26 October 2011
In Light of the Recent Hubbub about Romney and Mormonism
I recently published a post that dealt with one of Rick Perry's supporters (an evangelical pastor) who discounted Mitt Romney's presidential bid based upon his adherence to the Mormon faith. While not holding Mormons as orthodox in their beliefs, I questioned the wisdom of giving a religious test to a candidate for elective office, basing my argument on the US Constitution. I found this article by Thomas Kidd of Baylor University of interest in relation to the issue of Mormons in office, religious tests, etc. I also found the dichotomy of evangelical attitudes toward Romney and Glenn Beck, another Mormon, quite interesting. I must admit I've questioned why this is the case myself, and at least one commenter on my Facebook link to my previous post on the topic has also questioned this issue.