Had JFK lived, who knows what the influence of the Catholic church might have had on him...also, did JFK make s solem oath to his church as Romney has,
"You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you do accept the law of consecration as contained in this, the book of Doctrine and Covenants [he displays the book], in that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, and everything with which the Lord has blessed you, or with which he may bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion.
This vow is made by every "worthy" mormon who takes part in their temple ritual. Haven't seen evidence that JFK ever took an oath like that.
BTW, this is an "issue" that should be recognized.
Law of Consecration as part of LDS temple ritual.
Will you be loyal to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of Christ as this Church has received them? And will you, in accordance with the canons of this Church, obey your bishop and other ministers who may have authority over you and your work?
I am willing and ready to do so; and I solemnly declare that I do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation; and I do solemnly engage to conform to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of The Episcopal Church.
JFK was President for nearly 3 years...any influence is out there in the open for the record.
Neither did St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher ... but there were plenty of proto-Protestants who couldn't wait to take the Oath of Supremacy ...
You know, Bluto took something similar...
|Brother: "I, state your name. All: "I, state your name. Brother: "Do hereby pledge allegiance to the frat." All: "Do hereby pledge allegiance to the frat." Brother: "With liberty and fraternity for all." All: "Amen."|
And he still ended up a Senator!