Excellent article defending Romney & Mormonism: American Chronicle: A Mormon President?
Day after day some newspaper somewhere decides to run the same old tired story about unannounced Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, declaring that a Mormon could never be elected president because the evangelical Christians would never support him.
The first thing to remember is that some reporters have nothing original to report, so they regurgitate the same story many others have already written. It’s easy to pick on the Mormons, so why not jump on the band wagon?
Any reporter in any city or town can simply start making phone calls to ministers and within a very short time it will be easy to find one or more who will be happy to bash the Mormons. All that reporter has to do is jot down a few of the more critical comments and bingo, another negative story is born.
There’s just one problem. The vast majority of Americans do not believe such reports for one simple reason – they are not true and we all know it.
Mormons are everywhere, and most people have encountered them enough to know the claims that Mormons are not Christian and are actually quite evil cannot possibly be true. But it is no surprise that rival church leaders complain about a church that actively proselytes new members, which is a threat to the offering plates of the churches who lose members as a result.
I was a young reporter for a daily paper in Massachusetts, and I was also a gymnastics coach back in 1980. I was very impressed by the behavior of some teenage boys attending a summer gymnastics camp where I was a coach. They were good, clean-cut kids with good morals even when they were far from the influence of parents – unlike most of the other teens at the camp.
I liked what I saw, and although I was not yet married I wanted to know more about their Mormon beliefs. I knew one day I would have a family, and I knew I would need help if I ever expected to have kids who were better than I was as a teen. I wanted my future kids to be like these two boys who were so impressive because they had strong values.
Take a look around. There are Mormons everywhere. Actually, they are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Those who claim they are not Christians apparently missed the name of the church.