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  •  The Mormon Factor: Yet to Precipitate (5+ / 0-)

    I believe Romney is on a Mormon mission as much as anything.  The rote programming and thorough indoctrination under which Mormons go cannot be underestimated.  Moreover, we all have experienced myriad times the white and black clad youths knocking upon our doors, selling their religion like vacuum cleaners.  Furthermore, Romney has been an elder of bishop or whatever they call themselves and is, I believe, on a mission to elevate the Mormon influence to the Oval Office and to elevate himself in the inner Mormon circles.

    A mormon preacher is schedule to "pray" or to speak at the convention this week.  Look for some fallout from that, especially if that man speaks in ambitious language or says something Mormon weird.

    •  While I find several facets of the Mormon church (2+ / 0-)
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      "weird", as you say, their prayers are not among them.

      Actually, Mormon prayer is essentially Christian - praying to God ("our Heavenly Father") and ending "in the name of Jesus Christ" and closing with "amen".

      Frankly, most of the audience would not even be aware a Mormon was praying unless introduced as such.

      Keep the law out of women's lady parts!

      by Templar on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 08:46:37 AM PDT

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    •  I think a lot of people (1+ / 0-)
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      are underestimating the Mormon factor -- I spent some time on the fringes of the fundamentalist movement about 25 years ago, and the teachings of Mormonism=cult are very strong in many of those churches. There are probably a lot of members who'd see the election of a Mormon as being equivalent to handing the keys of the country to the Antichrist: "having a form of religion but denying the power thereof".

      Given a choice between a Mormon and a President who at least has attended a "normal" Christian church, albeit one on the radical side, there might be a significant number who'll either hold their nose and vote for Obama, leave the President slot blank, or simply stay home in November.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 10:11:33 AM PDT

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