Missionary service is not the same thing as military service – a fact, and not just a semantic one – lost on Mommy, Daddy, and the Romney Boys. Donning a crisp white shirt and black tie to annoy the hell out of the good citizens of France from the back of a 10-speed is “service” to your church. Bleeding to death in a rocky Afghan Pass that a big flock of Mitt’s equally chickenhawkish supporters sent you to is service to your country.
|By: Omnipotent Poobah Sunday October 21, 2012 1:10 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 27, 2012 2:35 pm|
What I find most interesting about this Pew research poll is not that 13 percent feel uncomfortable about Mitt Romney’s faith but the fact that 40 percent don’t even know he is a Mormon.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 14, 2012 7:40 am|
Last night was a big night for Rick Santorum, as he secured primary victories in two southern states, Alabama and Mississippi. His double win proved not only that he is still a serious candidate but that Newt Gingrich’s Southern strategy is simply not going to work, leaving Santorun the more viable non-Romney choice.
|By: Peterr Saturday March 3, 2012 9:00 am|
Mitt Romney’s got a problem, when the discussion turns to opposing the mandate to provide contraception on the grounds of religious freedom. In the first Supreme Court case on the free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment, Reynolds v US [98 U.S. 145 (1879)], George Reynolds argued that his religious beliefs should give him the freedom to ignore a law that is binding on others who don’t hold those beliefs. Reynolds lost, as have others who have tried to make that argument since then.
But what was the law that Reynolds broke? The law prohibiting polygamy.
The more that folks like the Catholic bishops and Roy Blunt want to talk about contraception, the more likely it is that folks will be looking at George Reynolds and his two wives.
And the last thing Romney wants to do is for people to start to talk about polygamy.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 2, 2012 9:05 am|
Next week is the all-important Super Tuesday, the single biggest day on the Republican Presidential primary calendar. There will be ten states voting that day: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 1, 2012 6:00 pm|
Mitt Romney has won the Wyoming caucuses, which have been taking place in a rolling basis throughout last month, according to CNN’s projections.
|By: Elliott Saturday February 4, 2012 8:00 pm|
Just what is a dishonest rape?
Misogyny is never pretty.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday February 4, 2012 7:25 pm|
The large Mormon vote in the state helped Romney win by such a large margin. According to the entrance polls, Mormons made up about one quarter of the overall vote; and of those, 91 percent supported Romney. Importantly though, Romney still would have won the state even without the Mormon vote. Romney also won the Catholic vote, the Protestant vote, and the “other Christian” vote.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday August 2, 2011 8:00 pm|
Gods bless the churches in Alabama where leaders of Episcopal, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches, representing 338,000 Alabama residents, filed suit Monday to block enforcement of the state’s new immigration law, claiming it prevents free exercise of religion. The Southern Poverty Law Center has also filed a suit opposing the law.
|By: Peterr Friday March 12, 2010 4:15 pm|
Glenn Beck’s rant last week wasn’t an attack on Christians in general, but part of a conversation between Roman Catholic bishops and their potential political allies in evangelical and LDS circles, saying “If you want to ally yourself with the LDS and evangelicals, you better clean up your own house first and deal with all those lefty peace-and-justice priests. We don’t need allies like that.”