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Reid awarded 2009 ‘Mormon of the Year’; students unsure
BYU Daily Universe ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Stephanie Lacy

Posted on 01/14/2010 11:47:24 AM PST by Colofornian

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From the article: In recent years Reid has helped The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with many critical political issues. One of these issues includes helping the church negotiate a compromise with the Bureau of Land Management over access to Martin’s Cove.

From the article, quoting a BYU student: “I respect him. I think that he basically does do a good job of representing Mormons in general,” said Kelsey Jorgenson, a BYU student from Las Vegas. “He is a political leader after all, and I think he puts on a good public face. I think it’s a good thing that he is a Democrat and a Mormon.”

This student is simply parroting back what Harry Reid told BYU students Oct. 9, 2007: "I am a Democrat because I am a Mormon, not in spite of it," he said.

Reid made that remark to over 4,000 such BYU students, faculty & administrators, who warmly welcomed Harry Reid to their campus in October, 2007: At the end of his speech, Reid earned a standing ovation from a small percentage of the crowd and applause from the rest. (Deseret News, Oct. 10, 2007)

The BYU-sanctioned event provided Mormon political & religious leaders a common platform to attack Evangelicals: Reid also told reporters the Republican Party has been driven by evangelical Christians for 20 years. "They are the most anti-Christian people I can imagine, the people from the Christian far right." (Deseret News, Oct. 10, 2007)

For article sourced above, see original FR news/activism article posted at: Reid Gets Warm Reception at BYU

1 posted on 01/14/2010 11:47:27 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

Lite skinned Moron of the year.


2 posted on 01/14/2010 11:48:55 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Colofornian
The Mormons, not a religion, a cult.

Sheese! Do these ‘elders’ have ANY CLUE whatsoever?

3 posted on 01/14/2010 11:51:20 AM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Colofornian

That has to be a typo. It had to be “Moron of the Year”.


4 posted on 01/14/2010 11:52:35 AM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Colofornian

Reid doesn’t seem to have a Mormon dialect, “unless he wanted to have one”.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 11:52:48 AM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: Babalu

HA!

GREAT one!

Thanks for the laugh!


6 posted on 01/14/2010 11:53:16 AM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Colofornian
I think that it is important that there is a Mormon in such a high place,” said Kristin Jensen, a public relations major. “Even if he is not the best example of a Mormon, it is at least beneficial to have a Mormon in that position.”

Well, she's certainly been indoctrinated in Democrat spin...

7 posted on 01/14/2010 11:53:36 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Colofornian

How about something he’s earned... like MORON of the Year.


8 posted on 01/14/2010 11:53:59 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: Leo Farnsworth

My pleasure! I couldn’t resist.


9 posted on 01/14/2010 11:54:09 AM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Babalu

Yea remove the second m in mormon.

Then add it to mmassachusettes.


10 posted on 01/14/2010 11:54:14 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade

OK — now I’m laughing! Good one! Isn’t it amazing how Dims provide us with such a “target rich environment”!


11 posted on 01/14/2010 11:55:50 AM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Colofornian

Jack-Mormons are eligible for this award?

Harry Reid is just not that much of a Mormon. Hence the term “jack-Mormon”, which is a pejorative.

Any class of hypocritical, self-righteous b*****ds that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and are prim and proper on Sunday morning and in front of other Mormons, but swear like sailors at work, secretly drink like a fish, (possibly) cruise the net for kiddie porn on their work computers and are man-wh**es all over town.


12 posted on 01/14/2010 11:56:17 AM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: Colofornian

Nice. I want to hear a statement from Mitt Romney regarding this award to Harry.


13 posted on 01/14/2010 11:57:29 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Colofornian

Since when does a Senator “outrank” a Governor? I guess it depends on one’s point of view.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 11:58:34 AM PST by rhombus
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To: alloysteel

Whew! I sure am glad I’m not one of them Jack-Mormons!

Hey ... how about Harry “Jack-Sh_t-Moron”


15 posted on 01/14/2010 11:58:58 AM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: alloysteel

How about Jack-booted Moron.


16 posted on 01/14/2010 11:58:58 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Colofornian

“I respect him. I think that he basically does do a good job of representing Mormons in general,” said Kelsey Jorgenson,

I thought he represented NEVADA. I didn’t even know Mormon WAS a State. Learn sumpin’ new on FreeRepublic every day!


17 posted on 01/14/2010 11:58:58 AM PST by colorcountry (A faith without truth is not true faith.)
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To: rhombus

Ony in mmassacchussettes, where a dead Senator outranks the Governor.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 12:00:39 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: boomop1

REid is a mormon?!! i think that is so interesting. strange how the only mormon politicians of which i am aware...are all republicans?


19 posted on 01/14/2010 12:01:28 PM PST by applpie
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To: boomop1

Talk about trying to improve one’s ‘image’.

I am wondering if he got that from the ‘people he can smell’ coming into the white house?


20 posted on 01/14/2010 12:01:58 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: boomop1

Talk about trying to improve one’s ‘image’.
Damage control!!
I am wondering if he got that from the ‘people he can smell’ coming into the Capitol building?


21 posted on 01/14/2010 12:02:57 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Colofornian

It seems to be that honoring Harry Reid as “Mormon of the Year” is an insult to Mormonism, and would be roughly equivalent to honoring Nancy Pelosi as “Catholic of the Year.” At least they could have honored a Mormon who actually makes a positive contribution to society like Glenn Beck.


22 posted on 01/14/2010 12:08:49 PM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Colofornian

The headline reads: “Reid awarded 2009 ‘Mormon of the Year’; students unsure”.

Now I understand. The students are unsure if he’s the Moron of the Year or of the Century, or the past Century ...


23 posted on 01/14/2010 12:10:16 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Colofornian

It that a misprint in the title? I suspect there is an errant “r” in the name of the award.


24 posted on 01/14/2010 12:11:06 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: alloysteel; Servant of the Cross; Babalu; broken_arrow1
Harry Reid is just not that much of a Mormon. Hence the term “jack-Mormon”, which is a pejorative. [alloysteel]

To the contrare. A "jack Mormon" = inactive, and Harry Reid is very active, appearing with other Mormon members of Congress a few days before Christmas to receive the local Mormon missionaries for a Christmas event.

And the The Salt Lake Trib ran an article Oct. 23, 2009: ”Today, Reid, with his security escort in tow, likely will be making his home teaching rounds after his ward's three-hour service. Anyone who questions his Mormon credentials should see that, says Jim Vlock, his home-teaching companion.

Source: Harry Reid: A Mormon in the Middle

Lds leaders send their "more mature" members to make home teaching presentations to families.

I want to hear a statement from Mitt Romney regarding this award to Harry. [Servant of the Cross]

Well, if we can't get Romney, would you settle for another Mormon politician, Sen. Orrin Hatch? (Admittedly, Hatch made this assessment a few months prior to Reid just winning this award): ...Orrin Hatch, says it's not fair for fellow Mormons to disparage Reid as anything but a devout Mormon..."I can personally tell you that Harry is a good member of the LDS faith and he was expressing a personal opinion that his side feels very deeply about," Hatch says. [Source: same article as above]

25 posted on 01/14/2010 12:11:27 PM PST by Colofornian (If you're not going to drink the coffee, at least wake up and smell it!)
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“a popular LDS blog announced on Monday it had chosen Reid as the 2009 Mormon of the Year.”

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Yeah, right. I've never even heard of this blog until they pulled this publicity stunt. If it's popular, it's because of traffic by the media gumming onto this story.

26 posted on 01/14/2010 12:16:36 PM PST by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-2)
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To: Texan Tory
It seems to be that honoring Harry Reid as “Mormon of the Year” is an insult to Mormonism...

Well, apparently...
...Sen. Hatch (see post #25),
...BYU administrators who invited Reid to speak (see post #1)...
...over 4,000 BYU students, faculty, & administrators who gave Reid an ovation -- some standing (see post #1)...
...Reid's home teaching companion (see post #25)...
...the Lds bishop who assigned Reid to be a home teaching presenter...
...and some of the BYU students mentioned in this article...
...all apparently would take issue with this statement.

27 posted on 01/14/2010 12:16:43 PM PST by Colofornian (If you're not going to drink the coffee, at least wake up and smell it!)
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I think that it is important that there is a Mormon in such a high place,” said Kristin Jensen...

It may be as high as he will ever get. Those who uphold and condone the murder of unborn children may be headed for a much hotter and lower level. I hope that is not the ideal for Mormons.


28 posted on 01/14/2010 12:18:35 PM PST by usslsm51
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To: Colofornian

Romney is a Mormon, correct? Nuff’ said.


29 posted on 01/14/2010 12:19:38 PM PST by cranked
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To: Colofornian

Harry Reid told BYU students Oct. 9, 2007: “I am a Democrat because I am a Mormon, not in spite of it,” he said.
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Yes well there was that original platform of the newly formed Republican Party...

The Twin Pillars of Barbarism...Polygamy and Slavery...

Both were ideals of the mormons in the 1850s...and still are..

1. The mormons claim that polygamy is necessary for white and delightsome mormon males to be worthy to enter the mormon afterlife...females of all colors and religions need not apply..

2. Mormons believe that blacks are cursed and deserved to be enslaved...

Thus the 150 year hated of Republicans...


30 posted on 01/14/2010 12:22:04 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Colofornian

When Mitt Romney ran for President, we were constantly warned by the press about how wacko “those” Mormons are. But Harry Reid never faces such scrutiny.


31 posted on 01/14/2010 12:22:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: usslsm51
Those who uphold and condone the murder of unborn children may be headed for a much hotter and lower level. I hope that is not the ideal for Mormons.

Well, the Mormon official positions on abortion already have many inconsistent wide-open "exceptions" (see Abortion And LDS Inconsistency ):
If the abortionist says so ("competent medical authority")
If God says so (pray about it)
If the incest perp stepfather says so (incest exception)
Rape
If the child is disabled
If the "health" of the mom is at stake (not just "life" exception but "health" exception -- a similar exception to what the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade determined in 1973)

32 posted on 01/14/2010 12:29:00 PM PST by Colofornian (If you're not going to drink the coffee, at least wake up and smell it!)
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To: Colofornian

Well, now you know where the Mormon Elders stand. Not on principle, but upon making accommodations with evil in order to preserve their own position.

They have cheerfully sold out their own in order to maintain their power and wealth. Discgusting. As is every other church whose websites are no more than 2 or 3 clicks away from Soros-spomnsored or left-leaning organizations. For a good example, check out the UCC.


33 posted on 01/14/2010 12:42:43 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Colofornian

This is exactly why as a Mormon I would never send my children to BYU Provo. That Reid is honored in ANY WAY by BYU is as bad as Obama being honored at Notre Dame. Makes me sick...


34 posted on 01/14/2010 12:43:15 PM PST by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The Twin Pillars of Barbarism...Polygamy and Slavery... Both were ideals of the mormons in the 1850s...and still are..Thus the 150 year hated of Republicans...

TN, to be fair & in defense of conservative Mormons -- many of whom are my family members/heritage, while there was animosity toward Republicans during the 1860s to 1890ish period, mainly because it was Congressional Republicans which pushed for anti-polygamy initiatives (the Southern Democrats joined with the Mormons in opposing those initiatives), states like Utah went Republican around the time of Teddy Roosevelt, lost it briefly around 1914, regained power in the 1920s, lost it to Democrats during the depression years, and started regaining it in the 1940s...and were solidly Republican post WWII.

Utah even briefly went Republican just pre-statehood (1896) before an avalanche of Democrats were swept in during the 1896 elections. [Ya gotta know though that many in the state were told to switch allegiances (starting in 1893) by church leaders because they at the time they were receiving statehood wanted to appear more "balanced" to Republican Congressional leaders].

Anyway, I would say that about 40 years into that 150-year span you were referencing things started to change, although as things do in Utah, it waffled back & forth then for the next 50 years.

35 posted on 01/14/2010 12:43:53 PM PST by Colofornian (If you're not going to drink the coffee, at least wake up and smell it!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Your post, of course is factual, but you left out a fact that is more damming to Reid.... Reid converted to Mormonism in the early 60’s. So he willing join a religion that had a poor history of racism and at the time, did not allow black into the priesthood. To this day Mormonism holds that black are pre existent cursed.


36 posted on 01/14/2010 12:50:07 PM PST by 11th Commandment (History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme - Mark Twain)
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To: Colofornian

Be that as it may, none of the Mormons that I know like Harry Reid at all.


37 posted on 01/14/2010 1:09:45 PM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Colofornian

To be a serious, practicing Mormon and a liberal Democrat is an oxymoron.

The “jack-Mormon” pejorative stands.


38 posted on 01/14/2010 1:11:31 PM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: alloysteel
To be a serious, practicing Mormon and a liberal Democrat is an oxymoron.

What do you mean? This article states almost 30% of the Congressional Mormons are Democrats (and, which I might add, are each liberal on some social issue). Recent ex-Mormon democratic Congressman like Baron Hill (IN) -- same thing.

Even today, see Unlikely Group Teams Up on Sex Education -- the Salt Lake Trib ran this article about a Republican bill in the Utah state legislature authored by a rep who has an honors law degree from BYU -- and he's been coalescing with the Planned Parenthood director to get the bill passed so that educators can start becoming activists/lobbyists in the Utah school system to promote contraceptive usage!!!

How's that distinctive from liberal Republican Mormon officeholders on Dean Heller (NV) & ex-gubernatorial types like Mitt Romney? (Romney told Katie Couric in Dec 2007 that it'd be OK to "donate" embryos to "research" -- supposedly three years after he underwent some mythical pro-life "conversion"!!!)

39 posted on 01/14/2010 2:17:23 PM PST by Colofornian (If you're not going to drink the coffee, at least wake up and smell it!)
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I feel badly for the mormons that this moron Reid got any prize, whatsoever. Sad stuff for them. Everyone knows Reid is just a weasel.

I thought mormons were anti-abortion??? How could they support Reid? A putz who is more confused on abortion than anything oBamaCare related?

Long live the King of putzes. Reid takes the cake. Gotta love his personality, too - like an ironing board.

40 posted on 01/14/2010 10:39:40 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: applpie
REid is a mormon?!! i think that is so interesting. strange how the only mormon politicians of which i am aware...are all republicans?

Oh, Apple! Most Mormons were Dems 'til the '60s. It also explains his views on race...

41 posted on 01/15/2010 12:02:40 AM PST by mrreaganaut (Sticks and stones may break my bones, but lawyer jokes are actionable.)
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To: Colofornian; Saundra Duffy; restornu; GOP_Lady; lady lawyer; ejonesie22; Elsie; greyfoxx39; ...

But..but..but...HOW CAN THIS BE??? The LDS on here keep saying Reid is only a MINO (mormon in name only)!


42 posted on 01/15/2010 1:05:52 AM 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: alloysteel

Harry Reid is just not that much of a Mormon.

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According to the Mormon Church hierarchy he is. Reid is a faithful, temple attending, tithe paying member. He is called into a meeting once a year, do determine if he is a “worthy” member in order to renew his LDS Temple recommend. His ward and stake (parish and diocese) leaders find him to be a member in “good standing”.

The LDS does not have ‘de facto’ excommunication like the Catholic church. Other people determine if an LDS member is “active”, “worthy”, or in need of excommunication.

“Jack Mormons” are not active Temple attending members. Reid is.


43 posted on 01/15/2010 1:24:10 AM 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: usslsm51; Colofornian

It may be as high as he will ever get. Those who uphold and condone the murder of unborn children may be headed for a much hotter and lower level.

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Ironically, Reid (and all other active Mormons) are desperately trying to earn their way to godhood. No, I am not kidding.


44 posted on 01/15/2010 1:27:37 AM 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: Texan Tory

Be that as it may, none of the Mormons that I know like Harry Reid at all.

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That is interesting, because I know several LDS who voted for him.


45 posted on 01/15/2010 1:38:45 AM 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: alloysteel; Colofornian

To be a serious, practicing Mormon and a liberal Democrat is an oxymoron.

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No it is not. Mormons have a reputation as conservatives (and to a degree that is true), but there are many liberal mormons, mostly outside of Utah (in what they call the “mission field”.)


46 posted on 01/15/2010 1:40:21 AM 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: alloysteel; Colofornian; Utah Binger

The “jack-Mormon” pejorative stands.

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“Jack Mormon” is not really a pejorative. It is a description that many inactive or non believing LDS use to describe themselves.

FYI, you are still considered Mormon and a member of the LDS church (and counted among their number) until you are excommunicated or ask to have your name removed through a formal process.


47 posted on 01/15/2010 1:43:51 AM 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: Colofornian

Recent ex-Mormon democratic Congressman like Baron Hill (IN)

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Was he “ex’d” or did he resign his membership?


48 posted on 01/15/2010 1:47:24 AM 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: Leo Farnsworth

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MARTINS COVE

On the 19th of October 1856, the Martin Handcart Company crossed the North Platte River,perhaps at Bessemer Bend-about six miles southwest of present-day Casper, Wyoming. That was the day the big snow storm hit. They pulled up the bluff, a little less than a mile above the river,  and camped for the night. There was no fuel for a fire, they were cold, their clothes were wet and frozen, most of the tents were frozen, the ground was frozen, many just crawled into the tents on the ground for protection for the night. As many as 13 died of exposure before morning. The next day, they traveled about five miles up toward a small hill on which were some trees—they still had to go about 1/2 mile from camp for firewood.

The storm continued—it was impossible to travel; the snow was up to 12 inches deep—the temperature was below zero--plus the Wyoming winds. The conditions continued until the 28 of October. On October 28, 1856, three men on horseback arrived in camp. These men had been sent on ahead of the main rescue party to find where the Martin Company was and to assess their condition. It was reported to these men that 56 people had died since they had crossed the North Platte River.



And MORMONs complain that GENTILES killed them?

Looks like a False Prophet by the name of BRIGHAM YOUNG killed a LOT of them!

 


49 posted on 01/15/2010 4:13:26 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
The Mormons, not a religion, a cult.

Sheese! Do these ‘elders’ have ANY CLUE whatsoever?

50 posted on 01/15/2010 4:14:09 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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