Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - May 8, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 8

4:00 – 6:00 – Direct to My Desk: Does Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Matter?
When George Romney—former American Motors CEO, cabinet secretary, governor of Michigan, and Mitt Romney's father—ran for president in 1968, the candidate told reporters: "I am completely a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Four decades later, Mitt Romney isn't speaking quite as bluntly. But the 2012 presidential candidate is serious about his Mormonism, leading to serious discussion among Christians about whether they're willing to support a Mormon for the highest office in the country. Does Mitt Romney’s Mormonism matter?


  1. Here is an interesting take...
    "Why Mitt Romney's Mormonism Does Matter..."

  2. Mormons believe and teach that the soul pre-exists prior to entering the human body. The soul enters at birth. That is why Mormon politicians can be either Pro-Choice or Pro-Life. That is why Mormons support embryonic stem research. That is why Mormons are typically weak on the Life issues. That is why Mitt Romney was Pro-Choice (appointing liberal Pro-Choice judges to the bench while he was Governor of Massachusetts) but now claims to be Pro-Life. It was politically expedient to be Pro-Choice in Massachusetts but now it is fine to be Pro-Life for his national campaign.

    A vote for Mitt is a vote for someone who does not believe that life begins at conception.

    1. Anonymous, would be nice if you used a name. My question for you then is, who are you going to vote for. We only have two real choices because of the two party system we live in. A vote for Obama is a vote for massive paid abortions. While I know the Mormon faith and agree with what you have put down, I don't hear Obama talking about life or the santity of marriage so I am dealing with the lesser of two evils. It sounds to me like Mitt has had a change. Might he change back, maybe, but Obama is not only pro-death but pro-death and I'm going to use your money to pay for it, through taxes, and through health care. That's out there. And please don't give me any third party candidate, they can't win. I have to face reality and vote within the two party system. I voted for Perot and it got Clinton elected. I won't make that mistake again. - ninov

  3. Does it matter if it were a Muslim, Budhist or Hindu. The answer is the same for Mormonism, YES. This will be the first time a non Jew or non Christian will be in office. Neither of these two men are Christian. They may claim to be but they aren't according to 2000 years of Christian history. So this does matter to me. I have no choice but to vote for the one who says he's pro-life and appears to be more in line with Catholic values on the other issues like smaller federal government, etc, but I don't like it. When Santorum dropped, and I knew he'd have to, I felt a big wind out of my sails and I am now hearing from others much the same. Thankfully, it seems there's enough Obama-anger that these folks will vote the anybody but Obama ticket. That's where I'm at. Minimize the damage. I don't like either of them on their war positions. I think our spying needs to be strong and our bombing needs to be less. Our presence should be strong but stealthy in all parts of the world. Ear to the ground. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.