Skip to comments.Reid gets warm reception at BYU
Posted on 10/10/2007 5:54:42 AM PDT by Utah Binger
PROVO Some past prominent LDS Church leaders wrongly pressed conservatism on church members, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday during a press conference at Brigham Young University.
The Nevada senator attacked President Bush and evangelical Christians while saying members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to worry less about abortion and gay marriage and more about health care, global warming, education and jobs.
Reid first spent 40 minutes delivering a well-received and sometimes tender BYU forum speech in the Marriott Center to 4,091 students, faculty, staff and visitors. He described a journey from an underprivileged, non-religious childhood in tiny Searchlight, Nev., to his position as the highest-ranking Mormon in American government.
"Democrats have not always been in the (church's) minority, and I believe we won't be for too long," he said.
He elaborated during a harder-hitting, 12-minute press conference. "The best missionary we have for that is George Bush," he said. "People are switching parties all over the country."
Reid said Ezra Taft Benson, active in very conservative politics before he became a president of the LDS Church, and Ernest L. Wilkinson, the president of BYU from 1951-71, were among past church leaders "who were very right-wing people politically."
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Methodists. Mormons. What’s the difference?
Wow. If true.
Reid even professed to being a card carrying temple goer. Hard to believe.
Resign Harry POS Reid. You lyin’ elitist surrender punk.
That is really not the point of this. Point is, Reid got away with his leftist views and lies to the children of conservatives.
This from the man who cannot pronounce the word "judiciary" or pretty much any word with more than three syllables for that matter.
Oh, and Harry Reid is a liar. I don't believe that is a value of the Mormon church.
What a petty, disgusting little man he is.
Well, sometimes you have to take one for the team.
To think they came within 428 votes of dumping him in 1998. What a service Jon Ensign would have done if he had won in ‘98. What a shame. This was after Reid denigrated his opponent and insulted him for being just a veterinarian. How vile. A petty little man indeed. I guess the Dems stole just enough votes to give him another term that time. Made it that much more upsetting that he won big in 2004. Maybe if President Hillary screws up badly and 2010 is a good GOP year, Soiled Harry can be dumped.
The problem with that election: 6,000 Nevadans voted for the Libertarian Senate candidate.
If only a fraction of that number had voted Republican, Harry Reid the liar would be in Searchlight today shoveling donkey crap.
Welll....we don't know who his Bishop is and how he answered the following questions:
TEMPLE RECOMMEND QUESTIONS ASKED BY BISHOP
1 Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?
2 Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?
3 Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?
4 Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?
5 Do you live the law of chastity?
6 Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?
7 Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
8 Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?
9 Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?
10 Are you a full-tithe payer?
11 Do your keep the Word of Wisdom?
12 Do you have financial or other oblgations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?
13 If you have previously received your temple endowment:
Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?
14 Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?
15 Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?
Now he is in DC shoveling donkey crap. Damn. He'd do a better job in Searchlight.
Maybe next time.
I hope he goes the way of Tom Dash-Hole.
Only when speaking to the "Children" at BYU and wearing a see through white shirt to show his smile.
...and yes, that's the truth.
The Church has an article of faith that states:
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
Reid does not honor the Constitution. Instead, he honors some evil people. I believe the Church has a duty to excommunicate him for his authoritative lies and political game-playing, but they don't. Instead I heard Reid and his pack of lies while hearing the members saying we're the "true church." - - what a bunch of bull!
If the Church charges us with being subject to governments, it must ensure the good path of government, otherwise it will end up supporting evil governments and evil politicians. Well, that's what they're doing!
Our greatest calling on earth is to fight evil. If we don't fight it, we're in spiritual trouble. If we help it, as the Church does with Reid, it's worse. I've said enough.
That is very true, however the "owners" of the college and the two senators from Utah, Bennett and Hatch have not yet to my knowledge, made any effort to stand up to this dumb bastard Reid.
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