If political candidates are going to run on their religious faith (which is what they are doing when they reference it in political campaigns), then it also seems completely fair to apply that religious faith to the things they say and do.
Which is what MSNBC's Martin Bashir did with Mitt Romney. The fact that this intially seems somewhat strange just reinforces the idea that we've been giving political candidates a pass on religion for far too long.
If one is going to claim to be devout, spiritual and religious, then let's see how their ideas, the things they say, and their actions compare to the religious teachings they claim have formed then and which they adhere to.
When applying the Book of Mormon to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it becomes clear, according to his faith, that he's headed for damnation.
Over the last few days, Romney has lied about an endorsement from Ted "The Would-Be President Killer" Nugent, unemployment under Obama and a vast left-wing media conspiracy.
According to Bashir: "In Section 63, in verse 17 of the Doctrine and Covenants of the Mormon Church we find this: ‘All liars, and whosoever loveth and and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death.' And from the Book of Mormon to Nephi, Chapter 2, Verse 34 we find this: ‘Woe unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.' Given what the Book of Mormon is clearly saying, Mr. Romney has but two choices. He can either keep lying and potentially win the White House, but bring eternal damnation upon himself or he can start telling the truth. The question for him, I guess, is which is more important."
You can't have it both ways.