Skip to comments.Evangelicals leader supports LDS candidate for presidency
Posted on 09/08/2006 6:47:24 PM PDT by CarbonCounty
The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said Friday he would have no problem voting for a Mormon for U.S. president. "We rejected an Evangelical [Harriet Meiers] for the Supreme Court and accepted a Catholic [Samuel Alito]," said Haggard, who was in Salt Lake City to address the Religion Newswriters Association's annual convention. "It's a question of competence." Evangelical Christians are more interested "in good government," than in religious affiliation, the founder and senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., said. As the leader of the influential National Association of Evangelicals, which has 45,000 churches across the United States, Haggard's statement is significant because of the ongoing tensions over theology between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and evangelical Christians. To many, Mormons are viewed as non-Christians because of their extra-biblical scriptures, rejection of historic creeds, claims to divine authority and unique rituals.
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So what? Is there a specific candidate in mind? this is like saying he could potentially vote for a Muslim.
I wonder if Mitt "Gays in the Boy Scouts" Romney qualifies.
You mean Mitt "Force everybody to buy health insurance against their will" Romney?
Are there two of him?
Possibly. The RINO wing of the party may have cloned him to do their evil bidding.
I don't think the title of this article is quite accurate based on the quote. There is a big difference between saying you have no objections to an LDS candidate for president and endorsing one.
I agree with him. Although I don't like Mitt (not cause of his religion).
This is all about Mitt.
He would make an excellent candidate. Many would have a problem voting for a Mormon, but it wouldn't stop me.
He is a strong candidate, extremely personable and presentable, which in the present media age is the most important thing, and has the temperament to be POTUS.
You must not know too much about Mormonism. Joseph Smith is the Mohammed of Christianity. Anyone believing that wacked out delusion has no business being president. Personally, I don't want to have a Mormon as my president. I won't be voting for Romney. Surely the Republican party can come up with a candidate more acceptable to evangelical Christianity.
These so-called "evangelical leaders" do not speak for me or mine. We will never vote for a Mormon as president. Anyone foolish enough to believe the fairy tale, perverted theology proclaimed by the cult of Mormonism (People here can do their own research as to what I mean, the information is readily available.) has no business running the country no matter how good they look on TV or how much they are opposed to Abortion.
"Ronald Reagan truly admired the Latter-day Saints. His administration included more members of the Church than any other American president, ever. Three of us, David Fischer, Gregory Newell and I, served on his personal White House staff. Richard Wirthlin was his chief strategist. Ted Bell served as Secretary of Education, Angela Buchanan was Treasurer, Rex Lee was Solicitor General. His White House included Roger Porter, Brent Scowcroft, Richard Beal, Blake Parish, Jon Huntsman Jr., Dodie Borup and Rocky Kuonen, and there were many other Latter-day Saints throughout his Administration. President Thomas S. Monson served on a Presidential Commission on Volunteerism. Others were ambassadors. LDS senators and representatives were held in special regard, and the Tabernacle Choir was his special inaugural guest."
Ezra Taft Benson was asked to serve in government while he was an Apostle in the Church. He later became Prophet. He didn't do to shoddy of a job. The real question about a Mormon in politics I believe is are they conservative, like the anti-communist Benson, or liberal like Harry Reid?
In 1952 the newly elected president, Dwight David Eisenhower, requested Ezra to serve as the Secretary of Agriculture. He was reluctant to mix Church and State but President McKay urged him to accept. He served with honor and integrity for the entire eight years of Eisenhower's two terms. Although there was a firestorm of criticism as he sought to dismantle the bloated bureaucracy that had overseen agriculture during the war, no one ever questioned Secretary Benson's integrity.
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