Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas notes a recent national poll which found that 37 percent of Americans wouldn't vote for a presidential candidate who is a Mormon (read: Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, son of brainwashed '68 presidential wash-out Michigan Gov. George Romney). Muses Thomas:
I am reminded of a comedy bit by the late Steve Allen. Allen would take a camera and microphone into the street and ask people, "Could you ever vote for an openly heterosexual person for president?" The shocked interviewee would fervently respond, "Oh, no, I could never do that." It was funny, but it also said something about the ignorance of the individual being quizzed.
If an ambulance hits me, I care less where or how the driver worships than I do about his sense of direction to the nearest hospital. It troubles me not that a Mormon might be president. It does trouble me a great deal that so many people would think a person's faith—whether one shares it or not—should be the only reason to deny someone the presidency.
Whole col here.
Anti-Steve Allen bit here.
Ezra Taft Benson's grandson's anti-Ezra Taft Benson Web site here.
Arthur Conan Doyle's anti-Mormon Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet here.
Info on John Ford's great pro-Mormon film Wagon Master here.
Appreciation of George Romney's role as head of American Motors here.