I find stuff like this pretty frustrating. Some guy in a restaurant refused to shake Romney’s hand and said he would not vote for a Mormon.
Okay, a couple of things here. One, not voting for someone based on their religion is less ugly than not voting for them because of their race or gender. We do, after all, pick our religions. And two, as is the point of this blog, religion impacts ones politics.
So, if you are a progressive, it is cool to ask more questions of a person who belongs to a religion in which women are not treated as equals. Fine. But to come to a conclusion about an individual because of the religion he professes is wrong. Mit Romney is a good example. Until recently he was pro-choice despite being Mormon. Rudy is Roman Catholic, does that mean he’s against the death penalty? (I wish someone would ask him, then ask the Bishop if he can still take communion.)
Point is–this is obnoxious and everybody needs to stop it. Members of every faith have a variety of views. The way a person merges the tenets of his or her religion with his or her own personhood is always unique.