DN SubscriberCottonwood Heights, UTHowever, reality is
that the Democrats, or specifically Obama's Chicago machine cronies, will be
behind the sliming of Romney and the LDS faith as soon as he is the certain
nominee.You shouldn't be to quick to blame the Democrats or the
Obama supporters of sliming Mitt Romney and the LDS church, the ultra right
Republicans and Fox news is already doing a pretty good job of sliming both.
However, reality is that the Democrats, or specifically Obama's Chicago machine
cronies, will be behind the sliming of Romney and the LDS faith as soon as he is
the certain nominee.This will be reported and repeated endlessly by
the media and many of the voters who pay little attention to politics will be
easily convinced that Romney is some sort of dangerous kook, based on fallacious
accounts of his religion.
I'm not surprised, considering how some people seem to think the only way one
could oppose Romney/support another candidate is to be anti-mormon, the fact
that Romney is doing better this time would, if that logic were accurate, mean
that his faith is hurting him less.
RE: deep in thought ,I actually really love a great piece of writing that
challenges my views. Poll the Christian leaders,Protestant and Catholic on
Mormonism.Dr. Richard Land, a leading figure in the influential
Southern Baptist Convention. He does not consider Mitt Romney and other Mormons
to be Christians, and likens Mormonism to Islam.Perhaps the best way to
describe Mormonism, perhaps the most charitable way to describe Mormonism, is
that itÂs a fourth Abrahamic religion, with Joseph Smith playing the role
that Muhammad plays in Islam and the Book of Mormon playing the role that the
Quran plays in Islam. ItÂs based upon the Christian faith and the Jewish
faith but it goes beyond them and it contradicts them.ÂIslam is not a
Christian faith. Mormonism is not a Christian faith,Â he said with
emphasis.The Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Association, expressed a similar view about Romney and his
Mormon faith in a recent interview with MSNBC.Catholic Answers.
Mormonism is a not Christian religion.
As a political junkie, I enjoy reading everyones views put forth in the DN and
in the SLT on the candidates,I read both papers plus a number of others from
around the country. I agree with some peoples views whole heartedly, some
partially and some not at all but none the less it gives one the feel of how
voters are leaning and why. So everyone should join in these comments regardless
of their views of any candidate.I do not hate any candidate but
since this articles is about Mitt Romney and how his religion is viewed by
others I will state my view on that subject. I am not a Romney backer, I do not
agree with some his views on many issues but not his religion. As a member of
the LDS Church I have the fear of what would happen if Romney were to be elected
as President. Regardless of What Romney would do in office, some will agree but
there will be those that don't agree. Mitt Romney is not going to have to take
the flack but the LDS church is going to be blamed for any decision that he
makes, regardless good bad or indifferent. The Missionarys in the field will
have a much rougher time as will every member of the church. Things are pretty
mellow right now but with Romney as president there will be a strong backlash on
the church. The old adage "All publicity is good publicity" will not be
Obama is salivating at the chance to run against Mitt Romney in this election.
You can bet that the controversy over Mitt's religion will intensify if he's
chosen as the nominee. The recent controversy over race at BYU highlighted by
the Washington Post article is just a small taste of what will happen if Mitt
gets the nomination.Look for more articles on sexism, homophobia,
and racism in the near future. This is going to be an uphill battle for Mitt if
he fails to take a stance that is contrary to his Mormon faith. I'm predicting a
landslide victory for Obama if Mitt is selected. It's really a shame too,
because I feel this country could really use a moderate republican with real
Stop the presses! A Mormon-owned newspaper reports on a Mormon-run
poll of Mormons concerning a Mormon candidate. The headline
reads:"Utah voters believe Romney's Mormon faith hurting him
less this time"WOW!And in other news today, water is
I think Romney has Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachman to thank for making
Mormons look progressive. I never thought I would see the day when Republicans
would say Mormons were "too liberal."
Romney's religion is less important than his flop-flopping. It was revealed
Friday that he endorsed the individual mandate in 2009.
We are fortunate in Utah and in the SLC area to have two divergent newspapers
for over 100 years giving both sides regligiously and pollitically and other
various topics the opportunity to read and digest the information the reporters
and editors provide for us. We can select either newspaper to get our
information to give us the balance that we want in life. As in the past both
papers have editorial sections where people can put in their comments to the
articles as a public forum. Since we now have online access, we also have an
opportunity to use a similar forum to address issues with the newspaper and also
to each other. We then have the choice to be kind and appropriate as we deal
with others. Newspaper editors and reporters have been taught how to accept
criticism. We in the general population can learn those skills and maybe have
the ability to be fair with each other. In any environment, we can have 100
different views on 100 different topics, whether reading from one newspaper or
another. We can disagree with each other or with the newspaper or even the
issue from the article. After living in countries in Europe, Central and South
America and in Asia, we are so blessed to have freedoms of speech and
expression. When people don't have that freedoms even in the most liberal or
conservative of countries, their ability to do as we are doing now, to express
our views is shut down. People don't even want to say anything to anyone,
especially about politics and government in any public forum. We have choice to
read either the DN or SLT. What we need to do is respect others and not be as
what I saw in others countries where the government takes action for those that
disagree. Mitt's and our religion has been subdued compared to
Huckabee's attacks of 4 years ago but the religious sentiments is there today,
not matter what state you live in. The administration attacked the Catholic
Church even after months of discussions on the issue. The general election is
coming and the religion issue will surface one way or another as it does in the
two papers in Salt Lake City and Utah.
Not sure that Utah Mormons can judge the impact of Romney's LDS faith while
living in Utah. A more relevant poll would be, when should Mitt hang up the blue
jeans? especially when it seems everyone else at the event is wearing dress
pants. Go Mitt!!
Picking Leavitt or Huntsman for for VP would be a disaster. It would create the
wrong impression among evangelicals and further alienate him from those who are
reluctant to support him.
@ no fitAs an aspiring novice writer then, you certainly understand
that writing a tasteful opposition piece is the crown jewel of skills. By weaving both facts and powerful words, you subtly lead your reader
along to see your point of view and find themselves overcome with appreciation
for your prose even if they can't completely agree with your point.By having nearly all your posts fall into one of four categories:1) Mormons are lame2) Mitt Romney is lame3) The Deseret News is
lame4) Republicans are lame You miss the status of Erudite
professor and more likely deserve the label of school yard bully. I
actually really love a great piece of writing that challenges my views. When I
can tell the writer is passionate about what he/she feels and is able to convey
it with skill and grace without trying to be belligerent or offensive.Do you have the right to get on these boards and be belligerent and offensive
because this is the great U S of A. Of course. Best wishes to you in your
quest as a young author.
Romney's Mormonism does hurt his chances, but not nearly as much as Romney
hurts his chances.
DeepYes, it is definitely a fun time to be a liberal living in Utah.
Fortunate to live in America and be able to express different views than the
conservative Mormon folks, as well. Writing has always been one enjoyable past
time. Thanks for your wonderful, continuing encouragement!
@ No fit in SGFor someone who hates reading about Mitt Romney,
thinks Republicans are lame, and that Mormons are a cult - you still read the
Deseret News obsessively... I mean, there's hardly a story you don't comment
on.Maybe you should get yourself a hobby like picking flowers and
dancing around the house. ;)
Mitt needs to have his faith continue to be a liability to him. As every
candidate should. None of us is voting for preacher in chief, and they all need
to learn to keep it to themselves.
Mitt Romney picks flowers for a hobby, and dances around the house when he's
home.......I guess that is coming next.Can't wait til the time comes when
there are some other people to talk about in this forum.