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Published: Sunday, Nov. 4 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

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Cardston, Alberta

I feel VERY strongly that each of us will be under enhanced pressure to be better Latter-Day Saints. Yes, the LDS Church is clearly Christian but our actions must leave no doubt in the eyes and minds of those who take notice of us that we truly live as we should.

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

My question is ; would this same article have been written if Harry Reid was running for President?
I highly doubt it.
The article deserves to be run in the Political section, not the Faith section.
I for one am offended.

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

My question is ; would this same article have been written if Harry Reid was running for President?
I highly doubt it.
The article deserves to be run in the Political section, not the Faith section.
I for one am offended.

South Jordan, UT

Blue, It seems today that someone somewhere is offended by somthing! Take a deep breath and count to ten.I loved the article and thank the Eyres for writing it!

Romney-Ryan 2012

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

At Work two rules to always live by: Always avoid discussions on Religion and Politics. Religous beliefs and Politcs are personal affairs and shouldn't be brought up period. JMHO

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

Thank you for proving my point. Your "Romney Ryan 2012" comment confirms the not so subtle reason for the article.
I would not be offended if this were on the "opinion page" , but to put it out there on the "faith "page is wrong.
I want to read about missionaries, temples, love and charity in the Faith section. Not some veiled attempt to tell me how I should be voting if Im a Mormon.
Mitt Romney is a politican, not a missionary.

Thanks for telling me to settle down


Mitt Romney is so demonstrably truth-challenged, it makes me cringe to think that he even has a chance (however slight) of winning on Tuesday.

Henderson, NV

BYU Track Star: Actually, the only things worth talking about are religion and politics, for they inform our worldview on every other topic. So sad that you feel you must hide in plain sight at your workplace.

Kearns, UT

Personally, I long for the days when I felt like the Deseret News actually published real news instead of PR fluff pieces for the church. I appreciate the articles about the LDS Church, but don't they belong in The Church News and The Mormon Times? They don't belong in here. If the editorial board made some effort to keep the two separate, the Deseret News would take a nice step to being considered a legitimate news source again.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

deep breath and lighten up. it's an article. people choose to be offended.

Dietrich, ID

People that avoid taling about religion and politics to avoid offending people avoid government and God. That is one of the silliest statements I have heard.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

In my humble opinion, work is about work. Sharing opinions on the above in the workplace is counter-productive to our employer. Therefore don't discuss ... Utah is a right to work state afterall.

Buena Vista, VA

What's this about comments not being posted on the DN's political articles until after the polls close? Does that apply to this article? I don't know if this article is considered "political" or not. In any case, I don't at all understand the reason for such a policy. Can someone explain it in a convincing way?

oakley, idaho

I am surprised that the Deseret News wants to be perceived as unbiased now. It has been so patently biased to the one candidate that it seems to make a mockery of the church refusing to support a candidate, which as an LDS person has been very annoying.

Leo Femedlers
El Paso, TX

The only point left out of the article (and this might have helped those who were hoping for more of a religious slant) was the inspiration President Monson received to lower the age of missionaries. Announced 1st Session in October. Inspiration received....?


Why would it matter one way or the other?

Centerville, UT

@We wear Blue

Here's why you don't hear anything about Reid. He has been the Senate 'leader' for several years now and has absolutely squandered it. The Senate that he is supposed to lead hasn't produced a budget in 3 years. He's had a chance to shine and he blew it. And now he's vowing to NOT work with Romney should Romney be elected.

Salt Lake City, UT

A couple of comments;

First, I hope the mainstream media does not get hold of this article. The tone of this article could be very dangerous to the Romney Campaign (good things it ends tomorrow!) This article supports the bad feelings and suspicions that many people have towards Mormons. and,

Second, If Romney wins without question each and every Mormon will be under more scrutiny. I don't think most church members are up to this, and many don't have the skills to know how to best deal with this.

Good luck Romney!

Filo Doughboy
Bakersfield, CA

I agree with the Eyers that LDS Church visibility would increase exponentially. I personally will look forward to that, as I am hoping more access and openness to church history and doctrines will widen the theological discussion in scope.

I do question the difference between what a "sincere" question and a "cynical" question is, however. They aren't mutually exclusive, if you are open to honest investigation.

As a Mormon by heritage and early childhood testimony, I perceived any questioning as cynical and 'offensive', right through my mid-adult years. But upon accepting legitimate inquiries from "concerned Christians", I realized that I had never researched or objectively challenged/tested my theology in Biblical litmus.

Now that I have been worshipping and serving as a Biblical believer for the 2nd half of my life, I recognize where we failed as LDS to openly answer serious/cynical questions that challenged our claims. I came to understand that it wasn't a world that didn't know or "get" my religion... It was/is a world that can't believe we would believe such unscientific, unhistorical claims. Quite a different curiousity than I had perceived.

Bring on the flood lights.

Plano, TX

It's going to be moot tomorrow evening anyway.

The campaign has been a terrific interest generator for people about the church. hardly a day goes by that some coworker doesn't ask me about something they've read or heard. Usually they are uncomplimentary, and they don't believe it based on our personal interaction experiences. All the discussions have ended up dispelling errors, inaccuracies and explaining the differences in certain doctrines even if we don't agree and no one is flash converted. All in all, its been good - and one perceived barrier in society has been overcome.

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