Post # 1
Curious as to what you Bees think of this topic. Vote in the poll on whether you think Romney’s faith is a positive aspect about him, negative, or something you don’t care about. Feel free to comment on why, but play nice! We’re all allowed to take his faith into consideration, just as we are allowed to not consider it in our voting decision.
Post # 3
A person’s religion has zero affect on whether or not I will vote for him/her. I care about candidate’s policy positions, not religion.
I actually have a story that is related to this. I live in a very conservation part of Florida, and I was wearing an Obama pin while grocery shopping the other day, and an older man came up to me and said, “You know he’s a muslim, right?” and I said, “No, he’s actually a christian, but even if he was a muslim, that would be okay with me.” The guy’s face just went completely blank. Like it was unfathomable that religion wouldn’t matter to someone.
Post # 4
No, the fact that he’s a mormon doesn’t bother me. It’s the fact that he’s a pathological liar (and not in the normal “every politician lies,” kind of way) and he supports everything I stand against, is what bothers me.
Post # 6
I’m an athiest. All religions sound equally crazy to me :-). So, I don’t care what religion the president is, so long as they aren’t trying to force me to adhere to it!
Post # 8
Nope, his belief that government should have a say in my body does, though.
Post # 9
I have zero problems with his personal religious beliefs. Everyone is entitled to them and should be free to practice their faith and I think nothing of it. You can worship the flying spaghetti monster for all I care.
However, when any government official uses their religion to enact legislation…that I would have a problem with. I am not religious at all, so trying to force your beliefs on me and the rest of the country isn’t ok. Separation of church and state, all the way.
Post # 10
I thought it said moron..oops haha (i’m leaving now)
Post # 13
I agree with all of the above posters – I don’t care that he’s a Mormon. It doesn’t affect me in one way or another. My religious preferences don’t influence my ability to do my job well or not do it well. I don’t like him because I think he’s an elitist sleazeball (among many other reasons). For the record, I am a Christian but do not identify with a political party. If I had to choose, I would choose Libertarian. I voted for Obama last time, voted for Gary Johnson this time.
Post # 14
I agree with voting for politicians, and supporting politicians based on the policies they support rather than their religious beliefs, in theory.
In practice, I think we have far too many politicians whose policies are a direct reflection of their religious beliefs and cannot be supported by moral or political arguments that do not make substantive use of religious assumptions.
Post # 15
It doesn’t matter to me, but my mother is a die hard republican and evangelical christian. She will not vote for Romney because she thinks Mormons are a crazy cult. (this is just what my mom thinks, I am not saying mormons are a crazy cult). She has had some bad experiences with Mormons in the past.
Post # 16
It doesn’t bother me that he is a Mormon. It bothers me that I do not trust him to keep his own personal religious beliefs and values out of the legislative process, and that is one of the big reasons I am not voting for him.
You can worship whoever, whatever and however you want, but you cannot let that color the legislative process.