The New York Times gave major play today to Atlanta area PR man Mark DeMoss who penned a five-page letter to conservative and evangelical groups to say it’s okay to support Mitt Romney for President—even though he is a Mormon.
The missive reinforces what’s wrong with the Republican party, which once boasted of its “big tent.”
DeMoss practically consigns Rudy Giuliani supporters to the fiery depths. (Forget about those on the Hillary Clinton bandwagon.).
The DeMoss Group chief wrestled over concerns in his own heart about whether he could vote for somebody who believes John Smith was inspired by an upstate New York appearance by Angel Moroni in 1820 to translate the Book of Mormon
DeMoss had his own personal revelation, which opened his heart to the idea that it is more important to support a candidate who “shares his values rather than theology.” (See you later, Mike Huckabee).
“As a Southern Baptist evangelical and political conservative, I am convinced I have more in common with most Mormons than I do with a liberal Southern Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic or a liberal from any other denomination or faith group.”
DeMoss warns against evangelicals “sitting out the election” because that could lead to a victory by the antichrist Giuliani (Roman Catholic) or even worst Clinton (Methodist). A horrid specter is raised about the potential First Fella Bill Clinton, a “Southern Baptist who doesn’t share our values.”
Those values are “sanctity of life, support for the state of Israel, sacredness of marriage and the importance of the family unit, dangers of pornography, and the value of God in public life.” Iraq must have slipped his mind.
DeMoss says neither he nor his firm, which has conducted “spirited public relations” for the likes of Jerry Falwell, Billy Graham and James Dobson's Focus on the Family, has gotten a nickel from the Romney campaign.
Also, DeMoss would not accept a post in a Romney Administration.