Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pssst! Mitt Romney is a Mormon

BooMan reports that some Republican operatives are using "push polls" to denigrate Mitt Romney's Mormonism.


MR. BASEBALL said...

This is ridiculous. Just how stupid is the American electorate? The most depressing thing is that when Mitt's father George was a candidate for President in 1968, his Mormanism was hardly mentioned at all. At the time, I didn't even realize he as a Morman, and it wouldn't have made any difference anyway. Are we moving backwards in this country?

The Rascal said...

Actually, religion DOES matter when I'm considering political candidates. Does that make me a bigot? I don't think so. You see, there's no way I'm voting for somebody who embraces the Genesis account of creation and rejects evolution. And anybody who cites scripture to denounce homosexuality is unfit for high office, in my opinion. Mormonism is not an automatic disqualification, as I see it, but it's fairly close. I think it's a nutty religion, but then I think most religions are pretty nutty. Virtually every denomination promotes at least a few crackpot theories. For example, the history and traditions of the Catholic Church (in which I was raised) are replete with utter nonsense. But I've known a lot of good Catholic politicians (lots of bad ones, too, of course).

MR. BASEBALL said...

You're making my point. Just because someone believes in a certain religion does not mean that person believes in all or any of the more absurd tenets of that religion. If Romney said we should change our laws so men could have multiple wives and wanted to prohibit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol, that would be different. If a Catholic running for President wanted to outlaw condoms and any form of birth control, that would also be different. I believe most Americans would not vote for a Muslim, even if that candidate did not espouse the beliefs of the radical fringe of that religion. Muhammed Ali believes in Islam, and has done more to bring people together peacefully throughout the world than just about anyone.