Christianism Watch

Oct 14 2011 @ 10:43am

A sign that the Mormon issue isn't going away for Romney: the latest from the far right WorldNetDaily:

The daughter of a Mormon bishop who has abandoned her family's faith claims in a new book the election of Mitt Romney to the presidency would put the U.S. in danger due to what she calls the Republican's "outrageous," "horrific" and "mind-controlling" beliefs.

"While he attempts to portray Mormonism as just another Christian religion, Mitt Romney counts on his skills to shift our attention away from what he truly believes," says Tricia Erickson, author of "Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? The Mormon Church Versus the Office of the Presidency of the United States of America." "If the American people knew what he truly believed, they would surely not place him in the highest office in the land."

The deployment of an ex-Mormon by evangelicals is something I hadn't anticipated – but should have. The McCarthyite angle is one I didn't quite see coming either:

The author, who herself was married in a Mormon temple at age 19 but now considers herself a non-denominational Christian, says there's a secret agenda  Mormon officials don't like to talk about publicly. "A complete takeover of the government," she said. "They have more people in the CIA, the FBI. They have an employment office for Mormons in D.C. to be able to infiltrate them into the government."

If this really is the flavor out there in the wingnut fever swamps, it's going to get much uglier.