Republicans, wake-up and understand that Mitt Romney will not beat President Obama because of his Mormon Faith and other negatives — No Comments

  1. While I haven’t yet read Erickson’s book, I think you’ve articulated some very good reasons to abandon the establishment’s candidate. Because of Romney’s wealth being masked by a “Blind Trust”, the Republican establishment has a blind trust with Romney. They blindly trust he’s their savior. And to those religious voters who blindly support the Mormon candidate, they really have a blind trust in him.

    When a presidential candidate of the LDS faith, who is known to have sworn an oath of loyalty and allegiance, consecrating all that he has (his time, talent and resources) to the Mormon church – and has done so as a covenant made with God in the holiest of places, the temple – shouldn’t this person’s worldview merit further scrutiny?

  2. Even with Romney’s following quote, “Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin”, he could, and would, as a devout Mormon, attends to his duties in their temples and, while in there, he could be associating with members of his church leadership – away from any other public or media witnesses – and easily be given political advice.

    He’d still be consistent with his quote for the simple reason the church leadership won’t be “exerting” any influence on him because he’ll be willingly accepting and implementing their advice of his own free will and accord – without any exertion from the LDS leadership. And there would be no other witnesses outside the Mormon circle to know what was said between them.

    This is very plausible possibility. Yet, no non-Mormon in the electorate seems too interested. Oh yes, there is plenty of religious talk being thrown around because of Santorum, but no one in the media seems to be asking the right questions about Romney’s Mormonism.

  3. Still haven’t read Erickson’s book… but I like the title. However, I’m thinking the title is missing the point when it comes from perspective of a devout Mormon.

    In other words, what people outside the Mormon Church may not realize is that LDS doctrine emphatically embraces the U.S. Constitution, as it sees the Constitution as divinely inspired. For any patriotic American, there probably won’t be much argument over that assertion.

    The issue here is that the LDS Church (the religion) has indoctrinated its members into the notion of a divine document (the state) that comes from their God for their blessing. A blessing which came from the Providential hand on the history of America, with the advent of the Constitution, for the sole purpose of bringing about the restoration of the gospel – through the prophet Joseph Smith – and establishing the true church in order to prepare the earth for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Thus, the LDS doctrine purposely combines church and state. Therefore, at the very least, the line of separation between church and state amongst devout Mormons tends to be blurred.

    Thus, from a devout Mormon’s perspective, they don’t see it as serving two masters, only one Master. The ideals of church and state are one in the same. And in our Constitutional government, that is going to be a big problem for our current electorate.