…comes Mitt Romney. Gazillionaire. Handsome. Perfect hair. One wife. And he’s Mormon. This, in the past, has been a deal buster, because those Jesus Freaks don’t like nobody messing with their “Christian” ethics, and they do not consider Mormons Christian.
As C.S. Lewis said:
“ It is not for us to say who, in the deepest sense, is or is not close to the spirit of Christ. We do not see into men’s hearts. We cannot judge, and indeed are forbidden to judge. It would be wicked arrogance for us to say any man is, or is not, a Christian in this refined sense.”
Of course, now you can go find twelve million references about how C.S. Lewis was “NO CHRISTIAN,” probably half linked to the Westboro Haters Club. (Don’t quote me. I didn’t check it.)
But truly, who DOES get to decide the definition of Christianity? The Catholics don’t agree with the Baptists, who don’t agree with the Protestants, who don’t agree with the Presbysterians. Pretty much nobody agrees with the idiots at Westboro. And here we have your two top candidates:
MittMo Romney, an extremely wealthy stand up guy, completely out of touch with anyone who doesn’t have a gazillion dollars.
NuttyNewt Gingrich, a man for whom morals, ethics, and compassion are no problem. He just doesn’t have ’em, so they ain’t a problem.
At least Romney is riding in there on his white horse, followed by Newt on his jackass. Not much competition.
And the concerns that people spout, about whether or not the LDS Church will affect Mitt’s decisions, well, I will say, “Yes, it will.” But will they RUN him? I don’t think so. First of all, he has a very divisive congress to keep him in check (just ask President Obama, who can get NOTHING through because they start screaming before they’ve even seen the papers). Second, he does have ethics and morals. To make a decision based on what the LDS hierarchy wants would be both immoral and unethical. As president, he would not be representing the Mormon Church, a decidedly small fragment of our population. He would be representing his country.
And let’s face it, despite the history of the LDS Church, they have become quite mainstreamed. Do I think Mitt would be the ideal president? No. But that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
The racist past of the Mormon Church alone should be enough to disqualify him for this most important office.
And where are all the tea party enthusiasts ragging about seeing his birth certificate? He was born in Mexico.
Uh, I mean Michigan. That’s like Mexico, right? Heh. Kidding. Thanks EBrown, for helping me do my homework.
Still, you have to admit the man would look good on a white horse.
Curious about the White Horse Prophecy? Check it out. Fascinate reading.
Anyone got a pair of chaps Mitt can borrow? (No Jesus Jammies, please.)