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Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'
Deseret News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Joseph Walker

Posted on 05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."

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"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to pressure from Roman Catholic bishops."

(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...


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To: Deb
How do you know that?

By reading the data on the screen between the spit and slobber; you silly wabbit!

101 posted on 05/22/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: svcw

Blah, Blah, Blah, any person who does not hate Moromons and who has an IQ over 80 would realize that there is a group of Mormons haters on this forum.


102 posted on 05/22/2012 1:45:05 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Elsie

Check the post I was responding to, genius.


103 posted on 05/22/2012 1:48:13 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: jveritas
Anyone with an IQ over 80 should be able to tell the difference between mormons and mornomISM.

I do not hate mormons, I love my very large mormon family and many mormon friends.

I do detest mormonISM

104 posted on 05/22/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Deb
The Mormon vote: More faith in Sharron Angle?
105 posted on 05/22/2012 1:51:31 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Tea Party movement: more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats …)
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To: Elsie

Three posts? Really? If you’re gonna stalk me can you help me find my green sweater? Thanks.


106 posted on 05/22/2012 1:53:42 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Of course. I should have asked you first.

Wow! Sixty-five percent of Mormons are conservative. That's 15% higher than evangelicals.

107 posted on 05/22/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: svcw
How can you separate Mormons from mormonism? Don't Mormons practice mormonism...something you hate? If they live their lives in mormonism, their lives must be disgusting and hateful to you.

There's a question. What makes the lives of Mormons different from non-Mormons?

108 posted on 05/22/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

This is a good article about influence and mormons pushing Reid over the top.
http://blog.beliefnet.com/religionandpubliclife/2010/06/reids-mormon-support.html
I’ll keep looking for the links about Reid and percentage of mormons who support him.
I am not sure if you are aware/care, Reid is a temple worthy mormon, only 15% or so reach that high level. He has also received awards from BYU for being a good example of what a mormon should be.


109 posted on 05/22/2012 2:09:56 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
You're just throwing up dust. Everything I've read says his support has been steadily eroding over the years and now the majority of Mormon voters in Nevada no longer support him.

At his meeting with Mormon business leaders, they heckled and booed him. One of his campaign events at a Mormon church was canceled because they objected.

110 posted on 05/22/2012 2:17:08 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

I haven’t thrown anything up since the last time I was pregnant.
You asked, I provided and said I would find more.
No need to waste my time looking then.
bye bye


111 posted on 05/22/2012 2:21:03 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
OMG, I was so sick when I was pregnant, I remember feeling sick when I was asleep. I just meant "throw up dust" into the air. Crap, I'm feeling nauseous just remembering, now.

I found article after article stating that Mormons didn't and don't support Reid. If you find some that refute that I'd appreciate it. That would be interesting.

I know some Nevada Mormons presented him with a statement supporting the ban on gay marriage and he refused to sign it.

112 posted on 05/22/2012 2:30:46 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: jveritas
Ahhh...

The Nazi comparison...

Right up there with screaming “bigot” in the “I ain't got nothin’ for a counter argument” department...

113 posted on 05/22/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Elsie
That didn't take long!

Guess you didn't see my reply in #43.

114 posted on 05/22/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well - Ogletree, Sharpton, Williams, Jackson)
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To: ArrogantBustard
The google picture is not taken from the most advantageous perspective. Good pictures are hard to find ... the whole thing happened before digital cameras were available.

I was just looking for the bridge with that Google shot. I was surprised to see remnants of 'Surrender Dorothy' still on it :)

115 posted on 05/22/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well - Ogletree, Sharpton, Williams, Jackson)
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To: Da Coyote
What You Said!

Sorry, but I don’t worry about Mormons at all.

Muslims, however.........


116 posted on 05/22/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Tea Party movement: more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats …)
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To: ejonesie22
Bigot .....It is the lazy man's way out of a disagreement and its over use waters down that reaction when true bigotry is in play, a different version of crying wolf shall we say...

Yes indeed...and that's spot on. Also agree it's way overused today....which then attests to the fact the truth IS being told and falsehood is being exposed...or Bigot wouldn't be used so much.

117 posted on 05/22/2012 2:50:08 PM PDT by caww
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To: elpadre

Huge difference bewteen JFK’S Run and Romney’s in relationship to their church.

Mormons believe fully Romney will be the Mormon “King” ...and so does he.....that’s why he and they will spare no expense on getting him into office.....Catholics nor the Pope saw JFK that way and neither did he.


118 posted on 05/22/2012 2:56:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: Salgak

“Surrender Dorothy”

ROFLMBO


119 posted on 05/22/2012 3:13:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Cicero

Mormons worked publicly and hard to block gay marriage in California
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No they were just doing busy work so that they wouldnt have to support the non-Mormon John Mccain...

Ya notice nothing is distracting then this time now that they have their own boy in place ???

If Wee Willie had not suceeded in destroying the Conservative candidates, the Mormons would have found something to occupy their time and money...

Even if it was finger painting the crosswalks in temple square..


120 posted on 05/22/2012 3:19:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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