Will Anti Mormonism be a factor in this Election?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Mormonism
    After seeing 2-3 threads already about the Black Pastors being against Obama's position on Gay Marriage, and thinking back to 2008, what they were saying about Jeremiah Wright and his church, it got me wondering about what the Fundamentalist/ Evangelical Christians were saying about Romney....?

    Do you all think this could be a factor that is not being calculated in the picture right now?

    I did a google on it and lots to be found..... mind you, these are groups that do NOT in any way, support Obama...yet I am reading things like this and seeing books like this being promoted on Fundamental religious sites:

    The Cutting Edge - Spiritual Insights Into The New World Order So Startling You'll Never Look At The News The Same Way Again.
     
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    I have decided not to hold his religion against him until his campaign starts using it as a selling point and so far this has not been the case, besides, I happen to believe Romney is ultimately an authoritarian Mammonist like the rest of the conservatives.
     
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    Considering most of the Anti Mormonism, Scare tactics, and Fear are coming from the left, so I really don't think it will be a Factor.
     
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    I have never seen Romney put his religion before us either, and he was my governor when I lived in Massachusetts, but my question is more about the Evangelicals that have been told never to accept Mormonism....or a Morman in the Whitehouse...(sure they also have been told never to accept an atheist as well....)
     
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    You think this evangelical site I posted is coming from the left? :confused:
     
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    I believe there is a small percentage of fanatical types who just won't accept Romney and they just won't vote, on the Republican side obviously. I think they have already pretty much been factored into the numbers. It's probably the reason Obama is hanging on to a slight lead in the polls. The vast majority of these people are in red states, so it's not likely to really hurt Romney that much. Where it could hurt is in states like Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, just off the top of my head.
     
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    Did I say all of it was coming from the left?
     
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    Of course it will be a factor, just how much no one can know. Evangelicals are certainly not going to vote for Obama instead. Most likely they will hold their nose and vote for him anyway, after all, he is the nominee for the godly republican party and so must not be questioned on those grounds lest god smite them for lack of faith in holy republicanism.
     
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    Wingnut hatred for Obama will outweigh their Mormon distaste.
     
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    see, I thought that as well...about holding the nose and flipping the key for romney but then there is this, coming from the evangelicals...

    these guys are saying the bible forbids them to vote for him....????

    (Note, I have not read the book or seen the DVD to know all of why they would not support a Mormon )
     
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