Prudence counsels against choosing the height of a presidential campaign to evaluate the faiths of the candidates -- especially the one you're against.
During the GOP primary, Andrew Sullivan criticized a subset of religious voters, people he dubs "Christianists," for their anti-Mormon bigotry. He mocked religious voters who found Newt Gingrich an acceptable candidate, but wouldn't vote for a Mormon. A WorldNetDaily item that warned against putting a Mormon in the White House struck him as particularly loathsome. "If this really is the flavor out there in the wingnut fever swamps," Sullivan wrote, "it's going to get much uglier."
It didn't get any uglier.
Mitt Romney won the Republican primary, his Mormonism was never a major factor in the campaign, and whether he wins or loses his bid for the White House, it won't be due to his religion.
So why is Sullivan still upset with "Christianists" on this subject?
His latest complaint is that evangelicals are hypocritical for being insufficiently bigoted against Romney's religion. "The Christian Trinity is not the Mormon Godhead. Many evangelicals understand this," Sullivan writes. "But despite their fervent belief that religion should be indistinguishable from politics, most will ignore it. And that is why they will vote for Romney not as Christians as such, but as Christianists, willing to overlook the bizarre theology of Mormonism in order to promote the policies most fundamentalists of all types favor: re-criminalizing abortion, stripping gay people of the rights heterosexuals have, and a new war to protect Israel." (Perhaps their "belief that religion should be indistinguishable from politics" isn't as "fervent" as Sullivan assumes.)