Don’t base vote on a candidate’s religious affiliation

Full disclosure: I’m a Mormon. I go to church on Sundays, I try to serve others, and I vote in political elections. My faith is important to me, as is my desire to have a positive impact on my community.

Yet, somehow, the fact that I am a Mormon seems to lead some political candidates to the conclusion that I owe them my vote simply because we share the same religion.

The premise of this conclusion is puzzling. Mormons are found in each wing of political extremism, from Harry Reid on the left to Glenn Beck on the right. Using the logic that Mormon votes belong to Mormon candidates, who is one to vote for in an election between two Mormons? The question isn’t merely hypothetical.
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