Ken Jennings, the former “Jeopardy!” champion, is Mormon. And, he writes in the New York Daily News, he remains suspicious of the outside world like many Mormons. Moreover, Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House isn’t making things better.
Romney isn’t an icon of hope to his community the way John F. Kennedy was for Catholics or Obama for African- Americans. If anything, his rise makes us uncomfortable. What will they say about Mormons at work every time Romney makes a debate gaffe or an unpopular policy move? Why would we want someone as divisive as a politician to be our public face? Weren’t Donny Osmond and Jimmer Fredette doing just fine?
Read the rest of his op-ed here.