Does the thought of a Mormon in the White House scare the Shit out of you?

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  1. earllogjam

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    It's surprising that none of the talking heads are mentioning Romney's religion but it's probably the one reason why he ain't doing so good with the evangelicals who regard Mormonism akin to devil worship. It's very scary if their brand of morality be imposed on our nation.

    It would be a huge financial windfall for the LDS Church if they get to tithe Romney's salary as Pres and all the thousands of Mormons he appoints to run our government. *shudders*
     
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    I hardly think it matters, nor does it bother me, what the President believes in religiously.
     
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    Just like the massive windfall all the gays, african americans, and socialists got from Obama.
     
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    ROFLAO...............oh really ... Why didn't you just use the N word?
     
  5. earllogjam

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    Lol. Cuz that would be racist. :rolleyes: Goodbye gay rights. Mormon morality to the rescue.
     
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    I am in Canada and I don't know any politicians religous beliefs or non-beliefs and I don't want to know nor do I care as long as they are good leaders. I find it very strange in the US how important religion is for politicians.
     
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    I can't tell what the intended antecedent is of the word "their" in your last sentence. Grammatically, the only possible antecedent is "the evangelicals," mentioned in the previous sentence. Yes, it certainly would be scary to have their brand of morality imposed on the nation, though so far they have only been able to do that locally and in small measures. But the set-up of your post, and in particular the thread title, suggest that you meant to refer to Mormons. To that, I would say that, while the prospect is, in theory, just as scary, its chances of coming into effect are even smaller. It is certainly not the sort of thing that the president is empowered to do.
    Romney's salary as president would be chicken feed compared to his income from business and investments. As for the idea that he would be appointing thousands of Mormons to government positions, I would dismiss that as mere silliness if it did not carry a rather ugly reminiscence of the speculations from the right on what would happen if a Roman Catholic (John Kennedy) became president.
    It is one of the more backward and idiotic characteristics of our political life. :rolleyes:
     
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    Not any more than any other "denomination" does.
     
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    i, for one, long for the day when society as a whole sheds the notion that believing in imaginary things equates a moral and upstanding person.

    i want the president to be a motherfucking atheist >:C

    and i want people to be happy with that
     
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    Ive got nothing against religion but what ever happened to the separation of church and state?
     
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    What I understand about the Mormon Tradition is that many Mormons don't exactly believe the literal interpretation of the Book of Mormon because it is certainly whacked out in parts (the angel Moroni, gold tablets buried in the backyard, and families being reunited in the afterlife, among just a few, poly-amorous relationships). But in actuality Mormons seem to take care of one another and support their family and friends. I still personally don't like the Mormon tradition because it is similar to right-wing christianity in that it holds views that are fundamentally against those of an open democratic society.
     
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    He is likely not doing well with evangelicals because he is not conservative enough.

    Other than Ron Paul, who I doubt has a chance, Romney is the only other Republican candidate I could stand.

    Not that it matters, Obama will win this year.
     
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    Romney would sell his own grandmother to be president,,,,,,,I'm not sure he lets his religion get in the way of that.
     
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    I would be very concerned to see a Mormon as President, and hope that this will not happen.
     
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    We have an Atheist as a Prime Minister. Which is kind of comforting. If she sends troops into battle, at least some 'religious' god won't be used as an excuse.
     
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    *joke based on misreading "mormon" as "moron" goes here*

    Doesn't scare me any more than a christian president does.
     
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    The Mormon in the room was my governor and, as much as I hate to admit it, he wasn't that bad. I didn't vote for him then and I definitely won't vote for him in the future, but his faith played no part as executive of this Commonwealth and I don't think it would if he were elected President.
     
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    God damn it! I just came back to this thread with the idea of posting "Better a Mormon than a moron: we recently had one of those," only to find that you had pre-empted the joke just 7 minutes earlier!
     
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    :ninja:
     
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    scared shitless. But the no talk on his religion? Really, I believe that's all just politics, on both sides. Odd but still most Americans simply wouldn't know what Mormons are, and most American's didn't realize we had a Jewish vice president. Lame, but true.

    His politics scare me the same way as his religion does...shudder is right. And not a good shudder either!
     
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