It’s not just evangelicals.
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Mormonism has none of [Catholicism’s] moderating safeguards. It considers its leader to be the “mouthpiece of God on Earth.” Mormon cosmology is arguably incompatible with natural law theory.
Bill Maher’s documentary Religulous included a whole section attacking Mormon beliefs as loopy, though in fairness to Maher, he at least wasn’t singling them out. The whole film was an atheism infomercial.
Mormons have also been the target of protests by gay rights groups for supporting the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California. A boycott of Mormon-related businesses and institutions by progressive groups followed the vote.
(That African-Americans actually provided the margin of victory for Prop 8 was ignored by those same groups.)
For the secular left, Mormonism combines everything they dislike about Christian evangelicals — their conservatism, their religious devotion, their power as a political block, etc. — with a theology that seems even more outré and even less ethnic diversity. If anything, it is surprising that Gallup’s 27 percent figure for Democrats wasn’t higher. I guess the Mormon niceness counts for something.
So, yes, Romney’s Mormonism will complicate his hopes of making it to the White House — it already has — but it is worth remembering that the people who are most likely to say, “Heck, no, I’m not voting for one of them,” don’t vote Republican in the first place.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online