Today, there was an article on BBC News about Mitt Romney and his bid for the presidency. Now, I kind of dismissed him as a candidate because he’s mormon. I don’t have problems with mormons – many of my friends are mormon. I have problems with my mormon family members trying to convert me every single time I see them. (“Kristin! Have you read that book I gave you yet?” “No, not yet Aunt Ronda.” “Well, why not?” “I misplaced it” (read: it’s holding up the corner of my couch that sags a bit too much).) My father’s sister decided to convert to mormonism, married a guy 10+ years her elder, and then proceeded to have seven children, who all in turn had about five kids each. I have no idea what my 2nd cousins’ names are because they’re all products of baby farmers.
*sigh* That’s off my chest. Now, this article really makes me rethink Romney as a potential candidate. He promises to defend all faiths, but does that include non-Christianity faiths? What about Hindus? Muslims? Jews? Just because he holds the same ideals as most religions (and yes, you can argue until you’re blue in the face that being Catholic is different from being Protestant, or even from being Muslim, but it’s the same batch of ideals, so get over it) doesn’t mean he’ll support Muslims or Hindus. Most people think Muslims are terrorists, despite the few vocal people saying, “No, that’s not true!” unfortunately, the majority of uninformed America does.
Here’s an example: At work the other week, I wore my hijab (which isn’t a usual occurrence at work, but is most of the time otherwise, like to class, hanging out, etc) and was called a sand ni**er. I was rather appalled. I told him that I preferred the term “Sand ninja”. He didn’t quite know what to say to that.
Will Romney defend non-Christians? There seems to be a bit of profiling about terrorists (granted, there have been a lot of angry Muslims, and I do NOT support that), but I want to make sure my religion is as protected as all the Christian religions in America. If this article is true, then maybe I’ll reconsider Romney.