Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mormonism Fears

As the caucuses draw closer (three weeks at this writing), we're beginning to see evangelical Christians, falling in behind Mike Huckabee, questioning/criticizing Mitt Romney, a Mormon. Take a look at this cartoon - supposedly banned by the Mormon Church, and being distributed widely via emails and blogs. It's pretty over the top:

There are three responses to this ridiculous cartoon posted on YouTube. I'm not going to post all three responses here, as they total nearly 30 minutes. But take a look if you want to see a rebuttal.

The point of all this is to look at the cartoon for it's message of fear, a clear attempt to portray the Church of Latter Day Saints as outside real "Christianity," and to therefore influence the political discussion currently taking place. It's even gotten to the point that Romney had to deliver a speech defending his church. Mind you Article Six of the Constitution declares that "No religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office title." Of course, Romney tried to compare himself with John F. Kennedy's Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, but then, to paraphraase the late Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Mr. Romney, you're no JFK.

1 comment:

Tor Hershman said...

Cool blog, Ralph.

You may dig moi's lill' YouTube parody

Stay on groovin' safari,