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Marco Rubio Used to Be a Mormon
New York mag ^ | 2/23/12 at 12:24 PM | Noreen Malone

Posted on 06/29/2012 10:02:42 PM PDT by RnMomof7

Is America ready for its first all-Mormon-raised ticket? We're not talking Romney-Huntsman; we're talking Romney-Rubio. Buzzfeed reports that Marco Rubio, the GOP star senator from Florida, was baptized into the Church of the Latter-Day Saints when he was 8, and remained "active in the faith for a number of years during his early youth," according to family members, and confirmed by the Rubio camp. The family converted after moving near close relatives, the Denises, who had joined the church in the seventies. But Rubio's father, a bartender also named Marco, never converted himself; he "had little use for a religion that promoted a strict code of moral conduct that seemed at odds with the way he made a living."

The conversion didn't take for the whole family, ultimately, and Marco Jr. was supposedly a big part of that. He'd been the most enthusiastic convert to Mormonism, but then, according to his cousins, was also behind the family's return to their Catholic roots. Rubio, the likely favorite for the vice-presidential slot, received his Catholic First Communion at the age of 13. So what's the big deal? Take it away, Buzzfeed:

The revelation adds a new dimension to Rubio's already-nuanced religious history — and could complicate his political future at a time when many Republicans see him as the odds-on favorite for the 2012 vice presidential nod. Vice presidential candidates are traditionally chosen to provide ethnic and religious balance to a ticket. Mitt Romney's Mormonism and Rubio's Catholic faith would already mean the first two members of minority traditions on a Republican ticket in American history. Rubio's Mormon roots could further complicate that calculation.

A sign that Rubio's aides see the story as potentially damaging: BuzzFeed's inquiries appear to have sent them into frantic damage-control mode, and after email inquiries from BuzzFeed — but minutes before Conant responded with a phone call this morning — a brief item appeared on the blog of the Miami Herald mentioning the Senator's religious past.

So the question now looks something like this: Would "secret Mormon" be as politically damaging as "secret Muslim"? Probably not: First of all, it's no longer secret, and even if the fact that Rubio selectively edited his biography to leave that chapter out raises some eyebrows and suggests it's something he finds politically damaging, it's harder for fringe conspiracy theorists (and scruple-free campaign operatives) to really do their thing with something that's out in the open as a fact. And Romney's rise to prominence within the GOP, though not without its bumps, proves that prejudice against Mormons isn't as intractable as prejudice against Muslims. Besides, even in Rubio's enthusiastic Mormon moment, when, as his cousin Michelle said, he was "totally into it," he was someone the GOP base could love. "He's always been into religion. Football and religion. Those were his things."


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Isn't this special???
1 posted on 06/29/2012 10:02:49 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

It’s especially silly if you ask me.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: RnMomof7

Repost from February?


3 posted on 06/29/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: RnMomof7

Since he isn’t constitutionally eligible I don’t see how this matters.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 10:13:03 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: RnMomof7

5 posted on 06/29/2012 10:19:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RnMomof7

Rubio is a Catholic.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 10:23:06 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: NoLibZone

Yea a catholic still on the rolls of the LDS


7 posted on 06/29/2012 10:35:19 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Aria

Well I would not vote for one Mormon.. certainly not


8 posted on 06/29/2012 10:37:42 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Aria

Well I would not vote for one Mormon.. certainly not 2


9 posted on 06/29/2012 10:37:57 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

and so it begins....the dims are the lowest of the low.

Remember folks few in Germany wanted to defend or protect the Jews ( or true Christians for that matter)......and when they came for me no one was left....


10 posted on 06/29/2012 10:42:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: RnMomof7

Is America ready for its first all-Mormon-raised ticket?

Better then the Mulsim/Moron ticket the Democrats put up!


11 posted on 06/29/2012 10:47:45 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: RnMomof7

What a foolish stretch.

So he was LDS when he was a little kid for 3 or 4 years. Apparently even when young he decided that his family needed to be united in their faith and so they returned to Catholicism and he took communion at 13 years.

Anyone wanting to make an issue out of this, especially to try and indicate he is somehow “bad” becasue as a child he was LDS, is simply playing a biogot card and it will backfire badly on them.

Most Americans are a whole lot more reasobnable than that, and well they should be.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 10:47:53 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Better then the Mulsim/Moron ticket the Democrats put up!

Your so right! AMEN!

13 posted on 06/29/2012 10:59:36 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: Jeff Head

I agree with you Jeff. This entire thread is foolish.


14 posted on 06/29/2012 11:11:57 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: RnMomof7

From age 8 to 12 he was a mormon.

At 13 he went back to Catholicism.

Which choice do you dispute , his choice as a child or as an adult?


15 posted on 06/29/2012 11:26:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: RnMomof7

Some times I think Obama could be the first Pentecostal President because he speaks in tongues.

Ummm...Errr.. Ahhh..


16 posted on 06/29/2012 11:29:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RnMomof7

So the current occupant of the White House used to be a Muslim and then converted to an antisemitic, Black racist “church”.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 11:40:37 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: RnMomof7

This is the kind of thing written by people who neither know or care about religion.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 11:51:07 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: RnMomof7

Oh, come on! We’ve all dabbled in Mormon membership at some time or other, haven’t we?


19 posted on 06/30/2012 12:12:07 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Elementary school kids don’t dabble in religions. I was baptized Catholic but from 8-12, I attended the local Presbyterian church because my parents were not married in the Church at the time. When they did, I became Catholic.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 12:25:23 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Aria

Exactly!!!


21 posted on 06/30/2012 12:27:36 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: RnMomof7
This is off topic just a bit but you've got to read this. What passes for a catholic now a days, my word. ( And this isn't just a swipe at Catholics, every denomination has this problem and it's become epidemic. Christianity is being made into some wishy washy hippy love the world religion. ) Read how this guy views Jesus. I was shocked.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/exclusive-actor-jay-mohr-talks-about-his-christian-faith-laments-atheists-child-like-beliefs/

22 posted on 06/30/2012 12:28:30 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: RnMomof7

Was he born in Cuba?


23 posted on 06/30/2012 12:34:22 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: dragonblustar

What an interesting article. Christians tend to be child-like, and atheists are so intelligent.

One encouraging thing in this is that the guy claims that his faith is evolving. I’m not hopeful that it will evolve to the point of a better understanding, but I suppose anything is possible.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 2:22:39 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: RnMomof7

25 posted on 06/30/2012 2:40:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: dragonblustar

26 posted on 06/30/2012 2:43:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RnMomof7

So? Obama used to be a Muslim. Does religion only matter for Republicans?


27 posted on 06/30/2012 3:27:26 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Boiling tea makes it stronger. I'm a Tea Party Patriot...and I AM BOILING!!!)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
So? Obama used to be a Muslim. Does religion only matter for Republicans?

He still is

28 posted on 06/30/2012 3:31:36 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: RnMomof7

Because his mother joined the LDS church while in Vegas and she drug the kids along. (period).

The church is free to list anyone who enters their doors as being on their roles. Go to any church in this country and look at the total roles and then do a head count over several weeks and the two numbers are nowhere near the same.

Molehill meet mountain.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 3:33:55 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: RnMomof7

Well I would not vote for one Mormon.. certainly not 2

Stunned disbelief. Especially considering...

Remaining comments self censored.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 3:44:26 AM PDT by wita
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To: RnMomof7
WHEN are you Freeps who HATE Mormons gonna present us not so enlightened Christians as to EXACTLY what the "THREAT" (DOCUMENTED please with "Sources") is to our Republic which this religion (and by association Mittens) poses....ah, other than the 155 year old "Mountain Meadows Massacre?"

AND, how is it that those same people who HATE Mitt AND Mormons, NEVER, EVER, EVER, have anything to say about the "Religion of Pieces" or Dear Leader's embrace, defense and support thereof???

MEANWHILE......what say you about this???

Mmmm, lets see now, who is more of a "threat" to the safety and security of the United States among these 2?

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And of these 2, which is more dangerous to our survival?

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The Muslim Brotherhood Agenda as outlined in 1991 in Phildelphia:

The process of settlement [of Islam in the United States] is a "Civilization-Jihadist" process with all the word means.

The Ikhwan must understand that all their work in America
is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within
and "sabotaging" their miserable house by their hands
and the hands of the believers
so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all religions.

Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who choose to slack.

Though we are all aware of Obama's proclivity towards appeasing Islam and Islamic Republics; his negotiating with our enemies (Taliban); his release of captured Terrorists; his support of the "Arab Spring" in the ME which has led to the takeover of those countries by Radical Islamists; etc, many are not aware of what he has done to facilitate their (Islamists) acceptance and appointment to positions of "trust" within our own Government

Here are but 6 of those individuals:

03hussain
Rashad Hussain

sk.kifa
Kifa Mustapha

Mohamed_Elibiary

Momamed Elibiary

huma

Huma Abedin

dalia-mogahed

Daliah Mogahed

ImamMagid-TN

Mohamed Magid

Islam is a frontal attack on Christianity and Judaism and its time we understood this threat and called it what it is. We are not in a “war on terror”, which so many politically correct politicians would have us believe.

The whole world is, and has been for 1,400 years, in a WAR AGAINST ISLAM! If we do not stand up against this cancerous enemy, whose ultimate goal is to bring the entire world into submission to Islam and have all people worship none but Allah, then Western Civilization and human freedom as we know it will soon cease to exist.

America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger – a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls “civilization jihad.”

For a detailed description of who these individuals pictured above are, their goals and what damage they have done and the real threat they pose, see the following:

Muslim Brotherhood in America Part 8: Team Obama and the Islamists

IF after viewing this video, one does not come away with the resolve to do whatever it takes to defeat Barack Hussein Obama, then I worry about the future of our Great Republic.

PS: One should at least bookmark this most enlightening, informative, well researched and documented 10-part Series by Frank Gaffney (Muslim Brotherhood in America) and watch all of it as soon as time permits.

BRITAIN G20 PALACE

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.

All it takes for .....

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.....EVIL....

..... to triumph is for good men to do nothing.......!"

....you know, like staying home or writing in someone's name which is the same thing as affirmatively, voting for the closest most of us will ever come to WITNESSING PURE EVIL while still alive...Barack, Barry, Hussein, Soetoro, Obama.

"Oh yeah, we'll stand on 'PRINCIPLES' and show them what's what, then in 2016, we will really, REALLY, work to elect a true Conservative....."

Yeah, right, provided there is still a United States of America left as we used to know it.

31 posted on 06/30/2012 3:47:30 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: RnMomof7

Oh gee, looky here...

More hatred from the window lickers on the short bus.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 4:15:19 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: Aria
Since he isn’t constitutionally eligible I don’t see how this matters.
You are right. He's not eligible, so it doesn't matter.

Nominating someone who is ineligible, will only help Obama.

33 posted on 06/30/2012 4:22:31 AM PDT by samtheman (The ObamaCareTax is the Biggest Tax in the History of the World)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Good post. Keep our eyes on the ball. Keep our eyes on Obama.
34 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:33 AM PDT by samtheman (The ObamaCareTax is the Biggest Tax in the History of the World)
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To: RnMomof7
Would "secret Mormon" be as politically damaging as "secret Muslim"?

Only if the Mormons had flown planes into the WTC and Pentagon.

35 posted on 06/30/2012 4:32:52 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: RnMomof7

If he chose it when so very young, eight years old, then within five years decided to leave it, I think that’s the story.

He left it.

What part of that is a mark against him?

I say that not to issue an attack on Mormonism here, but rather for those who obviously dislike/oppose Mormonism, why are you holding it against him, when he CHOSE to leave??


36 posted on 06/30/2012 4:43:55 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: RnMomof7
Heck, Christ was a Human for a brief period and I still love Him...

It's beyond me why some of the tripe that gets posted here isn't relegated to a "Who the heck cares" section.

37 posted on 06/30/2012 4:45:42 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: wita

He isn’t a Mormon.

He left Mormonism.

He is a Catholic.

Wake up.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 4:45:57 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: RnMomof7
"Well I would not vote for one Mormon.. certainly not 2."

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

The same sort of "logic" required to call Rubio a Mormon "proves" that all the people who claim they're no longer Catholic but who were baptized as a Catholic when they were a child are still Catholic and can never change that fact.

So, can you vote for someone who now says they're a Baptist but who was baptized into the Catholic Church as a child? 

39 posted on 06/30/2012 4:58:41 AM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Ronin

Old news.
It’s on Rubio’s web site.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 5:07:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: RnMomof7

I could not care less what religion he “used to be.” What I care about is that he is a hispandering, illegal alien supporting, amnesty loving, ineligible person for president.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 5:14:22 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: samtheman

After what has happened at the Supreme Court, I no longer believe this country is run under the rule of law. I doubt it will matter one bit that Marco Rubio is ineligible and from this point on any foreigner, including Russia’s Putin and Hu Jintao of China, can come to this country have their wife give birth on US soil and can claim the child will be eligible to run for president when they reach 35 years old.

We are no longer under the rule of law. We are certainly no longer under the Constitution.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 5:22:58 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Aria

Obama’s religion doesn’t seem to matter.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: RnMomof7

so, i’,m just curious. you obviously don’t care for some one of the mormon faith being president but do you check on the backgrounds of others in your life? If the man running your 401k was a mormon would you disinvest yourself of that fund? or if the policeman coming to save your hide was a mormon would you tell him to not bother but send a cop of another faith? your dentist or doctor? i really am curious how that works


44 posted on 06/30/2012 5:56:57 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

When you have no faith or “religion” then it does not matter. The big whig dims only have socialism as their religion.


45 posted on 06/30/2012 6:00:50 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: RnMomof7

I’d vote for a member of the fried green tomato church if it would get this tyrant out of the white house.


46 posted on 06/30/2012 6:22:52 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: txrangerette

Are you quite sure you don’t have me confused with someone else?

My comment, was related to the included quote of RnMomof7 from post number nine, “Well I would not vote for one Mormon.. certainly not 2”

The stunned disbelief response, was an attempt to NOT express my initial reaction, which I felt was not appropriate, considering the posters background, in hope of further reasoned discussion.

Bottom line, my reaction was to the unreasoned paint yourself into a corner attitude with religious undertones, when it is reasonable to assume who the Republican presidential nominee will be, and exactly who his opponent is. Exactly nothing to do with Mr Rubio, but since you would maybe have to divine that, your reaction might be excused.

Rest assured, I am NOT asleep, as you so casually assume.

Or: Have I completely misread your response?


47 posted on 06/30/2012 6:25:25 AM PDT by wita
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To: RnMomof7

How does this help us get rid of Obama?


48 posted on 06/30/2012 6:26:28 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: 2nd Amendment

“I’d vote for a member of the fried green tomato church if it would get this tyrant out of the white house”.

...and that my second amendment friend, is the crux of the matter. Bully for the one sentence synthesis.


49 posted on 06/30/2012 6:28:21 AM PDT by wita
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To: RnMomof7

If he and his family got out of it, I’m fine with that.


50 posted on 06/30/2012 7:01:05 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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