Bubba Don’t Preach

Ex-president tells Corgi website why he’s not a Mormon
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Yesterday, while staying at the luxurious five-star Biltmore Resort in Miami, Florida, former President Bill Clinton went out of his way to explain to BuzzFeed why he did not join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:

Clinton also recalled a moment from his youth in Arkansas being approached by two or three Mormon missionaries in Hot Springs, where they explained the Mormon view.

Clinton spoke highly of their effort, recounting the different degrees of heaven as was explained to him 50 years ago, describing it as a pyramid with many levels that put Hitler and Stalin at the very bottom, faithful Mormons on top, and everyone else in between.

Clinton, a Baptist, said the sticking point for him was leaving his friends and family out of the top level of heaven.

“I didn’t want to leave all these other people behind,” he said.

Clinton, of course, is renowned for accumulating a multitude of loved ones over the years. His remarks to BuzzFeed are further proof that Democrats use coded language to draw attention to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith.