You gotta admit, it's a good idea. Whereas some evangelical Christians are entirely alright with electing a heretic cult member, because their social goals (criminalizing homosexuality, criminalizing abortion, making women 2nd class citizens, jailing teenagers for having sex, things like that) are the same.
We'll see. I rather think that the idea of making the main issue about Romney, if he is the candidate, his outrageous amount of money rather than his religion. I'm OK with that. However, it's still my theory that the Great White Dope, Rick Perry, will make a "surprising" comeback and become the GOP Prez candidate. Herman Cain's peccadilloes just make me feel more comfortable with my fear that the Most Dangerous Man in America will indeed be running against Obama next summer.
"The major networks are heavily invested in Barack Obama's reelection," said Richard Land, a leader with the Southern Baptist Convention who heads its ethics and religious liberty commission.
"And they're all going to run detailed specials, now that we have the first Mormon nominee for president: 'What does the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe?' And they're going to go into all the beliefs of Mormonism, hoping to scare the 40 percent of independents who make up the decisive vote in the electorate to not vote for someone who believes such things."
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, agreed.
"I think the media, and the American public via the media, will know all they want to know about Mormonism," Perkins said. "I think the left-leaning media that is sympathetic to the president will try to drive a wedge deeper between him and social conservatives."
Chuck Colson, a former Nixon White House official who went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandal and is now head of Prison Fellowship Ministries, wrote on Oct. 17: "Is the Mormon faith Christian? No. It is not. There are significant and un-reconciled doctrinal differences between Mormonism and Christianity, like the sole sufficiency of Christ and the exclusivity of the Bible."
"Having said that, there may be no other group of people I appreciate more as co-belligerents than the Mormons," Colson said. "They are stalwarts on life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty issues."
So -- did you think I was kidding about that stuff highlighted in yellow up above? No, I wasn't.