Skip to comments.RNC to feature members of Romney's church, Ron Paul tribute
Posted on 08/25/2012 4:25:01 AM PDT by Zakeet
The marquee night of next week's Republican National Convention will feature testimonials from individuals who worked with Mitt Romney in his local church the most expansive discussion yet by the GOP hopeful's campaign of his Mormon faith.
A senior Romney official who briefed reporters Friday morning said that among the representatives of the church who will be featured Thursday would be someone who followed him as the leader of the faith community and who would talk "about what it was like to fill Gov. Romney's shoes."
Others will be those who Romney "helped in different times of their lives," Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer said.
It's part of an evening in which the campaign plans to tell Romney's story "in a very complete way." It also will include more than a dozen Olympians, including 1980 U.S. men's hockey gold medalist Mike Eruzione, who lit the torch at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games that Romney ran.
Not mentioned on the call as part of the Thursday proceedings was Romney's business record, a part of his resume the Obama campaign has zeroed in on during the summer.
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Personally, I believe the "we Mormons are really Christians just like you ... and we're not all that weird" spiel will be counterproductive with respect to appealing to conservatives ... and will be interpreted as a thinly veiled attempt at proselytisation by Evangelical Christians ... and will give more ammunition to the radical left and their MSM lapdogs ... but what do I know?
Somebody is seriously misunderstanding what drives evangelical denunciation of the belief, and making the convention a Mormon exposition will only exacerbate the problem because, yes, it will appear to be proselytizing, which begs correction from a Biblical point of view, and thus the cycle of acrimony flares up yet again.
Stressing common ground with a Biblical foundation, as well as highlighting positive traits of thrift, preparation and patriotism associated with Mormons as a people is as far as it should be taken by a rational candidate who actually isn't attempting to proselytize.
No matter what ever hellish practices are involved?
Jim; you better move this one to the Religion area before it gets out of hand.
I think it’s good to face the religion issue head on. The lamestream is already on it, but of course, Black Liberation Theology is untouchable.
IT IS THEIR RIGHT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES! As a matter of fact, it is the first right.
Do you want your right to practice your faith infringed upon because some other nutbag religious sect thinks ours is an abomination? Damn, there are several of them, but as long as we all have to live and honor the same rules and laws, leave them the hell alone.
My pastor once made a comment in one of his sermons that was centered on the Samaritans. "Be mindful of how you live your life, you may be the only Bible some will ever read."
The message that sent to me was that by your example, it may be the only taste test they will take of Christianity. Much like those stupid GEICO taste test commercials.
“No matter what ever hellish practices are involved?”
A am Christian, yet there are ‘Christian’ denominations other than LDS that I believe have rather ‘hellish practices’.
I have never heard them use the inclusive term “Christians just like you”.
It’s always the exclusive form we hear: “We are Christian”.
Personally I don’t understand the evangelicals position that Mormons are not Christian. If they are trying to influence people outside Mormonism or potential conversions that is one thing but the individual Mormon knows how he prays with a reference to Christ in every single prayer and when Evangelicals produce the argument that Mormons are not Christian, every other thing that person says becomes suspect.
This argument strengthens the individual Mormon’s beliefs as the person who says that a Mormon is not a Christian has now lost all credibility.
“IT IS THEIR RIGHT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!”
Actually, religious beliefs are protected under the Constitution.
However, actions based upon those beliefs can and have been restricted. Human sacrifice and polygamy are but two examples of religious beliefs that are protected but are illegal in practice.
Without getting into what is Romney’s church food fight did any of you see Juan Williams go ballistic yesterday on the Five when Dana Perino said she had never met a Mormon who was not nice.
You would have thought Dana said the “N” word. Williams thought it was terrible Dana would say that.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Says quite a bit about Williams black, commie-centric view of the world.
I then ran through my memory of Mormons I have known in my life time and Dana was right. While I would not agree with their religion they were just darn nice people. Oh, Oh, Williams will be calling me a racist.
I suppose you missed the other part that said we all had to live and honor all the rules and laws?
Interesting those who know nothing of mormonism said this would never happen, those of us who know mormonism say - tolda so.
It might serve you well to lean about mormonism.
mormonism does not teach the Biblical Christ.
They teach the lds god was once a man, that the lds jesus was just a son of the lds god.
The lds teach that the lds jesus is not sufficient for salvation, because salvation must be earned.
lds do not beleive in grace as sufficient.
When lds use the words, jesus christ or savior they are not saying the Biblical Jesus or Salvation.
When lds say christ they are not talking about the Biblical eternal Christ, they are talking about a created christ, a son of the lds god who was once a man.
When lds say salvation they are not talking about Biblical Salvation they are talking about lds salvation which must be earned.
lds use the same words but they are not Biblical words.
lds have to be nice it is part of their working for salvation.
So, are you going to mount a campaign to have these people locked away because they don’t believe as you?
I know far more about Mormonism than you ASSUME. My sister had become one several years ago and although I don’t agree with her religion, I have put my life on the line to protect her right to choose her faith as she desires.
We went through this same crap in 1960 over Catholicism. Do you think we should lock all of them up as well? “Assuming” you are not Catholic.
People of FR sometimes say really incoherent things, you haven't even risen to that level here.
You really need help if you actually believe what you have posted.
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