Really, you think? Study shows spike in anti-Mormonism among liberals

https://twitter.com/JohnAmbrose8/statuses/212966688533131264

Stop the presses! Bombshell! OMG!

Buzzfeed reports on an astonishing new study:

Americans’ aversion to voting for Mormons has spiked since Mitt Romney’s first presidential bid in 2007 — and that the people most wary of Mormon candidates are not Evangelicals, but rather political liberals and non-religious voters, according to new research from a leading scholar of anti-Mormon attitudes.

The overall increase in anti-Mormon attitudes among liberals may be an unanticipated consequence of the “the continuing candidacy of Mitt Romney and Mormon activism against same-sex marriage,” the study suggests.

See, it’s not that liberals are intolerant, it’s that “Mitt Romney and Mormon activism against same-sex marriage” are forcing liberals to go against their tolerant natures. It’s not their fault, the Mormons are asking for it.

Ben Smith of BuzzFeed is shocked — shocked! — that anti-Mormon attitudes are on the rise among liberals.

But the study confirmed what conservatives have observed for months.

https://twitter.com/4everLiberty/status/212933552512315392

Smith can spare us his feigned surprise that tolerant, enlightened liberals have an aversion to Mormonism. It’s screamingly obvious that when it comes to embracing religious diversity, “coexist” is a liberal bumper sticker, not a way of life.

Liberal anti-Mormon sentiment is all but inescapable. Here are some reminders pulled from the Twitchy archives:

And in late 2011, a national poll found:

While 76% of Republicans polled would be comfortable with a Mormon president, only 46% of Democrats said they would be. Huh. So much for that ‘intolerant’ GOP spin.

So, about that study reported at BuzzFeed? Not so much of a bombshell after all, is it?

  • BorderLine Guy

    Fun fact: Sen. Harry Reid is a Mormon. (maybe everyone except me knew that)…

  • Malice_in_Blunderland

    When will Dirty Harry speak out against the intolerance of mormonism in his party?

    Also, whenever I see a liberal attacking Romney’s religion they’re never cogent enough to use the excuse that it’s because of their socially conservative views. It’s just blind, seething tard rage about cults and magic underwear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548867119 Paula J Mulvey Noakes

      Agreed. And it really makes me wonder why nobody on the left seems to care about Harry Reid’s underwear …

      • tomtom1983

        Lmao!! Stop my sides!! Thats funny and nasty.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548867119 Paula J Mulvey Noakes

          Why exactly is it nasty? I’m Mormon myself, and believe me I’ve explained my garments to many people over the years. I think it’s telling that Harry Reid refuses to comment on the plethora of anti-Mormon articles and sentiments out there. He seems to think since he doesn’t have an “R” after his name that it doesn’t apply to him. Newsflash, Harry, it does!

  • Michael Johnson

    Considering the Mormon candidates are republicans, why is this surprising?

    • Paula Noakes

      But they AREN’T all Republicans. Do some research and you’ll find Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is a Mormon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latter_Day_Saints#Currently_in_office lists Mormons currently service in the Congress. You’ll find a fair number of Ds after the names. A lot of LDS politicians are Republicans, because frankly the Republican platform is more in line with the gospel’s core principles, but there are Democrats too. Nobody in the church forces a person to be D or R. I know a very sweet lady in my ward who voted for Obama. I’m really not sure what she was thinking, but she has her freedom to choose, and she chose (badly LOL).

      • Michael Johnson

        I left out a word. I was talking about the presidential candidates.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548867119 Paula J Mulvey Noakes

          There have been Mormon presidential candidates before. Catholics, too, remember JFK? Baptist peanut farmers. So what? It’s more important that a presidential candidate be a moral person, that they be able to actually manage a country, not run it into the ground a la Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter. I don’t even give a fig if an athiest runs for president, as long as he/she doesn’t want to infringe upon MY religious freedom.

  • weRbroke

    How many LIBERALS were perfectly fine with ELECTING MORMOM Senator HARRY REID in NV? Well over 362,000 in 2010.
    I guess the mormon hate is PARTISAN to the core, and D-onkeys can’t stand Mormons if they aren’t pulling the D-cart.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    There is only a litmus test for religion if you are a conservative. Then, you fail the test if you either have a religion or don’t have one.

  • http://twitter.com/TroyGates TroyGates

    What bothers me is that someone is “a leading scholar of anti-Mormon attitudes”. Does there really need to be a full time job for this?

  • tomtom1983

    **BOMBSHELL**

    LIBERALS AREN’T TOLERANT TO MOST THINGS.

    CIVILITY

    EQUALITY

    DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS

    CHRISTIANITY

    CHARITY

    FREE MARKETS

    FREE THOUGHTS

    BILL OF RIGHTS

    AMERICA

    AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

    REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT

    INDIVIDUALISM

    CREATIVITY

    POSITIVE GROWTH

    PERSONAL CHOICE

    US CONSTITUTION

    RULE OF LAW

    HARD WORK

    MATURITY

    FREE SPEECH

    FREE PRESS

    STATES RIGHTS

    CIVIL DISCOURSE

    OBJECTIVITY

    SENTIENCE

    FACTS

    TRANSPARENCY

    HISTORY

    AND RELEVANCE

    After all, they are liberals.