Baptist reverend: Mitt's Mormonism a bigger issue than Newt's infidelity

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  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Dec. 25, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    One can't help but to be amsued.
    Since when do Southern Baptist's consider Catholics Christians?
    That's why they're called "Protestants"!

    Newt is a converted Catholic. Three marriages, two of them to former mistress', and all is forgiven?

    His current Wife was in her twenties and a staffer of Newt's, while Newt was in his fifties with yet another sick Wife, when they got together?

    Romney is Ward Cleaver, and yet his LDS Faith is a disqualifier?

    Who could have imagined that the South has ever had problems with Bigotry? They've just found a new boogeyman. The Mormons!

    Carry on Deep South, we've all seen this play before.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Dec. 24, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    @ John Kateel
    Can I just share something with you? All polls show Dems 10% LESS inclined to vote for a Mormon than Republicans.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 24, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    What makes Rev Brad Atkins an expert on Christianity? Pep rally sermons doesn't cut it.

  • sergio Phoenix, AZ
    Dec. 24, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    A bigger concern than Romney's Mormonism is that he is almost a repeat of W. Bush. The GOP needs to dig deeper in their ranks and present a different choice to the American voters.

  • Ghost Writer GILBERT, AZ
    Dec. 24, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    @ Ranchhand -- We live in a capitalistic country. Mitt's job was to take woefully inefficient companies which were bankrupt or headed there, figure out what they were doing wrong, and make them profitable again. This beats having the company fold and having all the employees lose their jobs. You're buying into the anti-capitalist propaganda. I liked It's a Wonderful Life too, but Mitt is not a Mr. Potter.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Dec. 24, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    And now we hear again from Rev Brad Atkins as he declares and judges 'Mormons' to be non Christian regrdless if they live a Christian life based on their belief in and worship of God and the Son of God, Jesus Christ. His entire raison d'etre, or in other words, reason for being, seems in exculpating those who indulge in sins as serious as serial adultery or other serial sins, as more acceptable than those members of the Mormon faith who strive to keep the commandments of God. The good Rev might peruse the New Testament, applying, if he will, the Beatitudes/Sermon on the Mount, into his own life before judging and casting rocks at others.

  • CougarKeith Roy, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Then Again "Baptist Christians" in the Palmetto State might want to consider "not Judging Others", based on lack of facts? Personally as a Convert to "Mormonism", which is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have found most Christian Antisentiment comes from rumor rather than fact! Ignorance is what kept early southern whites suppressing blacks into slavery, not knowledge of their full capabilities! Ignorance is what keeps white supremisists hating other races and Jews yet Loving Jesus Christ, yet Jesus Christ Himself was/is a "JEW", go figure that one out? Yet Christians I really talk too have so many False misconceptions about Mormons it's laughable! Then "Mormons" don't want to talk about because of their own lack of knowledge in their own faith, or they are afraid to help people UNDERSTAND the TRUTH! Fact, LEARN THE DOCTRINE simply by learning the ARTICLES OF FAITH! It's that simple, then study them in the scriptures ONE BY ONE, and you will soon lose fear, and become a great member missionary, it is that simple! Study, Pray, READ, Learn! There is no better gift members have than the Holy Ghost, so USE HIM! We Have Nothing To Fear!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 24, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Paganism means no Christmas. Amazing how a pagan would support a president claiming to be Christian. Something doesn't add up here.

    Hope three million direct and indirect auto jobs aren't lost.

  • Andermart Pullman, WA
    Dec. 24, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    It hurts. There will be pain. But anyone who has had a growing tumor knows that you have to cut some of it away before the meds can do their job. If you are one who wants America to be repaired without doing any cutting then you best prepare for unpleasantries. But the hope is, that although there will be incisions made, this will promote a more healthy and targeted growth in other sectors.
    It is not as much about layoffs as it is about restructuring for sustained growth, and future prosperity. I am fine with that, and I became unemployed six years ago. I just press ahead doing whatever I can until things stabilize. I am hoping for getting the repairs made and this great country moving forward.

  • John Kateel Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    Why do LDS folks so want to be accepted by these evangelical Christian bigots?

    Why not stand proud and say, we are not Christians like you! So what! God does not just merely love Christians, he loves all his creations, whether they are Christian, Mormon, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Shinto, animist, pagan, Muslim, or whatever.

    It is about time the LDS faithful join the Democratic Party and pay no heed to these conservative bigots who do not respect your religion. The Democratic Party is an open tent, we accept all.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Dec. 24, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    Ironically, during the civil rights period of the early 60s, George Romney never faced this kind of blatent bigotry. I think we are sinking into the Dark Ages again.

  • Cougar Blue N. Las Vegas, NV
    Dec. 23, 2011 4:36 a.m.

    And yet Utahns vote just like the people in the south. Go figure!

  • codger Southwest Utah, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 1:49 p.m.

    Ignorance is still alive and well in the Old South!

    Dec. 22, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    I am sorry, but this is just plain stupid in my opinion.
    How many YEARS have LDS people had to vote for someone of another faith and we didn't have a problem with it. Now there is LDS in the mix and others are so bigoted that they cannot see beyond one word "Mormon"

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 10:50 a.m.


    You know, I just can't trust Mitt with the head of the country either. He's kind of fond of taking businesses and breaking them up, firing the employees and such to make a buck. I can't bear the thought of what he'd do the country.

    As for serial infidelity, you never know.

    We all ASSUME that the Mittster is faithful to Ann. Just like we once ASSUMED that Edwards was faithful, or that Cain was faithful, or that Sanborn was faithful, ... He may very well be, but you never know what is hiding in the cupboard do you? Until I hear otherwise, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but I won't rule out any possibility and so I won't worry about Newties infidelity either.

  • GmaxD Lehi, UT
    Dec. 22, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    Yes, I guess it's true--you can believe that Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary at Bethlehem near Jerusalem, is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world and the only name and means whereby salvation from sin is possible, and thus be a dedicated disciple and follower of His teachings--and you can still be considered not a Christian.

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Dec. 21, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    Mc--"Evangelicals who open their minds and hearts soon find that mormons are not the evil beings they thought."

    Recently I found there are some who HAVE opened their minds.
    There is a website sponsored and written by some,called Evangelicals for Mitt.

    So very refreshing!!

    Because usually the evangelicals I know and listen to are so opposed to Romney.

    Newt and his questionable personal life preferable. Obama and his policies are preferable.

    Those I know seriously believe (and are taught) that they are not supposed to investigate anything about Romney's beliefs or religion, and are opening themselves up to spiritual peril and danger if they learn and consider for themselves.

  • Mc West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 21, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    Apparently the reverend is wrong about people being more worried about Romney's mormonism than Newt's infideliy. There is a straw poll at the end of the original article. When I checked the results so far 88% said Newt's infideity is a bigger issue.

    If Evangelicals can dismiss Newt's immorality and forgive him that's fine. I can forgive him, but I can't trust him with the future of our country.

    Evangelicals don't want to trust a mormon with the future of our country because they don't understand the
    lDS faith. They are steeped in anti-mormon teachings that are misinterpretations or outright lies. Their distrust is so set that they refuse to look at for information about the church because they are sure that church leaders are hiding their true motives from rank and file members and will say anything to deceive.

    Evangelicals who open their minds and hearts soon find that mormons are not the evil beings they thought. Sadly, leaders like the reverend in the article are convincing many that evangelicals are more to be feared than mormons. If a poll asked who is more bigotted, a mormon or an evangelical, the evangelicals would win.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Dec. 20, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    I listen to people whine about the "Christians" being picked on, cause non-believers don't want to say Christmas, then those same people turn around and put down the Mormon's. Wow, that is rich.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    serial infidelity? i suspect more women will start to show up on the scene. just keep voting for the empty suit, obama my paganette friends.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    'I just don't remember the commandment that said you get to pick and choose.' - RanchHand | 2:06 p.m. Dec. 20, 2011

    Something about shell fish. :)

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 2:06 p.m.

    Ah religion. You either love one another or you hate one another.

    I just don't remember the commandment that said you get to pick and choose.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    'Baptist reverend: Mitt's Mormonism a bigger issue than Newt's infidelity' - Title


    *'Fox News host: Romney not Christian' - By Hal Boyd, Deseret News - 07/17/11

    *'Rick Perry backer decries Mitt Romney, Mormons' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News - 10/08/11

    "(Robert) Jeffress described Romney's Mormon faith as a 'cult,' and said evangelicals had only one real option in the 2012 primaries. ... Asked by Politico if he believed Romney is a Christian, Jeffress answered: 'No.' "

    *Cult of Mormon comment leads Newt Gingrichs Iowa political director, Craig Bergman, to resign - By Tad Walch Deseret News 12/14/11

    Just KEEP voten Republican my LDS friends...

    it only hurts, you.