Democrats Have Bigger Anti-Mormon Problem in Election Than GOP HasBeinart needs to remember that Mormons are extremely conservative (in 2004, 85% voted for Pres. Bush) and they are bigoted toward gays, so it's no wonder that liberals wouldn't vote for a Mormon based on political ideology alone.
by Peter Beinart Apr 23, 2012 4:45 AM EDT
The Daily Beast
Polls show 27 percent of Democrats would not vote for a Mormon, versus 18 percent of Republicans. There are votes in anti-Mormonism, but the Obama campaign must resist any temptation to play on it.
Fundies, a very important part of the GOP's base, object to Mormons for theological reasons (h/t Wonkette):
Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response
By Laura Bernardini and Dan Merica, CNN
April 20th, 2012
06:16 PM ET
Washington (CNN) – Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address.
By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school's Facebook page about the Thursday announcement - a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith.
“I can’t support Romney and I am happy I decided not to walk (in the commencement) this year,” wrote student Josh Bergmann. “Liberty University should have gotten a Christian to speak not someone who practices a cult. Shame on you Liberty University.”
The nation’s largest evangelical denomination, the Southern Baptist Conference, lists the LDS Church as a cult. They specifically cite differences in theology surrounding salvation, baptism, belief in the Trinity, and marriage. A major sticking point between other Christian traditions and Mormons is the Book of Mormon, which Mormons believe is divinely inspired scripture and on par with the Bible. Other Christians do not recognize the Book of Mormon as scripture.