There’s some discussion online about whether Idaho senator Larry Craig (recently in the news for lewd acts) is LDS. According to his official biography, he is not. For some anti-Mormons, this isn’t enough. Here’s a (real!) comment from one blog:
If you look around the internet, youâ€™ll find no shortage of references to Craigâ€™s interest in young men. It has been noticed for a long time. No doubt the men in the upper layers of the mormon pyramid knew that, in time, Craig was going to become an embarrassment to the LDS. I would not be surprised to find that he describes himself as a Methodist as a cover. First, it would make his Mormon superiors happy. Secondly, it would make him appear to be christian, and more likely to be elected. The mormons, who knew him to be mormon, would vote for him, and so would his constituents who donâ€™t know any better and think that heâ€™s christian. And, as a mormon, itâ€™s ok to lie (use any word that fits, if you donâ€™t like â€œlieâ€) if itâ€™s good for God or the LDS. Take your pick. Having a member of the LDS as a congressman is good for the LDS. Having one as president is over-the-top good.
You just can’t make this stuff up, can you?
Yes, that’s what we nefarious Mormons do. We claim to be members of other faiths (in Idaho!) to, um, make ourselves more electable. (This is why Romney never tells anyone that he’s Mormon.) Also, to hide our bad habits.
By the way, I’m really a Presbyterian.