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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

"I guarantee you that Lieberman has no clue. He's just trying to be sweet and inclusive. He doesn't know the theological issues that separate Mormons from historical, Biblical Christians. That's obvious from his statements."

Lieberman's a Jew. He probably couldn't care less about what any theological issues are that separate Mormons from what you call "historical, Biblical Christians". And secondly, maybe as a Jew he has some sense of what it's like to be excluded. I know down in Texas there was a state race where a Jewish politician had to deal with organizers who wanted a more "Christ-centered" candidate.

"but he also has free speech."

The freedom to criticize exists.

"Mormons did not experience bigotry in any fashion"

Extermination orders aren't bigotry to you?

"Biblical Christians were told by our founders that they were all "an abomination" "

And "Biblical Christians" said the same about Joseph Smith. Are you really going to pull the "he started it" card? Frankly it's not even known who "started it" and really it doesn't matter who did. Oh, there is one more thing... "our"? You're LDS? I left the church and still seem to have a higher opinion of it.

Port Alice, B.C.

I wonder if Lieberman would run for VP with Romney . . .

Bakersfield, CA

I am a registered Independent, an evangelical "born-again" for the past 25 years, a Mormon for my first 35 years. I will vote for Romney over Obama, but for Cain, Huntsman or Gingrich over Mitt. All political reasons. I will never vote for Bachman, Perry or Paul, even though I share their religious persuasion. All personal reasons, I just don't connect emotionally with them or don't like their debate antics.

I like each person in some ways and feel that each one is a principled, knowledgable, qualified candidate. At the end of the day, I feel an obligation to vote for the person whom I feel is best for our nation. If I voted solely for religious reasons, I would not vote for any candidate who may have to call SLC or Rome on a potential religious conflict. I made the choice 25 years ago to determine my spiritual destiny myself, without a middleman dictating extra-Biblical reasons that affect my life. This concern is at the core of many evangelicals' hesitancy on supporting a Mormon or a Catholic. Maybe this perspective will enlighten some here who erroneously call every objection prejudicial.

Provo, UT

Bill in Nebraska wrote:

"I could not ever justify voting for an atheist. The reason is because I believe that it comes down to trust."

Do not ever dare to call another person a "bigot" after such a confession.

Not trusting a person, or associating them with Nazis or other horrible people based on the fact that they DON'T believe something is just plain irrational.

Glendora, CA

I have told many of my friends, years ago, that Joe Lieberman was the best candidate for me.
And I happen to be LDS. I would vote vote for him today, if he were to run for POTUS. He represents my middle class/working class/conservative views the best.

Ivins, UT


Take an asprin or two.

Dan Maloy
Enid, OK

Article quote from Sen. Lieberman: "Anybody who tries to separate faith from America's public square is doing something unnatural and ultimately bad for our country," he said."

Sen. Lieberman, would you mind telling that to the liberals here in America and the ACLU?

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