Mitt Romney is down but not out, as far as the US prez race is concerned.*
Romney is – famously – a Mormon, and some have asked, well, given that the third-place possible kingmaker is Rick “Santorum Amendment” Santorum, where do Mormons stand on Darwinian evolution. A decade ago in February 2002 (and we haven’t heard that it has changed), the Ensign carried a piece straight from the top, clarifying the matter:
“God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” In these plain and pointed words the inspired author of the book of Genesis made known to the world the truth concerning
the origin of the human family.
It is held by some that Adam was not the first man upon this earth and that the original human being was a development from lower orders of the animal creation. These, however, are the theories of men. The word of the Lord declared that Adam was “the first man of all men” (Moses 1:34), and we are therefore in duty bound to regard him as the primal parent of our race.
This doesn’t sound like “Adam was just a figment, intended to get across the idea that we are all one.”
Of course, none of this may have any impact on any decision Romney makes, but this is the background against which devout Mormons will likely evaluate him.
(*and some of us think that Romney got Newtk’d in South Carolina mainly because of public fed-upness with alleged major media treating the election as daytime TV. Newt Gingrich – who had every reason, good and bad, to want his private past off the discussion table – stole the show by just outing the lazy hacks. He doubtless reaped as many votes, proportionately, as the standing o’s.
Thing is, that act won’t open every night in every theatre, especially if other candidates also refuse to play ball with the “daytime TV” media and demand time for issues Americans need to care about.)
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