A few weeks back the following letter was sent to all Michigan GOP politicians/activists warning them of Romney's abortion history. Oh great . . . another "ordained minister", this time Zandstra, has problems with Romney . . . and Gary Glenn is in the middle of it (Is Chuck Yob egging it all on for McCains benefit?).
More recently, Jerry Z's MI pro-life organization has given 2008 presidential GOP hopefuls a grade on their abortion stance. Laughingly, they give Romney a D minus when he has a 100% pro-life political record as governor.
Now some more on Gary Glenn: Glenn tried to make a career of political activism in Mormon-heavy Idaho back in the 80s and 90s before taking up residence in Michigan . . . He's still got ties up there and endorsed Bill Sali for Congress in Idaho District 1--the non-Mormon district--although one of Sali's cheif rivals was a Mormon.
Although not a minister, Glenn has a strong religous background (And it ain't Mormonism)
Glenn himself sure seems to have something against Romney.
Glenn's buddy, Brian Fischer (head of the Idaho Values Alliance and retired pastor) pulled a Glenn and sent a letter just before the Idaho state convention, calling into question Romney's conservative stances. The Glenn-Fischer connection is strong. The above link gives a little detail on their organized (and not forthright and honest) attacks on Romney.
But wait . . . surprise, surprise . . . Fischer and Sali are tight too
Then Sali went back to lunch in the farthest corner of the convention hall. His dining partner was Bryan Fischer, the former pastor who caused the convention's other dissonant moment by condemning Sullivan for inviting Massachusetts GOP Gov. Mitt Romney to the convention. Fischer said Romney "has staked out some fairly radical positions on abortion and homosexual rights."
Romney, a Mormon, opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and civil unions. His sins are that in his 2002 campaign he backed domestic partnerships "in a way that includes the potential for health benefits and rights of survivorship" and said women, not government, should make choices about abortion.
For Fischer and Sali, purity comes first.
Ties between Zandstra and Glenn (Glenn --AKA "AFAMichigan" . . . posts an article to Free Republic pimping Zandstra)
This group of men seems to have a hatred of Romney that goes beyond policy disagreements. Their effort is just so passionate and so organized. It makes one wonder . . .
Now, I'm not accusing Glenn, Fischer, or Zandstra of Anti-Mormonism. However, I will say that opposition to Romney because of his religion will not be head on attacks, but will take the guise of opposing Romney on his suppossed moral misgivings. Attacking Romney on religious grounds will be taboo and any public figure doing so will lose respect quickly . . . therefore the attacks will be directed along other paths, but the root cause of their actions should always be questioned.
Since Glenn, Fischer, and Zandstra are calling for Romney to sign statements and fill out surveys about his views on abortion, I think the anti-Romney trio should likewise be willing to sign statements and fill out surveys about their views of Mormonism . . . I believe in full disclosure.
So, consider yourself informed on this trio that I call the "Anti-Romney Glenn-ites"