Comments about ‘Mormonism, voter enthusiasm concern evangelical leaders’

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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 11:10 p.m. MDT

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WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

No.

The real concern comes when evangelical leaders realize what they've done.

Got rid, of the you know, the policy guy...

to...

put a...uh...er...a you know, one of those... uh...folks, in the White House.

2016 won't come soon enough.

WestGranger
West Valley City, Utah

It comes down to whether fundamental Christians who wold normally vote republican are going to choose to be tolerant. This is someone with whom they strongly disagree on certain theological issues but agree with on more basic principles of government.

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

yeah all the years of religoius biggotry is now coming home to roost.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

From the co-signed Evangelical letter: "It is time to remind ourselves that civil government is not about a particular theology but rather about public policy."

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That succinctly sums it up. Coalition-building has always been indispensable in American politics and policy-making.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

LOL
Politic makes strange bedfellows. I remember when as a young LDS missionaries, my companion and I were constantly insulted on the streets by some the local leaders of The Assemblies of God. We were called to repent and stop acting like Satan's agents.

MapleDon
Springville, UT

This article has to be one of the biggest distortions so far this campaign. Polling shows that the one group that gives Romney his greatest support is white evangelical Christians. This is like saying Blacks aren't all supporting Obama this time around. True--only about 3%!

Anthracite
Salt Lake City, UT

Obama and Romney will both receive and lose votes based on false assumptions about their beliefs.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Evangelicals, whatever religion they are in relation to politics need to reevaluate their position if that means they won't be voting. Not voting is definitely a vote for the previous 4 years to continue but at a higher rate of lost values and moving forward with the Liberal agenda, which isn't evangelical, Christian or anything our value system entails.

Are we going to recover the Christ-like values our country has had over the past 200 plus years of striving for life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and freedom for our country and many others that try to assimilate our Christian-Judeo values?

We don't need the Republican party to become further alienated from what it stands for and has stood for.

The liberals try to say they take in all groups and types of people. However, the Republican party is the one that has stood for people of all types and groups of people. Since the party has various groups such as evangelicals and Tea-Party including conservatives, there will be some disagreements. However, the goal is to try to make the vote count for a change which may require some concessions that aren't important.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Another perfect example of the old saying:

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

@ JWB
you wrote" Are we going to recover the Christ-like values our country has had over the past 200 plus years of striving for life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and freedom for our country and many others that try to assimilate our Christian-Judeo values?"

Where did you go for History Class, Disneyland?

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: Dadof5sons,yeah all the years of religoius biggotry is now coming home to roost.

You misunderstand truth for bigotry. Mormons now consider themselves Christians but the Manhattan declaration or the Christian community does not.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Being a military retiree, I know there are people that don't have the same foundation as we do in our country. I am grateful for the people in Jamestown that took the chance to make a start for our country.

Evangelicals have certain beliefs but they don't necessarily have the same beliefs I do. We are fortunate to know that idealism is not dead and without hope for a change of the past 4 years, we wll not get to a country that will progress in the future.

We live in the best land in the world and have had founding fathers that lived in Virginia and other colonies to help us realize what God wanted for us. This is a blessed land and unfortunately not everyone believes that either.

I was in the military to help foster those beliefs defending our country and Constitution from foreign and domestic enemies.

I am grateful to be able to be part of a forum that gives people the opportunity to express their beliefs and question other people's beliefs to clarify my position.

Disneyland is a great place and offers people the opportunity to have fun and learn from experiences.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Evangelicals who are thinking of supporting Romney should be less concerned about his theology, and MUCH MORE concerned about the fact that he is a liberal in conservative sheepskin clothing!

The Party platform will mean absolutely nothing to Romney once he is in office. He has a track record of being a liberal Governor, and has been all over the map on the issues that evangelicals are concerned about.

The real concern is not that they have no choice but to vote for a Mormon; it is that they don't want to have to vote for a chameleon!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@A Scientist
"The Party platform will mean absolutely nothing to Romney once he is in office. He has a track record of being a liberal Governor, and has been all over the map on the issues that evangelicals are concerned about."

That's their illogical concern, but it is quite obvious that Romney is an empty suit that will say and do whatever he needs to. We've seen the stuff the Republican house passes, would Romney veto any of that? No. Then add in the fact that he's a neo-conservative when it comes to foreign policy (just look at his team of advisers) and you get someone who is only pretending he'll govern from the center which should concern moderates and independents.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

"it is quite obvious that Romney is an empty suit that will say and do whatever he needs to."

Funny: If that is my choice I will take the empty suit over the empty chair

I disagree with the anlysis of Romneys character, but assuming it were true (big inaccurate assuption): I still prefer Romney "pretending" to govern from the center over Obama actually governing from the far far far far extreme extreme extreme zealouos left

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

Isn't the "other guy" always an "empty suit"? That's the ultimate substance-free critique of a candidate you disagree with, which is deliciously ironic if you think about it. Dems see Mitt as a flip-flopping lightweight, GOP'ers see Obama as a weak intellectual. Whatever. Everyone's a liar, everyone's going to bring down America, everyone hates everyone else. Great. The only people truly worthy of my loathing are those that are convinced that they are 100% right in every political discussion they have.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

Pastors who make an annual practice of telling their congregants who to vote for, whether in "protest" or otherwise, are abusing the tax-exempt status of their organizations. If the Catholic Church or the LDS Church did the same thing, there would be a massive public outcry. If these pastors feel they have a moral obligation to weigh in on specific political candidates, they should have the moral fortitude to accept the legal consequences of doing so and shed their tax-exempt status.

OnlytheCross
Bakersfield, CA

God must really have a sense of humor... Why He gave humans free will is beyond me!!

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