Book: Election Year Guide to Mitt Romney's Religion
A book, authored by a former Mormon and current assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tampa, explains Mormon beliefs and is set to debut next month. The title is “Could I Vote For A Mormon For President? Election Year Guide to Mitt Romney's Religion.”
The author, Ryan Cragun, is a Tampa, FL resident and 35-years of age. Mr. Cragun was raised a Mormon and grew up in Utah. He was educated at the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor's degree. After serving as a missionary from 1996 to 1998, he became the president of the Mormon Social Science Association. The about ten years ago, Mr. Cragan left the Mormon Church after reaching the conclusion that the Book of Mormon was a work of fiction.
Some chapters of the book discuss Mormon views on feminism, abortion, homosexuality and race. Mr. Cragan says that Mormonism is not a cult and it is Christian. He does confirm that they really do wear funny underwear.
The other possible shocking things that mainstream evangelists may not know or believe about Mormonism is confirmed by Mr. Cragan. He says that Mormons believe that God lives on a planet near a giant star named Kolob. He says that Mormons believe that Jesus and Satan are brothers and that men can become gods. He says that Mormons believe that God doesn't want them drinking coffee or tea, but hot chocolate is allowed.