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Published: Tuesday, April 17 2012 12:36 p.m. MDT

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Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

I'm not sure you'd want an endorsement from someone like Jeffress, but he'll bring some evangelicals along with him.

Kazbert
VAIL, AZ

With friends like that, who needs enemies?

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

I'm with Cats.

He basically says that Mormonism = The Manson Family or anyone from Waco. Not the sharpest tool in the shed or the best looking for that matter.

David
Centerville, UT

President Obama will be more nervous to hear that this evangelical pastor is now supporting Romney. Obama is counting on Southern, evangelical, conservative voters to stay home on election day rather than vote for a Mormon, Mitt Romney. But now with the different parts of the GOP coming together to support Romney, and recent polls showing growing support for Romney, Obama has got to be getting nervous.

I would expect another round of negativism from Obama to come out sometime soon. Obama's campaign strategy is to divide Americans, engage in class and religious warfare, and to cause fear among Hispanics and women voters towards Romney.

I wish Obama would present his vision and goals for a 2nd term. He could lay out his budget that was voted down unanimously in the House and will not be brought up in the Senate at all, but that probably wouldn't help him.

Don't know what Obama could put forward that would be supported by a majority of Americans. That must be why he doesn't reveal his plans and goals.

It's good that Jeffress has come around.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Based on SOME shared values.

MarkMAN
West Columbia, TX

In a FOX interview, there was the more important comment. 2008, 30 million "Christians" did not vote, the current administration won by 10 million. We PLAN to get those voting. That is what the current administration OUGHT to be worried about.

Mark

raybies
Layton, UT

Holeeeeee crud. I did not expect this endorsement. Wow.

DonO
Draper, UT

I still believe that Mormons, with their belief in a resurrected, embodied Jesus, are more Christian than those who believe in some non-descript three-in-one spirit being. Jeffress would be accurate to say something like, "We Evangelicals share the same values as Mormons, who are Christians.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

You know, the dishonesty of a preacher misquoting peoples stances really tells you what this is really all about. He raises the issue of Abortion, claiming Obama supports it. In fact, Obama has stated he is against it, but that at this time, it is settle constitutional law. You may not like it, just like drinking or many other things that are 'legal', and you may accept that it is now law, but that doesn't mean you accept it.

There is a real difference between supporting or even promoting something, and accepting that it is the law of the land, and as a sworn government official, you support the law as written.

And rulings of the Supreme Court should not be subject of political winds. This preacher needs to do his job and convince people abortion is wrong on moral grounds. It is his job, plus all others, to put shame on this practice. So just as there are many who choose to not drink even though it is legal, it is his job to keep fighting that battle - not change established legal precedent. BTW, abortion is at an all time low - so that message is working.

Therefore I am....(I think)
San Tan Valley, AZ

The Founding Fathers were also quite diverse in their views of "Christianity", and yet somehow they overlooked that for a greater good.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@DonO

"I still believe that Mormons, with their belief in a resurrected, embodied Jesus, are more Christian than those who believe in some non-descript three-in-one spirit being"

As a non-LDS Christian who regularly defends the LDS church against accusations that they aren't Christian too... I would rather we not have to argue over who is "more Christian".

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Code for:

If we have to put up with Romney, in 2012, because there are no "true Christians" available, we will do it.

In other words:

jeffress will give up on his "reported principles" in order to gain some political advantage.

What else is jeffress willing to give up?

And Mitt thinks the Democrats are his only adversaries.

IF elected, Mitt is in for four years of dealing with half the country who cannot stand him, will never accept him, a Senate without a clear unified super-majority, as well as half of his party who settled for him and can't wait to end that mistake in 2016.

kiaoraguy
Provo, UT

So many things I could say right now, but I'll take the high road and just say every endorsement helps...

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"He raises the issue of Abortion, claiming Obama supports it. In fact, Obama has stated he is against it, but that at this time, it is settle constitutional law."

What Obama has stated and what Obama has done are two different things. I can't hear what Obama is saying about abortion because his actions are screaming at me. Obama is for abortion! Have you seen his actions lately? Have you heard about making people perform an abortion, even if it violates their religious beliefs?

Twin Sister
LINDON, UT

I'll bet Mitt Romney's been holding his breath just waiting for Reverend Jeffress to endorse him for president. Gee, thanks, Reverend Jeffress for your approval. I'm left speechless and laughing.

sanpaco
Sandy, UT

I really don't see where the confusion comes from.

Christian (noun) - A person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.

Cult (noun) - 1) A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. 2) A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister. 3) A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing. 4) A person or thing that is popular or fashionable, esp. among a particular section of society.

So let's see. LDS: Christian baptism? check (by immersion as described in the Bible). Believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings? check (just because there are doctrinal disagreements doesn't mean we don't all believe in Christ as our Savior). Religious veneration and devotion towards a figure or object? nope. Relatively small group? nope. Strange or sinister practices? nope. Misplaced or excessive admiration for a person or thing? nope. Popular or fashionable among a particular section of society? hardly.

Simplification: cults worship people, Christians worship Christ. Mormons = Christians

Wixom
Bountiful, UT

Let's just say cool and move forward. The Evangelical vote would be a big boon to Mitt and the conservative movement. I believe they'll just be shooting themselves and the rest of the country in the foot getting hung up on the Mormon thing. As someone noted earlier the founding fathers didn't all agree on theology. And how many non-Mormons have I voted for (as a Mormon)? Many.

Diligent Dave
Logan, UT

What Jeffress and other Christians mean when they say that "Mormons are not Christians" is that "Mormons believe differently on key doctrinal points with 'traditional' Christians (Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox). I've even seen on religious discussion websites Mormonism being further away from 'traditional' Christian beliefs than Jews and Muslims.

In all of this, we (Mormons) should rejoice!

Jesus Christ said—

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you

(Matthew 5:11 - 12)

Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of Twelve said in April Conference—

Jesus asked the Pharisees, “What think ye of Christ?” In the final assessment, our personal discipleship will not be judged by friends or foes. Rather, as Paul said, “We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” At that day the important question for each of us will be, “What thinks Christ of me?”

Of course, this is the one important test for each of us!

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The only value shared when it comes to religion is how it divides us.

sg
newhall, CA

It is just so unfortunate that even in the 21st century there are still many who harbor false beliefs when it comes to Mormonism and cults. No. Mormonism is NOT a cult. Yes. Mormons are Christians. Mormons believe in Christ, they talk of Christ, they preach of Christ and even the official name of the church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I believe it is time for individuals to make their own study and come to their own conclusions and not allow one individual to do their thinking for them.

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