U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-21-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
34,610 posts, read 33,607,038 times
Reputation: 51729

Advertisements

"As Mr. Romney continues to seek the Republican presidential nomination while rarely discussing his faith, a growing number of vocal Hispanic Mormons say they intend to use Mormon teachings as a reason to persuade others not to vote for him... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not keep ethnic data on its 6 million or so members in the United States. But according to a 2011 national survey of Mormons by Pew Research Centerís Forum on Religion & Public Life, Latinos make up 7 percent of Mormons in the U.S...Mr. Garcia said it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of Latino Mormons are illegal immigrants."

Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney - Washington Times

I'm thinking Team Romney did the math. Not sure about the reporter. 7 Percent of 6 million Mormons is 420,000 Latino Mormons and 70 percent of 420,000 is 294,000 illegals who can't vote leaving just 126,000 Latino Mormons who can vote...and there's nothing to suggest all of them do. Hardly worth a change in Romney's position on illegal immigration.

Did you know about the Latino Mormons?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
6,936 posts, read 7,242,861 times
Reputation: 3490
Too funny for words! LOL!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Riverside
4,088 posts, read 3,682,467 times
Reputation: 3076
[QUOTE

Did you know about the Latino Mormons?[/quote]

Various Fundamentalist/evangelical sects have been making inroads with Latin Americans for many years, peeling them away from Catholicism. When I was a kid growing up in SoCal, many of my Mexican friends' families were Jehovah's Witnesses.

I'm not surprised that a good number of Latin immigrants are Mormons. They are a people of faith, on the whole, and LDS is the fastest growing religion, with a huge missionary program in the Latin American nations, so it makes sense.

I've always said that the GOP is shooting itself in the foot when it comes to Hispanics, Mormon and otherwise, with it's scapegoating and demagogic position on immigrants. Maybe this is the latest manifestation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
71,717 posts, read 83,345,493 times
Reputation: 41551
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
"As Mr. Romney continues to seek the Republican presidential nomination while rarely discussing his faith, a growing number of vocal Hispanic Mormons say they intend to use Mormon teachings as a reason to persuade others not to vote for him... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not keep ethnic data on its 6 million or so members in the United States. But according to a 2011 national survey of Mormons by Pew Research Centerís Forum on Religion & Public Life, Latinos make up 7 percent of Mormons in the U.S...Mr. Garcia said it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of Latino Mormons are illegal immigrants."

Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney - Washington Times

I'm thinking Team Romney did the math. Not sure about the reporter. 7 Percent of 6 million Mormons is 420,000 Latino Mormons and 70 percent of 420,000 is 294,000 illegals who can't vote leaving just 126,000 Latino Mormons who can vote...and there's nothing to suggest all of them do. Hardly worth a change in Romney's position on illegal immigration.

Did you know about the Latino Mormons?
I am not sure how much I believe all this. I have known a heck of a lot of Mormons in my life (living in So Ca) and I have known a lot of Latinos, but never known one that was a Mormon: Baptist, yes, Mormons, no. I also am amazed that many are illegals as well.

Regardless, it is interesting reading and something to think about.

Nita
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 AM
 
8,758 posts, read 8,849,239 times
Reputation: 1429
I don't know exactly how many hispanic Mormons there are in the US, but I can attest to the fact that there are hispanic Mormons. Through my volunteer work for the Romney campaign, I have become aquainted with many people in the LDS religion and there are LDS members in every ethnic group and actually in almost every country in the world. It has been really quite interesting. For example, one state that seems to have a large Mormon population for it's size is Hawaii. I wouldn't have thought that. From what I understand LDS do not integrate their religion and politics or make that part of their religious beliefs in any way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
22,762 posts, read 16,208,013 times
Reputation: 12739
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
"As Mr. Romney continues to seek the Republican presidential nomination while rarely discussing his faith, a growing number of vocal Hispanic Mormons say they intend to use Mormon teachings as a reason to persuade others not to vote for him... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not keep ethnic data on its 6 million or so members in the United States. But according to a 2011 national survey of Mormons by Pew Research Centerís Forum on Religion & Public Life, Latinos make up 7 percent of Mormons in the U.S...Mr. Garcia said it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of Latino Mormons are illegal immigrants."

Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney - Washington Times

I'm thinking Team Romney did the math. Not sure about the reporter. 7 Percent of 6 million Mormons is 420,000 Latino Mormons and 70 percent of 420,000 is 294,000 illegals who can't vote leaving just 126,000 Latino Mormons who can vote...and there's nothing to suggest all of them do. Hardly worth a change in Romney's position on illegal immigration.

Did you know about the Latino Mormons?
Yes. Quite a few of those who, like Mr. Romney's grandfather, moved to Mexico married Mexican women. There is still a large Mormon colony not too far from El Paso, some number of whom are Mr. Romney's relatives.
It would make sense that some of those folks emigrated (back) to the U.S.
And, as others have noted, the LDS church is very faithful in their attempts to bring people into the church. Between their outreach and mission all over the world, it doesn't surprise me in the least that those efforts have been successful.

Mexican Cousins Keep Romney's Family Tree Rooted : NPR
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
71,717 posts, read 83,345,493 times
Reputation: 41551
Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerLily24 View Post
Yes. Quite a few of those who, like Mr. Romney's grandfather, moved to Mexico married Mexican women. There is still a large Mormon colony not too far from El Paso, some number of whom are Mr. Romney's relatives.
It would make sense that some of those folks emigrated (back) to the U.S.
And, as others have noted, the LDS church is very faithful in their attempts to bring people into the church. Between their outreach and mission all over the world, it doesn't surprise me in the least that those efforts have been successful.

Mexican Cousins Keep Romney's Family Tree Rooted : NPR
I had forgotten about Romney's grandfather. That would support the facts about the Latino/Mormon population.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 12:59 PM
 
3,064 posts, read 2,237,088 times
Reputation: 967
Anecdotal, but I knew a Mexican woman who was converting to the Morman Faith after her daughter had gone to BYU and had converted. (There's two. )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
21,267 posts, read 14,283,502 times
Reputation: 15766
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
"As Mr. Romney continues to seek the Republican presidential nomination while rarely discussing his faith, a growing number of vocal Hispanic Mormons say they intend to use Mormon teachings as a reason to persuade others not to vote for him... The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not keep ethnic data on its 6 million or so members in the United States. But according to a 2011 national survey of Mormons by Pew Research Centerís Forum on Religion & Public Life, Latinos make up 7 percent of Mormons in the U.S...Mr. Garcia said it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of Latino Mormons are illegal immigrants."

Latino Mormons speaking out against Romney - Washington Times

I'm thinking Team Romney did the math. Not sure about the reporter. 7 Percent of 6 million Mormons is 420,000 Latino Mormons and 70 percent of 420,000 is 294,000 illegals who can't vote leaving just 126,000 Latino Mormons who can vote...and there's nothing to suggest all of them do. Hardly worth a change in Romney's position on illegal immigration.

Did you know about the Latino Mormons?
I did, but I live among them. The church has made great inroads all through Mexico and Central America, as has the Baptists have.

N. Mexico has had Mormon colonies living there for over 100 years now, and I'm sure their missionary efforts there have been successful for a long time.

This area of Mexico is where a lot of the illegals come from; before the borders began closing, lots of illegals came north to work the crops here and work on other jobs that are seasonal, then returned back home afterward. Many of these folks are now just staying home these days, or staying here, for fear they won't be able to come back here if they go home.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2012, 01:19 PM
 
8,322 posts, read 9,767,676 times
Reputation: 10613
Lots of hispanic mormons in Utah. And I'm not surprised at the 70% illegal figure, at all. The "church" doesn't care, as long as they get their mandatory 10% tithe. Business is business after all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top