Published: Monday, July 14 2014 8:00 a.m. MDT
This Mormon supports Obama and thinks he has done a terrific job against
unbelievable (literally) opposition. IMO Obama's a better
Mormon than Romney. Obama's foreign policy has kept us out of stupid wars
("contention is not of me"), while Romney would have had our soldiers
getting killed all over the landscape--Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, etc.
ad nauseam. He's done his best to get affordable health care to everyone
("charity is the pure love of Christ") while Romney considered the
"47%"--mostly elderly, disabled, or children--to be irresponsible and
not worth helping. Yes, Obama is closer to my heritage of faith than
Romney ever was.
Why does DN use conservative funded researchers to offer explanations which
follow the opinions of their bosses over and over? Could there be any connection
with today's question?
If we look closely at Obama and measured what he has done against the steel
ruler that the Constitution represents, we will find that virtually nothing that
he has done is part of his duties. He signed ObamaCare, which allows the
government to force us to buy insurance and which forces employers to discard
their religious beliefs in order to provide the abortifacients required by
Obama. He legislates whenever he disagrees with bills that he has signed. He
has modified ObamaCare for political purposes. A President is forbidden to
legislate (Article 1, Section 1). He used the IRS for political purposes to
harass his political enemies. He invited thousands of illegal immigrants into
this country and provided buses to move them, and then demands that Congress
give him almost $4 billion to solve that problem. Then there is Benghazi, the
G.M. and Chrysler debacles, the Solyndra fiasco, Members of the LDS
Church expect honesty and integrity in their religious leaders. It should be no
surprise that they also expect Obama to have those qualities. He does not. He
has not earned our respect nor our admiration.
Could it be the DN is all for inciting the base (Religion is under attack, Mitt
is wonderful, byu is a legacy program, Obama is a muslim socialist yada yada
Because he is a Gadianton Robber. He works for and wants to overthrow the
freedoms of people everywhere. He is mereley carrying out what past presidents
started. Pretending to be against it with his words but not his actions.
I find less and less of a correlation between the doctrines of my faith (LDS)
and either political party. Republicans seem to not understand
charity and helping their neighbor. During the last presidential election, I
actually heard someone at church discussing Ayn Rand! To even attempt to equate
an atheist like Rand to Christ is unbelievable to me.Democrats have
lost me in the headlong rush to embrace immorality and secularism in all its
forms. Rampant pornography, and the US AG's refusal to enforce existing
laws, have made it clear that the democtratic party has no room for me in its
"tent" anymore.Equating political platform with religious
doctrine is not easily done. The Church's letter at election time reminding
us that the "tenets of the Gospel can be found in the platforms of all major
political parties" is true. Lastly, I pray for the time when
members stop thinking that Glen Beck has any special knowledge because he is
LDS. He speaks only for himself and his wallet...
Why do members of the LDS Church disapprove of President Obama?It
has little to do with Obama personally so much as the political disposition
instilled in Latter-day Saints by a century of General Authorities using the
pulpit to make political conservatism virtually a tenet of the faith. An LDS
anti-government mindset goes back to the 1800s when the Church was at odds with
and at time in outright defiance of civil authority.
@ Ernest T Bass and Irony GuyBelieve what you want but history will
show Obama as one of the worst Presidents in U.S. History. Bush had his faults
but he will not be among Obama and Carter. History will record Bush as a
Irony GuyObama wanted to invade Syria and probably will when the mid
terms are over and he's the most dangerous. He overthrew Lybia and replaced
it with a much worse Government.
I'm not a Mormon but isn't it obvious?Mormons are fiscally
responsible and yet barack has added more to the national debt than almost all
past presidents combined, and he will have reached that mark before he
leaves.He promised he'd cut the deficit in half in his first
term - he increased itHe promised the most transparent presidency
and had done the exact opposite.Mormons expect honesty - and barack
has been anything but that.
Why are the views of Catholics not represented in this poll? Seems a glaring
omission to me.
When first moving to Utah many decades ago, we were sadly surprised at the non
diverse makeup of the state. Utah was so very different than most of the US. Our's and other's older relations, still living during the 1960s,
1970s and 1980s, were sharing their very angry vocal intolerance concerning the
changes in diversity throughout the nation. Very loud and vocal rants were
witnessed and heard by younger members of their families. This made so
many newcomers to Utah so very uncomfortable and sad hearing such hatred.Appears, unfortunately, that many middle aged and younger Utahns listened to
what their grandparents had to say, and took it to heart.The last few
years of comments on the DN boards, greatly support this historical fact of
Obviously the only reason Mormons dislike Obama is because the church is full of
racists, right? There can't possibly be any correlation between his
unpopularity among largely conservative Mormons and all the lies he has told,
his big goverment policies, and his incompetence in doing his job.There have been so many that I have lost track of all the "phoney
scandals" where Obama has feigned outrage, promised to "get to the
bottom of the problem", and then done everything he can to cover it up.
Of course LDS members don't like Obama. Societal and church pressures make
it incumbent on Mormons to vote in lockstep.Grown up religious sects
don't need to enforce conformity. Dissent keeps leadership on its toes,
and responsive. One day this will be the LDS value.
Because Obama is a Democrat.Mormons are taught sometimes by members
at church and all the time through conservative media that Democrats are evil
and Republicans are good.If Obama had been labeled a Republican, we
wouldn't have any problem with him. The truth is, Obama is far more
conservative than. Mitt Romney.It's that simple.
The majority of leadership of the LDS Church is Republican.The
majority of membership of the LDS Church is Republican.Your standing
in the LDS Church is questioned if you are not a Republican.Your
standing in the LDS Church is questioned if you watch/read/listen to anything
other than approved Republican Party/FOX News/Drudge sources of information.And the DN asks why members of the LDS Church, in the United States,
disapprove of President Obama?
@Earnest T. Bass,"On Obama's worst day, he's still
significantly better than Bush was on his best day."You're
talking about golf, right? Because that's certainly not true of
their champion Mitt Romney lost to him."That could contribute,
but isn't anywhere near being a leading factor."Secondly,
most LDS members are sheep in the sense that there was once a notion presented
by one of the hierarchy of the church that you can't be a good Mormon and a
Democrat at the same time."There is more truth to the good
Mormon/Democrat thing than you care to admit. The church does chime in on
political issues if they're moral issues, and each and every time the
Democrats are on the wrong side of the issue. Plus there are issues like
financial well-being and self-reliance that are at odds with Democrat policies.
I know liberals who have left the church because it got in the way of their
political views. Never heard of a conservative leaving for that reason.We should pray for Obama (we should pray for everyone), but it doesn't
make him right.
Simple.Obama beat Mitt Romney.So of course we're
gonna dislike Obama.
This Mormon voted for him twice. Let's be honest, many Mormons are very
conservative to the point of being irrational.
to JoeCapitalist2 moments ago...Yet, true believers deify the Free
Market and overlook the incompetence/greed of Mitt, Wall St, & their ilk in
2007 & 2008.
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