Hey, kids, I was out spending a lot of money on new appliances, and I wasn’t able to do a new poster. However, I read this at AMERICA blog by John Aravosis:
Mitt Romney can’t have it both ways. Either a person’s religion is relevant or it’s not. But Romney can’t say, as he did during the 2008 elections, that he wouldn’t choose a Muslim as a cabinet secretary, and then turn around and say please don’t discuss whether we should chose a Mormon as president. Either a person’s religion is relevant or its not. And Romney clearly thinks it is relevant when the religion is Islam. So why isn’t it relevant when it’s Mormonism?
That reminded me of an old quote of Mittsie’s from back in 2007:
Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.
I’m confused. Is bigotry is bad, but only when it’s aimed at Mormon’s?
Back to John Aravosis:
I’m surprised this didn’t come up much during the recent brouhaha about one of Rick Perry’s top religious supporters calling Mormonism a cult. Romney’s attitude towards Islam is pretty much the same as this pastor’s attitude towards Mormonism. Both are judging a potential politician’s appointment to a senior government job based on their faith.
This seems to be a central tenet of Mormonism: Please leave me alone while I attack you.
Whether it’s the innocent settlers the Mormons massacred back in 1857, after the Mormons had fled being massacred themselves in the midwest, or the Mormons’ treatment of gays today (the Mormons have invested millions of dollars over the past two decades in passing legislation taking away the civil rights of gay Americans while at the same time public bemoaning America’s ambivalence towards Mormons, and publicly criticizing gays for having a problem with the Mormons’ multi-million dollar anti-gay activism). Look at the way Mormons treated blacks. Look at the way Mormons continue to treat Jews. It’s a fascinating history of religious and political aggression from a people who constantly demand the right to be left alone.
Mitt Romney is a hypocrite for saying religion matters for a cabinet secretary but not for the presidency.
Romney opened up this can of worms all by himself. He can’t have it both ways.