Part Two of Bill Hemmer’s “Let’s help boost Mitt Romney’s Likeability” in the form of an “exclusive interview” aired on America’s Newsroom Thursday (5/31/12). This one focused on “faith and family,” as FoxNews.com said in its title. But probably aware of Americans’ significant skepticism about the Mormon religion, Hemmer did his part for the cause and suggested that Romney emulate Barack Obama’s strategy for dealing with the subject.
Hemmer asked Romney, “In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama held a series of events where he made big speeches centered around race in America, religion in America. And he was able to… use those events to draw a lot of attention to his message. Have you given consideration to doing that about your own faith?”
Romney seemed reluctant, so Hemmer fed him a softball guaranteed to help Romney put his faith in the best light possible: “What do Americans need to understand about how important your faith is to you?” Hemmer asked.
Romney just happened to showcase how like Christianity his religion is. He said that he believes in a “heavenly father,” “his son, Jesus Christ” and “the holy ghost.” He added, “I read the New Testament and other Scriptures that are holy in my view.”
Then it was on to the family part. “You’ve said that you’ve never had a serious argument in 43 years of marriage?” Hemmer sounded wowed.
As much as Fox News paints Obama as a racist, radical socialist, it’s a sure bet that the “fair and balanced” network will work just as hard to portray Romney as the All-American, traditional-values-like-Mom-and-apple-pie candidate.
It’s too bad it came down to you Mitt. It’s Makeover Time!
If your church has secret handshakes… you might be in a cult.
If your parents weren’t allowed to attend your wedding… you might be in a cult.
If your church asks for your grocery money and tells you to go hungry…you might be in a cult.
If your church has more than one bible…you might be in a cult.
If your church tracks you down where ever you go…you might be in a cult.
If your church tells you to follow their leader even if they are wrong…you might be in a cult.
If your church builds a $5 billion dollar mall…you might be in a cult.
If your church hides their archives in a mountain cave…you might be in a cult.
If your church was started by a guy looking into a hat and receiving messages from magic rocks…you might be in a cult.
If it preaches the evils of sex, yet the first 2 leaders were sex addicts. . . you might be in a cult.
If at your wedding, both you and the officiating priest were wearing baker’s hats…you might be in a cult.
If you have to pay 10% of your money to go to heaven and be with your family… you might be in a cult.
If you are asked by your leaders if you touch yourself at night and if you climaxed… you might be in a cult.
If when you present the facts of the church to them and they wave it away claiming “they know the church is true”… you might be in a cult.
If someone has ever said “you are in a cult”…you just might be in a cult.
If you have ever had to argue that you are not in a cult…you just might be in a cult.
You mean like the book of moron, er, The Book of Mormon.
If anyone has the patience to wade through another of Mittens’s holy books:
The Book of Mormon by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Joseph Smith