The False God of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney serves a false god.

I’m not talking about his Mormonism… in fact, this has absolutely nothing to do with the religion of which he is a member, apparently in good standing.

What it does have to do with is the way he’s lived his life, the things he’s spent his time and energy pursuing.

[Jesus said:] “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”—Matthew 6:21

What god does Mitt Romney serve? He has devoted his life to the pursuit of profits above all other things. If it meant destroying whole communities by shipping all of a factory’s jobs overseas, he would do it. If it meant hurting America’s economy and American families by lowering American workers’ wages or cutting their benefits, he would do that. If it meant selling for scrap or loading with debt a company around which entire towns were built, he would do that.

Mitt Romney gained his treasure—and continues to keep it—where profit takes precedence over all other concerns, where things like ethics or patriotism, community or family, decency or honesty, can and will be cast aside in a heartbeat if they are obstacles to the acquisition of more money.

And he’s called for it to be a constitutional requirement that anyone who wants to lead this country spend at least three years pursuing profit and selfish gain. (Curiously, he’s fallen silent on this issue since nominating a running mate who doesn’t meet his qualifications.)

In other words, we see from where Mitt Romney’s treasure where his heart is, what the god in his heart truly is—and it’s clear that Mitt Romney bows down and worships the Almighty Dollar, Valued Be Its Name.

Mitt Romney does not follow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of the Torah and Prophets who judges the nations by the way they treat their poor and working people, and he certainly doesn’t follow Jesus Christ, whose birth was annunciated by his mother with the vision that “he has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent away empty.”

No, Mitt Romney follows the god of J.P. Morgan and Ayn Rand, the god who proclaims that to serve anyone or anything other than your own greed and selfishness are moral evils.

Mitt Romney follows a god who demands that a millstone be tied around the neck of anyone who would suggest that anyone is morally obligated to place their responsibility to God and to one another higher than their own desires or self-interest.

That is Mitt Romney’s false god… the false god of Mammon.

And we who acknowledge one of the basic truths of Scripture—that one cannot serve both the true God and Mammon—should reject him and his god.