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Posted on 08/14/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Are you still killing your unborn?
There SHOULD be!
Or American fetuses; either...
Thank you for saying this, Jim.
I think there are two different agendas at work.
The first involves pro-Romney people who are fighting for their candidate and trying to damage the opposition. I don't agree with them but I can't blame them. Political activity is a full-contact sport.
The second agenda is more sinister. Some people are trying to silence those who oppose Mormonism.
The only reason I can think of to vote for Romney is that he's better than Obama. Since my state could easily be a swing state I may end up doing that myself. Jim has already said that he's only one vote and he's not trying to tell the rest of us how to vote.
But to those who wants to silence critics of Mormonism because Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee — have you guys lost your marbles? Mormons are a tiny percentage of America and nearly everyone who is a seriously committed Christian conservative views them as a cult.
Efforts by Romney supporters to get Free Republic to stop attacking their candidate could easily have been expected. Romney met with representatives of Red State and other conservative anti-Romney internet blogs after he locked up the nomination, and I think we all knew that once Jim Robinson decided he wasn't going to change his opposition, there would be organized efforts to marginalize Free Republic.
But trying to get an anti-Romney website to ban opponents of Mormonism who have been posting against Mormonism for more than a decade? That's crazy talk. It makes no political sense. The only way to explain it is that Mormon “true believers” must feel religiously obligated to attack Free Republic regardless of whether it makes any political sense or not.
But at least the Mormons dress better. Maybe with Mitt Romney as president, ties will go back in fashion and we can avoid seeing some future president wear flip-flops and T-shirts in the oval office.
But personally, I'd take a conservative wearing dirty T-shirts, jeans with holes, and worn-out flip-flops as long as he didn't flip-flop his policies.
As a self-described conservative Southern Baptist, you should read these verses from Psalm 139:19-22:
"Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies."
I'd rather apply that verse to Muslims and liberal atheists than Mormons since they hate the Christian God explicitly and openly, but to say that "God doesnt like hate" is not biblical.
Conservative Baptists ought to know better.
194 posted on Tue Aug 14 2012 21:21:03 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Repub4bush: “You can't brush Mormon's with a broad brush than you can with my Southern Baptist Brethren! There are bad people of all religions. But you can't brush all mormons with the same brush! I found that out on my own.”
Mormon doctrine is contrary to Scripture on many points. That doesn't mean I hate Mormons, and they can be useful allies on some pro-family issues, but the bottom line is that Mormonism and traditional Christianity cannot both be true. Mormons know that, and Christians who don't are the ones who aren't listening to what Mormons believe.
194 posted on Tue Aug 14 2012 21:21:03 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Repub4bush: “I love Newt, but I am willing to vote for Mitt, because, he has never shown the propensity to govern due to Mormon doctrine!”
That is part of what is so strange about this whole mess. If Mitt Romney had governed more like a conservative Mormon and less like Harry Reid, a lot of conservatives would have been much more willing to support him.
The Mormons need to get their act together. Just as the rise of the Kennedy dynasty empowered liberal Roman Catholics and caused major problems for a generation, a Romney presidency could easily cause serious damage for the reputation of Mormons.
The Mormons need to decide whether they want their public image to be fresh-faced young men who are dedicated to their cause and support traditional family values, or whether they want their public face to be the liberalism of Huntsman, Reid, and Romney.
That's an internal Mormon issue and I don't get a vote. But Mormons like Jeff Head ought to be thinking long and hard about whether Romney is going to do serious long-term damage to their religion. All they need to do is look at what happened to the public reputation of Catholicism once the Kennedy family and “Camelot” became their most prominent public face.
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