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Are Americans Biased Against Mormon Presidential Candidates?

Alex 1 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 11:30 PM
loisoo01: (Part 1) Probably the best way to answer your question simply is to compare the Law of Consecration (actually United Order) with Communism. Why? Because Communism is recognized to be the most fundamentally inconsistent with Free Market Economics. In communism, you never give anything, because nothing was ever yours to give in the first place. The force of government always can and does take it away. In the Law of Consecration, it is all private property, and there is no force of government that can force you to hand it over. Only you can consecrate your own property. Not only that, but you can’t consecrate another person’s property either.

The answer seems to be yes, unfortunately, but the results are somewhat encouraging.

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Eighteen percent of Americans say they would not vote for a well-qualified presidential candidate who happens to be a Mormon, virtually the same as the 17% who held this attitude in 1967...

The exact percentage of Americans who resist the idea of voting for a Mormon has varied slightly over the eight times Gallup has asked the question, typically when a Mormon was running for president, including George Romney (1968 campaign), Orrin Hatch (2000 campaign), and Mitt Romney...