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Conservatives say the media has a Mormon problem instead

Published: Monday, April 23 2012 4:11 p.m. MDT

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no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Joe Moe,

Many, many women won't be voting for Mitt Romney and it is not because of polygamy.

eagle
Provo, UT

Not all, but a good deal of Democrats, don't like religious people period. They wouldn't vote for Santorum either based on his religious views. What Mitt Romney needs to worry about is getting the evangelicals, which normally turn out well and vote Republican, to vote for him in November. Focusing on getting the votes of San Francisco liberal atheists isn't the winning formula for Romney.

janean Huppi
HAWTHORNE, NV

I am proud to be both a Democrat and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Please remember that Senator Reid is also a member of the Democratic party and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as are many others.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Joe Moe,

Thank you for providing some sanity. This I hate all things liberal or all things conservative approach has to go. It is what is ruining this country. Personally, I would like to see the two party system go so people would really have to consider a candidate's stance on all issues, and so corporations or big money wouldn't have a hold on the political process, it would be up to the people. Of course there would have to be term limits and campaign finance reform, but thanks to the Supreme Court the Corporations, PACs, and billionaires have the control now.

Riverton Cougar,

Let me respectfully point out that you may not have known Faust's political stances unless he directly told you. Let me ask you, where are the Eisenhowers or Teddy Roosevelts of the GOP today? I don't think Reagan would make it through a primary today. Most of the GOP is far-rightening today.

Most LDS are overseas and don't care about Republican/Democratic ideology. Really, I don't care to be like most Mormons. I want to follow the values of the Gospel as I understand them and follow my heart.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT
"Pres. Heber J. Grant and Pres. James E. Faust must be rolling over in their graves right now…."

LDS Liberal,

As for James E. Faust,....

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President of the Utah Democratic Party
[You know, THE #1 Democrat from the State - and LDS Apostle - and LDS 1st Presidency.

Believe it or not,
You CAN be a good LDS member and a Democrat, Socialist, Communist, Non-American...
no matter what Elder Ezra T. Benson said.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

LDS Liberal,

Again, could you please provide dates for when Faust was the President of the Utah Democratic Party? And then, after doing so, tell me with a straight face that the party is the same now as it was then. I'm not saying you can't be a good LDS member and a democrat. I am saying that being a democrat and being liberal are two different things. If I changed party affiliation and nothing else, I would be a democrat. However, I would still be conservative. I highly doubt President Faust was as liberal as some democrats make him out to be.

Again, I invite you to read the talk. It's not a political talk, and I'm sure any LDS member would enjoy it. But there are some indicators in there that oppose some liberal beliefs.

Max
Charlotte, NC

I was always hoping Harry Reid would speak up at some point. It is amazing to me that the media almost never mentions that Harry is LDS. It appears that they do not want people to know this because it will reduce their ammunition against Mitt if people also know that the Democratic Senate Majority Leader share the same religion as the Republican presidential nominee.

I am still hopeful that Harry will do the right thing in the fall when the church is under fire by his democratic colleagues.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Counter Intelligence
"Does that mean Jews, gays, Catholics, women, blacks, and minorities, crying foul should also be summarily discounted as having a thin skin?"

I find that whenever any of them do that conservatives tend to tell them to get over it. See: any article about gay marriage, pay disparities, disproportionate incarceration lengths...

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Riverton Cougar
"I'm not saying you can't be a good LDS member and a democrat."

No but you're strongly suggesting you can't be a good LDS member and a liberal, which would surprise many European LDS members considering liberals in the US are moderates over there.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

@Riverton Cougar, many, many Utah Democrats are not Democrats as [some] people today think of Democrats. I invite you to read the Utah County Democrats' platform; I think you will find it consistent with Elder Faust's talk.

Kith
Huntington Beach, CA

atl134, that is exactly why Europe's economy is in the tank.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@RivertonCougar
LDSLiberal,

I'm not saying you can't be a good LDS member and a democrat. I am saying that being a democrat and being liberal are two different things. I highly doubt President Faust was as liberal as some democrats make him out to be.

Again, I invite you to read the talk.
But there are some indicators in there that oppose some liberal beliefs.
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Really?
I’ve read the talk, many many times – as well as most of his others – He was very Liberal.

But even more recent….
Have you read Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk about “Canned Peaches”, or “You are my Hands”, or “We are All on the Same Team”? – Ya, all Liberal concepts and teachings.

You see, you – like so many other Utah Mormons – don’t know the definition of the word “Liberal”. Look it up in an English dictionary, and quit using the AM radio’s twisted version of it.

You will find that the ancient prophets, New Testament, Nephites, U.S. Founding Fathers, and early LDS members….dare I say even God himself, is extremely Liberal.

But you have to use the proper definitions to know what I’m talking about.

owlmaster2
Kaysville, UT

Why is Hatch bringing up any Mormon problem??? Hatch is trying to stir the pot. It's Hatch with the problem, in his attempt to stir emotion against Democrats.
This is a Hatch problem, not a Democrat problem.

Hatch declared in his first campaign against Frank Moss that 18 years was too long and after 18 years a politician was out of touch with his constituents. With that declaration Hatch won 36 years ago. Who's out of touch now Hatch????

Hatch is attempting to create a hostility between Mormons and Democrats. How pathetic is that????

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