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Published: Friday, July 11 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT

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bj-hp
Maryville, MO

I do not hate Obama one bit but I don't believe at all in any of his politics or those of most of the Democratic party. However, as has been noted by Utahbluedevil if I disagree with Obama I must be racist.

Some of our more liberal members are quite socialist is their beliefs and feel that this is compatible with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint beliefs. Obama came out against traditional family when he became pro same-sex. You can't be for traditional marriage and same sex marriage as neither is compatible.

Obama believes in abortion at any time up to and including the last tri-mester. Again this is incompatible with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stand as the leaders have stated that having an abortion could cause possible church discipline.

Big Government is Obamacare in its entireity. Again something that goes against the beliefs of the LDS Church. Government as stated by President Lincoln is of the people, by the people and for the people. Big Government is not any of these.

Making the rich pay more in taxes is no more equitable than the taxes today.

omahahusker
Modesto, CA

I don't like to see religion cast over politics. Only serves to bring out negative comments that are unfounded. Almost yearly the Latter Day Saints are reminded that the Church as a whole remains neutral in politics, but it is the duty of the members to carefully and prayerfully consider the issues and candidates. Maybe the outcome of the LDS vote is a witness of the Holy Spirit. There was another in a pre-existant world that called for the equality of outcome versus of equality of opportunity.

This is the country we live in.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

So why is it that such a high number of Catholics and Jewish support Obama? Are they really that much different form the Mormons?

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

I don't disapprove of Obama's performance in the role of president because Mitt Romney lost. Harry Reid is a member of The Church, after all, but I have no favor for him whatsoever.

I disapprove of Obama's performance because he's a divisive race-baiting socialist who reaches beyond the law to force his agenda and, when he can't, pouts about how racist and obstructionist Republicans, the "Christian right", and everyone else who doesn't agree with him are.

I didn't support Romney on the basis of his religion, and I don't hold it against Obama that Romney lost; I hold it against ignorance and fraud.

Brother Paul
Livermore, CA

Don't forget: Harry Reid is an active Latter-day Saint(Mormon) AND

is also a Democrat. The LDS Church members are Not all Republicans.

Uncle_Fester
Niskayuna, NY

Well as Holder and Obama keep saying, the only reason people don't like them is because they are racist. Of course this completely discounts the fact that people may not like them for a thousand other reasons not the least of which are the rapacious overreach of federal agencies, the stifling federal regulations and the utter failure to enforce our sovereign borders. Cozying up to and funding the Islamic terrorists of the PA while ignoring our only ally in the Middle East may not help either.

IAmForLiberty
Mount Sidney, VA

There is little hope for this country. Sadly 18% of Mormon's approve of Obama.

Uncle_Fester
Niskayuna, NY

That's 18% too many.

RedWings
CLEARFIELD, UT

Politicians in general at some point have to make a compromise of their integrity to get ahead in the game. What we call a "lie" to them is a "spin". Politicians end up living in a world where word games are important to their survival and future success.

Not something I agree with, but it is the case. Some get so twisted around that they don't remember what they said.

We don't have any politicians like Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill anymore. That is the problem with our country. Party and personal career are more important than the country's best interests. Politics is not longer "the art of teh compromise". It is now a career path to money, fame, and perks galore....

Uncle Mordecai
GREAT FALLS, MT

Why Mormons reject Obama 1) Latter-Day Saints tend to be more informed / educated. 2) Part of the LDS doctrine teaches fiscal responsibility. 3) Members of the Church are patriotic. When you have Americans at a US embassy in danger, don't say "there's not enough time to get anyone there to help" until they are dead. 4) Faithful Latter-Day Saints believe that freedom and accountability are a fundamental part of our mortal existence. 5) Mormons already have a religion that they practice and do not need the government to provide an additional one.

Ariel George
Salt Lake City, UT

@UtahBlueDevil:

re: "When a majority of Democratic delegates to the Democratic Convention voted to exclude God from their platform, Mormons saw the true objectives of Obama and his acolytes...Obama intervened directly to get the language changed both on Jerusalem and to reinstate God in the platform, according to campaign officials who insisted on anonymity to describe behind-the-scenes party negotiations. They said Obama's reaction to the omission of God from the platform was to wonder why it was removed in the first place."

I don't know whom you were quoting when you debunked this, but the quote reflects the truth.

I watched the Democratic National Convention. God was voted out of the Democratic Platform. A re-vote was called for. Two-thirds of the Ayes were required to put God back into the Democratic platform. Less than half were voiced, with the Nays definitely the louder of the two.

The poor moderator was forced to basically perjure himself by reading Obama's words on the teleprompter that "the Ayes had it by Two-thirds." (Not an exact quote, but that was the gist.) Clearly, this was a political maneuver by Obama. Typical, however.

Ariel George
Salt Lake City, UT

Emendation to my post re:@UtahBlueDevil: The second half of your quote cannot be verified. That Obama intervened is certain; beyond that, the statement that Obama intervened specifically "to get the language changed both on Jerusalem"...according to campaign officials who insisted on anonymity to describe behind-the-scenes party negotiations. They said Obama's reaction to the omission of God from the platform was to wonder why it was removed in the first place." Well, this may or may not be true. I only know that he trampled the rights of Parliamentary Procedure of the convention attendees in overriding their vote and forcing, by whatever pressure, the results of the re-vote to conform to his will.

As I said, two-thirds of the Ayes were required to put God back into the Democratic platform. The Nays overrode the Ayes. Very uncomfortable, the poor moderator was indeed forced to basically perjure himself by reading Obama's words on the teleprompter that "the Ayes had it by Two-thirds" -- a patent untruth. Trampling the rights of the people is Obama's modus operandi.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

It's interesting isn't it? . . . That President Obama is the very MOST POPULAR WORLD LEADER (Look it up) . . . And yet, he is reviled by the majority of Mormons.

What does that say?

. . . Mormons are out of touch with the world?

. . . Or the World doesn't live up (or down) to Mormon standards?

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