Just as it’s becoming clear that Mitt Romney will become the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and the first Mormon presidential nominee, we’ve been seeing a predictable uptick in the frequency of exposés about Romney’s zany religion. Now that Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race and Newt Gingrich is making conciliatory remarks, expect to see a lot more of this.
In “7 Questions for Mitt About Mormonism,” religion columnist Jeffrey Weiss declares, “[I]t is past time for Mitt Romney to address relevant questions about his religion.” Weiss casts a suspicious eye on such un-American Latter-day Saint doctrines as “[E]ach individual is accountable for his choices and actions… If we have been frugal and saved for a rainy day, then we can more easily weather the financial storm. If we have lived beyond our means, then we pay the consequences of our own actions when the bills come.” Social Darwinism alert! read more »