Mormonophobia – Progressive liberal Democrat Anti-Mormonism On The Rise
Progressive liberal Democrats love to preach love, tolerance and equality. Yet the fact remains that progressive liberal Democrats seem to be tolerant of anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, Anti-Americanism treasonous snakes. Oh wait, they love Islamic radicals too. So you know it had to be painful for leftwing biased Buzzfeed to post the results of the latest study showing anti-Mormonism on the rise in this country. The anti-Mormonism isn’t coming from those “crazy” right wing tea party Evangelicals, but rather progressive liberal Democrats.
The uptick in anti-Mormon voter attitudes may come as a surprise to those who predicted Romney’s candidacy would have a mainstreaming effect on his faith. But as University of Sydney scholar David Smith, the paper’s author, writes, just as President Obama’s successful candidacy didn’t put an end to tense race relations in America, Romney’s political assent hasn’t cured the country of anti-Mormonism. In fact, as the data shows, Romney’s rise may have lead to increased anxiety about his religion among his natural political opponents.
According to the paper, concern about Mormonism has remained relatively stable among Evangelicals, with 36 percent expressing aversion to an LDS candidate in 2007 and 33 percent doing so in 2012. But among non-religious voters, that number shot up 20 points in the past five years, from 21 percent in 2007 to 41 percent in February. There were also substantial increases in Mormon-averse voters among liberals — 28 percent in 2007 and 43 percent in 2012 — as well as moderates, who went from 22 percent in 2007 to 32 percent this year.