Would a victory by presidential candidate Mitt Romney greatly contribute to the credibility and popularity of the church of latter Day Saints?
How many new converts would there be if America's most powerful leader were Mormon?
I don't think it would make a difference to the growth or shrinkage of the LDS membership. I don't think anybody would join or leave because of it. Besides, Romney doesn't look like he has to worry about moving to DC.
I dont think Romney's hypothetical presidency would effect any convert baptisms. - at all.
As president he would be president - -not head of the Mormon church.
i say none.
But I think he'd be a good president - certainly better than McCain and Huckkleberry
About as many as became Quakers after Nixon was elected
Lets hope we never find out.
I don't know. How much has the United Methodist church expanded since George W. Bush was elected president?
Only non-mormon Romney worshipers will convert to LDS (although I don't think there are any non-mormon Romney worshipers).
The LDS church adds approx 300,000 new members each year. Only 80,000 are born into the church, the rest are converts. our prophet has said many times that without converts, the church would die. we are the fastest growing Christian church in the world.
These same questions were asked in the 60's about Kennedy and the Catholic church. Not an issue then. Not an issue now.
Are you trying to create nightmares or is it just an unintentional side effect of the question??
Romney is dropping out of the race.
And there would be no converts. I don't think Americans look to the president for spiritual guidance.
Romney is going to drop out for 4, 8, or 12 years to solidify his owns views so he can get this flip flopping situation behind him.
That is exactly why evangelicals won't vote for him.
I am not making this up. Plenty of pastors have come out and said that, while they don't mind if Romney personally is a Mormon, and while they believe he shares their values and would make a good president, they won't vote for him because it would boost the number of converts to the LDS Church. they feel that Mormons are automatically excluded from Heaven, and they don't want to be responsible for losing so many souls just so they could get a decent, family values president.
Personally, I can't imagine a bigger crock of monkey spit.
I think Romney would help Mormons about as much as Bush has helped Evangelicals. probably an overall negative, not a positive.
I think I would be highly suspect of anyone joining our church just because a member was elected president. That's not a good reason to join.
Only if he was a good President and people attributed the good qualities to him coming partly from his faith. Maybe if people looked into Mormonism just from him being a well-known public figure and Mormon. but it probably wouldn't change things either way.
Id say it would have a 50% growth rate. The only reason I say this is cause there are so many people in this country that have no clue about what the want or who they should be.
I don't think there would be a significant increase in the number of Mormons; I think the Mormon faith will grow more from within, with each family having more children and increasing the number of Mormons that way, to a greater degree than there will be people converting to the LDS.
dont worry he wont win. of all the repubs left, id prefer him (not by FAR my first choice) but it wont happen. so no need to ask. mormons are crazy, by the way...