Are Voters Ready for a Mormon President?

Are Voters Ready for a Mormon President?

Some claim that Mitt Romney’s status as a Mormon isn’t what knocked him out of the last election; they say that his status as an unknown did him in instead. Now that people know who he is, they argue, he could be a viable contestant in the battle for the presidency next year.

I’m not so sure about that. After what happened when the Mormons pushed so hard for Proposition 8 in California, I know that no supporters of equality, gay rights, and the general reduction of bigotry are going to be in favor of Romney.

And then there’s the fact that Romney, like John Kerry years ago, is known as a flip-flopper, instituting health care reform in his own state before condemning it—because it was done by Obama—currently. If conservatives didn’t like a flip-floppin’ Kerry, surely they won’t approve of a similar Romney, right?

After so many years of Christian presidents, wouldn’t it be refreshing to have, say, a Buddhist president—or at least one who subscribes to different philosophies? We always cry out for change; perhaps a change in faith would be, forgive the pun, a blessing. Of course, an atheist president would parallel both the freedoms and need of separation of church and state we so desperately require, as well as the mindset of many of our atheist founding fathers.