According to the Associated Press (AP), Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate, Willard Mitt Romney believes drinking coffee is forbidden by Church doctrine, as is tea, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, but apparently for Romney eating coffee ice cream is OK?
Over the weekend Romney ordered coffee ice cream at Millie’s restaurant in Nantucket when he bought treats for his staff and mingled with diners.
Has no one ever told Romney the flavoring in coffee ice cream is derived from the same beans coffee is? That in fact, the flavoring comes from brewing coffee? It’s the same as drinking coffee; it’s not some kind of a free pass for Mormons.
Reportedly it’s not clear if Romney took more than a bite or two as he shook hands and posed for pictures in the crowded and buzzing vacation eatery, but that doesn’t matter; why is the first Latter-day Saint presidential candidate ordering coffee ice cream to begin with? It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s one more apparently obtuse thing this so-called candidate has done to require some serious questions into his character. Either you live the standards of the Church you claim to believe or you don’t. If you’re a faithful member of the LDS Church you don’t go around ordering coffee ice cream.
Romney’s aides apparently shrugged off the ice cream choice, saying the candidate can have whatever kind of ice cream he likes, which of course is not entirely true; if you’re a Latter-day Saint you don’t order coffee ice cream anymore than you walk into the local Pub and order an O’Doul’s. Appearances do matter, it just appears while running for office Romney’s devotion to his Church doesn’t.