Comments about ‘Mitt Romney's 'Mormon problem' may be way overblown, new study suggests’

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Published: Friday, May 18 2012 11:09 a.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The best way to get rid of the mormon problem would be to get rid of the religion problem as a whole. Focus on what the country needs, which is not your religion no matter what it is.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Mitt Romney's Mormon problem, don't mess with us "SENIORS" Mitt.

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the 'seniors' special' was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99.

'Sounds good,' my wife said. 'But I don't want the eggs..'

'Then, I'll have to charge you $3.49 because you're ordering a la carte,' the waitress warned her.

'You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?' my wife asked incredulously.

'YES !' stated the waitress.

'I'll take the special then,' my wife said..

'How do you want your eggs?' the waitress asked.

'Raw and in the shell,' my wife replied.

She took the two eggs home and baked a cake.

DON'T MESS WITH SENIORS !!!
WE'VE been around the block more than once !

Canyontreker
TAYLORSVILLE, UT

The Mormon Moment was in 2002 during the world Olympics. The rest of this is just elementary.

Abinadis friend
Boise, Idaho

I hope everyone is paying atention to the truthfulness of Mitt Romney. His stand on moral issures. His efforts to
stick to the problems that are plaguing the United States and only using Obamas record to convience us, the American voters that he, Mitt Romney, can do a better job. I for one believe without a doubt that he can, and will do a better job if given the opportunity.

my two cents worth
Ridgefield, WA

What I worry about is not whether Romney will have a problem in the election because he is a Mormon but rather how "black an eye" the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" will get from the poor example Romney is by his pandering and stretching the truth. Let's see how far he goes to get elected.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Voluntarily serving in a church whose founder has said as an article of faith that '.we believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent,virtuous and in doing good to all men'

The above sounds like a good thing to have on your resume.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

The problem with Mitt Romney is he is Mitt Romney. He reminds me of Forrest Gump in terms of social skills. Gooooooo Obama!

zoar63
Mesa, AZ

@Dixie Dan

"Romney may not have a problem but he'll be hard pressed to explain why Blacks were denied the Priesthood for over 100 years without any revelation supporting their position"

What about the Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court in 1857 which said that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves or their descendants, whether or not they were slaves were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens?

Both the Church and the government have remedied those injustices. It is past history now.

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: zoar63 "Romney may not have a problem but he'll be hard pressed to explain why Blacks were denied the Priesthood for over 100 years without any revelation supporting their position"

By 1978, Brazil was one of the strongest reasons why the ban was lifted. The opening of its new temple in Sao Paulo, the LDS Church was ordaining hundreds of Brazilians to its priesthood. Did the LDS Church ignore Brazilian history? Between 1538 and Brazil's abolition of slavery in 1888, about five million African slaves were brought to that country. Through mixed marriages, Mulattos make up a substantial portion of the Brazilian population. How would the LDS Church possibly know whether or not those being ordained were qualified? With the dedication of this temple only a few months away, it would seem imperative that the church either lift the ban or face the possibility of a public relations nightmare.

For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, the same Lord is Lord of All and richly blesses All who call on him, for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord WILL BE SAVED(Roman 10: 10-12).

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

Sharona is dead on. It's hard to know what's believable and what's not? What's revelation and what's societal pressure? The constant change is difficult to follow ...

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@zoar63
"What about the Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court in 1857 which said that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves or their descendants, whether or not they were slaves were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens?

Both the Church and the government have remedied those injustices."

It's not quite the same though. People are readily able to acknowledge that the court was wrong and condemn the decisions. A church decision though... as long as the LDS church believes that the priesthood ban was correct for the period that it was in place (regardless of what unknown reasons were used for it) then Romney has to either agree with that position or condemn the church's position on the matter just like Huntsman did.

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