"This isn't just some temporary convenience here on Earth, but we're people that are designed to live together as male and female and we're gonna have families," he tells interviewer Mike Wallace, according to an excerpt CBS released Friday. "And that, there's a great line in the Bible that children are an inheritance of the Lord and happy is he who has or hath his quiver full of them."
So, while he claims that his "faith" should not be an issue in the campaign, he has no problem whatsoever using his "faith" to guide his policy decisions that affect people who do not follow his faith.
I'm no expert on Mormonism but I did see the documentary recently featured on PBS and I learned quite a bit. It was interesting to learn that some people consider his religion a cult and that they believe that God and Jesus appeared to Joseph Smith and told him to create the one true church because the other churches got it wrong (this was around 1827).
The BIG problem I have is with the inconsistencies. You see THEY believe that Joseph Smith did talk to God and Jesus. And some angel, Moroni, told Joseph to dig up some golden plates and copy down everything on them which became the Mormon Scriptures. (Are you following me so far?) Well, Joseph Smith also said that God told him to take many wives and hence it was OK to be polygamists.
That is the inconsistency that bothers me. If you believe that Joseph Smith met God wouldn't you take EVERYTHING he said to be gospel? How can you pick and choose which parts to believe?
So this is where we come back to Willard Romney. He has no problem following the scriptures when it suits his bigoted position on same sex couples getting married but ignores Smith's revelations on polygamy. Could it be that Romney is against same sex marriages because he knows that most of the Republicans (who he wants to vote for him) are against it? It would certainly fit his flip flopper image.