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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11 2013 3:30 p.m. MDT

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Harvest, AL

Loved this article.. Thanks Bishop Hayashi!

I am LDS and live in Alabama. A couple of weeks ago I was attending a political breakfast in a small town in north Alabama. I listened to the speakers. I enjoyed all but one. One of the leading state legislative officials was boasting about Alabama's standing in different areas around the nation. He said Alabama was second to Utah in something... but Alabama was ahead of Utah in allowing for only one wife!... and no offense to any Mormons or people from Utah. The room was filled with Republican Christians.

I was offended. The Christians/Born Agains/ Evangelicals do not consider the LDS Church to be a legitimate religion therefore it is perfectly okay to make Mormons and Mormonism a punchline or butt of their jokes.

It amazes me that the Republicans are in desperate need of votes and support and yet are willing to turn their backs on potential voters based on religion.

Portland, Oregon

It is not the amount of God's Light we have that makes the
difference, but what we do with the Light we are given.

Bishop Hayashi obviously uses more than most.

I wish him peace and happiness in the Gospel of Christ.

Bountiful, UT

Once when I was very poor I went to the Episcopalian church in Centerville, Utah and they fed me dinner. I found out that the Mormons and the Episcopalians were sharing the expenses for this. I was proud of both groups.

Saline, MI

I appreciate this Rt. Rev. Hyashi

Orange County, CA

@The Scientist:

@bbandlax was not in error.

The ceremony of baptism you have witnessed many times is the symbol of the entry into the covenant.

The words of the covenant are not contained in the ceremony, as you wrote. The person being baptized, as you well know, says nothing during the performance of the ritual.

You are wrong about the covenant, which is made between the person and God before the ritual is performed in the privacy of each person's heart. The person interviewing the candidate for baptism confirms the willingness of the person to enter into that covenant and to demonstrate that by receiving the ordinance of baptism.

The summary of the covenant terms were accurately described in the post from @bbandlax. Those verses from the Book of Mormon are typically read and discussed during the interview of each candidate for baptism.

All of this can be confirmed using very simple scientific methods for testing the veracity of what I've written, which I assume from your moniker you subscribe to. Are you willing to examine these statements objectively?

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