Mormon bias still part of politics

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    As someone who lives in a highly Mormon populated area of the Phoenix metro valley, I hear and see anti-Mormon bias a lot. People out here fear the power of the Mormon Church and I don't think Romney nor Huntsman will be elected president due in a very large part to their Mormon faith.

    "Two Republican contenders, former governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Jon Huntsman of Utah, have sought to downplay the prejudice in presidential politics.
    But a potential impact is hard to ignore: More than one in five Americans say they would not vote for a Mormon -- a figure that has changed only slightly since the question was first asked in 1967, according to Gallup polls.
    John Green, a political scientist at the University of Akron in Ohio, said he believes Romney's campaign four years ago was undermined by anti-Mormon votes in key primary states, and LDS candidates face similar challenges this year.
    Dan Peterson, a Mormon and a professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, noted that presidential races are decided by slim margins in many states, and the anti-LDS factor looms in the background for Romney and Huntsman."

    Mormon bias still part of politics
     
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    And this would be a bad thing, why?

    I'm an atheist, and I would never vote for a Mormon because I think their beliefs are crazy, their religion is a fraud, and they don't seem to understand that there is a line in our constitution between Church and State.
     
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    They said the same thing about Kennedy. "We can't elect him, he's a Catholic who will hand the country over to Rome!"

    Was bullshit then. It is bullshit now. I have no issue with voting for a Mormon.
     
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    Can you prove atheism? Do you vote for "Christians"?
     
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    Romney's own son said that Mormonism was the reason he lost in 2008. The southerners wouldn't vote for a Mormon.
     
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    When he was governor of MA he didn't turn MA mormon.

    I think we're pretty safe.
     
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    Already have. Prayed for my mom's cancer to get better. It didn't.

    No God. Never was.

    But I'm enough of a realist to know Americans are the most supersitious and backwards people in the industrialized world, and we'd never elect an atheist. In fact 49% of Americans would not vote for an atheist, so I would never want the GOP to nominate an atheist.

    Oh, but 22% wouldn't vote for a MOrmon according to the same poll. So that would be a bad idea, too, for the GOP.
     
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    And the very fact you are out here praising him is reason enough why Conservatives shouldn't vote for the guy.
     
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    And yet he's running again. Did the southerners change their minds in 4 years?

    It seems to me that if you know your religion is going to make your party lose, you don't run when we have this much at stake.
     
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    That's what you call praise?

    tff!

    I love his hair though, I'll give you that.
     

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