During a town hall event, Mitt Romney quickly dismissed a young man's question regarding his Mormon faith. We're taking a closer look at this story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney became visibly agitated when Bret Hatch, a Ron Paul supporter, read a scripture from the Book of Mormon regarding interracial marriage. Romney cut off Hatch's reading and asked if he had an actual question:
“I guess my question is, do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?” Hatch asked.
“No. Next question,” Romney responded.
However a few minutes later, another voter asked about his ability to connect with average Americans, Romney responded:
“This gentleman wanted to talk about the doctrines of my religion,” Romney said, referencing Hatch. “I’ll talk about the practices of my faith.”
When you get a chance to know people on a very personal basis, whether you’re serving as a pastor or as a counselor or in other kinds of roles, you understand that every kind of person you see is facing some challenges. And one of the reasons I’m running for president of the United States is I want to help people, I want to lighten those burdens.”
The community responds:
Incredulous: "What a politician.....now you see your question, now you don't. There is so much about Mormonism that Romney is not going to talk about, and with good reason. At the end of the day, they are all selling something, and right now, Romney is selling the "I just care about people" line. Too bad there isn't much evidence in his life to back up that statement. You can counsel people all day about how to manage that bag of rocks they are hauling around, but when your policies and decisions have helped to create that bag of rocks, advising folks on how to handle it is little comfort."
COMMONSENSEFORCOMMONGOOD_COM: "The arching question about Romney and his "faith" seems to me to be, how can his faith be of any consequence to him, or mean anything to him, when he can lie so completely, frequently and constantly, about absolutely anything at all?"
HarukoHaruhara: "That's a good question. Romney's answer goes against established Mormon doctrine."
ThirdSection: "Romney uses the little-known "Etch-a-Sketch Translation" of the Book of Mormon."
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