Mormon Problem Persists

Stuart Rothenberg agrees with the notion that Romney’s speech did little to sway evangelicals. He feels that the speech did not bridge the fundamental gap that causes evangelical objections of Mormonism. “Given that evangelicals see Mormonism as deceptive and an attempt to pass itself off as a form of Christianity, one speech about tolerance and […]

Stuart Rothenberg agrees with the notion that Romney’s speech did little to sway evangelicals. He feels that the speech did not bridge the fundamental gap that causes evangelical objections of Mormonism.

“Given that evangelicals see Mormonism as deceptive and an attempt to pass itself off as a form of Christianity, one speech about tolerance and the importance of faith is not likely to convince evangelicals to support Romney. I’m willing to bet that American Jews would overwhelmingly feel the same about voting for someone who is a “messianic Jew.””