Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ROMNEY WANTS TO REASSURE THE GOP'S RELIGIOUS BIGOTS HE'S ONE OF THEM-- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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So many people would be disqualified from a Romney cabinet because of their heritage

No one knows for sure but it appears that there are approximately the same number of Mormons and Muslims in the U.S. Yesterday Mormon Bishop Willard Romney (AKA: Mitt) stirred up a hornets' nest by stating it wouldn't be "justified" to appoint an American of the Moslem faith to the cabinet based on their number in the population. There are less Jews in the population. Doe she object to their participation in the cabinet as well? I doubt it but Senior Flip Flopper will say anything anytime to anyone in his quest for money and power. Since the infamous interview he's been tap dancing like a madman. But to no avail. He's been caught saying the same thing before.

It's kind of funny and ironic that a slippery hypocrite like Romney, who needs to persuade the already very narrow-minded and bigoted Republican base that Mormons don't have cloven hooves, will get caught winking and nodding to that base's prejudices against Moslems. And today's NY Times carries a piece by Michael Luo on how the spectre of Mormonism is cutting into Romney's early lead in Iowa and benefiting one of the least qualified of all the pathetic pygmies™, former Baptist preacher/mean drunk Mike Huckabee.

Evangelicals in Iowa who flirted with the idea of supporting Romney seem to be stepping back, impressed by a Huckabee TV ad that feeds right into their bigotry.
On Monday, Mr. Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, raised the stakes when he began broadcasting an advertisement in Iowa that emphasizes his faith and declares him to be a “Christian leader”-- all in capital letters-- which some might view as a shot at Mr. Romney.

The Huckabee camp, of course, practically denies even knowing someone in the race is a Mormon and states flatly-- at least in public and on the record-- that the ad doesn't have anything to do with reminding Iowans that Romney's in a cult instead of a real religion. In private, however, the Huckabee operatives are rubbing their hands together and drooling. "Mr. Huckabee’s advisers admit privately they are cognizant of how Mr. Romney’s religion can work against him and how Mr. Huckabee’s evangelical roots are to their advantage at least among some voters... The issue is a delicate one for Mr. Huckabee. He has waffled in recent interviews about whether he considers Mormons to be Christians."
Luo writes that at Huckabee campaign rallies it's easy to find the anti-Mormon crowd, although many of the Huckabee supporters prefer to couch their religious bigotry in terms of Romney being a serial flip flopper pointing to his "shifting positions over the years on abortion and gay rights to explain why they do not support him." But not all. Luo quotes on Iowa Republican supporter of Huckabee he met:
“Mormons spend two years of their lives as missionaries, preaching an anti-Christian doctrine,” she said. “I don’t want someone out there, if I can help it, who’s going to be acting on an anti-Christian faith as the basis of their decision-making.”

...Danny Carroll, a former speaker pro tem in the Iowa House and Mr. Huckabee’s Iowa campaign co-chairman, said he was drawn to Mr. Huckabee in large part because of the way religion permeates the former Arkansas governor’s life. Mr. Carroll said he had reservations about Mr. Romney because of his more moderate past positions in addition to his religion, saying he was concerned about where Mr. Romney went for strength and wisdom.

“I think it just causes some uneasiness as to how somebody is going to respond when heavy responsibility is placed on them,” Mr. Carroll said. “I think the Christian would like to know that the person has a strong anchor and prays to the God of the Bible.”

At a recent Huckabee event in Iowa, Glenda Gherkey, an evangelical from Evansdale, posed a question to the candidate.

“I’m concerned a lot of Christians are thinking about the values issues and forgetting about the creator behind the values issues,” Ms. Gherkey said. “I guess I feel like this country and this world needs a president who would be able to pray to the God of the Bible and he would be able to hear his prayers.”

She wondered, Would Mr. Romney’s prayers “even get through”?

Odd, even frightening, that people with this kind of a mindset are allowed to participate-- let alone participate in a way that it far out of proportion to their numbers in the population of the country-- is the selection of the president (of the United States).

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2 Comments:

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Bot said...

The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is often accused by Evangelical pastors of not believing in Christ and, therefore, not being a Christian religion. This article http://mormonsarechristian.blogspot.com/ helps to clarify such misconceptions by examining early Christianity's comprehension of baptism, the Godhead, the deity of Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) adheres more closely to First Century Christianity and the New Testament than any other denomination. Harper’s Bible Dictionary entry on the Trinity says “the formal doctrine of the Trinity as it was defined by the great church councils of the fourth and fifth centuries is not to be found in the New Testament.”

Perhaps the reason the pastors denigrate the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is to protect their flock (and their livelihood).

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

Huckabee is benefiting from anti-Mormon bigotry and is himself a bigot. If he wasn't, he would be diffusing the issue of Romney's religion and discussing the issues relevant to the presidency. The fact is, Huck is playing the religion card... which is despicable and disqualifies him to be president

 

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