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Published: Monday, Aug. 29 2011 12:12 p.m. MDT

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FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

"The Church's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to elect politicians," the policy states. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in matters of party politics. This applies in all of the many nations in which it is established."

Thank goodness someone puts this in the media. I did not see any wink winks in this statement. Hopefully the calls for Senator Reids excommunication will cease. If Mitt Romney gets elected I hope Senator Reid teaches his Sunday school class or better yet assigned as his home teacher. He could help Mitt Romney become a better President.

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

"Mormonism, it turns out, is a block on which the American idea has stood, even if many of us are only seeing this for the first time."

It is unfortunate that there are still many who have yet to see this. I've read that 1 in 5 Americans won't vote for a Mormon, regardless of his or her character/leadership/political stance.

As the the church's exposure continues to increase, I'm hopeful that many of the classic perpetuated misconceptions about Mormons will fade away.

davemnyc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Huntsman and Romney belong to a non-Christian religion. Every religious scholar outside of Utah will profess that the LDS Church is a cult that does not subscribe to Christian beliefs. Saying you believe in Jesus Christ does not make you a Christian church. This country will not elect a non-Christian president. When are people in Utah going to wake up to this fact. It's not going to happen. America's Catholics and the Southern Evangelicals will not allow a non-Christian to be elected President of the United States.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

FDRFan:

Too bad Reid couldn't help Obama in the same way.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

@truthsandwich: Misconceptions? I think most of the public has a relatively neutral view of Mormons, the "live and let live" sort of attitude. Yeah, they're a little crazy and extreme in their beliefs... but so are Southern Baptists. I just hope none of them start digging deeper into LDS history and traditions. I've read some things that are downright scary.

defibman
Syracuse, UT

@DeltaFoxtrot...

You need to keep of the Left-wing web sites. They will make things up as they go to suit their own needs. Their "facts" are so far out there that they would qualify as science fiction.

@ Tom in CA. You got that right! It is just that some people cannot see truth when it is right in front of them. It takes some people along time to see that what they are doing is just plain wrong. Others will keep doing it no matter what, just to save face in their minds.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

A shame he asserts that Mormonism started as a dissident group rather than being viewed as that.

"Mormonism may have begun as a dissident counterculture"

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

The "epochal" moment for Mormons was when the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

trots,
get over it. it doesn't take much to scare you

Bereal
MADERA, CA

Another long time favorite of mine that I would add to the list is Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah. I always enjoy listening to him when he is interviewed by the media.

SimonSays
Riverton, UT

@ davemnyc 12:55pm.

You have got to be joking ... Mormons aren't Christians? That silly argument is getting so old. Seriously, come up with something new.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Bereal | 4:32 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011
MADERA, CA
Another long time favorite of mine that I would add to the list is Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah. I always enjoy listening to him when he is interviewed by the media

Orin Hatch said that Clarence Thomas was one of the most moral people that he had the privilege of knowing. But in a book authored by the person who "Trashed" Anita Hill says he discovered that Clarence Thomas did indeed frequent a porno store and checked out the videos that Anita Hill claimed he told her about. We need Mormon political figures to be more cynical than that.

Richie
Saint George, UT

@davemnyc, please provide your address and phone number. We will be happy to send two bright young men to teach you the gospel.

TheProudDuck
Newport Beach, CA

"Every religious scholar outside of Utah will profess that the LDS Church is a cult that does not subscribe to Christian beliefs. Saying you believe in Jesus Christ does not make you a Christian church."

*Every* religious scholar? Tall order you just stacked up for yourself, old bean.

"This country will not elect a non-Christian president."

It elected John and John Quincy Adams. And Thomas Jefferson. Crack a book sometime, willya?

MiP
Iowa City, IA

"Saying you believe in Jesus Christ does not make you a Christian church."
---davemnyc

Perhaps you could enlighten us as to what makes a christian church then? If you submit your definition, perhaps I would have a better understanding of why you say what you do. Until then, why should anyone accept your authority on the matter?

Give Me A Break
Pullman, WA

davemnyc:

There are not very many Christians left in this world. Although there are several churches that claim ownership of that label, you can't find many Christians among their collective flock. There is far too much of this pointed finger of scorn going on. Get past that. You see, being Christian is not a title, it is a lifestyle. You may remember that Christ criticized the Jews for making a similar mistake when they thought they were chosen merely because of a name. In reality, it is a way of living.

So I am OK if you want the label, but please walk the walk. You may yet be able to learn a thing or two from your Mormon neighbors. Don't be afraid to watch them, to learn from them. Most of them are more concerned with helping others. They read the Bible, just like you, but they are alive in Christ. Give them a break.

In fact, since you obviously know little about them, read the Book of Mormon sometime. It will change your life.

May God bless.

NorCalCougar
MODESTO, CA

@davemnyc
Perhaps you should begin to think for yourself instead of letting your paid clergyman think for you. You see, that's really the bottom line. The other Christian denominations are mostly afraid that if their flocks learn the truth about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, they will lose their livlihood. So, if you turly read and know the Bible, The Church and it's teachings should be a familiar voice to you. Please pray about this. And the next time the missionaries come to your door, invite them in and listen to what they have to say. Most of all, recognize the Spirit of the Lord that they bring.

sharrona
layton, UT

TheProudDuck. "Every religious scholar outside of Utah will profess that the LDS Church is a cult that does not subscribe to Christian beliefs. Saying you believe in Jesus Christ does not make you a Christian church." Every religious scholar? Tall order you just stacked up for yourself, old bean.

Catholics answers considers Mormonism a Non-Christians religion. also Bible believing Protestant and Orthodox churches consider Mormonism a cult. The PALE of Christianity excludes Mormonism as Christian.

The Christian Scientist Church are not all scientists and they deny the resurrection of Christ they are not considered in the PALE of Christianity. A name can be mis-leading.

Jesus says If you do not know who I(ego)am(eimi)you will die in your sins.(John 8:24 Greek N.T.)

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

I'm trying hard to find anything that Sen.H.Reid has to offer anybody. Seems like he has been on-side with BO from the get-go and look where that has got us. (Got Pelosi relieved of her duties in the House). Sen. Reid also was given a net loss of seven seats in the Senate by the voters. The trend is likely to continue giving Reid the prestigous position of Senate Minority leader.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

@NorCalCougar,

"Please pray about this. And the next time the missionaries come to your door, invite them in and listen to what they have to say."

I listened to them and discussed a lot of things and asked a lot of questions. I was told to seek the truth. I did. And I have no more questions for them ... everytime I asked questions I didn't receive real answers like they either didn't know about certain things or were covering them up ... Probably a combination of both. I seeked the truth, I found it, I stopped LDS.

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