Darger Polygamous Family Comments On BBC Story On Mitt Romney

We recently did an interview with the BBC’s John Sweeney. It was clear to us right from the beginning that he had a slant he was trying to portray. We are used to American media, who are a bit more sly typically with their biases when they exist. Mr. Sweeney really wanted to draw us into the Romney debate. The interview was very short, about an hour and half, he came right in and wanted to get to the point of Mormonism and politics, there was no investigating, all of his questions were to lead to the answers he wanted. Joe carefully made the point that we are NOT part of the Mormon Church, and still defined who we are. He was hoping I think for a more inflammatory response.

Here is the first part of the interview:

I think it is good that we have enough progress in our country to have a Mormon Candidate, and while many people will still have issues with it as he is trying to portray in his piece, we welcome the scrutiny of Mormonism. I wish the Church would feel the same. We have nothing to hide about our faith and feel as entitled to it as any other American is entitled to their beliefs. When Mr. Sweeney says polygamists were strange but not evil, it was clear he wanted to show the strangeness of polygamy and its association with Mormons. Obviously this is because it is how he and most of Europe views Mormons. Ironically, Mr. Sweeney said the hardest part of Mormonism for him was no tea or alcohol, he jokingly said he could never be part of a religion that required that.

We had hoped he would mention our book, that was why we agreed to do the interview, but overall it is good to keep our message out. Our favorite moment, the image of Mitt telling the French to give up their wine and join him. Share your thoughts.

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4 Responses to Darger Polygamous Family Comments On BBC Story On Mitt Romney

  1. Mia says:

    Does this mean that your family ( meaning parental figures)are all republicans?

    • Joe says:

      Politically I think if you had to label us it would be more Libertarians. We tend to the fiscal conservative side of things of the Republican party, but we appreciate the personal choice side of the Democratic side. In truth we don’t like the political labels and think they are too divisive and instead tend to be admirers of the Constitution and espouse liberty for everyone.

  2. Mia says:

    I too feel that way about labels so I tend to vote democratic because the republican party tends to want to take away what little rights people do have especially those of women, thank you for responding back Joe, your family is wonderful and you have beautiful children, may your god bless you. :)

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