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Will Mitt Romney Answer Calls to Tell the Mormon Church to Back Off on Gay Marriage?

Fred Karger, the one-man machines behind Californians Against Hate, which has endlessly been calling bullshit on the National Organization for Marriage and the Mormon Church for its involvement in Prop 8, is an easy guy to love. And not just because he’s become a target of NOM in court, or because he’s on the ground at the Perry trial. But because he’s not letting his brand of grassroots activism stop anytime soon. His latest project? Well, let’s call it Operation Mitt Romney.

The failed presidential hopeful and active Mormon is also, here in 2010, still considered a possibility for a 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Which has Karger all the more hopeful that through his new campaign Rights Equal Rights, a few phone calls dialing up Romney will convince him to lobby his own Mormon Church to back off on gay marriage.

We’re not a betting website, but if we had to we’d place Karger’s chances of convincing Romney to tell LDS to shuddup at “slim to none.” That does not mean, however, we don’t appreciate Karger’s efforts, without which we may never get to see NOM’s tax reports showing its connection to LDS.

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  • Cam

    Romney would never do that. He met with higher-ups in the church right before his stance on abortion and gay rights changed. If anything he is toeing THEIR line. He claimed to have been happy that the church started allowing blacks full membership, but he never said anything to the church, nor did his father before that pushing them to do so. He will go along with the church’s dictates.

  • romeo

    I think Romney lost his shot at the 2012 Repuglican nomination when Brown won in Mass. Repubs will go for a nude model over a Mormon anyday. LOL

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    The Republicans seriously need to look toward a new generation. I see the old GOP-rat pack making it easier for Obama to get re-elected in 2012. Apart from Sarah, the others are out of the running! America will never elect a Mormon to the Oval Office.

  • Attmay


    I know I’ll never vote for a practicing Mormon for any office, regardless of party affiliation or beliefs. I think Harry Reid should be deported and Utah needs to be given back to the Indians that those Mormon filth stole it from.

    They are no better than radical Muslims, and the War on Terror needs to be expanded to include Mormon Terrorism.

  • Brian

    Romney is a weasel.

    If he thinks he can convince the Mormons to change their beliefs, he wouldn’t hesitate. But, Mormons are nothing without their silly beliefs.

  • Republican

    “America will never elect a Mormon to the Oval Office.”

    I seriously doubt that. People used to say the same thing about catholics. And as for mormons and gays, while mormons as a whole are definitely strong social conservatives, there are significant exceptions (like the current majority leader of the Senate, Harry Reid). I know several mormons who are very upset over their church’s stance on gay issues. In that respect, those friends of mine are no different than millions of moderate and liberal catholics.

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