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Anti-Mormon bias facing Mitt Romney is as strong as what his father faced in 1967, poll shows
Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 06/22/2012 5:12:13 AM PDT by Colofornian

Mitt Romney faces an anti-Mormon bias just as strong as the one his father confronted during his own presidential run more than four decades ago, according to a Gallup poll.

Eighteen percent of Americans say that if their political party nominated “a generally well qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon,” they would not vote for that candidate. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, is a devout Mormon who once presided over the church’s Boston stake.

When Gallup asked the same question in 1967, during George Romney’s bid for the White House, 17 percent of Americans said they would refuse to vote for a Mormon.

“The stability of resistance to a Mormon presidential candidate over the past 45 years is an anomaly, given that resistance to a candidate who is black, a woman or Jewish has declined substantially over the same period of time,” Gallup Poll Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport wrote in a press release announcing the survey results.

The electoral significance of a lingering anti-Mormon bias is unclear because only 57 percent of Americans even know that Romney is a Mormon, according to the poll.

“This suggests the possibility that as Romney’s faith becomes better known this summer and fall, it could become more of a negative factor -- given that those who resist the idea of a Mormon president will in theory become more likely to realize that Romney is a Mormon as the campaign unfolds,” Newport said. “That things will actually work out this way, however, is far from clear.”

Democrats, who are unlikely to vote for Romney anyway, oppose a Mormon president at a much higher rate than Republicans, 24 percent to 10 percent. Opposition among independents stands at 18 percent.

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To: greyfoxx39

Ah yes, you are such the one to accuse someone of ‘vicious attacks’. But of course you are free to make it personal as you see fit.


251 posted on 06/23/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Not directed to or about you grey
.......((((major eye roll)
252 posted on 06/23/2012 6:24:27 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MHGinTN

I believe that you should reread your post 107 before you accuse someone else of “making it personal”.


253 posted on 06/23/2012 6:24:35 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: greyfoxx39

And the queen must be obeyed, right?


254 posted on 06/23/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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Comment #255 Removed by Moderator

To: RaisingCain

;-)


256 posted on 06/23/2012 7:22:21 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: RaisingCain

Excellent post!


257 posted on 06/23/2012 7:32:20 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: RaisingCain
Do not make this thread "about" individual Freepers. That is also a form of "making it personal."

Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.

258 posted on 06/23/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: greyfoxx39

bttt


259 posted on 06/23/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: G Larry
What are YOU doing to support Obama?

Nothing at all - I support Conservatism against liberalism/socialism/globalism/communism - So naturally, I am directly opposed to Obama... and all others like him, to include the Republican version: Romney.

What are you doing to support Conservatism?

260 posted on 06/23/2012 10:46:18 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Trying to use that truth to play political slap down is, well, obscene. This incessant assertion that voting for a non-perfect man (a man caught up in a cult)

WTF?

So, we are not to use the truth? And just ignore the fact he's in a cult??

I guess we are to act like what the rest of America did in 2008 and ignore Rev. Wright and Obama's muslim/communist ties, and look how well that turned out...... I guess we'll have to ignore Romney's kooky religion and hope for the best.

261 posted on 06/24/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar; greyfoxx39

dragon I am pretty sure grey was quoting someone else.
Romney is a liberal.
Romney is a mormon.
Romney may be the candidate.
None of these can be separated from the other, they are intertwined.


262 posted on 06/24/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MuttTheHoople
However, Martin Luther once said that he’d rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian.

I haven't read through the entire thread, so forgive me if someone else has already raised this point.

Most historians do not believe that Martin Luther ever said that. The best work on this is by Dr. Gene Edward Veith. You can hear an interview with him on this topic at theamericanview.com.

263 posted on 06/24/2012 7:49:50 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: dragonblustar

Sorry Grey, I did not mean that towards you but what you had pointed out on someone’s comment. It’s hard to believe people want to suspend the truth in order to elect someone.


264 posted on 06/24/2012 9:37:31 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: CommerceComet

Whether Martin Luther said it or not, it’s still a good rule to follow. Whatever we think of Romney’s politics (to the left of what I’d like), he’s still a good, decent human being who loves America and wants what’s best for this country.


265 posted on 06/25/2012 5:59:29 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Whether Martin Luther said it or not, it’s still a good rule to follow.

I'm not sure that the wisdom is so obvious. If the logic in the statement was self-evident, people wouldn't need to attribute Martin Luther to add credibility.

If Mitt Romney were just a pew sitter, most wouldn't be alarmed by his religion but Romney is a true-blue believer. Because most people and all Christians hold that Mormonism is a false religion with a false gospel, there is a problem voting for Mitt Romney. Either Mitt Romney is totally deceived by Mormonism or he knows that it is false religion and is actively trying to deceive people into joining. Neither is a good characteristic in a President.

266 posted on 06/25/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: CommerceComet

Very well stated Comet, clear concise reasoned.


267 posted on 06/25/2012 7:37:48 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: dragonblustar
'Someone' doesn't want to suspend the truth. That is a mischaracterization. This is the religion forum.

'Someone' is objecting to this forum being flipped into a pure political exploitation. Milt Rominy (rhymes with hominy, the tasteless corn product) is not just a memeber of a non-Christian cult, he counts himself a melchizedek high priest in that religion, a priesthood to which there is ONLY ONE high Priest, as Paul showed in Hebrews, because the High Priest arose fromt he grave and is Alive forever more functioning as the ONLY Priest int he order of Melchizedek. Apparently Joey Smith was unfamiliar with the Bible Letter to the Hebrews when he fabricated the hgigh priesthood in LDS inc..

Mormonism, if Rominy becomes president, will be plowed/forrowed/and winnowed hither and yon for four years like it has never been exposed before. 'Someone' counts that a good thing and hopefully it would lead to perhaps millions of duped fellow human beings leaving that cult for Christian sects.

268 posted on 06/25/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dragonblustar; Colofornian; Elsie; svcw; Zakeet; Tennessee Nana; aMorePerfectUnion; Godzilla; ...
It’s hard to believe people want to suspend the truth in order to elect someone.

It's especially hard to see "someones" slander others in an attempt to paint themselves as superior in their judgment of Romney and refuse to just shut up and vote their own choice AND allow others to do the same.

I can't discern why anyone would convince himself that after six years of the Flying Inmans' combatting mormonism on FR we would turncoat and give up the battle now.

Exposing the falseness and lies of mormonism is MORE important now than ever in order to help prevent innocents from falling into the heresy.

269 posted on 06/25/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Exposing the falseness and lies of mormonism is MORE important now than ever in order to help prevent innocents from falling into the heresy.

AMEN!


270 posted on 06/25/2012 9:03:16 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw; Elsie

Thank you. However, Elsie was the first one that I recall raising the “deceived or deceiving” argument. I just borrowed it.


271 posted on 06/25/2012 9:53:39 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
he’s still a good, decent human being who loves America and wants what’s best for this country.

All of the evidence says otherwise, Romney is not a good and decent man, he has lived the life of a self serving pathological liar and cult leader who has none of the normal love of America or of his fellow Americans.

When you look at the Romney outside of his Mormon tribe, it gets pretty nasty.

Romney has always been against conservatism and the agenda of the Christian and conservative Reagan wing of the GOP, Romney even supported, donated to, fundraised for, and voted for democrats before making the decision to register republican in October of 1993 to run for office.

Romney was repulsed by Reagan and the "good, decent" pro-life, anti gay-agenda conservatives, and changed his party registration accordingly.

272 posted on 06/25/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

How does a decent person promote abortions?
How does a decent person advance the destruction (by lies and distortions) of conservatives?


273 posted on 06/25/2012 11:19:51 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: CommerceComet

No need to ‘borrow’ anything I type here.

It is the sincerest form of flattery to know that an idea that came to me from Somewhere is good enough to be used by others.

If I suddenly vanish someday; you guys can surely track down all the stuff I’ve posted (if you wish) and re-use it.

Remember; America does NOT have a political problem; but a Spiritual one.

Politics canNOT fix that!

“If my people...


274 posted on 06/25/2012 11:30:53 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: MHGinTN
Mormonism, if Rominy becomes president, will be plowed/forrowed/and winnowed hither and yon for four years like it has never been exposed before.

When it comes to evil, I try never to judge its future.( at least before Jesus returns.) I think some won't give a damn, others will circle the wagons. Mormonism will endure until Christ returns and sadly might even take more people down with it.

What do we already know about Mitt? We know he will throw people under the bus to advance his own career. He will advance liberal agendas. To pretend he will some how rescue us from Obama and the mess he created or accelerated, is a pipe dream.

At best, what we can hope for in Romney, is a a more slow paced Obama. My husband who is voting for Romney knows this. He will pull the lever for him but he's under no delusion of what Romney will be. I won't vote for Romney come hell or high water.

Here's my problem with the "If you don't vote Romney, you're voting for Obama". These people are looking for saviors. They are also ignoring voting for the right people to get into congress. This country is a mess because the people on the right fell asleep and now that the house is on fire, they're in a panic.

If people want to take back this country from the left, they need to wake up and stay awake, get active and vote for the right people into congress that will actually do as they campaigned for. The right also needs to take back the schools, the media and the churches. Waiting for one person to rescue them ever four years is insane. The right must also have some damn standards and stick to them. Don't compromise with evil. Don't keep stepping down when confronted. Stand for the truth even if it means you stand alone.

275 posted on 06/25/2012 12:05:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: dragonblustar

Your reasoning has a ring of self-contradiction to it. You understand why your husband is voting for removal of little barry bastard commie, and you endorse getting involved to exercise our sovereingty responsibilities, yet you will be voting for someone who cannot cause the removal of barry soetoro because you demand that we all get involved and stand up for what is right as we allow what is openly wrong to continue in power. So it has come to this ...


276 posted on 06/25/2012 12:17:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dragonblustar
Stand for the truth even if it means you stand alone.

You go girl!!!

“I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value”

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”

Alexander Hamilton

277 posted on 06/25/2012 12:30:56 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: dragonblustar
These people are looking for saviors.

FALSE ones...

278 posted on 06/25/2012 1:47:44 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: dragonblustar
If people want to take back this country from the left, they need to wake up and stay awake, get active and vote for the right people into congress that will actually do as they campaigned for. The right also needs to take back the schools, the media and the churches.

While these are admirable goals, NONE of these things will 'correct' this country.

ONLY repentance and returning to "In GOD we trust" will.

If my people...

279 posted on 06/25/2012 1:50:07 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: MHGinTN
So it has come to this ...

Indeed. How appalling it is that people stand on their principles rather than rationalizing how to support a totally-unacceptable candidate because he isn't Obama. (/sarcasm)

280 posted on 06/25/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: MHGinTN
You understand why your husband is voting for removal of little barry bastard commie, and you endorse getting involved to exercise our sovereingty responsibilities,

So, what are my choices? Vote Obama or the whiter version of him?

If Romney gets in and does nothing to undo Obama's agenda, will you except responsibly for supporting him?

281 posted on 06/25/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Elsie
While these are admirable goals, NONE of these things will 'correct' this country. ONLY repentance and returning to "In GOD we trust" will. If my people...

People should repent but that doesn't end there.

The "Jesus take the wheel" crowd would sit home waiting for things to happen while the commie/atheists work over time destroying this country and corrupting the young. Even spreading the gospel requires people to get out of the house and visit their neighbor.

282 posted on 06/25/2012 8:12:33 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Elsie
If you were on trial for being a Christian would there be evidence to convict you ?
283 posted on 06/25/2012 10:36:43 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: MHGinTN
I tend to agree with you in regards to having Romney in the Whitehouse being a bad thing for the LDS. They have been able to hide their cult behind a facade of pretty buildings and well programmed members for some time. This much light is more than the PR folks will know what to do with.

There has to be some reason God has done this, and that seems about the most reasonable one of several.

But I am still not hopping on the Mitt train myself. I am not willing to turn cheerleader quite yet...

284 posted on 06/26/2012 4:44:45 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: BlueMoose

Since when is evidence an issue with those in the LDS?


285 posted on 06/26/2012 4:46:37 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: dragonblustar
Even spreading the gospel requires people to get out of the house and visit their neighbor.

I'm sitting at my terminal.

Pretend you are the jury and answer BlueMoose's question at #283....

286 posted on 06/26/2012 4:58:43 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: BlueMoose
If you were on trial for being a Christian would there be evidence to convict you ?

One way to find out: present the case to the jury!


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287 posted on 06/26/2012 5:01:30 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

Is Moose joining congressman Al Green wanting to put Christians on trial?


288 posted on 06/26/2012 5:39:09 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: dragonblustar
Tell me what you think I was thinking, would like know.
289 posted on 06/28/2012 4:03:45 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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