steve benson Sep 2012
There are certainly a wide variety of factors at play in who ends up winning the presidential sweepstakes in just over 50 days (Many of those reasons are overtly and non-religiously political, so we won't address them in this forum, per Admin rules).
However, the Big and Legitimate Question here at RFM is:
Will Mitt's Mormonism end up doing him in?
ChrisDeanna Sep 2012
Dear Mrs. Romney:
I work very hard in my daily life to assume the best about people. So the only thing I am going to assume about you is that you are probably a pretty nice person with a good heart. I like to make this global assumption without the taint of the opinions of others.
And I would appreciate it if you would stop assuming things about me.
Media reports are taking note of the repeatedly demonstrated fact that Romney is a Mormon who apparently is internally lacking in essential core moral values . . .
steve benson May 2012
Many examples of that obvious reality have been provided in mainstream media accounts where Mo Mitt displays this insidious personal impulse of his--one which reporters are finding particularly strange (not to mention increasingly frustrating), since Romney (supposedly a man of deep Mormon faith) who is openly seeking an office of public trust, is deliberately remaining an evasive engima to the nation due to his steadfast refusal to express moral principles that are supposedly rock-rib related to doctrinal particulars of his LDS religion.
Young Mormon Male Mitt Romney Gang-Assaults a Gay Classmate Violence-Justifying LDS Church Apostle Boyd K. Packer Burst with Pride
by steve benson May 2012
In a homophobic screed launched by Mormon Church apostle and then-acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Boyd K. Packer, entitled “To Young Men Only,” Packer justified physical violence against gays.
Packer's hate-filled speech--delivered to young Mormon boys at the General Priesthood Session of Mormon Conference in October 1976--condoned committing acts of physical assault on gays as the situation warranted.
This may not hurt him while he is still fighting for the Republican nomination, but once he goes head to head with Obama, it will be a different story.
MITT ROMNEY'S MORMON SECRETS
By Richard Packham February 2012
by Stray Mutt Feb 2012
The article starts this way, and it reminds me of so many Mormon men I've known:
I asked a captain of American finance what he had made of Mitt Romney when they were young colleagues at Bain & Company. “Mitt was a nice guy, a smart businessman, and an excellent team player,” he responded without missing a beat. Then came the CEO’s one footnote, delivered with bemusement, not pique: “Still, whenever the rest of us would go out at the end of the day, we’d always find ourselves having the same conversation: None of us had any idea who this guy was.”
by caedmon Feb 2012
The LDS church has neither formally apologized for the black priesthood ban nor publicly repudiated many of the theories used to justify it for more than 125 years.
Mitt and Ann Romney--Portrayed by Sister Romney as Struggling, Just-Getting-By, Stock-Selling Students at BYU: How Tough It Was, Ye Know Not; How Tight It Was, Ye Know Not . . .
by steve benson Jan 2012
How many of you shared this common bond of poverty with Mitt and Ann Romney while you, too, were desperately trying to make it as students at BYU? [They had to sell some stock to 'get by']
by steve benson Nov 2011
Mitt Romney and His Made-up Dreams--the Ones He Tries to Pass Off as Actual Events
Mormon Mitt, invoking his Mormon faith, dramatically and falsely claimed that he had seen his own father, Michigan governor George Romney, march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.