Skip to comments.Who is afraid of Mitt Romney's Mormonism?
Posted on 10/08/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
Even without recourse to calumny, it is clear that evangelicals will not be reconciled to Mormon doctrines without ceasing to be evangelicals.
Presidents are elected for their policy views, leadership skills and character, not their soteriology. Such theological convictions about salvation may be infinitely important, but they are politically irrelevant.
But presidential primaries are not always the best place to maintain such distinctions. In interfaith relations, it is the lack of familiarity that breeds contempt and portions of America still view Mormonism as a threatening novelty. Among conservatives, however, this opposition is more likely to fade than build. No primary opponent of Romney's can exploit these sentiments, at least in an overt way.
Mormons are one of the nation's strongest conservative voting blocks. A serious Republican candidate simply can't run an anti-Mormon campaign.
..the desire for influence tends to overwhelm theological differences. If Romney looks like the likely nominee, mainstream religious conservatives are more likely to build bridges than torch them.
.. in 2008, Mormon leaders raised their heads in support of Proposition 8 the California initiative against gay marriage. Their commitment to the traditional family runs deep, and no issue is currently more likely to provoke liberal ire. Secular progressives will add this transgression to a history of Mormon offenses against women and minorities and raise, as usual, the specter of theocracy.
Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are, by most measures, the moderates in the current field.
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...and, to their discredit the other candidates will buy into this ploy by, as we have seen, jumping on the bandwagon blaming Perry for someone else's comment.
How about the oaths in their secret temple ceremonies? The blood oaths that Romney took are secret, but they called for the slitting of throats and ripping out of bowels and stuff like that to people who dared to reveal the secrets contained in their temple rituals.
Frankly this is kinda like Black Sabbath stuff.
I think they may have modified the ceremony but when Romney took it he swore blood oaths and I assume he meant what he swore to. After all he was swearing to god (small g intended).
The problem for Romney though is if he gets the nomination all the racist crap that the Mormon Church taught for 140 years will come out and since he is running against a Black man, it will sink his candidacy. If Romney gets the nomination Obama will get re-elected. He is the only candidate in the field who can't defeat Obama.
I'm not so worried about his politics as his religion. His religion will be an albatross around the necks of all Republicans if he gets the nomination.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Romney’s problem is his liberalism, not his Mormonism.
Mormonism doesn't bother me. Liberalism and the black liberation theology Obama subscribes to bother me.
No one ever seems to comment about Harry Reid’s Mormonism.
I don't like him because he is a worthless abortion supportin’, queer agenda pushin’, gun grabbin’ big government, liberal bastard.
This stuff went on until 1978 and they only changed because they built a Temple in Brazil and could not tell who were the Lamanites who were cursed with dark skin because of the deeds of the followers of Laman and who were the black people who were cursed with dark skin because of their misdeeds in the pre-existence.
Mormonism has always taught and still does teach that dark skin is a curse from God. That will not play well when running against a black man.
If we don't do it, the MSM will. But when the MSM does it, then it will be too late.
I’m sure as H worried about Bambi’s Islamism, Muslimism, Jihadism...Socialism, Marxism, Communism, Fascism, Totalitarianism. OK?
I could care less about his Mormonism. He is a flip-flopper who is hostile towards the Second Amendment, and that alone means I’ll never support him.
IMO, if Romney actually cared about this country he would drop out of the race and put his money to work helping candidates who could actually win. I see his continuing this hopeless quest as pure selfishness!
Me. I am. I am afraid of anything in the spiritual world not part under Jesus’ spiritual canopy.
Actually, that's an interesting point. I think he is a despicable RINO and the only 100% RINO in the race. There are others who have one or another position with which people disaagree, but they are not 100% RINOS. The only one who is getting a pass is Cain, who has never had to explain his support for Romney, his pro-life stance, or, in fact anything other than his economic ideas. But that's not important here.
I think you have made an interesting point I hadn't thought of before. Remember that Mormonism was actually a Jonestown-like cult that came in and took over towns, sometimes got run out and sometimes struck back violently, killed its enemies, and finally was subdued by a combination of the US cavalry and the fact that Utah could not become a state until the Mormons renounced some of their practices, such as polygamy.
This is not a history any US president should be part of, any more than we should have a Muslim Marxist president now. Some people here think that the press is going to attack Romney for being a Mormon, but they won't - they'll defend him for it, and then the GOP will feel compelled to nominate him because otherwise they'll be discriminating. And at that point the press will abandon him, and remind us that Mormons had an anti-black provision written into their religion, etc., etc.
He's never going to be elected president, but the left definitely wants to stick us with him as the candidate, and then, as you say, we will have to defend his Mormonism.
Willard’s mormonism a problem?
No one has problems taking a candidate seriously who:
... Wears magic underwear everywhere he campaigns
... Believes he will not only be president, but become a mormon god with his own planet
... Believes there are millions or billions of gods who get together for meetings at Kolob Beach over Spring Break
... Believes there is not only a Heavenly Father god, but a Heavenly Mother god who have SEX ETERNALLY to create people
... Believes polygamy continues throughout eternity with multiple breeding gods
... Believes your Christian church is false - heck, all are false
... Believes Jesus Christ was a created being who later became one of millions or billions of gods
Nah, no one would mind that kind of New Age Hinduistic belief in their candidate.
I think it’s overblown.
Well, the WaPo, for starters.
If the Church of “G-d Damn America” and black liberation theology didn’t keep a muslim like Obama from getting into the White House, Romney’s mormonism sure won’t keep Romney out.
Romney, a filthy RINO, needs to be taken out, but addressing his religion won’t do it.
I’m afraid of the statism and liberalism.