God must really have a sense of humor... Why He gave humans free will is beyond
Pastors who make an annual practice of telling their congregants who to vote
for, whether in "protest" or otherwise, are abusing the tax-exempt
status of their organizations. If the Catholic Church or the LDS Church did the
same thing, there would be a massive public outcry. If these pastors feel they
have a moral obligation to weigh in on specific political candidates, they
should have the moral fortitude to accept the legal consequences of doing so and
shed their tax-exempt status.
Isn't the "other guy" always an "empty suit"? That's
the ultimate substance-free critique of a candidate you disagree with, which is
deliciously ironic if you think about it. Dems see Mitt as a flip-flopping
lightweight, GOP'ers see Obama as a weak intellectual. Whatever.
Everyone's a liar, everyone's going to bring down America, everyone
hates everyone else. Great. The only people truly worthy of my loathing are
those that are convinced that they are 100% right in every political discussion
"it is quite obvious that Romney is an empty suit that will say and do
whatever he needs to."Funny: If that is my choice I will take
the empty suit over the empty chairI disagree with the anlysis of
Romneys character, but assuming it were true (big inaccurate assuption): I still
prefer Romney "pretending" to govern from the center over Obama actually
governing from the far far far far extreme extreme extreme zealouos left
@A Scientist"The Party platform will mean absolutely nothing to Romney
once he is in office. He has a track record of being a liberal Governor, and has
been all over the map on the issues that evangelicals are concerned
about."That's their illogical concern, but it is quite
obvious that Romney is an empty suit that will say and do whatever he needs to.
We've seen the stuff the Republican house passes, would Romney veto any of
that? No. Then add in the fact that he's a neo-conservative when it comes
to foreign policy (just look at his team of advisers) and you get someone who is
only pretending he'll govern from the center which should concern moderates
Evangelicals who are thinking of supporting Romney should be less concerned
about his theology, and MUCH MORE concerned about the fact that he is a liberal
in conservative sheepskin clothing!The Party platform will mean
absolutely nothing to Romney once he is in office. He has a track record of
being a liberal Governor, and has been all over the map on the issues that
evangelicals are concerned about.The real concern is not that they
have no choice but to vote for a Mormon; it is that they don't want to have
to vote for a chameleon!
Being a military retiree, I know there are people that don't have the same
foundation as we do in our country. I am grateful for the people in Jamestown
that took the chance to make a start for our country. Evangelicals
have certain beliefs but they don't necessarily have the same beliefs I do.
We are fortunate to know that idealism is not dead and without hope for a
change of the past 4 years, we wll not get to a country that will progress in
the future.We live in the best land in the world and have had
founding fathers that lived in Virginia and other colonies to help us realize
what God wanted for us. This is a blessed land and unfortunately not everyone
believes that either.I was in the military to help foster those
beliefs defending our country and Constitution from foreign and domestic
enemies.I am grateful to be able to be part of a forum that gives
people the opportunity to express their beliefs and question other people's
beliefs to clarify my position.Disneyland is a great place and
offers people the opportunity to have fun and learn from experiences.
RE: Dadof5sons,yeah all the years of religoius biggotry is now coming home to
roost.You misunderstand truth for bigotry. Mormons now consider
themselves Christians but the Manhattan declaration or the Christian community
@ JWByou wrote" Are we going to recover the Christ-like values our
country has had over the past 200 plus years of striving for life, liberty, the
pursuit of happiness and freedom for our country and many others that try to
assimilate our Christian-Judeo values?"Where did you go for
History Class, Disneyland?
Another perfect example of the old saying:"The enemy of my enemy
is my friend."
Evangelicals, whatever religion they are in relation to politics need to
reevaluate their position if that means they won't be voting. Not voting
is definitely a vote for the previous 4 years to continue but at a higher rate
of lost values and moving forward with the Liberal agenda, which isn't
evangelical, Christian or anything our value system entails.Are we
going to recover the Christ-like values our country has had over the past 200
plus years of striving for life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and freedom
for our country and many others that try to assimilate our Christian-Judeo
values?We don't need the Republican party to become further
alienated from what it stands for and has stood for. The liberals
try to say they take in all groups and types of people. However, the Republican
party is the one that has stood for people of all types and groups of people.
Since the party has various groups such as evangelicals and Tea-Party including
conservatives, there will be some disagreements. However, the goal is to try to
make the vote count for a change which may require some concessions that
Obama and Romney will both receive and lose votes based on false assumptions
about their beliefs.
This article has to be one of the biggest distortions so far this campaign.
Polling shows that the one group that gives Romney his greatest support is white
evangelical Christians. This is like saying Blacks aren't all supporting
Obama this time around. True--only about 3%!
LOLPolitic makes strange bedfellows. I remember when as a young LDS
missionaries, my companion and I were constantly insulted on the streets by some
the local leaders of The Assemblies of God. We were called to repent and stop
acting like Satan's agents.
From the co-signed Evangelical letter: "It is time to remind ourselves that
civil government is not about a particular theology but rather about public
policy."==========That succinctly sums it up.
Coalition-building has always been indispensable in American politics and
yeah all the years of religoius biggotry is now coming home to roost.
It comes down to whether fundamental Christians who wold normally vote
republican are going to choose to be tolerant. This is someone with whom they
strongly disagree on certain theological issues but agree with on more basic
principles of government.
No.The real concern comes when evangelical leaders realize what
they've done.Got rid, of the you know, the policy guy... to... put a...uh...er...a you know, one of those...
uh...folks, in the White House.2016 won't come soon enough.