Skip to comments.Can I vote for a Mormon? By Ken Starr
Posted on 01/09/2012 8:13:59 AM PST by reformjoy
Tuesdays New Hampshire primary looms large on the political horizon. In the midst of lively public debates over taxes, jobs, the national debt and similarly important questions related to the future vitality of our nation, a different kind of question continues to privately occupy the minds of some prospective voters: Can I vote for a Mormon?
... If an unbeliever such as Jefferson or non-churchman like Lincoln can serve brilliantly as president, then America should stand in an intolerant world characterized all too frequently by religious persecution as a stirring example of welcoming hospitality for highly qualified men and women of good will seeking the nations highest office. ...
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Pretty amazing that just 13 years later, we now struggle with electing a Candidate with Character when a man of low character nearly destroyed us.
Now if he were a Muslim then....no way.
The real question is, “Can I vote for a Liberal?”
The answer is not just no but HELL NO! Mitt Romney and everyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus!
I’m a a bit uncomfortable with Mormonism, but it wouldn’t be an issue to me like his liberal, flip-flopping record is........
Candidates with character do not favor murdering babies.
Jefferson and Lincoln at least had the brains to not join some wierd magic underwear cult.
If Romney’s the nominee, you can believe the pre-1978 doctorine of his church will be a campaign issue.
—Now if he were a Muslim then....no way.—
My feelings about Mormonism and Islam are not all that different. There is one huge difference, of course - one flies planes into buildings. But the rest is eerily similar.
I would vote for an agnostic before I would vote for a Mormon. At least he would be “unaffiliated”.
I’m pretty sure you can vote for anyone you want to vote for.
—Im a a bit uncomfortable with Mormonism, but it wouldnt be an issue to me like his liberal, flip-flopping record is...—
My feelings, exactly. The problem with Romney is that what he actually says is completely irrelevant.
Mormonism is a faith of works, not grace, meaning Romney is compelled to “do things” to become a god (like Romneycare). You can’t separate faith from politics. Won’t be voting for Romney.
And no I don’t want to validate wacky Mormon religious beliefs either, any more than I’d vote for a Muslim, a satanist, a Rastafaran, a scientologist, etc. for president.
Can I? Yes, but not without violating my conscience.
Will I? NEVER.
I know way too much about them to ever trust one in office. I used to be one.
I'm not sure how this got started, in Jefferson's own day this was an accusation that made during an election cycle that has never gone away. Jefferson was a member of a Presbyterian church near Monticello. He supported that church with substantial yearly donations. In his own words he was a follower of Jesus Christ. His personal views of who Jesus Christ differed from the theologies of the day but he never wavered from believing Christ was the greatest being to ever live on this earth.
In this day when our presidents have moral failings they reach out and do the best they can to find faults in our heroes, especially our founding fathers, they shouldn't. These were great men and Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest.
Martin Luther is supposed to have said that he would rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian. The word ‘Turk’ would better be described as ‘Muslim’ in our time as that is what he is referring to.
Given that an incompetent ‘Turk’ may well be what we have in the White House right now, although I expect that instead of genuine Islam, Obama’s religious persuasion is something more on the order of “all religions are ok except for white American Christianity. Regardless, incompetence is the word that best characterizes Obama.
So would I vote for Romney against the incompetent currently occupying the job? Youbetcha! Wouldn’t be happy about it, but given that to do otherwise would be essentially the same as casting a vote for Obama, I’ll take a wishy-washy Mormon over him any day.
A very good point.
So, how devout is Romney in his beliefs?
Does he tithe?
Does he hold a temple recommend?
Does he wear the "garments"?
I won’t vote for Mitt Romney not because he is a Mormon, but because as he demonstrated when he was destroying the Republican Party in Massachusetts, he is only five sixths of a Mormon. That is he is a Mor_on.
The ONLY good thing I can see about Mittens “winning” the GOP(RINO) “nomination” is that the LDS “Church” will get the ANAL Exam that it so RICHLY DESERVES!
Jefferson most definitely believed that Jesus was not God and that he had not risen from the dead. He believed whole-heartedly in what he thought were the teachings of Jesus (as edited by himself), but as moral philosophy, not what most of us would call religion.
A very great many of the posters on this site would agree that this meant he was not a Christian.
While he financially supported a Presbyterian Church, there is ample evidence he did not believe in the doctrines taught by that Church.
Like I tell everybody, “I’m going to vote for somebody other than Mitt Romney because he’s a moron...Not Because he’s a Mormon.”
I don’t support Romney in the primaries but, you are just plain disgusting.
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