Yesterday, GOP candidate for president Mitt Romney — some call him the Frankenstein “Herman Munster” cartoon candidate, and I will let you decide in the images below if they are monster twins or not — made it clear if you do not have a religion, if you do not covet a faith, there is no place for you in his Mormon America.

Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone,” Romney said.

I find Mitt Romney offensive and grotesque.

If you are not a True Believer, you are not free.

You are not a real American.

What’s next?

Loyalty oaths?

“In recent years, the notion of the separation of church and state has been taken by some well beyond its original meaning,” Romney said. “They seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God. Religion is seen as merely a private affair with no place in public life. It is as if they are intent on establishing a new religion in America — the religion of secularism. They are wrong.”

I’m tired of politicians preaching to me. I don’t want to be bound to the flag with faith and a prayer. I am not interested in being labeled un-American for my atheistic view of the world.

Romney has a Mormon problem. Most people don’t “get” his religion and so, to push them off of him, he pushes us away by requiring religion if you want freedom. The Mormon Church has a long history of stone-throwing and murder and Racism as we wrote about here before in — The Mark of Cain and the Mountain Meadows Massacre — and so Romney is hardly one to put his religious sanctimony above my lack of one.Here are some of Romney’s specific Mormon beliefs required by his church:

The GOP has become about requiring faith over morality. The GOP feverishly court religious fanaticals. Then they nominate the candidate that is best able to pander to the praying and the God-fearing so they may better punish the faithless here and the faithful abroad.

Centering a presidential campaign on religious beliefs is just as dangerous and unsavory as the radicals we claim to be crusading against — and killing — in the Middle East.

America needs less religion, not more. American needs intellectualism, not emotionalism. America needs scientific facts, not mythical fiction. America needs to leave people alone to believe — or to not believe — as they wish.

American does not need religious radicals like Mitt Romney leading us down into our human deaths in the narrow cause of their personal spirituality — because we’ve already been there and done that over the last seven years — and the faith-by-government war machine brought us nothing but avarice and despair in the name of freedom-loving, God-fearing, religious radicals.

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  1. It was a strange speech, Anne, and I don’t know why it was given such wide coverage! He sank himself. The early response was positive but when you strip the myth from the man and look at what he actually said by reading it in print — his mesmerizing monster face no longer distracts us from the truth of the matter. He’s hateful and rigid.

  2. You’re right on that, Nicola!
    Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and born in Hope — an identical background to Bill Clinton — is beating Mitt in the most recent Iowa polls.
    Huckabee is a great guy, warm and funny, and he’s a former Baptist preacher and he is still incredibly religious in his view of what America must become. Here’s the reason for his candidacy for president from his own mouth:


    Huckabee actually says, right there, that it is God who told him to run and that it is his divine predestiny to become president. Sickening!