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LDS blog names Harry Reid as Mormon of the Year
The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/11/2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack

Posted on 01/11/2010 8:04:06 PM PST by delacoert

The staff of a popular Mormon blog announced Monday it has chosen embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as the 2009 Mormon of the Year, even as several top Republicans called for his resignation.

During the past year, Reid was the "most visible and influential Mormon politician in the world," Kent Larsen III, organizer of the annual conference at timesandseasons.org, said in a phone interview. "What most made Harry Reid Mormon of the Year was his overall presence in the news and issues that affect peoples lives."

While Reid's faith is not always discussed as much as that of other Mormon politicians, he remains an active member of his LDS congregation, Larsen noted. In recent years Reid has helped The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on some crucial issues, including helping broker a compromise between the church and the BLM over access to Martin's Cove. A fixture in Nevada politics who has dedicated his life to public service for decades, Reid has long advocated that one can consistently be a Democrat and a Mormon.

A firestorm erupted in recent weeks, however, over Reid's 2008 description of then-candidate Barack Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Reid, D-Nev., apologized to Obama on Saturday, the Associated Press reported, and the president issued a statement accepting the apology and saying the matter was closed. That didn't stop GOP Chairman Michael Steele and other Republicans from demanding that Reid step down as majority leader.

Nor did it alter the outcome of timesandseasons' choice.

"The Mormon of the Year designation is a recognition of the effect that the person or group of persons has had during the past year. It is not a prize or award, so nothing of value is being given to anyone as a result of this designation," Larsen said. He did caution, however, that "this recognition should not be seen as an endorsement of his political positions or aspirations."

As in previous years, the blog's 12 staff members made the selection, though they did invite readers to offer their own opinions. This year's contest attracted nearly 2,000 votes, Larsen said, with the top slots going to Fox talk show host Glenn Beck, former Utah governor and now U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr., and Reed Cowen, a filmmaker who documented the LDS Church's involvement in California's Proposition 8, which defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman.

"Reed [Cowen] won the popular vote, but we didn't choose him because his film is just getting out," said Larsen, a New York City book publisher and one of a dozen timesandseasons permabloggers. "It has not had much of an effect yet."

Other nominees included: Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, songwriting Sen. Orrin Hatch, kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart, and frontman for the rock band The Killers, Brandon Flowers,

The contest rules purposely excluded the LDS Church's First Presidency (including the prophet) and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles because, Larsen said, "their overwhelming influence would guarantee their selection every year."

For complete contest results, go to http://timesandseasons.org


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Aren't Mormons supposed to be the most conservative most conservative religious group?
1 posted on 01/11/2010 8:04:09 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

This is choice....thanks for the laugh!


2 posted on 01/11/2010 8:05:26 PM PST by colorcountry (A faith without truth is not true faith.)
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To: delacoert

Maybe they meant “Moron Of The Year”.


3 posted on 01/11/2010 8:05:53 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: delacoert

This is just to rich! LOL


4 posted on 01/11/2010 8:06:43 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: delacoert

Would’ve been even funnier if they voted him the Most Pro-Negro Mormon of 2009.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 8:07:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: delacoert

if I was a mormon I would have picked glen beck because he is one of the few in this country that is actually doing something to save it and making a difference...


6 posted on 01/11/2010 8:07:53 PM PST by ari-freedom (Global warming is the biggest scientific hoax since the Piltdown man.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

That’s what I thought it said at first glance...


7 posted on 01/11/2010 8:09:26 PM PST by DB
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To: delacoert

Wonder why they didn’t choose Mitt Romney? (Even writing that makes me laugh.)


8 posted on 01/11/2010 8:09:41 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: delacoert

There’s one too many “M’s” there.


9 posted on 01/11/2010 8:10:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: delacoert
I think Satan believes Harry Reid and Tim Kaine are brothers or something .
10 posted on 01/11/2010 8:11:29 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: colorcountry
For a barrel full of laughs, just read the comments section at the site of origin for the article, Times & Seasons.
11 posted on 01/11/2010 8:14:53 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

didn’t Mormons bar blacks as members until very recently?


12 posted on 01/11/2010 8:15:08 PM PST by montag813
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To: aimhigh; Alamo-Girl; Alex Murphy; aMorePerfectUnion; Broker; brytlea; Colofornian; colorcountry; ...

ping


13 posted on 01/11/2010 8:16:34 PM PST by delacoert
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To: monkapotamus

This toooo funny ROFL


14 posted on 01/11/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: delacoert
In related news, Gallup just named Mormons as the most conservative religious group in the US.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/125021/Mormons-Conservative-Major-Religious-Group.aspx

I've never heard of these bloggers. Apparently, neither have most Mormons.

Is someone here actually trying to say this group represents most Mormons?

15 posted on 01/11/2010 8:17:13 PM PST by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-2)
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Aren't Mormons supposed to be the most conservative most conservative religious group?

That was the first thought that went thru my mind too. If this was true, then Beck should have gotten the nod.

16 posted on 01/11/2010 8:17:39 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: delacoert

Reading the comments............This is great. Thanks Times and Seasons for giving voice to the disparate voices in Mormonism.

Let them tear each other apart for all the world to see. It’s pretty fantastic!


17 posted on 01/11/2010 8:20:46 PM PST by colorcountry (A faith without truth is not true faith.)
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To: Ripliancum
The criminal enterprise party will do anything to keep Harry 'the seed' in office, including manipulate Mormon propaganda. It is despicable and quite out of Mormon conservative character to praise the undertaker!
18 posted on 01/11/2010 8:20:50 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: montag813

didn’t Mormons bar blacks as members until very recently?

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They could be members but could not hold the LDS “priesthood” (which is required for salvation) until 1978.


19 posted on 01/11/2010 8:21:13 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: montag813
didn’t Mormons bar blacks as members until very recently?

1978 was when mormons allowed blacks to become priests. They could attend mormon churchs before. The importance of priesthood has to do with the mormon doctrine that man can become a god. However, the only way they can get there is to become a priest and be allowed into their temples to perform "sacred" (read secret) ceremonies and endowments. Before this, at best according to mormon teaching, the blacks would be servants of these white mormon gods.

However, the mormon scriptures they based this racist doctrine are still in print and not revoked -NOR has the Lds president offered an apology for the practice.

20 posted on 01/11/2010 8:21:13 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: delacoert

They must have screwed up the initials.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 8:22:07 PM PST by Tribune7 (Toll booths are devices funded by taxpayers to snarl traffic, waste gas and produce smog)
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To: delacoert

But the LDS on here keep saying he is a MINO. How can he be a MINO AND the Mormon of the year?


22 posted on 01/11/2010 8:22:50 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: delacoert

Ole Harry is a real credit to his race ain’t he?


23 posted on 01/11/2010 8:22:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: kbennkc

According to lds doctrine satan and Harry Reid are brothers.


24 posted on 01/11/2010 8:25:28 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: delacoert

Wait till Mormons find out what an absolute crook Reid is. It will shock you.


25 posted on 01/11/2010 8:26:16 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Godzilla
According to lds doctrine satan and Harry Reid are brothers.

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I know we have our vast differences, but I would have thought this was a doctrine even all you guys could get behind!!

26 posted on 01/11/2010 8:29:36 PM PST by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-2)
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To: delacoert

As an active Mormon, I vote him the worst Mormon since way back when.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 8:29:59 PM PST by fallingwater
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To: delacoert
It just gets better and better.
28 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:39 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: delacoert
For a barrel full of laughs, just read the comments section at the site of origin for the article

I read as many as I could stand, thank you.

29 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:55 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: delacoert

I guess even bloggers have a sense of humor.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 8:31:38 PM PST by 999replies
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To: SevenofNine

31 posted on 01/11/2010 8:33:19 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: delacoert

Silly: Harry Reid is a “good mormon”, just as Joseph Smith is a good husband, honest story teller and trustworthy leader.


32 posted on 01/11/2010 8:36:42 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: delacoert

It’s only a blog site.


33 posted on 01/11/2010 8:40:07 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: delacoert

YE GODS! Harry Reid is a BAD MORMON. Period. He’s a racist to his nasty, crooked, racist toes. Ugh. Repulsive.


34 posted on 01/11/2010 8:40:32 PM PST by redhead ("We live in an era where nothing is a surprise but everything's an outrage." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: monkapotamus

MONK I saw Harry Reid on Casino this weekend

HBO 2 had marthon of that Mormon show BIG LOVE then they show Casino after that

Now question how right or wrong is that ROFL


35 posted on 01/11/2010 8:40:42 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Ripliancum
In related news, Gallup just named Mormons as the most conservative religious group in the US.

They asked them if they were conservative and they placed all Protestants together against tight categories like Catholic, Mormon, Muslim.

They did not separate out for instance, the second largest church in America, the Southern Baptists, I would like to see how conservative they are as Evangelicals.

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36 posted on 01/11/2010 8:41:00 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: SevenofNine

37 posted on 01/11/2010 8:44:42 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: delacoert

I guess that facial rehab job was a good thing for Dirty Harry.


38 posted on 01/11/2010 8:45:00 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: ansel12
Your chart doesn't single out Mormons individually, but lumps them in with Orthodox and other Christians.

Utah was the only state in the nation to give Clinton a 3rd place finish behind Bush and Perot. The reason is the same that Gallop found.

I would suggest asking Gallop to give more data if you require such.

39 posted on 01/11/2010 8:51:07 PM PST by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-2)
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To: Ripliancum

No the poll is useless, because it has tight, specific groups and then it just lumps the majority of all of America into a catch all group as Protestant, in this case, since they were getting into tiny groups like Mormon and Muslim, then the least they could have done would be to have an Evangelical, or a Southern Baptist category.


40 posted on 01/11/2010 8:59:53 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Ripliancum
If you are interested in that poll, then they have a thread on it over here. Mormons most Conservative Religious Group
41 posted on 01/11/2010 9:02:25 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: delacoert
Photobucket "I think he did a little too much LDS."
42 posted on 01/11/2010 9:08:43 PM PST by TheRobb7 (Universal Coverage won't produce enough doctors to treat an extra 40 million patients!)
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To: delacoert
LDS LSD blog names Harry Reid as Mormon of the Year
43 posted on 01/11/2010 9:14:37 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: delacoert

Thanks for the ping!


44 posted on 01/11/2010 9:34:06 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: delacoert

Why not Glenn Beck? He is one of the three witnesses of Revelation. I’m convinced. Too many people hate him for speaking truth.


45 posted on 01/11/2010 9:51:08 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Alamo-Girl

Hi Girl, long time no see. I’m just passing through on my way to bed. God bless.


46 posted on 01/11/2010 9:52:12 PM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Hi there, WVNan! It’s great to “see” you, too. May God bless you and yours this new year!


47 posted on 01/11/2010 9:57:21 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

And the same for you, Girl.


48 posted on 01/12/2010 6:09:31 AM PST by WVNan
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To: delacoert
"their overwhelming influence would guarantee their selection every year."

Donnie & Marie are crushed!

CRUSHED I say!

49 posted on 01/12/2010 6:51:00 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: monkapotamus

50 posted on 01/12/2010 6:53:18 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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