Mitt Romney’s religion doesn’t disqualify him–his actions do

First, Mormans are not Christians. No ifs, ands or butts. Hey, Christians aren’t Jews.  Atheists aren’t Muslim.  Buddhists aren’t Taoists.  Deal with it. Doesn’t mean that they aren’t good people, or that their religion should disqualify them for public office.  Or that they aren’t good conservatives.  I read somewhere that supposedly 18% of Republicans claimed that they would not vote for Romney because he is a Morman.  Sounds true, even if it isn’t. But I don’t feel too badly about that: a similar large percentage of progressives and liberals would not vote for a “born again” Evangelical just because of his or her religion.  

I oppose Romney because of where he is from, and what he has done in the past.  I wouldn’t vote for a Republican Governor from Massachusetts if my life depended on it.  You know, and I know, that if he was elected there, he is a liberal.  What is his signature accomplishment? RomneyCare.  Enough said. Rather than cutting taxes and un-chaining business from governmental regulations, ala Reagan, he went the Democrat-Lite route.  Well, good for him. But he lost my vote. I don’t enjoy wafflers telling me what they think I want to hear.  Please, take your Mormanism and don’t run.

And to show I’m an equal-opportunity hater, I wouldn’t vote for Huckleby (Huckleberry? Huckster? Huckabee? I always forget.) if my life depended on it.  He is Jimmy Carter without the  nuclear submarine experience.  It appalls me how Christians flock to him because he is an ex-preacher.  (Hey I fell for that crap when Jimmy Carter ran, but I had an excuse–I was only 18 years old!)  Some of the biggest snakes I’ve ever met have supposedly been “men of God.”  He’s a populist masquerading as a conservative.  Huck, take that awww shucks praise the Lord crap back to Arkansas.  I also would never vote for any  ex-Governor of Arkansas.  Is Arkansas even a state? Take your Southern Baptist preaching ass out of the race.

3 responses to “Mitt Romney’s religion doesn’t disqualify him–his actions do

  1. As a FORMER MormOn, I have to take issue with your statement that MormOns “are not Christians. No if, and’s, or butt’s”.
    Having up MormOn I know they are Christians, I know MormOns love the same Jesus Christ who was born of Mary, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, and was resurrected on the 3rd day, and will come again in glory to cleanse the earth of wickedness.
    I may not agree now with many things MormOns teach, but I don’t agree with everything ANY church teaches. If we all have to agree with each other to be Christians there are no Christians. And who gets to arbitrarily set the standard of the qualifications of a Christian?
    To me a Christian is someone who loves and has faith in Jesus Christ and does what they know how to follow Him with all their heart. MormOns do that, MormOns are Christians.

  2. Dude, what’s with the MormOn? OK, I haven’t studied their beliefs in like 25 years, so I’m going on a shitty memory. But my recollection is that they are definitely not Christian. Now, it may be that they average Mormons, who seem to be such wonderful people, do believe as you said, and don’t know the “official” beliefs that the Mormon church leaders hold. For instance, they believe that they can each become Gods themselves, and have their own universes, and populate their universes with their children and so on. Also, it is without question that the founder was a con-man and a pedophile. Now, could they have morphed from a sect to be true Christians? Possibly. Could some (many) of them become true believers? Certainly.

    But I will say this, if some person seeking the God of Abraham, David and Jesus came to me and wanted advice which type of church to attend, it certainly would never be a Mormon church. Not because they are bad people, but because their theology is so screwed up.

    Thanks for commenting!

  3. Clyde Widdershins

    I’m an ex-Mormon too. I tend to accept what people call themselves, unless their action do not support their stated beliefs. Mormons are Christian.
    They have some scriptures and beliefs they put on top of their Christian beliefs.

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