Anti-Mormon bigots targeting Romney

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    Anti-Mormon bigots are now targeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his Mormon beliefs, which are now viewed by many “progressives” as a “transparent and recent fraud.”


    A June 2012 study performed by American National Election Studies (ANES) found that 43 percent of liberals would be “less likely” to vote for a Mormon candidate for religious reasons. An essential point, given how often news outlets highlight Romney’s religion."

    "In 1960, major media outlets refused to tolerate religious bigotry, characterizing it as “bilge” and calling its practitioners “small-minded and prejudiced persons … not representative of America.” In 2012, supposedly “mainstream” outlets have given opponents of Mormonism a platform to call the church the “Salt Lake City empire of corporate greed,” obsessively labeled Mitt Romney as Mormon, and even engaged in anti-Mormon bigotry themselves. These anti-Mormon voices have been amplified by the liberal echo chamber."

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    In a Sept. 9, 1960, editorial titled “Negative Thinking,” the Post observed of a group promoting religious bigotry: “It professes to be in favor of the separation of church and state; but it is doing its utmost to inject the consideration of religion into the politics of the Nation. It professes to be in favor of religious freedom; but it argues that if a man belongs to a particular Church he is not free to become President of the United States.”



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    I am 100% likely not to vote for any active, practicing priest seeking the presidency.
    Let him give up his position as a Mormon priest and I would be more likely to vote for him.
    This is not Rome, we are not Romans, both ancient or present day.
     
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    Evangelical Baptist Pastor: 'Mormonism Is a Cult, Mitt Romney Is Not a Christian'
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    Rob Bowman with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) says Christians need to be aware that the beliefs of the Mormon Church are inconsistent with biblical Christianity. As one Mormon candidate launches his White House bid, the Southern Baptist official is urging Christians to take advantage of materials his denomination offers that teach the truth about Mormonism.

     
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    The largeset sector of bigotry is the Christians.

    Mitt Romney's Mormonism: Pastors Say Mormons Not Christians, But Defend Candidate Against Attacks
     
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    I'd have a hard time voting for anyone who I believed would put his religious dogma ahead of public good in making policy. I don't believe that Romney would, since he's actually enacted a healthcare law that included abortion rights. Nope, it's not Romney's religion that I see as a problem (but I'm not a Southern Baptist), it's his flip flops, his offshore bank account, his claim that he's going to increase defense spending by a trillion dollars, his failure to fully disclose his holdings, his foreign policy idiotic ideas, etc..
     
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    Someone debunked this a few weeks ago.

    Though I have to admit that Mitten has given mormons a bad name....sadly.
     
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    Mittens has even donated to Planned Parenthood,his wife did also.
    This is not to judge their actions, cause later Mittens said his attitude evolved into being pro-life.No sin to change ones mind or convictions, but how can you be a Mormon, Catholic or baptist and be pro-choice in the first place.
    I believe that Romney is like Bush jr was a liberal republican, which I can vote for liberals no matter whos team they play on.
     
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    Debunked..what?

    Care has an anti-Mormon shit stirring thread going on right now.
     
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    Yeah, those Southern Baptists sure are stirring up anti-Mormon shit. Why do you hate Christians?
     
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    Was this debunked, Ravi?

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    Fifty years later, the major news media have aided and abetted religious attacks on the faith of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, and have even joined in making those attacks.
    In a June 18, 2011, editorial ostensibly decrying prejudice against Mormons, The Washington Post expressed disdain for the Mormon church, complaining: “There’s plenty about Mormonism that might strike a non-believer as strange or objectionable. Is it literally true that an angel helped Joseph Smith find a sacred book made of golden plates in rural New York almost 200 years ago? It is not to the church’s credit that it fought same-sex marriage in California or that it banned African Americans from its clergy until 1978.”
    Long past Mormon history was of particular interest to the Post. The paper’s Sandha Somashekhar went back 150 years to tell the story of a massacre committed by Mormons – in 1857. On Feb. 28, 2012, the Post’s Jason Horowitz raised the specter of Mormon racial history. On Feb. 16, 2012, Horowitz profiled “excommunicated Mormon” Helen Radkey and her quest to “expose” Mitt Romney’s Mormon ancestors and their posthumous polygamist marriages.
    The New York Times also encouraged anti-Mormon bigotry. Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s March 17, 2012, op-ed, headlined “Is Elvis A Mormon?” criticized Mitt Romney for not personally condemning the practice of baptism of the dead. Dowd also attacked Romney’s Mormonism in an Oct. 18, 2011, op-ed titled “Anne Frank, A Mormon?,” citing vulgar liberal comedian and Obama funder Bill Maher: “Bill Maher bounded into territory that the news media have been gingerly tiptoeing around. Magic underwear. Baptizing dead people. Celestial marriages. Private planets. Racism. Polygamy.”


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