From Christopher's book "Arguably" I found a line by Adams that I had to blog about. In this book, Christopher writes about our American founding fathers and what they really believed or did not believe. In it there are examples of how it was seen advantageous to divide and conquer using sectarian strife. It still works today.
Here is a line from Adams about Jefferson's supporters with a twist.
"Let us have an Atheist or a Deist (as President) or anything rather than an establishment of Presbyterianism (insert any sect here)."
Today, it seems some Republicans would rather have an adulterer as a presidential nominee rather than a Mormon.