Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Some Thoughts On Mitt Romney And Some Past Post

It sounds to me like there are some people that feel being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) could hurt Mitt Romney's chances of ever becoming the President of United States. Or maybe they are hoping that it will. On Sunday, May 1, 2005 I ask, "Would You Vote For A Member Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints For President?" That was before I ever posted my first Question Of The Week I don't think I would let it bother me, but then I am a member myself. I answered the question about voting for an LDS member for president on Monday May, 2, 2005. The same day I announced I was going to start posting a Question Of The Week. So even though it is not Sunday I'd like to ask the question that got the Question Of The Week started over again. Would You have a problem with voting for a person for president if they were a member of the LDS Church?

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Anonymous Jake Porter said...

Would You have a problem with voting for a person for president if they were a member of the LDS Church?

No. I have actually volunteered for the campaign of a member running for U.S. Senate once.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Not at all; then again, I'm a member too! ;-)

Seriously, though, I personally care more about how seriously the person in question takes their faith, then what that faith happens to be. If faith is merely used as another stump speech, with no apparent belief to back it up, then that is something that gets my attention in a very negative manner. However, I have found very few faiths that I see as having no redeeming qualities, and therefore am not likely to hold it against a person if they practiced a faith I didn't practice myself, as long as they're honest about it.

I'm not any more likely to vote for someone because they hold a particular faith, nor am I any less likely to vote for someone because they hold a particular faith. Even agnosticism and atheism, which I'm generally wary of, is not something to hold against a candidate who's otherwise "worthy" of my vote, as long as they're honest about it.

4:39 AM  
Anonymous And Another Thing said...

It is said that the Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah; that Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the representative of Christ on earth; and Baptists don't recognize each other in a liquor store or a Hooters.

Raised as a Baptist, I have what I would call a fairly liberal approach to faith. Faith, in and of itself is worthy of respect. The greatest cause of a rift between Mormons and other Christians was the practice of bigamy...which Oscar Wilde defined as "someone having one spouse too many, just as in a monogamous marriage."

Regardless of one's faith, I would have to be convinced that a president is going to take his oath seriously enough that the constitution is not just a piece of paper.

One of those is enough.

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Traven said...

I consider faith to be a private matter and that person's faith would not influence my vote if that person honors the Bill of Rights.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

When politicos start yacking about God when I want to hear their ideas and what voting for them over the other guy would do for America, I begin to yawn. I don't give a crap about anybody's personal relationship with God if they are running for office, OR their "Faith" in God. I want to know, feel, see, hear and TOUCH their Faith in America and the American People and that's that.

The answer is YES. I would vote for a Jew, an atheist, a Protestant, a Muslim, a Catholic, a Buddhist, a Monk, or anybody else if their political ideology lined up close enough to my own, AND if I felt they put my country first in their campaign. I don't vote for religious people in the elections, I vote for Patriots. Outside of their Patriotism, I could care less about what they focus on outside of the pulpit and/or the office.

That's THEIR biz. They make it mine, and I will vote for somebody else most likely. My dad taught me early on that when somebody starts talking about God when they're trying to stike a "deal" with you - RUN from 'em. Good advice.

10:31 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

No problem at all... and I am Protestant. I care more about political ideology. Any libertarian Constitutionalist-type will get my vote

10:53 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Would You have a problem with voting for a person for president if they were a member of the LDS Church?

No. In my experience, Mormons love America. I'm not LDS, but my husband's aunt is. She's a real Constitutionalist and so are many of her fellow Mormons.

7:22 PM  

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