Carol Platt Liebau: Be Ready

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Be Ready

For more stories like this, discussing "perceptions" that Mormons are polygamists (note that the story quotes no hard numbers about which or how many Americans experience this "perception"). It's an ugly and, sadly, inevitable byproduct of the increasing stature of Governor Mitt Romney.

There has been speculation that Romney's faith might hurt him with the evangelical Christians who are an important part of the GOP nominating process -- and no doubt there are those in the MSM (as well as people like putative rival John McCain) who were hoping this would happen; it would have offered what would appear to some to be the dual advantage of eliminating a solid and charismatic conservative from the race while allowing aspersions of bigotry to be cast on conservative Christians.

But instead, many evangelicals are embracing Romney. And that's why we should all be prepared to see more articles attempting to portray Mormonism as some otherworldly religion of which we should all be very, very wary. It's about the election -- and to the extent that Romney continues to creep up on media favorite McCain, the press is going to get tougher and tougher on him.


Blogger snodly said...

Not, as all have seen, being a big fan of Romney, I must nevertheless defend him in that the hypocrisy of the Left will again rear its ugly head. Isn't this the party of the then-villified Catholicism of JFK...the one who stated "It's only about sex" in the 90's? Well, then, it's only about religion.They don't like it when you give them a taste of their own medicine !!

Romney has gone so far to the left that they should be HAPPY re: his policies. I'd wager that they'd happily take a much more conservative Democrat just for the label.

Having some experience with LDS (Mormonism), I can state with some degree of objectivity that I can see both sides of the mainstream Christian attitudes toward them. But, if a Lewinsky in the Oval Office "doesn't affect policy", then neither should Romney's cloice of Hawaiian Punch over wine.

The entire platform of the DNC should come down to that one old saw: "Do as I say, not as I do".

5:04 AM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

In my best impersonation:
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that politics is going on in here!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Gravy Crane Durham said...

It is not the polygamy that has me a bit troubled by Romney's Campaign. Whatever Mormons do in their bed-rooms or matrimonial relations.

Being a part of an organized religion that has openly plotted the over throw of the US government, murdered hundred at Mountain Meadows and spent the last hundred years covering-up the massacre.

Didn't David Coresh share Romney's intellectual history of insurrection and lawlessness against the United States?

8:49 AM  

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