Thursday, January 05, 2012
Well, Rick Santorum has taken his (very short) turn in the Evangelical Righteous Right's "He's not Romney" barrel.
But what I find amusing is that it is obvious that a very significant part of the resistance to Romney is because of his Mormonism.
But wait a minute! Santorum is a devout Roman Catholic... you know, the Whore of Babylon!
It was no more than a couple of generations ago ... if that ... that any Catholic politician faced serious disadvantages among the very people who are now preferring Santorum to Romney.
I'd almost count this as progress in religious tolerance, if it wasn't for the fact that it's rooted in deep intolerance for Mormons.
I just find it amusing that the bygones-be-bygones impulse is so obviously inconsistant.
-- pew sitter, former RC
Then there was Romney's speech in which he declared that he was not a member of a cult, that he was a good Christian.
Just the other day Santorum declared that Kennedy's speech made him want to vomit. He blamed that speech as the root of all of our nation's problems today.
That's all you need to know about Santorum to make a rational choice about him.
Mormon beliefs are an order of magnitude weirder than Catholic beliefs.
That's debatable. The Catholics mostly have the advantage of long tradition and widespread cultural influence on their side.
Catholics have this thing about endless kneeling and repetitive mumblings that just doesn't fit well with a hangover.
Tell me about it!