That may be true but there is evidence that an even larger section of the secular Democrat left is even more hostile.
To recap an already-familiar story, the "Mormon issue" jumped back into the news this past weekend when a pastor introducing Texas Governor Rick Perry before a major gathering of religious conservatives said the nomination should go to a "genuine follower of Jesus Christ." The pastor later told several reporters that Mormonism was a "cult."
Mitt Romney, the current frontrunner and Perry's main rival, is a devout Mormon and he and his allies wasted no time in denouncing the remark as bigotry. Perry awkwardly distanced himself from the comments.