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The Mormon moment
Politico ^ | February 2, 2012 | MJ Lee

Posted on 02/03/2012 9:47:56 AM PST by C19fan

As Mitt Romney solidifies his frontrunner status with a double-digit win this week in the Florida Republican primary, Mormons are embracing a unique moment in their political history that has been dubbed the “Mormon moment” — but not without concerns about what the increasing prominence could mean for their community.

In extensive interviews with 10 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who live and work in the D.C.-area, POLITICO discovered a close-knit community that is enjoying, granted with some reservations, the national spotlight that Romney’s second White House bid is helping to shine on Mormons across the country.

Last month, the Pew Research Center released a 125-page report titled “Mormons in America” that surveyed over 1,000 members of the LDS Church. According to the poll, the majority of Mormons across the country, 63 percent, said they believe acceptance of their religion is on the rise.

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Money quote:

"Even though she is an undecided independent not sold on all of Romney’s policies, Valerie Barker, an Asian-American Mormon and stay-at-home-mom who lives in northern Virginia, said she feels that a Mormon president could help usher into Washington a new era in which elected officials are held to higher moral standards."

The woman drank a keg of the Romney Kool Aid.

1 posted on 02/03/2012 9:48:05 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan; Elsie

Mormons think they are the ones with the ‘highest moral standard’. It is one of their attitudes of superiority.

They also think everyone would be happier if they were Mormon.


2 posted on 02/03/2012 9:51:08 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, Now Christian - "I wasn't brainwashed, just brain pre-soaked.")
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BUT:

Why is Bishop Willard Mitt Romney not using his title? What is he trying to hide? Do we want the elder of any faith to serve as President? Would we want a Catholic, Anglican, Methodist Bishop serving as president? Is it even constitutional? We need to have this conversation now!


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3 posted on 02/03/2012 9:52:00 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: reaganaut

Well, just look at that show, “Sister Wives”...I think that show was developed to make people more accepting of polygamy....yes, I know...”real” LDS don’t practice polygamy any longer...yep


4 posted on 02/03/2012 9:55:58 AM PST by Jrabbit
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5 posted on 02/03/2012 9:56:38 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: reaganaut
It is one of their attitudes of superiority.

Wasn't Satan like that?

6 posted on 02/03/2012 9:57:59 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: C19fan
The breakaway LDS sect of mormonism is about to feel like a dog that finally caught a truck !

The MSM will SHRED them with thier own secrets in defense of Obama, and this in turn will free millions of members from the cult and bring new conversions to near zero !

7 posted on 02/03/2012 10:00:55 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: C19fan

she feels that a Mormon president could help usher into Washington a new era in which elected officials are held to higher moral standards.”
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Cue the pic of Harry Reid...


8 posted on 02/03/2012 10:01:19 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: SENTINEL

interesting thought,now I don’t know if I should be for Mittens or against him. rofl.


9 posted on 02/03/2012 10:04:50 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; Tennessee Nana; ...

Ping


10 posted on 02/03/2012 10:08:43 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: C19fan
"Mormon moment"

They have been waiting for this ever since their Prophet, Joseph Smith ran for President in 1944.

11 posted on 02/03/2012 10:10:29 AM PST by Spunky ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: C19fan
“I don’t know if this is the Mormon moment. But it’s a good moment to be Mormon.”

This is the media's nice, pre-nomination view of Romney and all those nice, polite Mormons on their bicycles. Just wait...

They have not really made an issue of his Mormonism, yet. But if he gets the nomination, the American electorate will get a non-stop education in Mormonism from Joseph Smith’s con-man history, faked “scriptures”, the abuse involved with marrying underage girls, the Mountain Meadows massacre, blood atonement, the history of racism in the church, to Kolob, to Jesus as Satan’s brother, to God having sex with Mary, to questions about the polygamy practiced by Mitt’s ancestors.

And remember the "boxers or briefs" question posed of Bill Clinton?

After the convention, if Mitt is the nominee, it may not be such a good time to be a Mormon.

12 posted on 02/03/2012 10:10:56 AM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: reaganaut
Mormons think they are the ones with the ‘highest moral standard’. It is one of their attitudes of superiority.

I get the same read off of Catholics. Both are untrue.
13 posted on 02/03/2012 10:11:21 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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place marker


14 posted on 02/03/2012 10:13:26 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: reaganaut

True.

This is opposed to Christians who believe that accepting jesus christ into your heart makes you happier.

Not joinging a temple or completeing a ritual.

Even baptism happens AFTER the person has changed their heart first.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 10:18:19 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: SENTINEL
The breakaway LDS sect of mormonism is about to feel like a dog that finally caught a truck ! The MSM will SHRED them with thier own secrets in defense of Obama, and this in turn will free millions of members from the cult and bring new conversions to near zero !

Wow! That's a silver lining worth offering thanks for! Truly, thanks for offering up a bright spot in a very dim scenario. There could be an upside to gay-pride-is-great-in-schoolchildren Romney getting the nom.

We conservatives and our pundits such as Rush, Levin, Coulter, Ingraham, Hannity, etc., pride ourselves on not surrendering to political correctness. We scorn political correctness and rightly because political correctness -- refraining from saying certain truths because they will offend people -- is used to manipulate and deceive people. Yep, the Right is proundly immune to political correctness ...

... except when it comes to Mormonism. Bring that up, and nearly every Republican and conservative around immediately cringes and protests how unseemly it is to even question and investigate, let alone sound alarms against, the essence of Mormonism.

But talk to ex-Mormons. Talk to non-Mormons who've lived in Mormon communities. Read "Riders of the Purple Sage" and other of Zane Gray's novels so you fully understand what an honest and clear-sighted writer and chronicler of the American West that Gray was.

Mormonism should be questioned BY OUR SIDE. But who has the guts to do so? Not Rush. Not Levin. Certainly not Coulter, and certainly not Hugh Hewitt.

It's just too politically incorrect.

16 posted on 02/03/2012 10:21:03 AM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: crosshairs

I’m no fan of roman catholicism but I would disagree with you.

Most catholics I know are very humble. They are steadfast in their tradition and there adherence to doctrine. I think they are more self righteous than arrogant.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 10:21:33 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: crosshairs
Catholics don't investigate your dead ancestors so they can be baptized and become their servants. Who do you think owns Ancestry.com?

Btw, I'm not a Catholic.

18 posted on 02/03/2012 10:21:52 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: C19fan
In extensive interviews with 10 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who live and work in the D.C.-area, POLITICO discovered a close-knit community that is enjoying, granted with some reservations, the national spotlight that Romney’s second White House bid is helping to shine on Mormons across the country.

Then they'll just LOVE FR's lighting up MORMONism!

19 posted on 02/03/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: C19fan
According to the poll, the majority of Mormons across the country, 63 percent, said they believe acceptance of their religion is on the rise.

Do they 'believe' EVERYTHING that SLC headquarters tells them?

20 posted on 02/03/2012 10:28:31 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: All

Mormons are a CULT plain and Simple, no differant than Scientology.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/episodes/s07e12-all-about-mormons


21 posted on 02/03/2012 10:29:08 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: C19fan
According to the poll, the majority of Mormons across the country, 63 percent, said they believe acceptance of their religion is on the rise.

yup. American's are 'accepting' the FACT that MORMONism is a heretical cult alright!

22 posted on 02/03/2012 10:29:45 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: reaganaut
 

MORMON
ATTITUDES OF SUPERIORITY
 

  1. I’m Superior; I have a special gift of the holy Ghost -- you don’t!
  2. I’m Superior; I have God’s true priesthood power -- you don’t!
  3. I’m Superior; I can go in God’s secret Temple -- you can’t!
  4. I’m Superior; I’ve been Endowed with special Gifts and Knowledge -- you’re just normal!
  5. I’m Superior; I’ll have my family with me in heaven -- you’ll be with strangers!
  6. I’m Superior; I’m becoming a God -- you aren’t!
  7. I’m Superior; My women know their place as servants of man and yours don’t.
  8. I’m Superior; YOUR creeds are wrong because they come from man - mine comes from God (you can find each one printed in our Scriptures).
  9. I’m Superior; I don’t HAVE a creed - I’ve got 13 Articles of Faith.
10. I'm Superior; I have 4 "Bibles"-- the standard works (5 if you count the JST) -- you've only got one: in as far as it is translated correctly.
11. I’m Superior; I can lie with impunity about such things as church membership, church growth, church doctrine, church history, church influence, etc. —                           -- You can’t.
12. I’m Superior; I am right (everybody knows) when I say 'evangelical' Christians are lunatics -- 
                           -- You’re a hideous narrow-minded bigot, who is persecuting me by practicing discrimination by saying I'm not a Christian.
13. I'm Superior; I have a testimony about a prophet -- you don't.
14. I'm Superior; I have a Scripture-producing Amos 3:7 prophet -- you don't
15. I’m Superior; I have a Living Prophet who talks to god every day -- you have a dim-witted hireling of Satan who only talks to himself.
16. I'm Superior; I have my calling & election made sure -- you don't.
17. I’m Superior; I have magic underwear to protect me from the bogey man -- you don’t.
18. I’m Superior; I have secret clasps and grips to give the angel so I get admitted to the celestial kingdom -- you don’t ;so you can’t.
19. I'm Superior; I know secret handshake codes for afterlife entrances-- you don't.
20. I’m Superior; I will see Joseph Smith setting on the right hand of GOD, when I get to Mormon heaven, and he will recognize me and judge me favorably                              -- You’re on your own; when you get to wherever you’re going!
21. I’m Superior; I’m going to hie to Kolob -- you’re going to who knows where.
22. I’m Superior; I get to have a harem and act like a celestial stud for time and all eternity -- you don’t.
23. I’m Superior; I have sun stones, moon stones, sky stones, cloud stones, Saturn stones, and the evil eye of Osirus guarding my temple
                            -- You have nothing but a stupid cross.
24. I’m Superior; My church has billions in assets stashed away -- yours has taken a stupid vow of poverty.
25. I'm Superior; Last - we have the power to keep a whole race out of our priesthood if we wanted to reinsert our 148-year legacy  (we ARE still keeping an entire GENDER at bay!)
26.  I'm superior; I have the "higher law" -- everyone else "lives under the "lesser law' because I say so...(over and over).
 
 
Revision 46.5
Semi-Official creed of the EXclusive club of Freeper Flying Inmans.
All rights liable to be abused.

23 posted on 02/03/2012 10:30:41 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: crosshairs

It is untrue about the Catholics. It is VERY True about the Mormons.

Been there done that (see tagline).


24 posted on 02/03/2012 10:31:14 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, Now Christian - "I wasn't brainwashed, just brain pre-soaked.")
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To: reaganaut
They also think everyone would be happier if they were Mormon.


25 posted on 02/03/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: crosshairs

See post #23. It is very accurate representation of Mormon attitudes of superiority.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 10:33:18 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, Now Christian - "I wasn't brainwashed, just brain pre-soaked.")
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To: Spunky
They have been waiting for this ever since their Prophet, Joseph Smith ran for President in 1944.

Ya just can't keep a good man down...

27 posted on 02/03/2012 10:33:58 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: hoosiermama

The LDS Church has a lay clergy, consequently, there is no professional clergy. Romney never made a dime for his services as an LDS bishop ... he did it only for the love of Jesus Christ.


28 posted on 02/03/2012 10:36:03 AM PST by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: hoosiermama

The LDS Church has a lay clergy, consequently, there is no professional clergy. Romney never made a dime for his services as an LDS bishop ... he did it only for the love of Jesus Christ.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 10:36:14 AM PST by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: hoosiermama

The LDS Church has a lay clergy, consequently, there is no professional clergy. Romney never made a dime for his services as an LDS bishop ... he did it only for the love of Jesus Christ.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 10:36:26 AM PST by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: Elsie
Ya just can't keep a good man down...


JESUS: Hey Smith!       Remember that boast you made about doing more than even I had done to hold the 'church' together?

JOSEPH SMITH: Where am I?

JESUS: Don't you remember? A few seconds ago you were in that jail.

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh; yeah; but where am I NOW?

JESUS: Don't you remember? Does bang - bang ring a bell?

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh; yeah - that crummy gun I had was about USELESS!

JESUS: I hope you left instructions on how to hold your church together.

JOSEPH SMITH: Dang! I knew there was SOMETHING I was forgetting!

JESUS: Looks like there's a power struggle going on down there.

JOSEPH SMITH: Yeah; there was always SOMEone who wanted the power that I held - especially over the LADIES - wink wink.

JESUS: No need to worry about that now; remember what my friend Matthew wrote down?

JOSEPH SMITH: This? “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven” (Matthew 22:30)

JESUS: That's it.

JOSEPH SMITH: I thought that was mistranslated.

JESUS: Nah - it was right.

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh well; it was fun while it lasted. My buds will still get it on with the girls.

JESUS: Uh; I'm sorry; in just a few more years; your followers will cavein to the United States government and abandon the 'Eternal Covenant' that you came up with.

JOSEPH SMITH: ME!? YOU are the one that told me to do that!

JESUS: Sorry; but you must have mistranslated what I told you. What part of Do NOT commit ADULTERY did you not understand?

JOSEPH SMITH: mumble....

JESUS: What did you say?

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh, nothing.

JESUS: Well; it was interesting talking to you; but now I must get back to perparing a place for those who believe in Me.

JOSEPH SMITH: Oh, yeah; the Celestial Kingdom.

JESUS: No...

JOSEPH SMITH: The Telestial one?

JESUS: Nope.

JOSEPH SMITH: SUREly not the TERRESTRIAL one!!

JESUS: Nope. Didn't you read that the mind of man had NOT conceived of it? Paul wrote it down in 1 Corinthians 2:9.

JOSEPH SMITH: I thought that was mistranslated.

JESUS: No; it wasn't.

JOSEPH SMITH: You SURE?

JESUS: Yes. Now I must be going: what did you say your name was again?

JOSEPH SMITH: Joseph Smith.

JESUS: Hmmmm. According to my Heavenly FAITHbook, you didn't sign in as one of my friends - sorry, I never knew you.

JOSEPH SMITH: But.... 

31 posted on 02/03/2012 10:37:06 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Jrabbit

“Well, just look at that show, “Sister Wives”...I think that show was developed to make people more accepting of polygamy....yes, I know...”real” LDS don’t practice polygamy any longer...yep”


No, but that’s their idea of heaven. For the men only, of course. I’ll get back to you when I hear of a woman that thinks that is her idea of heaven.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 10:38:10 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: teppe

This isn’t about money. This is about electing a cultist to the Presidency.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 10:38:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Finny
"But talk to ex-Mormons. Talk to non-Mormons who've lived in Mormon communities."

I AM an ex mormon !

I was a "high priest" and Bishopric member just four years ago, defending Romney on this site !

In an absolute fit of fury I went into the church library to prove a referenced quote, posted here by Greyfoxx39, where Joseph Smith claimed to be greater than Jesus Christ a lie. Of course I found, in their own books, that she was telling the truth....And in a matter of hours, once I had the courage to look and see, the entire foundation of my life, being built of sand, washed away. AFTER I had abandoned the heresies, THEN I was ready to be saved by Christ.

Now I and the other "inmans" here at FR do what we can to block and undo the evils of the cult that is mormonism.

Do what you can now ! There will never be a better time.

34 posted on 02/03/2012 10:54:06 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: annieokie

Keep up the good work annie, we’re making a difference.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 10:55:13 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: C19fan
If Romney gets the nomination I have no doubt that some superpac out of Hollywood or Napa will spend $20mil talking about Magic Underwear...along with NBC running a two hour special on the tenets of Mormonism.

It's not right, but you can figure it will certainly happen.

36 posted on 02/03/2012 10:57:10 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Elsie
"Ya just can't keep a good man down... "

LOL! He rose from the dead.

I meant 1844 not 1944

37 posted on 02/03/2012 10:57:34 AM PST by Spunky ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jrabbit

Actually it’s on “hold” they never did away with it. The reason it’s on hold was so Utah could get statehood. It’s in their doctrine still.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 10:58:53 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: newheart
And to top it off........Romney won't fight back.

He's fighting Newt dirtier right now...than he will with Obama.

39 posted on 02/03/2012 10:59:14 AM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Elsie

40 posted on 02/03/2012 11:00:39 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: DJ MacWoW; teppe
"This isn’t about money. This is about electing a cultist to the Presidency."

Allow me this slight correction of your staement.

"This isn’t about money. This is about electing a SECOND cultist to command a SECOND THIRD of our national government."


41 posted on 02/03/2012 11:00:39 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: Spunky

Yep, he flew back down from Kolob...took over Dewey’s body and ran as the Moderate Republican!!


42 posted on 02/03/2012 11:02:29 AM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: SENTINEL

Right! :-)


43 posted on 02/03/2012 11:05:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Elsie
Is mormonism a christian religion







Questions put to Joseph Smith: "'Do you believe the Bible?' [Smith:]'If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does, for there are none of the religious sects of the day that do'. When asked 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons'? [Smith replied] 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119).
Joseph Smith: "for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible" (from Pearl of Great Price 1:12). "What is it that inspires professors of Christianity generally with a hope of salvation? It is that smooth, sophisticated influence of the devil, by which he deceives the whole world" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.270).
 
 
 
Brigham Young stated this repeatedly: "When the light came to me I saw that all the so-called Christian world was grovelling in darkness" (Journal of Discourses 5:73); "The Christian world, so-called, are heathens as to the knowledge of the salvation of God" (Journal of Discourses 8:171); "With a regard to true theology, a more ignorant people never lived than the present so-called Christian world" (Journal of Discourses 8:199); "And who is there that acknowledges [God's] hand? ...You may wander east, west, north, and south, and you cannot find it in any church or government on the earth, except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.24); "Should you ask why we differ from other Christians, as they are called, it is simply because they are not Christians as the New Testament defines Christianity" (Journal of Discourses 10:230).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt proclaimed: "Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the 'whore of Babylon' whom the Lord denounces by the mouth of John the Revelator as having corrupted all the earth by their fornications and wickedness. Any person who shall be so corrupt as to receive a holy ordinance of the Gospel from the ministers of any of these apostate churches will be sent down to hell with them, unless they repent" (The Seer, p. 255).
 
 
 
Orson Pratt also said: "This great apostasy commenced about the close of the first century of the Christian era, and it has been waxing worse and worse from then until now" (Journal of Discourses
, vol.18, p.44) and: "But as there has been no Christian Church on the earth for a great many centuries past, until the present century, the people have lost sight of the pattern that God has given according to which the Christian Church should be established, and they have denominated a great variety of people Christian Churches, because they profess to be ...But there has been a long apostasy, during which the nations have been cursed with apostate churches in great abundance" (Journal of Discourses , 18:172).
 
 
President John Taylor stated: "Christianity...is a perfect pack of nonsense...the devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work than the Christianity of the nineteenth century." (Journal of Discourses , vol. 6, p.167); "Where shall we look for the true order or authority of God? It cannot be found in any nation of Christendom." (Journal of Discourses , 10:127).
 
 
 
James Talmage said: "A self-suggesting interpretation of history indicates that there has been a great departure from the way of salvation as laid down by the Savior, a universal apostasy from the Church of Christ". (A Study of the Articles of Faith, p.182).
 
 
 
President Joseph Fielding Smith said: "Doctrines were corrupted, authority lost, and a false order of religion took the place of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it had been the case in former dispensations, and the people were left in spiritual darkness." (Doctrines of Salvation, p.266). "For hundreds of years the world was wrapped in a veil of spiritual darkness, until there was not one fundamental truth belonging to the place of salvation ...Joseph Smith declared that in the year 1820 the Lord revealed to him that all the 'Christian' churches were in error, teaching for commandments the doctrines of men" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 3, p.282).
 
 
 
More recent statements by apostle Bruce McConkie are also very clear: "Apostasy was universal...And this darkness still prevails except among those who have come to a knowledge of the restored gospel" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol 3, p.265); "Thus the signs of the times include the prevailing apostate darkness in the sects of Christendom and in the religious world in general" (The Millennial Messiah, p.403); "a perverted Christianity holds sway among the so-called Christians of apostate Christendom" (Mormon Doctrine, p.132); "virtually all the millions of apostate Christendom have abased themselves before the mythical throne of a mythical Christ whom they vainly suppose to be a spirit essence who is incorporeal uncreated, immaterial and three-in-one with the Father and Holy Spirit" (Mormon Doctrine, p.269); "Gnosticism is one of the great pagan philosophies which antedated Christ and the Christian Era and which was later commingled with pure Christianity to form the apostate religion that has prevailed in the world since the early days of that era." (Mormon Doctrine, p.316).
 
 
 
President George Q. Cannon said: "After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, there were only two churches upon the earth. They were known respectively as the Church of the Lamb of God and Babylon. The various organizations which are called churches throughout Christendom, though differing in their creeds and organizations, have one common origin. They all belong to Babylon" (Gospel Truth, p.324).
 
 
President Wilford Woodruff stated: "the Gospel of modern Christendom shuts up the Lord, and stops all communication with Him. I want nothing to do with such a Gospel, I would rather prefer the Gospel of the dark ages, so called" (Journal of Discourses , vol. 2, p.196).

44 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:09 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
Is mormonism a christian religion


A 'similar' question???

45 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:44 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That they would even have that type of practice shows what lengths they will go to force Mormonism on people Don’t ever be polite to the Missionaries unless you want to move without leaving a forwarding address. They will hound you and keep sending them to your home. They are very pushy.


46 posted on 02/03/2012 11:08:01 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: StPaulRevert

you will be excommunicated for polygamy, but don’t let facts get in the way


47 posted on 02/03/2012 11:11:29 AM PST by san pancho
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To: StPaulRevert

Cults are like that. All of them.


48 posted on 02/03/2012 11:14:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: newheart; greyfoxx39; Godzilla; Tennessee Nana; Elsie; colorcountry; Colofornian; Zakeet; ...
"... the American electorate will get a non-stop education in Mormonism from Joseph Smith’s con-man history, faked “scriptures”, the abuse involved with marrying underage girls, the Mountain Meadows massacre, blood atonement, the history of racism in the church, to Kolob, to Jesus as Satan’s brother, to God having sex with Mary, to questions about the polygamy practiced by Mitt’s ancestors." And I wonder if the 'I'm a Momron' commercials will still run all across the nation as the populace finds out what a 'real Mormon' believes? As a Newt supporter, I would like to see an Internet campaign to tie together the deceit which has spewed from Mitt Romney over the years, to the 'And I'm a Mormon' smarm we're bombarded with now.

The LDS inc profit machine in SLC wants to help their high priest Romney with a stealthy ad campaign, I think we ought to turn it back on them. I can see us posting Harry Reid pix with some of his notorious lies and socialist demands, then the viewer reads or hears 'And I'm a Mormon.'

Well, isn't Ann 'I'm so smart' Coulter telling us that knockdown drag out primaries make our nominee less vulnerable in the general election? So let's push this deceitful Romney support campaign from LDS inc right back at them!

49 posted on 02/03/2012 11:14:20 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: hoosiermama

Because unlike other religions that you mentioned, you are not a “bishop” for a lifetime, only while you are serving in the calling. He is not hiding his title, he doesn’t currently hold it.


50 posted on 02/03/2012 11:15:43 AM PST by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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