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Watch Mitt Romney Get Angry While Explaining Mormonism: VIDEO


Mitt Romney has studiously avoided getting into the specifics about his religion while on the campaign trail lest he alienate evangelicals still wary of Mormonism.

That all changed during what became a heated exchange during a radio interview in which Romney, apparently upset by an outsider's misunderstanding of Mormonism and its relationship with abortion, starts laying it all out, and gets quite angry in the process.

Watch it unfold AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I think you're confusing 'anger' with passion and frustration. Ignorance oozes from so many of the comments to this post. Do your research people! Stop with the stereotypes and flat out lies. Find the truth! Most of the lamestream media is not the place to find truth.

    Posted by: My Name | Nov 2, 2012 4:46:20 PM

  2. If it's true that a Mormon rule is to lie for the lord, that explains so much.
    Romney is a superb liar. He spits them nonstop, contradicts himself in the same breath and without a bit of shame.
    You don't get that 'good' at something without a lot of practice.

    Posted by: Wilberforce1 | Nov 2, 2012 5:54:29 PM

  3. This is the most backbone I have seen Romney exhibit in two years of campaigning!!!!

    Posted by: The Polar Beast | Nov 2, 2012 8:02:51 PM


    Posted by: Jesse Archer | Nov 2, 2012 11:56:00 PM

  5. was he wearing the special underwear?

    Posted by: Reality | Nov 3, 2012 1:30:33 AM

  6. So Mr. Etch-A-Sketch states explicitly that he is even more opposed to a woman's right to choose what happens to her body than his church requires.

    It's too bad that this interview, by someone who himself seems something of a jerk, was not done earlier so that it could have been widely circulated. And if any deluded person might still think that Mitt Romney would NOT attempt to get Roe v. Wade overturned, ....

    Posted by: EdA | Nov 3, 2012 1:37:25 AM

  7. "As it turns out, someone did ask Romney about the [racist] policy, in 2008. On Meet The Press, the late Tim Russert pressed Gov. Romney on the church’s policy, and while Romney said he was not going to distance himself from his church, he said he was 'anxious' for the policy to change, and 'wept' when he heard about it. He also refused to say that his church was wrong to have excluded black men from the priesthood." - Tommy Christopher


    @Reality: The most devout LDS wear theirs essentially 24/7. Some will go to great lengths to make sure that some portion of the garment is on their body. This includes taking a bath rather than showering. On the other hand, someone like QB Steve Young would take his off in the locker room before training/etc and put it back on only after he showered.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 3, 2012 2:54:59 AM

  8. Why NOT Missouri? The climate's certainly better than Palestine, much better than Arabia.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Nov 3, 2012 11:15:06 AM

  9. Here's what Romney really thinks about women:


    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 3, 2012 1:59:03 PM

  10. Attacking the man for his religion is no better than what you claim to despise about the right. It's cheap and beneath us. It's no more ludicrous than the giant book of fairy tales that everyone worships and uses to denigrate gay people worldwide. Be careful of your arguments hypocrites

    Posted by: Chuck | Nov 3, 2012 2:15:41 PM

  11. So he's just a robot doing whatever the Elders demand. And Jesus in Missouri? Have you seen Missouri? I suppose the Mount of Olives, Missouri edition, would be fitting in Branson, Jesus's favorite Ozark playground.

    Posted by: chuck | Nov 3, 2012 6:48:22 PM

  12. he did a good job of explaining his church's position, which is preferable to the current Vatican position which is trying to enforce its own prohibition on everyone else that isn't a catholic.

    Posted by: Andrew K | Nov 3, 2012 7:41:31 PM

  13. I didn't see an explosion or anger in the video. I saw a guy getting frustrated in trying to explain his silly religion. Your headlines are worthy of the New York Post or Fox Noise.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 3, 2012 10:43:33 PM

  14. @Wayne - It's a gay news blog from a gay perspective. If you want to hear the other side go to NOM or Fox News or even CNN.
    @Chuck - It is appropriate to point out when a candidate is involved in cult or religious affiliation that is radical. Both terms have been applied to Mormonism. If a candidate cannot separate their religious affiliation from public policy then everyone who believes differently has a problem. Therefore it would be wise to point out the nature of Scientology if a candidate is a Scientologist; the same goes for a believer in Sharia Law; a Jehovah's Witness; Christian Scientist (if you want to keep modern medicine) and Mormonism.

    Posted by: Markt | Nov 4, 2012 11:47:42 AM

  15. What a jerk.

    Posted by: rhea | Nov 5, 2012 8:55:06 AM

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