Skip to comments.The Mormon Advantage
Posted on 04/05/2007 5:42:47 PM PDT by Utah Girl
Mitt Romney is riding high this week after his victory in "the first primary," which consists of raising cold, hard cash to compete: more than $20 million in the first quarter, $5 million more than his closest contender, Rudy "Lay off my wife!" Giuliani. John McCain came in a lackluster third with $12.5 million.
Romney's campaign benefited from two distinct donor networks, according to media accounts: Wall Street and Mormons. GOP front-runner Rudy, struggling with one of those weird media freak shows erupting around his wife, Judith (her alleged participation in future Cabinet meetings and former puppy killings), must be a little envious on both counts.
Why is it that all the Dem candidates are still married to their first spouse, while among the current crop of leading GOP contenders, the only guy with just one wife is the Mormon?
Truth is, I don't think this is just an accident. There's something about Mormons the rest of us ought to pay attention to: Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do much better than almost any other faith group at sustaining a marriage culture -- and they do this while participating fully and successfully in modern life. Utah is above the national average in both household income and the proportion of adults who are college graduates.
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
It comes down to whether one believes that Mormon theology will be running the nation if Mitt is elected. You can bet the Rodham-rodent goon squad will smear the Mormon beliefs to keep Mitt from winning. Will we conservatives allow that to happen?
We have to keep in mind: Cash is almost as good as real money! Yogi Berra
could a big factor be that mormons stay married because half of every mormon marriage - the woman - is depending on her husband to choose to call her name so that she will be resurrected someday? That would tend to keep you from making him mad. Add community pressure, which is great.
LDS Apostle Erastus Snow preached the following on Sunday, Oct. 4, 1857:
Do the women, when they pray, remember their husbands?... Do you uphold your husband before God as your lord? “What!my husband to be my lord?” I ask, Can you get into the celestial kingdom without him? Have any of you been there? You will remember that you never got into the celestial kingdom [during the temple ceremony] without the aid of your husband. If you did, it was because your husband was away, and some one had to act proxy for him. No woman will get into the celestial kingdom, except her husband receives her, if she is worthy to have a husband; and if not, somebody will receive her as a servant. (Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 291)
never-the-less, staying married is a very good thing and mitt and his wife have done well in this.
Can’t disagree with your post!
Aside from the few screwballs that continue plural marriage, Mormon theology is unexceptional, based on no less an authority than Mark Twain (Roughing it).
Really there is not much different between scriptures written by Joseph Smith Jr to mislead Americans and scriptures written by the Assyrians to mislead Jews, scriptures written by drug addled Jews to mislead the Romans, and scriptures written by Arabs to mislead Turks.
So, did I leave anyone out?
I would hope, not if we can help it!
What I would dread would be how DC would become packed with Mormon appointees and staff, and the LDS church, with its very business-like approach, would definitely take this opportunity to propogate the biggest PR campaign in the history of religion in the USA. It would alter the Republican party for a very long time.
Mormonism like any other non-Christian religion is all about working your way up—an attempt properly labeled “legalism.” Legalist religionists were the worst enemies Jesus Christ had, and the ones that yelled the loudest, “Crucify Him!” according to the gospels. Romney may be a great guy, and a great example of a family man—however he should never be president.
What this particular evangelical doesn't cotton to is the fact that Mr. Romney just finished a term as one of the most liberal governors America has ever seen. On his watch gay marriage, an assault weapons ban, and socialized medicine (which includes taxpayer-funded abortions) were all implemented.
Romney appointed more Dems and independents to the bench than Republicans, including radical gay activists.
The Romney administration also pushed gay propaganda in the public schools.
Doesn't sound too "family-friendly" to me.
I think Mark Twain was talking about Mormon morality (at a time when mainstream American Protestants tended to be pretty hostile)...he said their morality was “smouched” from the New Testament.
We read the Rudy supporters constantly telling us that we should vote for Rudy to stop the Rodham-rodent, and this during the primaries!
“Evangelicals might not cotton to Mormon theology but they find plenty to admire about Mormons’ commitment to traditional values and family.”
Agree for sure. I especially have always admired their program of sending their youngsters on a one year Mission of service upon graduating from high school. It’s a great way for their kids to mature some before entering college. I think that the rest of us should pick up on this idea. Of course, back in my youth, we had a Federal Misson program known as the Draft, heh, heh....
Yup...I’m always impressed by people like you.
One more thing: Did you know the founding of the Republican Party in the 1850s was based on 2 moral issues?
1) The abolition of slavery.
2) The abolition of Mormon polygamy.
Not until the 1890 did the mainline LDS ban polygamy, and this only because Utah was not allowed to become a state unless they did. 1890 is NOT very long ago in history folks.
We won’t discuss how it was not until the mid 1970s that African-Americans were allowed to be LDS elders either.
For the GOP to nominate an LDS candidate would be to turn its back on its roots.
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