Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-92 last
To: Molon Labbie
Obama is WAY too cozy with the mooselimbs...and when they achieve significant numbers in the US, look out...

I'm sure that I'll have to duck for cover after this but here goes...

I am very troubled by Obama's behavior with Muslims, however, I am pretty skeptical that he is in a conspiracy with them. A true Muslim would never call out attention to the Armenian Christian genocide perpetrated by the Turkish Muslims and publicly condemn it like Obama recently did. The captured materials from Osama bin Laden's lair certainly painted Obama as an enemy of Islam and in no way a sympathizer.

Do I wish Obama would be more active in protecting Christians from Muslim attacks around world today? Do I wish he'd oppose Sharia? Will I be happy when Obama leaves office? Hell, yes! (My joy in seeing Obama voted out of office this November would be mostly mitigated, however, when I see Mitt Romney sworn in. That's like the doctor telling you the surgery to remove the fatal cancerous tumor was totally successful but it was just discovered you have ALS.)

51 posted on 05/07/2012 12:01:07 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Big Horn; Dapper 26

Already the most irrelevant, tiresome saying of 2012,

Especially as a childish remark on threads about Mormonism, that is the kind of mindless one liner that makes up about 95% of DU posting.


52 posted on 05/07/2012 12:01:27 PM PDT by ansel12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Here’s an accurate discription of why Mormonism is considered a cult and why mainstream Christianity sees them as that.

What is a cult?

According to Janja Lalich, Ph.D., and Michael Langone, Ph.D. of the non-profit research network...” International Cultic Studies Association”

‘A cult is characterized by the following patterns’ ....ALL of which apply to Mormonism:

Summary:

> “The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader, whether he is alive or dead, regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.”

> “Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.”

> “Mind-altering practices such as : chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines, are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).”

> “The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should... think, act, and feel....for example: members must get permission to date, change jobs, marry or leaders prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, whether or not to have children, how to discipline children, and so forth.”

> “The group is ‘elitist’,... claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members. For example: the leader is considered the Messiah, a special being, an avatar—or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity.”

> “The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society.”

> “The leader is not accountable to any authorities unlike, for example: teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream religious denominations.”

> “The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members’ participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group..For example: lying to family or friends, or collecting, money for bogus charities.”

> “The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt in order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion.

> “ Subservience to the leader or group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities they had before joining the group.”

> “The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.”

> “The group is preoccupied with making money.”

> “Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities.”

> “Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.”

> “The most loyal members (the “true believers”) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way to be, and often
fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave ,or even consider leaving. the group.”

Would’t you agree that Mitt Romney’s devotion to the Mormon faith is a salient factor in his ability to lead the United States of America?

What would happen if Mitt Romney had to make an important decision, say, about nuclear war. How do you think he would decide?

He would decide the same way that the Book of Mormon commanders-in-chief decided: ......He would ask the Mormon Prophet/President what God wanted him to do......... The U.S. President will be following the orders of the Mormon President. ......After all, Romney has already sworn on his life to obey his Priesthood leaders, especially the Mormon President, ....who supposedly holds God-given authority over the entire population of the Earth.

Is that who you want in charge of pushing the red button?


53 posted on 05/07/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: caww

I thought you were going to describe Mormonism specifically, but many of these could equally describe several religions, including Catholicism.


54 posted on 05/07/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by riverdawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: ansel12
Already the most irrelevant, tiresome saying of 2012,

and also, there is a difference in who you would expect either major party to nominate. The rats running a muslim-leaning homo marxist does not = therefore the religion of the [R] candidate isn't a big deal. Obamao has already been defined - and was still elected. Mormonism has not defined itself sufficiently (and intentionally IMO) so the press will go ahead and take care of that, much to the chagrin of Mormonism supporters, Romney supporters, and even the ABO camp. Along with a host of other factors - Mormonism will have to be accepted as mainstream for Romney to win, and that's not going happen. What will happen is the exact opposite and this article is just a part of the first wave of that. One of the worst candidates possible has been annointed when there was a strong chance to take out Obamao.
55 posted on 05/07/2012 12:23:54 PM PDT by kevcol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

Even though I preferred Gingrich or Santorum I’m gladly on board with Romney now. If for no other reason than to observe all the bitterness, crying and whining by certain bigots on FR. Can’t beat that kind of entertainment. lol.


56 posted on 05/07/2012 12:27:49 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

Some of what the ‘Mormon political agenda’ contains and how they generally see it if they are even aware..many aren’t let alone the general public the leadership is very adapt at concealing what they do:

Most Mormons believe that it is ‘their destiny’ for a Mormon to become President of the USA and he will ‘rule’ and bring in ...’a United Socialist Order.” ...aka New World Order ...’under their control’...or at the very least a strong participant in a place of leadership and control.

Thus Romney will, by the dictates of the leadership of this organization, definately march with the Globalists...but his agenda will be masked until the stage is set.

The goals of the church are in fact a benevolent dictatorship.”........”If they form a dictatorship, they would institute ‘a United Order’,... which is a communistic form of government where the church owns all the property..... They already own almost 90% of the farmland in Florida.... and they are chewing up farmland all over the U.S. .....The desire is to control the U.S. food supply.”

We’ve often heard Glen Beck reference preparation for what is to come..but behind that “warning” he is very much in the loop of the LDS agenda for “World Unity” under the Mormon leadership.

“Mormon leaders are ‘deliberately ‘keeping from the public...and even their membership... the true history of their religion because they will know that you will have a hard time believing it is from God,”....... states ‘Sandra Tanner, great great granddaughter of Brigham Young and former Mormon’........ ....

she continues........”Their faith is rooted in the ‘esoteric realm’... and occult symbols lavish their Temples..... No crosses adorn any of their Temples, but they do ‘contain dozens of inverted pentagrams’. ....Mormon Temples are full of Masonic witchcraft and occult symbols........The Mormon faith is one of the ultimate deceptions due to their ability to put up a fasade and contend that they are Christians.

.....Active members of the church have no idea what the real truth is......the general membership are completely ignorant to facts and are, for the most part, very good people who have been deceived in what many have called ....”the cruelest hoax of all”.


57 posted on 05/07/2012 12:31:19 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: riverdawg
I disagree....the Pope and other religious leaders are not running for President.....that makes a huge difference.

As for other religions falling into what is considered a cult...the Mormon religion hits 'every single one'....others may be like or have a few similarities... but none as the Mormon church....and that with a political agenda.

Being careful to observe that it is the natural response of Mormons to divert the attention to "other" churches.....rather than defend their own. We see Romney doing likewise when he is cornered....and using the same tactics familiar to most Mormons.

Further they are taught and is the habit to utilize many tactics....of which I'm aware. So let's not divert this to other cults or false religions...we are discussing Mormons..and Romney's Presidential race..

58 posted on 05/07/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
"A lying, socialist Mormon vs. a lying, Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien. Take your pick."

Neither.

59 posted on 05/07/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Invincibly Ignorant

You continue to post like you named yourself....


60 posted on 05/07/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: caww

You are speaking of my mormon family.


61 posted on 05/07/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon

Neither is right....I’m totally against both...their are no redeeming qualities on either side of that fence.


62 posted on 05/07/2012 1:57:48 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

Romney in 2012


63 posted on 05/07/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 60 | View Replies]

To: svcw
Well in the Mormon temple ritual,.... Mormons give an oath never to “speak evil of the Lord's anointed,” or in other words, to never criticize a Church leader..... The “penalty” for breaking this oath is eternal damnation.

How then can we expect any Mormon Congressional Representative to oppose anything Romney might do as President? nor speak anything but favorability toward Romney?.... not only as he runs...but if he assumes the Presidency? Will those who should oppose him do so or are they under the authority of that oath they took not to “speak against their leader”?.... especially since a Church member's own sense of ethics is ‘always superseded’ by the Church's policy....

I'm sorry your family is in that Stronghold...but it can be broken....I'm sure you and others have been instrumental to encourage them to seek the truth....but it does take the Lord God's timing for when that happens...as soon as they want to know the truth.

64 posted on 05/07/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: caww

That’s where I am, too.


65 posted on 05/07/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: kevcol
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<

Amazing crappola here. AS for the 'visitations'; guess it is okay if the name of the 'counselor's are the Muslim Brotherhood; or Louis Farrakhan; or Rev. Wright or Professor Bell.

OMG. . .

66 posted on 05/07/2012 2:37:45 PM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw
Romney would certainly promote the Mormon agenda, both politically and from a religious view in any and every way he could, and use the power of his office, though it would be as hidden as all their other agendas, just like the 13 Mormon Congressional legislators did in the following:

In 2010 Thirteen Mormon members 'of the United States Congress' sent a strong letter to the Swiss Ambassador, when the Swiss had determined banning missionaries from other countries. ....The 13 letter signers 'were protesting' the Swiss Government’s banning of Mormon missionaries from that county. This was not protesting all missionary expulsions... but specifically Mormons.

The one page letter 'signed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid' and f'our other United States Senators 'and eight 'House members' was sent to the Swiss Ambassador and said:

......“We earnestly petition the Swiss Government to reconsider its decision and work with us and the LDS Church to find a solution which would permit LDS missionaries to continue to perform their missionary service in Switzerland as they have done since 1850.”

In his reply letter, the Swiss Ambassador referred to one recent meeting to discuss the situation between high ranking Swiss Government officials and the United States Ambassador to Switzerland Don Beyer, and at least one top mormon church leader.

These five Senators and eight House Members were USING THEIR OFFICES to influence governments on behalf of the Mormon church...rather than address the issue from the prospective of the Swiss ban of all missionaries.

Their letter to the Swiss Government states:....... “It would be a great tragedy for our two nations if the long-standing missionary program of the LDS Church in Switzerland were terminated,”... the congressional members wrote..... “Switzerland can have no more enthusiastic, lifetime ambassadors in the United States than these young people when they return home." This is disingenuous. These 13 mormon legislators do not care about creating "ambassadors" for Switzerland out of nineteen year-olds..... Their motive was to continue their work at supporting the church and it's Political tentacles which reach Internationally.

It is more than troubling that elected government officials used their Official Offices and the relationship between nations to press the interests of one church organization, the Mormon Church and it's agenda....but worse excluding all missionaries who were not of the Mormon faith.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700091651/No-more-US-Mormon-missionaries-to-be-allowed-in-Switzerland.html

67 posted on 05/07/2012 2:55:38 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon

Well Catherine, I never thought I’d see the day I’d be voting against both candidates....but here we are.

I’d sure like to believe Ol’ Ron Paul, with his delegate stash, can stir these waters before Romney takes this false win he’s claimed the rest of the way over the line.

Then there’s Ricky Santorum playing the role of the back seat driver with his delegates...but no neeed to worry about Rick, he always paves the road favorably for himself.

Such a bizzare election...I’m about ready to believe anything can happen between now and the convention!


68 posted on 05/07/2012 3:13:22 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

So they say, but if it were true why isn’t there scandal in the LDS like unto that in the evangelical world if Billy Graham had been found visiting prostitutes?

Mitt can’t even do Mormon right.


69 posted on 05/07/2012 4:26:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: caww

Mitt is apparently set to win according to the rules of the current agreed game (although I’d still like to see a spirited effort to keep him from getting over the official top in, say, Texas). At the least he will walk into the convention with the most delegates, and for someone else to be brought from behind him in a heated brokering session would be a major miracle.

It’s sad that Mitt did this largely by lying about or at the mildest, totally failing to understand Rick Santorum.

It’s sadder that it happened in open primaries, where Democrats got to pick the Republican which, if not most likely to lose to Obama, at least was most likely not to govern offensively to Democrats.

It’s saddest yet that the genuine Republican turnout in the primaries was so dismal. I don’t think any state broke over 10% of registered Republicans voting.


70 posted on 05/07/2012 4:32:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: vette6387
I will venture a guess that even the vaunted “Evangelicals” have non-adherents in their midst though they are too pious to admit it.

Strawman much?

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

71 posted on 05/07/2012 4:48:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: caww

We can always pray it will. Who knows? God’s in control, whatever happens.

It’s still incredible to me that Romney is the candidate we’re going to get, when we need his polar opposite worse than ever before. Last summer I was sure Romney was the last person we needed to worry about. I figured people would take a look at that lying, plastic empty suit and pass right on over him.

Of course, I also expected Rick Perry would be running away with the nomination by now, and we see how that went.


72 posted on 05/07/2012 5:22:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon

There are so many tiers of voters anymore you can’t project how things are going to be...and many of them have no interest in this country other than to pilferage it.
If it doesn’t work for them they can always go back to their own country...be it abroad or south....besides we’re building up so many other nations now if they ride it out here a little longer their own country’s will be far better than here...many are already.

Sad..but that’s just how I’m seeing things go here. The streams of revenue leaving this country to make life better for others, to pay off nation leaders and their thugs, and strong arm others, from ‘our pockets to theirs’ is breathtaking.

Imagine if these revenues were staying here, putting our people to work, and building our communities up. But then that is not the purpose of our leaders anymore...(sighing these days more than I care to)

Heck New Yawk City looks like an old beatup town compared to the cities abroad. Our government is no longer investing in this country....nor giving people , companies or businesses incentives to do that....just more and more regulations to stomp them out with.

..and Romney is part and parcel with it all. Based on his history he’s going to do the same thing as Obama has...he’ll keep pouring money into the giants and let the smaller businesses fall. No matter what he’s saying otherwise......that’s his MO from Bain


73 posted on 05/07/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

Bill Ayers viits BO on a regular basis.


74 posted on 05/07/2012 5:54:55 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

Sad comes thru loud and clear....because it is beyond disappointing how this is playing out.

Doesn’t really matter what the rules are to Romney, they all simply change them as they go...or disregard them altogether....because they can.

I still believe in Miracles...I just don’t think God is up for this one....as a nation we certainly don’t deserve it. HEck we had 9/11’..we had 08’..we had other nations citizens pleading with our country...”Don’t Do It”!

All the warnings have been there and continue to be but there’s so little we can do now to prevent the onslaught that’s coming.... This Primary was the last chance IMO....and so far God said no.

Well it is obvious Romney’s the Democrate-Republican Pick...and was long before this started. Then the GOP put out there enough candidates to scuttle the voters.....and they surely did do just that. Course both sides are working together in this so it really wasn’t a difficult take down of the candidates....and of course the media played to whatever they wanted....and none of them hid their plays either.

This all was to entertain and engage us to believe what voters want and desire will be possible, and they played a great deception as they went.

But when Romney jumped ahead to announce his win....and not a single outcry from any .....well then it’s obvious the fix is a done deal. I thhink the turnout in my district was so lame because Romney had called it...and that’s exactly what the purpose was of doing this....discourage the voter to stay home...and they did. 124 came out in my district...half were democrates! So what’s that say....no wonder it’s sad these days.

And more reasons why I will not vote for either. I am finished completely with the Republican Party...it’s merged now with the Democrates. Time for a second party to evolve IMO.


75 posted on 05/07/2012 6:06:35 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

Sad comes thru loud and clear....because it is beyond disappointing how this is playing out.

Doesn’t really matter what the rules are to Romney, they all simply change them as they go...or disregard them altogether....because they can.

I still believe in Miracles...I just don’t think God is up for this one....as a nation we certainly don’t deserve it. HEck we had 9/11’..we had 08’..we had other nations citizens pleading with our country...”Don’t Do It”!

All the warnings have been there and continue to be but there’s so little we can do now to prevent the onslaught that’s coming.... This Primary was the last chance IMO....and so far God said no.

Well it is obvious Romney’s the Democrate-Republican Pick...and was long before this started. Then the GOP put out there enough candidates to scuttle the voters.....and they surely did do just that. Course both sides are working together in this so it really wasn’t a difficult take down of the candidates....and of course the media played to whatever they wanted....and none of them hid their plays either.

This all was to entertain and engage us to believe what voters want and desire will be possible, and they played a great deception as they went.

But when Romney jumped ahead to announce his win....and not a single outcry from any .....well then it’s obvious the fix is a done deal. I thhink the turnout in my district was so lame because Romney had called it...and that’s exactly what the purpose was of doing this....discourage the voter to stay home...and they did. 124 came out in my district...half were democrates! So what’s that say....no wonder it’s sad these days.

And more reasons why I will not vote for either. I am finished completely with the Republican Party...it’s merged now with the Democrates. Time for a second party to evolve IMO.


76 posted on 05/07/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No thank you. None of the above.


77 posted on 05/07/2012 6:09:40 PM PDT by Tau Food
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

This is the same religious bigotry that JFK faced.


78 posted on 05/07/2012 6:28:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

Catholicism was seen as a cult in the US up until the mid-20th century —

JFK’s election had a lot to do with mainstream acceptance — and who could blame outsiders for thinking it’s strange when people say they literally ingest the body and blood of Jesus Christ every Sunday?


79 posted on 05/07/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

Opponents will be in a pickle as to how to tar Mitt with the effect of being Mormon. Implying that it makes him unacceptably “conservative” would give Mitt great joy. He wants to be thrown into that briar patch. Implying that it makes him too liberal? Naw, Democrats would never do that. Mormonism is weird? No weirder than what godless Democrats do daily.


80 posted on 05/07/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 80 | View Replies]

To: Diogenesis
Photobucket
82 posted on 05/07/2012 10:39:34 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone
This is the same religious bigotry that JFK faced.

No it is not...it 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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: caww
Try to be truthful.

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

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR RINO ROMNEY
From the Kennedy Seat in Massachusetts to the entire DNC

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement

Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: kevcol

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

By:

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 71 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 89 | View Replies]

To: caww

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2881505/posts?page=5#5


91 posted on 05/08/2012 7:41:15 PM PDT by BlueMoose
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-92 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson