I don't listen to Glenn Beck very often, but this caught my attention today.
Beck was talking about this New York Times opinion piece. Mocking the Time's linking of a belief in God and a belief in space aliens seems absurd.
Then it hit me.
Beck is a Mormon.
The god of Mormonism IS a space alien.
If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand; one out of three Americansbelieve we have had Visitors and, hey, who knows? But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan?
Yet when it comes to the religious beliefs of our would-be presidents, we are a little squeamish about probing too aggressively.