In an interesting post at Patheos, Catholic scholar Francis Beckwith notes a discussion he had with Robert Millet:
” (Robert) told me of a Mormon friend who in conversation with an Evangelical Protestant had asked him whether a Christian who committed adultery would lose his salvation. The Evangelical answered, “No.” The Mormon followed up with this query, “What if the Christian had murdered someone? Would he then lose his salvation?” The answer, again, was “no.” Then the Mormon asked, “Well, what if he had become a Mormon?” The Evangelical answered, “That’s a good question. I don’t know.” I joked with Bob, “Perhaps your friend should have asked what would be the state of the person’s salvation if he had murdered, or committed adultery with, a Mormon?”
While I realize many Christians do not think that a murderer is better than a Mormon, many now do. We at least can see that many are ready to support a serial adulterer (Gingrich) over a Mormon (Romney).
For those who are focused on the social conservative issues, just how do they embrace Gingrich and hate Romney? I understand if someone wishes to elect Gingrich because he is a better debater, or lead the Contract with America, etc; but to choose solely because of religion?
It seems to me that America is dying because we swallow camels (murder and adultery), and strain at gnats (Mormonism).