With all the hoopla of the upcoming presidential election, one thing can be said for certain, we will either have a black man in the White House again, or a Mormon in there. Both of the men have things I dislike about them, but Mitt Romney seems to be the lesser of two evils for this witch. While doing some reading, I found an article about how the Mormons feel about Romney potentially being commander-in-chief. One of the women states something that I have felt for a long time, yet I wonder about her sincerity,
"Melanie Mickelson-Graham teaches a
gospel doctrine class at a local church,
where her husband volunteers as the
bishop. "The tendency of some people
to not vote for Mitt Romney simply
because he's a Mormon does a disservice
to themselves, " says Mickelson-Graham,
who is 32, a moderate Republican, and
an energy consultant."You can't rule
somebody out simply because of their
Now I wonder what she would say if the person campaigning were to identify themselves as a witch, Wiccan, pagan, Satanist, or some other non-mainstream religion. I am aware that Mormon is not what most would consider a mainstream religion, but is is not one that causes people to think of orgies, sacrificing little children or animals, and black magic.
I, for one, feel that a person's religious beliefs should not be a major consideration for political office. I do realize that many decisions made by politicians are guided (dictated??) by their beliefs; however, I am of the mind that a politician is there to serve his or her constituency, not a personal agenda. I know, I know, that is being ridiculously naïve, but that is the way I feel.
There is also the issue that many point out that there should be a separation of church and state. If that is so, then why so we have the need to know what church a candidate attends (or does not attend)? Is someone who goes every Sunday to a building and listens to one man preach the word of god any better than someone who goes into nature on the Sabbats and calls upon the goddess/god?
For my part, I do not care what you do as long as you have the best interest of the nation at heart and base your decisions on sound thinking and counsel from your advisers.
Meek, M. &. (2012). Road Trip: Mormon-in-chief? Latter-day Saints talk about what a President Romney would mean to them. Retrieved from Yahoo! News-The Ticket: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/road-trip-mormon-chief-latter-day-saints-talk-112251045.html