While (in a perfect world) a candidate's religious views should be off-limits, does the over-four-yea r-long speculations about the president's religion open the door for speculations about Mitt Romney's LDS faith and how it might affect his policies?
My views on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) faith are neutral - I don't consider them to be a "cult" or less "legitimate" than other denominations. However, considering the fact that many extremists have for over four-years wildly speculated about President Obama's beliefs - accusing him of everything from subscribing to the "liberation-theology" of The Rev. Jeremiah Wright to being a "secret Muslim" - is it not fair to inquire about Mitt Romney's Mormon beliefs and how they might affect his policies if elected? The LDS Church was begun in 1830 by the "Prophet" Joseph Smith in Palmyra, N.Y. Among their beliefs is that their leaders are "infallible"; that church, state, AND business are intertwined; and that Native-Americans are descendants of "Hebrew" refugees. A statement from Smith about himself might explain Romney as well: "You can't know me, you never knew my heart! No man knows my
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