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

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?

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