Romney: Does it matter to you that he's Mormon?

posted 1 year ago in Legal
  • poll: Does it matter to you that Romney is Mormon?
    Yes, it is a positive aspect, and I am atheist/agnostic : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Yes, it is a positive aspect, and I am also Mormon : (0 votes)
    Yes, it is a positive aspect, and I am of another faith : (19 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, it is a negative aspect, and I am atheist/agnostic : (79 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, it is a negative aspect, and I am also Mormon : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Yes, it is a negative aspect, and I am of another faith : (65 votes)
    18 %
    No, it doesn't matter, and I am atheist/agnostic : (62 votes)
    17 %
    No, it doesn't matter, and I am also Mormon : (5 votes)
    1 %
    No, it doesn't matter, and I am of another faith : (125 votes)
    35 %
  • Member
    2223 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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.

     

    Member
    1295 posts
    Bumble bee

    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. 

    Member
    10364 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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!

    Member
    3772 posts
    Honey bee

    Nope, his belief that government should have a say in my body does, though.

    Member
    2092 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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.

    Member
    929 posts
    Busy bee

    I thought it said moron..oops haha (i’m leaving now)

    Member
    1473 posts
    Bumble bee

    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.

    Member
    1176 posts
    Bumble bee

    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. 

    Member
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee

    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.

    Member
    3909 posts
    Honey bee

    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.

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