Mormons (including Mitt Romney) may be more readily inclined to internalize and support neoconservative foreign policy positions because of themes and ideas that they have internalized from a lifetime of reading their sacred religious text.
In September 1857, the church that now fascinates a nation experienced one of its darkest moments. At Mountain Meadows, deep in southern Utah, a group of Mormon militiamen slaughtered 120 unarmed non-Mormon emigrants.
Billy Graham's own website is automated so that Christians who search for the term "Mormon" will get this page result and be informed, straight from Graham himself, that the Mormon Church is in reality a cult. It's that simple.
Mitt Romney's debate performance last night showed Americans one thing tonight: It's politics that shapes his inner core and not, it would appear, religious values.
The primary stumbling block between us is the fact that I am gay and Mitt is a Mormon. I know where his heart lies. I couldn't possibly vote for someone who might govern for his religion first and will never support my right to enjoy the freedoms that everyone in our country wishes for.
Unfortunately, cautiousness doesn't translate as well on primetime, so in today's episode of Weeklings! I'm offering some simple debating tips to help out Monsieur POTUS. Some of my methods may be controversial, but I assure you they're also ridiculous.
As a Mormon, I was raised on hand-of-God narratives in which prayer almost always yielded miracles for our underdog team. But in the case of the Romney debate victory, please forgive my skepticism.
America makes a lot more sense if you are drunk. For example, why are birth rates the highest in states where the obesity rates are the highest? Until you have been drunk, and lonely, and get unlimited mass texting on your phone, you will never know the answer.
The two candidates, Obama and Romney, both claim to be committed Christians. With Romney's Mormonism, observers of the election are wondering, "When will the Mormon card be played, or will it be played before November?"
In the last presidential election, some Republicans tried to imply that Obama was a Muslim. Now it seems that the joke has turned against them.
I'm on the road this week, out east, not in Minnesota. Not doing anything about the fast-approaching election. I've had a little time to reflect from a different angle.
Mitt Romney criticizes people in the United States who rely on government programs and argues that they don't "take personal responsibility and care for their lives." This group includes the elderly, the underemployed and a significant number of young Mormons like me.
In the now-infamous secret video, what stands out to me is the way his radio announcer voice rises when he utters the word "entitled." This is no act; he really is outraged.
What would we think about a president whose understanding of history is contradicted by history itself?
In The Book of Mormon Girl, Joanna Brooks writes a beautifully crafted memoir about growing up as a Mormon, how her life as a young kid felt and how it changed over time when she went to college and became a self-proclaimed feminist.
For the first time in American history a Mormon is the presidential nominee for a major political party. Here's why Mr. Romney's religion is relevant: For Mormons, there really is no such thing as separation of church and state.