Comments about ‘Group wants Mexico to suspend visas for Mormon missionaries’

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Published: Saturday, Feb. 12 2011 7:00 p.m. MST

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Tengoku, UT

are you calling mexican illegals nazis?

Henderson, NV

Might I suggest more carrots and less sticks? You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Is any of this ringing a bell?

Magna, UT

Let me get this straight. Now you "Want" the LDS church to take a stand on a poilitical issue, and a few months back it was not right for the LDS church to take a stand on a political issue.(Remember Prop 8????) You can't have it both ways. You desire the influence of the LDS church when it is a benefit to you or someone you love but you wish they would mind their own business when it is against your beliefs or that of the ones you love.
Interesting...things that make you go hmmmmm???

Darlene Linkus
Orem, UT

The 12th Article of Faith of the Mormon religion states "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."

What does Tony Yapias not understand about this?

Beaverton, OR

Tony Yapias has nothing to do with this petition. Why don't you read the article you're commenting on, Darlene?

And what's up with all these people quoting the 12th Article of Faith?

"We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."

How many of you honor President Obama or the new Health Care Reform Act?


Tooele, UT

How about we treat illegal aliens in the United States the same way Mexico treats illegals in their country?


Raúl López-Vargas is trying to boost his popularity in the Hispanic community. He's a politician.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

It amazes me how much hate there is of Mexico. Mexico has 12 temples with a 13th on the way. There are many good and righteous people in that land, and the hate of everyone south of the Rio Grande by Neanderthal and his equally backward endorsers is disturbing.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Were they 100 Mexicans or were they 100 East-bench liberals who hate the LDS church with every fiber of their being, who still think that the "Salamander Letter" is an accurate document, and who signed onto this because they love nothing more than stopping the work of the Lord from progressing?

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

The mentality of these people to try and take away freedom of religion, to blackmail their way into illegal immigration.

Obviously the people orchestrating this, needs to take some time and learn US culture and values and try to understand our viewpoint. The world needs to get away from the victim mentality and blame the US for all of their own personal problems.

Of course this would require them to learn some english and branch out beyond their own culture, and become open that there are other people in this world. It would be interesting to see if the document is written in spanish or english....

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

I support the right to petition the government. It's a founding principle in our Constitution. Oh wait, that's the United States government. Sorry, my bad!

Hugh G. Hater

The irony is the massive amount of welfare checks cut by bishops around the state to hispanic families.

New York, NY

Hugh Gater,
This must be a low point in your life, Do you have first hand info or did you at least see the checks yourself? LOL. Any church assistance is supposed to be under privacy. To my knowledge the LDS church has not said how much goes in assistance to any immigrant group in the USA.
Regarding the article, Mexicans have to be cornered, and desperate to resort to such petition, which BTW I do not agree, but I understand their frustations in UT.

Hooper, UT

I think the church leadership wants this to be dealt with in such a way that families are considered in the solution...so far, they have chosen a position acceptable to members, and applicable to doctrine...and not ILLEGAL (gotta be carefull how political you get). All in all a measured, responsible response. I'm sure if the leadership sees another opportunity and is motivated by adherence to doctrine, they'll say something else.

I'm not even LDS...but I,m pretty sure APOLOGIZING for the Prophet is probably not a good thing for your spiritual course...Look up pride in your doctrine there pal...GEEZ!

News flash, the immigration process is broken, allowing immigration to occur w/o controls has been shown throughout history to be A BAD THING...Our Federal Government is simply inept, and now hiding from this...if not the states then who?

The days of the Fed dragging their feet on issues affecting states so seriously are OVER! Mr. Lincoln is rolling over in his grave...but he also knows he can't be angry at the states.

Provo, UT

I hope some people here realize that when LDS missionaries go to other countries, they do so legally.

Syracuse, Utah

Number 1:

My American Constitution has a separation of Church and State clause in it.

So it is against the constitution for the church to be involved in this issue because it's a state issue.

Number 2:

They no longer need visa's. All of Mexico is already in the U.S.A. illegally so those visa's are useless.

Tooele, UT

@Jazzie 3:50

Could not have said it better myself!

This is a perfect example of the real message certain people send when they shout "Separate Church and State!"

What they really mean is, "Separate Church and State, Unless We Agree With The Church!"

Greenbrae, CA

That is very silly, however it is dangerous for any American visiting or doing anything in Mexico now days, so it might not be a bad idea after all !

CALGARY, Alberta

This is really manipulation. If missionaries can not go to Mexico from other countries more likely the LDS Church will just send missionaries from within Mexico to Mexican missions.
Switzerland has put a stop on missionaries coming from outside Europe to Switzerland due to immigration problems they have. Missionaries just go there from European countries instead.

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