Why I Wasn’t Going to Vote for a Mormon (and Why I Changed My Mind)

As a Conservative, Governor Mitt Romney was not my first choice as the Republican nominee, but it is more than that.

Romney is a Mormon.

Some of you are probably shaking your heads in disgust.  Others of you might think that is a bigoted statement.  In America, that is your right.

Because a Mormon is the Republican presidential nominee, we are seeing Mormonism being exposed and explored by the various media outlets. Through those various media outlets, I doubt that you will see the media expose Mormonism’s doctrine as being drastically different than that of evangelical Christians.

When it became obvious that Romney was going to be the Republican nominee, I had to make a decision–but not before I sought the counsel and advice of my fellow Christian evangelicals.

In the process, I upset some Christian friends who disagreed with me.  Even the mere mention that I was thinking about not possibly voting for Romney brought forth sermons from my friends on all the reasons why I should.

In turn, I would take their advice to my husband, a biblical scholar.  He would give me every biblical reason, based on God’s Word, why I shouldn’t vote for Romney due to his Mormonism.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for my husband’s biblical knowledge; he has been educated at the finest higher of learning institutions in America and in Israel and is working toward his Ph.D. in World Religions.

Still, out of the 10 Christians I sought advice from, only two agreed with my husband.

My search for an answer continued for several months.  I repeatedly heard, “Not voting is a vote for President Obama” and “writing in a candidate is a vote for Obama.”

We’re not a theocracy but instead a nation under God–so my question became “which god”?

Before, my main criteria was having a man in the office of the President of the United States who would pray to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  From my brief research on Mormonism, I’ve learned that they believe that Adam was the first man/god of the planet earth, that Jehovah God had fathers before him, that Jesus was one in a long line of god’s having great, great, great, great ad infinitum fathers before him and he was born a twin, and his brothers name is Satan.  A Mormon’s core desire is found in Genesis 3:1, which is “be as God.”

I have Mormon friends.  They are delightful individuals who have the same moral values as evangelical Christians, but the bottom line is that they have a different Gospel than evangelical Christians do.

I was growing increasingly troubled and frustrated in my search for answers.  I have been politically active since I was 14 years old when, at the invitation of the President of the Purdue Young Republicans, I helped distribute political material door-to-door, stuffed envelopes at the Republican Campaign Headquarters and made telephone calls on Election Day.  When I was in my late 20s, I was Chair of the Indiana Young Republicans Second Congressional District.  Today I am active with two major women’s political organizations:  Smart Girl Politics and I am the California State Director of Nationwide PolitiChicks.

So with all that political experience and history, how could I not vote in this election, and how was I going to deal with not being actively involved in the election of Governor Romney as President?

My answers came when I started re-exploring Obama’s principles and the damage he has brought on our country and the appointment of Supreme Court Justices.  Four of them are over the age of 70 and Ruth Bader Ginsberg will turn 80 next year.

When running for his first term, Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming America.  He told us upfront that he was going to change America, and that’s what he’s done, but instead he has destroyed us.

I know Governor Romney believes that we Americans value our freedoms and he also believes America is exceptional and unique.

As Paul Roderick Gregory wrote on June 10, 2012, American exceptionalism “is the notion that the United States occupies a unique position in the world, offering opportunity and hope to others by its unique balance of public and private interests and constitutional ideals of personal and economic freedom.”

“The phrase, often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville in his 1835 Democracy in America, offers Romney an opening wide enough for a truck:  If America is exceptional, why must we fundamentally transform it as Obama promises?

“Instead, we need a steady-handed Mitt Romney to restore America’s greatness.”

So–I have now decided to vote for Romney.

My ultimate reasoning is because I believe our country is on its last leg economically.  We are losing our freedoms via due-process infringements such as Obama’s over 900 Executive Orders along with precious lives being lost in the Fast and Furious and Benghazi fiascos that now have cover ups to deny the American public the truths.

If reelected, Obama will nominate more leftist Supreme Court Justices.  As he said himself to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.”

So much for needing public opinion…

No matter who wins, Christians need to intercede for the office of presidency.  The more responsibility an elected official has, the more Satan will place his forces around them.

Bottom line, Governor Romney shares my view of America, that we value our freedoms and that we are indeed exceptional and unique. And no matter who wins, our Judeo-Christian nation definitely needs to intercede for the office of presidency.

I recently received this in an e-mail that was read in their church at the Pulpit Freedom Sunday that took place a few weeks ago across our nation.

How to Pray for our President:

  • Pray that he comes to know the true Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross at Calgary and shed blood for our sins.
  • Realize that he has been placed in this position by God’s choice or the permissive will of God. 
  • Recognize his personal inadequacy for the task and look to God for wisdom, knowledge and courage.
  • Restore dignity, honor, trustworthiness and righteousness to the office of the presidency!!
  • Be ready to forsake his political career and his personal ambitions, if to do so would be in the best interest of our country.
  • To reverse the destructive trends of humanism and atheism which attempt to dethrone God and deify man resulting in an ungodly society.
  • Pray that he respect, honor and obey the Constitution of the United States of America, the protector of our freedoms – not tamper with it, but live by it.
  • Pray that he will reject all council that would weaken our defenses against any and all aggressors that would weaken us—keep our nation strong.
  • Pray that he will refuse to promote a way of life in which the citizens become increasingly dependent upon the Government for their needs, thus surrendering their freedom to prosper. 
  • Pray he remembers that he is accountable to Almighty God, the Father of Jesus Christ who died on the Cross at Calgary for us.
  • Pray for his attitude, motives, behavior and decisions affecting our nation—ignore the one true God and judgment will prevail.
  • Pray that he would resolve to make his presidency a period in which America regains her position as first among nations, where people begin to prosper individually, begin to feel secure, proud to be an American, and  Almighty God is recognized as the source of our blessings!!!   

If you are still struggling with voting for a Mormon, please take a few minutes to watch this video from a Faith and Freedom Forum with Panel Guests Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Mark DeMoss – Founder and President of The DeMoss Group, Kerby Anderson – President of Probe Ministries InternationalWhile there are some weaknesses in some of the
arguments, I believe it will ease your conscience.




Lainie Sloane

Lainie Sloane started her grassroots political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local College Republicans. In addition to serving on various local and state campaign committees and managing GOP Campaign Headquarters for two presidential elections, Lainie was awarded an Indiana Honorary Indiana Secretary of State for her extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to maintaining our freedoms. After she married Los Angeles native and former entertainer, J.P. Sloane, Lainie worked in management at Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation and assisted in the development and start-up of a retro record label with Dick Clark Productions and Brown Sugar Productions. Recently, her political activities consisted of being on the leadership team for California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's gubernatorial campaign and co-hosted a Blog Talk Radio Show, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. She resides in Southern California with her husband, Dr. J.P. Sloane and their daughter, Shannon Sloane, where she is a music publishing business consultant and works as an insurance broker and assists her husband, Dr. Sloane, in the final editing stages of his book, The God of the Bible Is Not Allah, a condensed three-volume course exposing Islam, including select surahs from the Koran in a parallel Bible-Koran format. Lainie can be contacted at Facebook.com/LainieSloane and on Twitter @LainieSGP.

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