If he’s elected let’s pray Romney isn’t a good Mormon! Let’s hope he’s faking it!
By Frank Schaeffer
October 19, 2012
The danger to our military families posed by having a man in the White House whose knowledge of the world seems to only extend to avoiding military service, tax shelters, investing in Chinese sweat shops and a stint as a missionary in France, comes from the fact that to be a good Mormon one has to be jingoistic and combative about foreign policy. So if he’s elected let’s pray Romney isn’t a good Mormon! Let’s hope he’s faking it!
Bill Maher said: “In 100 years this country will be Mormon. It’s a stupid religion and a stupid country. They were made for each other.” I hope Maher’s wrong. However one proof that he’s right about our stupidity is that we Americans debate the impact Romney may have on the economy while ignoring his unique Mormon-inspired potential to get Marines like my son killed.
And that’s where Romney’s combination of Mormon theologically-inspired ignorance of the world and neoconservative stupidity will be deadly if Romney’s elected.
Don’t get me wrong I could care less about Romney’s personal religious beliefs. It’s his foreign policy and how those “personal beliefs” may get people like my Marine son killed that scares me.
You see unlike Romney’s sons my military-aged son volunteered to serve our country. (Thank God he came home from multiple wartime deployments alive.) I co-authored a book with Kathy Roth Douquet, Blue Star Families CEO about who serves in the military these days and who doesn’t that John McCain wrote the forward to: AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service — and How It Hurts Our Country . Point being unlike Romney I have had skin in the game in our wars.