As if Mitt Romney hasn’t been damaged enough by secret camera videos, this clip just came out, only a couple weeks before the US election, which claims to peel back the veil on secret Mormon rituals which demonstrate, among other things, how a Romney Presidency would eliminate any barriers between church and state.
Of course, to me, the funniest part of this being released is – who cares? I think any barriers between personal religious beliefs and professional obligations as a public servant are already being severely tested by all the “regular” Christians who hold office, especially in the US but increasingly in Canada as well.
Plus, watching this video, I can’t help but think all religions have their weird rituals that are totally nonsensical to outsiders or non-believers. I remember a conversation with one person I know – a Baptist who was a regular church-goer, a strong believer, prayed for people to be healed, all that stuff.
And yet, when Mormonism came up, he was able to explain in minute detail why the Mormon religion was ludicrous, based on outrageously unbelievable stories and full of logical holes.
The cognitive dissonance was truly astounding.
Still, I’m not above hoping that anti-Mormonism prejudice of “real” Christians helps play a role in the defeat of Mitt Romney!