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Published: Wednesday, May 16 2012 8:28 a.m. MDT

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RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

"the official church mostly steers clear of politics."

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Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Moontan
Roanoke, VA

Ranch ... quickly, go grab a dictionary and look up 'mostly'. Add a little perspective, context. Should help you stop laughing.

No charge.

awsomeron
Waianae, HI

It is not so much that they are Mormon but are they Mormon Enough. When I went to Washington D.C in 1998 we went to the D.C. Temple one evening. WE both had TR's at the time and it was a good experience, lots of Back Packs in the Lobby. You could tell the Church is very strong in Washington D.C. Gordon Smith was elected to the Senate out of Oregon and we had great hope, that Bush would HALT Abortion. I had a little trouble voting for Smith because of my stand on the Right To Die which is a huge Issue in Oregon and I expected Smith to come stand for his Mormon Beliefs and not help on that issue. I would have been shocked if he caved in and very distrustful. If I had to settle for one issue it would be Stopping Abortion anyway, Anyway it was a good trip and I did a lot of Subway and Bus and of course the Chapels and Stakes I saw where always in fine shape. I was not in town on a Sunday so I didn't get to go to Church.

Anon 808
Waianae, HI

Among the things you have to be if you are Mormon and Mormon Enough, is a huge fan of Free Agency. So you folks hoping to get some control and a little repression in aren't likely to get it. Although you can't leave your religious beliefs at home when you come to office, remember that the Church is not the State nor the other way around, and you would not want it to be. Remember the First Freedom to go is usually Religious Freedom either of it or from it.If given a choice you want Freedom Of Religion to go. You do not want to live in a Society that you are Not Free From Religion. From forced Religion comes total control and you can look at places that have that and you don't want that. With that comes the loss of Free Agency and Religious Practice out of Fear. Which is bad on the Spirit and Does Not Count.

There will be a Healthy Underground but it will be just that. Plus you will get one heck of a backlash when it is over. Slow and Steady, One Day and Thing at a Time.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Joseph Smith prophesied that all of North and South America is, and would be Zion.

What is Zion? A place where peoples of all races and backgrounds can have the liberties that are guaranteed in the US Constitution and that are given to all mankind by God.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

When I lived in Washington there were about 40,000 to 45,000 members around the beltway. There were a lot of members in high administration positions and on Capitol Hill...also some powerful lobbyists. The Membership was really strong. We were told that it was the 5th highest concentration of membership in the country.

Wally West
SLC, UT

Just like the Christians usurped Rome... the players may change but the story remains the same.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

Did anyone else catch this?

>The temple houses a J. Willard Marriott-financed mural of Jesus Christ’s second coming, which >features a picture of the Washington temple itself in the background.

>“Are you implying that the millennium will begin in Washington?” a temple visitor once asked >Marriott, referring to Jesus’ return.

>Replied Marriott: “What better place is there?”

Um, Independence Missouri?, The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem?

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