATER "Words of GOD" to add to THIS; now would be a GOOD time to post them!!
To Whom It May Concern:
Press dispatches having been sent for political purposes, from Salt Lake City, which have been widely published, to the effect that the Utah Commission, in their recent report to the Secretary of the Interior, allege that plural marriages are still being solemnized and that forty or more such marriages have been contracted in Utah since last June or during the past year, also that in public discourses the leaders of the Church have taught, encouraged and urged the continuance of the practice of polygamy
I, therefore, as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, do hereby, in the most solemn manner, declare that these charges are false. We are not teaching polygamy or plural marriage, nor permitting any person to enter into its practice, and I deny that either forty or any other number of plural marriages have during that period been solemnized in our Temples or in any other place in the Territory.
One case has been reported, in which the parties allege that the marriage was performed in the Endowment House, in Salt Lake City, in the Spring of 1889, but I have not been able to learn who performed the ceremony; whatever was done in this matter was without my knowledge. In consequence of this alleged occurrence the Endowment House was, by my instructions, taken down without delay.
Inasmuch as laws have been enacted by Congress forbidding plural marriages, which laws have been pronounced constitutional by the court of last resort, I hereby declare my intention to submit to those laws, and to use my influence with the members of the Church over which I preside to have them do likewise.
There is nothing in my teachings to the Church or in those of my associates, during the time specified, which can be reasonably construed to inculcate or encourage polygamy; and when any Elder of the Church has used language which appeared to convey any such teaching, he has been promptly reproved. And I now publicly declare that my advice to the Latter-day Saints is to refrain from contracting any marriage forbidden by the law of the land.
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Lorenzo Snow offered the following:
I move that, recognizing Wilford Woodruff as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the only man on the earth at the present time who holds the keys of the sealing ordinances, we consider him fully authorized by virtue of his position to issue the Manifesto which has been read in our hearing, and which is dated September 24th, 1890, and that as a Church in General Conference assembled, we accept his declaration concerning plural marriages as authoritative and binding.
The vote to sustain the foregoing motion was unanimous.
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6, 1890.
35. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
36. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison.
37. They were stoned ; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
38. the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
~ Wilford Woodruff, 4th LDS President
Well, all those ancestors are probably mormon now.
We have been authorized to perform baptisms vicariously so that when they hear the gospel preached and desire to accept it, that essential ordinance will have been performed. They need not ask for any exemption from that essential ordinance. Indeed, the Lord Himself was not exempted from it.
Here and now then, we move to accomplish the work to which we are assigned. We are busily engaged in that kind of baptism. We gather the records of our kindred dead, indeed, the records of the entire human family; and in sacred temples in baptismal fonts designed as those were anciently, we perform these sacred ordinances.
Strange, one may say. It is passing strange. It is transcendent and supernal. The very nature of the work testifies that He is our Lord, that baptism is essential, that He taught the truth.
And so the question may be asked, You mean you are out to provide baptism for all who have ever lived?
Hell more than half of Americans...can’t tell you one of their States Senators.