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Harold Bloom Questions Mitt Romney and Mormonism

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A recent article in the Salt Lake City, Utah’s Deseret News, draws attention to Yale professor Harold Bloom’s thoughts about presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the beliefs of Mormonism.

Bloom has been quoted many times by Mormons, but as the Deseret News shares, his latest opinion piece in the New York Times on Saturday titled “Will This Election Be the Mormon Breakthrough?” may not draw many quotes.

His opinion piece focuses on the upcoming presidential election and the impact The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could have on its two candidates Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr.

In his column piece Bloom says, “However, should Mr. Romney be elected president, [Joseph] Smith’s dream of a Mormon Kingdom of God in America would not be fulfilled, since the 21st-century Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has little resemblance to its 19th-century precursor. The current head of the Mormon Church, Thomas S. Monson, known to his followers as ‘prophet, seer and revelator,’ is indistinguishable from the secular plutocratic oligarchs who exercise power in our supposed democracy.”

Bloom addresses the difference in beliefs between certain Mormons and also how difficult it could be for a Mormon to connect with the 98 percent of the population that is not Mormon if to become President.