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A Mormon in the White House
New York Post ^ | May 5, 2012 | Maureen Callahan

Posted on 05/07/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT by kevcol


62% [of mormons] say that Americans are “uninformed” about the religion. Yet the reluctance of most Mormons to discuss their beliefs and customs with non-members only adds to secular suspicion that the church is a cult.


Romney would also be assigned two “home teachers” — fellow Mormons who live in his vicinity and would visit with Romney once a month, probably in the White House, to counsel him on his faith and general emotional state


Less than two hours after my visit — despite giving staffers only my first name and filling out no paperwork — I was startled to get a voicemail on my cellphone from someone identifying himself as a prophet, saying that he’d like to “start interceding for your life” and asking me to call an 800 number to join a prayer circle.


says that she specifically asked to be moved to [Sen. Harry] Reid’s Maryland chapel, because she has a relative who’s gay and her former place of worship housed some older, bigoted congregants.

She’ll be worshipping with Brother Romney should he win. Even if he loses, however, author Feldman thinks that his nomination itself is a watershed moment.

“That so many Americans don’t know he’s a Mormon, and that his religion wasn’t a factor in this primary — as it was four years ago — that’s directional,” he says. “ It’s a historically significant moment, and it’s progress. We’re improving as a country.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lds; mittromney; mormonism; romney; romney2012; romneyandgod
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The Mormon religion is no weirder than Scientology.

81 posted on 05/07/2012 7:21:18 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: Diogenesis
82 posted on 05/07/2012 10:39:34 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NoLibZone
This is the same religious bigotry that JFK faced.

No it is isn't even close. It's another beast altogether. Just for starters JFK din't profess himself to be a God...nor did his church have a political agenda to appoint JFK as a savior.

83 posted on 05/07/2012 10:54:21 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Try to be truthful.

Romney-the incompetent LIAR and BACKSTABBER
is the only one who brings up his religion as a shield.

From the Kennedy Seat in Massachusetts to the entire DNC

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George Soros Wants Mitt Romney

84 posted on 05/08/2012 4:27:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: kevcol

Santorum Endorses One-time Rival Romney
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 06:55 AM


Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign Monday in a late-night email that called for the one-time rivals to unite and defeat Barack Obama.

85 posted on 05/08/2012 7:33:30 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Anyhow this is about Mitt and the concern about Mormon influence upon the way he would govern if president.”

I don’t think we have anything to worry about with respect to his Mormonism.
I do think we should be concerned about his political philosophy though. Like most other religions, Mormons come in many political shades. How else do you countenance the likes of Harry Reid, who is also a Mormon, and a POS at the same time. For what it’s worth, Mormons I know, can’t understand why the church has not excommunicated Reid, which is more than can be said for the Catholics and the Pelosi’s and Biden’s of their faith.

86 posted on 05/08/2012 8:47:09 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

I am given to understand that there is much in the foundational papers of the Mormon faith which would plainly condemn the conduct of a Harry Reid, as well as many of Mitt Romney’s leftist tendencies. I’d have to ask why isn’t Reid censured for not living up to such standards, let alone Romney.

87 posted on 05/08/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: allmendream

What do you consider a organization that requires that you not affiliate “with any group or individual that teach practices that are not in agreement with church teachings” in order to attend its temple?

What do you consider an organization that shuns you if you leave it, and makes sure that the others in the organization shun you too (and see what would happen if THEY left)?

Sometimes a spade has to be called a spade.

88 posted on 05/08/2012 11:25:39 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: allmendream

You distinguish a cult as one that only wants 100% of your belongings -

What do you call an organization that demands you give up your children for two years?

89 posted on 05/08/2012 11:37:03 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover

Germany? They demand citizens give up their ‘children’ for a couple years of military service. Is Germany a cult?

90 posted on 05/08/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: caww

91 posted on 05/08/2012 7:41:15 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: ansel12

I thought you meant a priest or pastor from another church.

92 posted on 05/10/2012 7:13:10 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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