Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Church And State

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman says he is Mormon, and he doesn't think his religion will be an issue if he decides to run for president. I suppose in this way he's saving us all the trouble of traveling to Salt Lake City to look up his name on the big list at the temple there. As confessions go, this one is pretty small potatoes. For all practical purposes, why wouldn't a Mormon be just as effective as a Baptist or a Methodist or some other protestant type?
Believing that fossilized dinosaur bones are from creatures that lived on other worlds that were destroyed to create the Earth doesn't necessarily mean that a person is unfit for high office. It gives opens up the option for more than one First Lady. It's really a mixed bag. Would it be any worse than having the guy who used to run Godfather's Pizza? Herman Cain has never held an elective office, but he did pioneer the concept of the stuffed crust. I suspect that his beliefs may skew closer to those of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Pastafarians. Latter Day Deep Dish? I'll take mine with anchovies, please.
Because, in the end, it doesn't really matter if you're Hindu, Muslim or Jew. Anyone can grow up to run for President of the United States. Newt Gingrich is a light saber-carrying member of the Church of Jediism. Welcome to the carnival, Mister Huntsman!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's off to a good start, if he's laying claim for something he apparently didn't invent: