As you recall, back in 2008, the Rule was that it was unfair to ask a presidential candidate whether spending twenty years in a church that catered to Anti-Semitic and Anti-American preaching might affect his worldview.
But this is 2012, and one of the candidates is a Mormon, so the Rule is now that questions about the intricacies of Mormon doctrinal developments are perfectly hunk-dory.
1) LDS teaching about gender: "All human beings -- male and female -- are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose."
Has this teaching informed Gov. Romney's thinking about homosexual rights generally or gay marriage specifically?
Hey! Here's a novel idea; what about just asking him about his views on homosexual rights without dressing it up as an explanation about theology? I mean we are not electing a Mormon-Exegete-in-Chief, and I don't care about his consistency on Mormon doctrine. I'm interested in the bottom line.
We have had Mormons in elected office for over a hundred years. One Mormon - Harry Reid - is third in line for the Presidency. Thus far we have not seen one instance where a Mormon elected official has rendered their service suspect on account of their being Mormon.
This is just anti-Mormon bigotry being underwritten by political opportunism.