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Sue: Am I Bigoted For Being Wary Of Mormons?

Please tell me if I am being a bigot. I’ll reflect on that, and change if necessary. My experience with mormons is this: When a police chief is hired who happens to be a Mormon, suddenly there are more Mormon police officers. I don’t think a person’s religion should affect the hiring process. We’re Americans, and have the right to think and worship however we want to, on a personal level. But my direct personal experience says, that Mormons tend to promote other Mormons more than others. I happen to believe also that the Mormon religion is based on odd tenets and superstitions. I find myself wondering about the intellectual capabilities of those who adhere so strongly to this belief. What if it were Scientology? Another odd belief, and I don’t think I could vote for anyone who was a strong believer of that religion. I like many people who are of the Mormon faith, and I feel that I am displaying a prejudice by even saying these things. Please set me straight/Sue.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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