please show where either politician has actually SAID anything you put in bold. although it is pretty much accepted the old testament is harsh toward homsexuality. the new testament is not so much. FTR while the LDS church opposes gay marriage I have never heard them oppose civil unions. the LDS church doctrine does oppose abortion as birth control but leaves all other BC to the conscience of the individual members. and where in the doctrine of the LDS church is the man "lord & master" of his wife. as a matter of fact LDS doctrine has in plain terms stated the man is to lead by example and may not use force or coersion against his wife. LDS doctrine has also stated that a wife has as EQUAL sexual right with their husband. because a theocracy, by definition, is run by religious leaders not laymen w/ religious convictions. Iran is technically a theocracy (Shiite muslim to be exact) because the religous leaders choose the ostensibly secular government leades AND they dictate to the "secular" government the policies & laws the government will enact & enforce. please show where either has said they would put the USA under the governance of either the president of the LDS church or the Pope. we do not & unless there is some serious civil war action, will not in our lifetime see a theocracy in the USA. it can't be just christianity because the denominations can't agree 100% on what is & is not correct in christianity. heck the baptists in MO & IL murdered thousands of LDS (mormons) in the 1800s and yet both are christian. but let's for the sake of argument use biblically correct doctrine for running the USA. what is wrong with love thy neighbor as thyself & forgive all men. your animosity is based entirely on the actions of men & NOT on the actual doctrine of the scriptures. further you're assuming that ONLY christianity or even abrahamic religions are the sole source of the moral choices behind their views. I personally opposed abortion as birth control long before i ever developed any specific religious views. no, you're trumpeting rhetoric & hyperbole w/o any foundation in reality. seriously it's like listening to limbaugh.