Just 56% of those who identify themselves as being part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe Americans are ready to elect a Mormon to the White House, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.
Front-runner Mitt Romney and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who are seeking the Republican nomination, are both Mormons.
The survey's findings come as both candidates stump in South Carolina, ahead of the Jan. 21 primary where the evangelical vote is critical.
Some conservative Christians don't consider Mormons to be Christian at all, and there's plenty of often-unvoiced hostility toward Mormonism among some Christian sects.
The survey painted a mixed picture of how Mormons think the public perceives them. The majority — 62% — said the American people know little or nothing about their religion. Nearly half — 46% — said there is discrimination against their community.
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Who gives a flying fuck about what religion the president is? I mean Catholic, Muslim, Mormon who gives a fuck. It's all a bunch of bullshit anyway so what the fucking fuck? Who cares about the fact that Mit Romney's ancestors followed a con-man across the country into the deserts of Utah because some golden tablet told him to go there? No skin off my nose.
My ancestors were drunk Irishmen who believed you could roll into a pew Sunday morning and be forgiven of everything you've done wrong because some Jews and Romans killed a carpenter back in the day. It's all non-sense, so I don't think it should fucking matter at all in our politics. Typical American politics focusing on what Mitt Romney's religion is instead of who is going to fucking fix our economy and shit. Bullshit.
And of course there is a high rate of discrimination and a lack of understanding about Mormonism, because Americans fear and hate what they don't understand. Land of the free and home of the ignorant.