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Could Marco Rubio's Mormon Childhood Keep Him Off GOP Ticket?
Christian Post ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | Clara Morris

Posted on 02/29/2012 7:42:14 AM PST by Colofornian

A recent poll discovered that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a top pick for the GOP vice presidential candidate – regardless of who ends up winning the presidential nomination. But could his Mormon roots disturb his momentum and keep him off the ballot?

Two of Rubio's cousins told BuzzFeed.com that the senator was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints when he was 11-years-old. This is something Rubio has never made mention of himself.

Alex Conant, a spokesman for Rubio, confirmed the cousins' report and told BuzzFeed.com that Rubio converted to Catholocism a few years after becoming Mormon along with his family. Rubio is still Catholic today and a spokesman for the senator told The New York Times that Rubio is a "practicing and devout Roman Catholic," adding that the senator "regularly attends Catholic Mass," and has been "baptized, confirmed and married in the Roman Catholic Church."

Although Rubio's involvement with the Mormon church was brief and during his childhood, it might be enough to stop his meteoric rise to GOP stardom, according to observers.

What if Mitt Romney wins the presidential nomination? A Mormon president with a former Mormon as vice president? Seems like an overly Mormon ticket that could have trouble defeating Obama in the fall, critics warn.

Before information on his Mormon past was released, things were looking very bright for Rubio's political future. Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind conducted a survey that revealed Rubio as a top vice presidential pick for the Republican Party.

The survey asked Republicans: "No matter who is the Republican nominee for president, if you could pick the vice presidential nominee who would it be?" The survey offered no choices, and participants were asked to write in their response...

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TOPICS: Current Events; History; Other non-Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: baptism; birther; inelligible; lds; moonbatbirthers; mormon; rubio
Hey, the exit polls in MI showed Catholics supported Romney -- vs. Santorum -- 44-37%... ...then Catholic voters might even prefer a Mormon-Catholic mix!
Note: To be fair...another 7% of Catholics voted for Catholic Gingrich...equally it all up...but if half of Republican Catholics are so politically deluded...and when you toss in that there's probably even MORE Democratic Catholics out there...what does that say about the lack of moral leadership in the Roman Catholic church????

From the article: Two of Rubio's cousins told BuzzFeed.com that the senator was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints when he was 11-years-old. This is something Rubio has never made mention of himself.

(Ah, the Mormon church would have got to Rubio eventually...if not at age 11, then his corpse later on)

Mormons believe, btw, that children are perfect thru 7 years and 364 days [365 days if a child was born on a leap-year]...but then must be baptized at age 8 for "remission of sin" they supposedly never had.

(Isn't that like giving radiation treatment to somebody who has yet to get cancer?)

1 posted on 02/29/2012 7:42:22 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

What nonsense.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 7:47:30 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Colofornian

More insane babbling from the moonbats!


3 posted on 02/29/2012 7:48:57 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Colofornian

Until the USSC rules on whether or not Obama is a natural born citizen, I conclude that Rubio is not eligible to be president and therefore could not be VP.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 7:49:53 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: All
In Mormon terms, Rubio is a double apostate...

(1) For leaving the Mormon church--supposedly the "only true and living church on the face of the earth" per Mormon 'scripture' (Lds Doctrines & Covenants 1:30)...
(2) For joining what the Mormon church calls the "whore of Babylon" -- the "church of the devil" (1 nephi 14:9-10, Book of Mormon)

On pt #2, Catholics aren't alone...Protestants, too, are deemed by Mormons to be the daughter of the whore of Babylon and part of that same "church of the devil."

[Lds leaders have never "recalled" -- nor rescinded -- these statements in their "scriptures" nor interpretations of them by their past leaders...leaving them to stand "as is"]

What's interesting is that Mormons & Muslims "agree" on who Christians are: The Muslims call us "infidels" of the faith; and Mormons say we're part of the "univeral apostasy" and we, too, are supposed spiritual infidels who became "apostates" along with the founding fathers of our country.

The founding fathers of the Declaration of Independence -- well, at least their spirits -- were so insistent that they as dead people be baptized "Mormon" that they supposedly appeared to the Lds "prophet" Wilford Woodruff in the St. George, UT temple before he became the "prophet."

(Woodruff is the one who put the brakes on Mormon polygamy...so not like he was a Mormon "nobody")

5 posted on 02/29/2012 7:52:50 AM PST by Colofornian (An anti-FREEPER: That's a poster who says, "Let's elect one socialist to beat another!")
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To: morphing libertarian

Bingo.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 7:53:19 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: pgkdan

What nonsense.

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Indeed!


7 posted on 02/29/2012 7:54:14 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: MrEdd

I will not vote for a candidate I consider to be ineligible, regardless of how much I like his views. We need to do more to establish the rule of law in our country.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 7:55:56 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Colofornian

Oh, good grief


9 posted on 02/29/2012 7:56:30 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: pgkdan
Hasn't Rubio himself repeatedly said his is not interested in the Veep slot? I can think of another Floridian who would be a better asset than a GOP-lite soft on immigration guy like Rubio anyway: Congressman Allen West.
10 posted on 02/29/2012 7:58:12 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pgkdan

No kidding. How many 7 year olds get to pick the religion they get to be part of. That is ALWAYS the parent’s decision. He should get a major pass on this.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Colofornian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHEqCXY2B-w


12 posted on 02/29/2012 8:02:37 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Colofornian

so what.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 8:04:22 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Vigilanteman
“Hasn't Rubio himself repeatedly said his is not interested in the Veep slot? “

Yes, because he knows he is not eligible to the office.

Amendment XII to the constitution's Article II, Section 1, Clause 5.

He is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.

14 posted on 02/29/2012 8:13:12 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Colofornian

This objection to Rubio carries as much sense as the objection to anyone being born by Cesarean Section are disqualified to be president because they were not born naturally, thus “not a natural born” citizen.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 8:17:15 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar
An intellectual incapacity on your part to research what the writers of the constitution meant by the term does not in any way precipitate similar scholarly reticence in others.

Your intellectual jumping on the table while shouting goes nowhere.

Rubio is ineligible.

16 posted on 02/29/2012 8:22:32 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: GreyFriar

LOL!


17 posted on 02/29/2012 8:26:54 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 17,133 replies of dubious quality!)
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To: napscoordinator
No kidding. How many 7 year olds get to pick the religion they get to be part of. That is ALWAYS the parent’s decision

Well, to be "technical"...Rubio was baptized @ age 11...not 8 like most Mormon children...but point made...

The Q might be..."How much of a Mormon connection do you have to have to get a Romney invite?...

Given that Romney has already gone on record saying no other 2% religions -- like Islam -- would get places on a Romney Cabinet...we ALREADY know that Romney would make decisions on the basis of religion...

This aligns with what we also already know that about 9 to 9.5 of every 10 Mormons -- when faced with a Mormon choice vs. a non-Mormon choice -- would go Mormon...

It's all so interesting. Here, Romney believes that Catholics (& Protestants) are "apostates"...and that somehow inspires about half of Catholics & about half of even Republican mainline Protestants to vote for him...per at least Michigan exit poll data supplied by Fox News...

Hey, maybe, Obama could call us Christians some hyphenated "excrement" name...and that could inspire about half of us so-called Christians to vote for him...makes about as much sense...

18 posted on 02/29/2012 8:34:57 AM PST by Colofornian (An anti-FREEPER: That's a poster who says, "Let's elect one socialist to beat another!")
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To: Colofornian

Are you on a jihad?


19 posted on 02/29/2012 8:44:02 AM PST by mimaw
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To: Colofornian

From the magic underwear to the magic bread?

Who cares?


20 posted on 02/29/2012 8:53:53 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: MrEdd; Gamecock

MrEdd,

I don’t know how you consider Rubio ineligible to be vice president because he attended the morman church and perhaps was baptized into it? Thus my sarcastic comment. Gamecock easily understood it in that his reply to my post was LOL.

I’m not familiar with there being a constitutional prohibition of the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the same party of belonging to the same religious group. Of course if one believes that the constitution can be made to say, whatever one wants, then you may have a point.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 9:04:28 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Rubio is inelligible because both his parents were not US citizens when he was born ( which is required to meet the criteria fot “natural born” status in the constitutional sense). The statute has to do with divided national loyalties, not biology.

Thank you for playing.

Pick up your consolation prize on your way out.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 9:14:32 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Obviously you thought I was referring to post #15, I was not, I was referring to post #1. Thus you are the wild goose chaser here.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 9:17:24 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Colofornian
adding that the senator "regularly attends Catholic Mass,"

That wasn't the case in 2010.

Rubio belongs to the Christ Fellowship nondenominational Church in West Kendall, Fla., where he has attended for the last six years.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 9:46:32 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You’re probably right re: the nondenominational attendance...the thing is...a lot — if not most — nondenoms don’t even have formal “memberships”...So Rubio may have never pulled his membership in his Roman Catholic church...and for good reason...it allows him to have a “face” for lots of distinct constituents...


25 posted on 02/29/2012 10:32:08 AM PST by Colofornian (An anti-FREEPER: That's a poster who says, "Let's elect one socialist to beat another!")
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To: MrEdd
Your opinion is not shared.

It's funny when you and others plead Vattel like a holy writ but ignore the first Congress and president Washington deviated from Vattel in their first full year.

Even Vattel consider "native" and "natural born citizen" interchangeable, the first Congress considered the definition alterable thus however U.S. citizenship is acquired at birth meets the standard.

I'm not fan of Rubio for VP but this argument is tiresome nonsense.

26 posted on 02/29/2012 11:13:25 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: MrEdd
Your opinion is not shared.

It's funny when you and others plead Vattel like a holy writ but ignore the first Congress and president Washington deviated from Vattel in their first full year.

Even Vattel consider "native" and "natural born citizen" interchangeable, the first Congress considered the definition alterable thus however U.S. citizenship is acquired at birth meets the standard.

I'm not fan of Rubio for VP but this argument is tiresome nonsense.

27 posted on 02/29/2012 11:13:25 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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