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Published: Tuesday, May 31 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

'While expressing less vitriol in his delivery, evangelical author Warren Cole Smith said something similar in his recent article, "A Vote for Romney Is a Vote for the LDS Church."

Freedom of religion...

does not mean freedom from criticism.

Magna, UT

"The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on."
Marion G. Romney, Gordon B. Hinckley and others.

Gainesville, FL

From the interview: "[According to Christians] the...Judaic belief is incomplete. The difference between Judaism and Mormonism is that everything that Judaism actively affirms, historical Christianity [non-Mormonism] believes to be true."

I don't think Mr. Smith thought through that answer. If Judaism is incomplete, yet historical Christians believe what Judaism actively teaches, you start running into some serious problems,especially with the belief that the Messiah has not yet come. Further, if you look at Judaism, even "active" (orthodox?) Judaism, it is temple-centric. That's one of the main reasons for the gathering of the Jews in Jerusalem (Zionism) so that they will be able to restore the temple at some point. Mr. Smith really was "not prepared to talk about Judaism," as he stated.

Mr. Smith's main issue is that he will only support a candidate who believes in Creedal Christianity (which is somewhat ironic considering some of the impetus for the Reformation resulted from the creeds).

We the People
Sandy, UT

The LDS religion is dangerous only if you hate people who, generally, are trying to live Christlike lives.

Or if you think green jello and mini vans will conquer the earth.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 11:08 a.m. May 31, 2011

Some people vote for or against a candidate solely on skin color, political affiliation or the church they attend.

Wise people look a little deeper before voting for or against the candidate.

Gainesville, FL

Re: Pagan

We (Mormons) don't want freedom from criticism. Did this article or any of the linked articles state otherwise?

Draper, UT

Didn't happen when he was Governor and won't happen when he is President.

Visalia, CA

I am a Mormon and How dare you? We are taught to love each other It is a commandment. I am a Christian and I love Jesus and My Heavenly Father. How Dare you. For you to judge ANY religion is your ignorance. Study the Gospel that we believe in before you pass judgment on whom we serve because I serve God.

Biker 100
Sandy, UT

Imagine. All my life I've been a dangerous man and didn't even know it. LOL

Saint George, UT

Warren Cole Smith is wrong. Religion, regardless of brand or geographic location is a parasitic thought disorder. If the motives or results of an election were fodder for "Prophesy" W.C.S. missed it altogether. Religion is proof positive of the extreme fragility of the human mind worldwide. You can't get something from nothing. You become what you think.

New Age Phil
Delta, UT

Broad stoke brush by Smith. Specifically what tenets does either Smith or Keller claim justify their conclusions. Article did not specify just what their disagreement is with Mormonism as not being inline with their thinking of the Jesus Christ "Gospel" as they see it - thus their dislike of Romney as a Mormon.

Cedar Hills, UT


critisize all you want. The LDS church has offered much to society and will continue to do so. By their fruits ye shall know them.

salt lake city, utah

Barack Obama is far more dangerous to this country than an LDS president.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

A vote for romney is really a vote for the patriot act , continued TSA intrusions, more pointless wars and his heatlhcare plan which became known as obamacare. He will do nothing to reduce our debt let alone trying to pay any of it. He will be a terrible president and his religon is indifferent to me. I just look at the issues and what he supports and I cringe.

Salt Lake, Ut

"Freedom of religion...

does not mean freedom from criticism."

Nor does criticism mean the critic is correct.

One of the main criticisms of the Mormon church is its claim to be the only true church. Well every other church claims the Mormons are wrong, so it sort of all evens out, doesn't it? I mean, if the others didn't think they were true, they'd be doing what the Mormons do, right?

Salt Lake City, UT

I want to live in a world where Mormonism is something "dangerous" that the country needs to worry about. I want to live in such a world, where we don't worry about how our president will fight "dangerous" terrorists who can attack the U.S., or how we will protect the U.S. from the "dangerous" violence going on in Mexico and also how we can help that country or how we can improve the economy and save American families from the destitute conditions they find themselves in. I would love to live in such a world where someone's interpretation of belief in things you can't see can be a deciding issue for the leader of our country. I want to live in this world, but I do not. It does not exist.

Mr. Warren Smith apparently thinks it does, and he lives in it.

(I'm still not voting for Romney, though)

Boise, ID

This writer is just another in a long line of those who dislike us for one reason or another. It is no big deal. I suppose it will get worse if a Mormon is ever elected president. We knew what the landscape would be like before we got here.

Visalia, CA

It is a commandment... Judge not that ye be not judged.... I think it is God's place to judge us not some guy that doesn't even know the first thing about being a Mormon. and btw... I know God loves me and Mitt Romney and even you YOU POOR POOR Judgmental man. He even loves you. I hope you learn to love others just a little more, because that too is a commandment. To feel hatred towards anyone is an act of Satan.

West Jordan, UT

Anyone who believes the LDS church is not Christ centered, has not studied it's doctrine.

Syracuse, UT

So basically like anyone who doesn't understand something, he gave an answer that didn't answer the question at all.

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