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

posted 6 years 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 : (80 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 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2214 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.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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 # 7
    Member
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    @Boston Bee:  agreed!  

    Post # 8
    Member
    3766 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

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

    Post # 9
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    Member
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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

    Post # 13
    Member
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    Member
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    Member
    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    Member
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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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