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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 8:00 a.m. MST

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sandy, ut

Just Me

I agree that it comes from both sides. I pointed out the republican side because since Obama won I have seen more hateful comments towards Obama supporters then I have seen from the other side. The whole point is, everybody votes who they feel will benefit them and the country. That doesn't make anybody dumb because they have a different view on policy or anything for that matter. The cards fell where they fell and the people have spoken. Calling names to another party has never been productive.

LDS liberal - Just because people called you apostate doesn't actually mean you are apostate. Everybody has different opinions and thats ok. My point was that nobody should be calling anybody apostate. I am, by definition an apostate of the mormon church. I chose to not be a part of it because I don't believe it anymore. And the persecution I have seen because of it makes me know that I made the right decision. I would never want to be a part of a religion that makes people feel guilty or persecuted when they change their mind and leave. Don't call anybody apostate.

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "LDS Liberal" you said "Follow the Prophet. Anything otherwise else considered Apostate." Does that mean you are now open admitting that you are apostate?

Afterall, you believe in moral relativity (nothing is black and white), you firmly believe in socialism, and have even advocated for drug abuse.

Prophets have declared that moreal relativity, socialism, and drug abuse are wrong, yet you believe in them.

So, does this mean you are finally coming clean and are openly admitting to the world your standing with the gospel?

Boise, ID

"May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people."

The above injunction by our General Authorities has only positive intentions and it follows the Lord's commandment on such a practice which some of you have already quoted. None supports evil principles or gives a pass to those who endorse them. Whether or not Pres. Obama is touched by the Spirit, as we pray for him to do so, is up to him. What we have to deal with is whether we will have the moral courage to follow the prophet in this and every other way. America didn't get into danger overnight nor without a great deal of complicity among the citizenry. I believe we, though, as covenant people, need to step up to the moral issues we've kept out of the public arena during this election period. As a group we focused almost entirely on business and money. Romney savaged family-values candidates until he was the only Republican left standing. How we live our religion is critical to influence effective Constitutional government. What we do next is the key.

Boise, ID

@Andrew J Marksen: You are correct about one thing...you're comments are distasteful, un-Christian and offensive to every American Citizen. My God does not take political sides nor does He believe that anything is leading to "the destruction of the family". No, perhaps the President does not need your prayers...but you definitely need ours.



Thanks for the laughs as usual. Your beliefs and generation is aging and soon will be nill. The youth is moving forward with a new, enlightened view of the world. One where we accept everyone, love all, and don't push our beliefs on the public at large.

American Fork, UT

It's always entertaining reading the comments on here. I am happy to see many level headed people who are ready to move forward and get this country moving again.

Kudos to the church for their gracious statement, I am glad our church is presided over by calm and wise people.

And then of course we have the commentators comparing Obama to Korihor and Gadianton, those kinds of comments are what keep me coming back here when I need a good chuckle.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Deep Space 9, Ut

Good morning RedShirt.
I'm surprised to see you here.

Tell me RedShirt.

Are YOU going to follow the Prophet and pray for the President,
or are you going to continue to trash talk and wish his failure (and our own) demise?

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

re no fit in SG

Sometimes the answer is no.

Holladay, UT

While praying for our newly, democratically re-elected president, perhaps some introspection, self reflection and humility -- not to mention gratitude -- could be added to the mix. We are the greatest nation in history not because we spend our time and energy ranting and foaming about differences, but because we have always figured out a way to rise above our differences and find common ground. To move forward. That is our true hope for progress and for peace. Prayer alone won't get us there. It's time to put our shoulder to the wheel and push like never before. Together. That is my prayer.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Wonder if mitt would have won if Jeremiah wright would have asked for all to pray for him, I don't think so

Leesburg, VA

@Democrat 9:41

Well said!!

Congratulations President Obama.
Congratualtions to Mr. Romney for given his best to his campaign.

We are not a country of losers. We are not a country of Democrats. We are not a country of Republicans. We are a country of Americans. It is time to go back to the basics.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Sour grapes of Biblical proportions!

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Don't blame me. I voted for Gary Johnson. I didn't vote for the lesser of two evils. So my conciense is clear.

non believer

"The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." Our Founding Fathers 1797 could not have said it better! The President represents all people of America, religious and non-religious alike. This is a major victory for those who do not adhere to the Christian religion which is the way out country was inteded to be run!


I thought prayer needed to be followed by faith, and I have no faith in our leaders.

dallas realist
rockwall, texas

Cant we all just get along? Ya last night I felt sick to my stomach but Ill get over it. Obama is not a bad president, we have had worse. The main thing I am worried about is Obamacare. please no !

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

The national political scene (and to a lesser extent, the local) is sorely lacking in morality and a belief in God, two elements that John Adams declared were necessary for our form of government to function.
But this turning away from God is consistent with the description of the Second Coming.
Whether we are ten years out or a hundred is beside the point; we are living the end times.

layton, UT

RE:dallas realist, Cant we all just get along.

We prayed for peace, while I was at the V.A. With other Vietnam veterans on 11/6/12 ,When I was told that Retired Special Forces and Navy SEALS Headed to Polls, Counter Black Panther Presence, Here's the bottom line: Voters who may have otherwise been intimidated by union thugs or the presence of the New Black Panthers will certainly be encouraged when they see their polls flanked by heroes of the U.S. military.

500 Admirals and Generals Endorsed Gov. Romney

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@ute alumni

Once again bringing up Jeremiah Wright. That helped your candidates so well in both 2008 and 2012. We'll never know if he would have asked Americans to pray for Mitt Romney. In case you weren't watching the news last night, Mitt Romney did not win the election.

Why don't we work with what we have, not conjecture. How does constant vitriol move us forward?

Cedar Hills, UT


nearly 50% of America voted AGAINST your socialist president George - that represents about 140 million people. I think I have some company in my "extreme views". I will always keep my "extreme views" of small government as our founders (Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison) set forth oh and my "extreme views" that life is sacred oh and that gigantic debt is a bad thing oh and a strong military in a dangerous world is a good thing etc.... Recall that in the 1750's Washington , Jefferson, and the other framers of our constitution were considered "mad men" with extreme views to be avoided by King George and his group of tyrants. George - unbounded entitlements are unsustainable and it doesn't matter if you believe it or not - the reality will soon come crushing down just like it has for Greece. What will you say George when the entitlements are gone? Whose fault will it be? Who will we tax ? Who will we borrow from? Remember George - it was YOUR party that booed God during your convention!!! Who is the extreme one here?

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