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  • Notice: The daily sport of posting Catholic bashing threads on FR stops today. Thanks.

    07/19/2015 11:37:08 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 714 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    That's not the purpose of FR and not the purpose of our Religion forum. Trashing religion is not debate. Those who cannot live with this are welcome to post elsewhere.
  • Mia Love Tries to Be the First Black Republican Woman in Congress

    11/03/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 48 replies ^ | October 29, 2014 | Winston Ross
    White, white, white. In nearly every room Love enters as she stumps her way across Utah’s 4th District on a quest to become the first black female Republican in Congress, she is not just the only black person there. She’s the only person of any color, unless you count farmer tans. This 39-year-old, Brooklyn-born daughter of Haitian immigrants and former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, seems completely at home in a crowd of mostly old white dudes. What’s more, she gets a warmer reception here than when she made a speech at the University of Chicago Law School in 2013....
  • Mia Love, Daughter of Haitian Immigrants, Will Be GOP's First Black Woman in Congress

    11/05/2014 7:38:02 AM PST · by Ripliancum · 34 replies
    people magazine ^ | 07:45 AM EST | SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL
    A Mormon mother of three secured her place in American history as the first black female Republican elected to Congress. "Tonight you have made history!" Utah's Mia Love told supporters after winning the state's 4th House district. "Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect a black Republican LDS (Latter Day Saint) woman to Congress. Not only did we do it, we were the first to do it!" Love, 38, who also will be the first Haitian-American to serve in the Capital, was surrounded by her husband, Jason, and their kids: Alessa, 14; Abigail, 11; and...
  • Doug Owens leads early; will Mia Love lose shot at history? [Love wins, Owens concedes]

    11/04/2014 10:01:08 PM PST · by tflabo · 60 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | By ROBERT GEHRKE
    Mia Love, bidding to become the first black Republican woman to win a congressional seat in 160 years of the Grand Old Party, was trailing Democrat Doug Owens in early unofficial returns Tuesday evening in Utah’s 4th District race.
  • Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

    11/05/2014 12:40:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/2014 | Michael Thurston
    Even her name is media friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party on Wednesday, after being elected as its first black female member of Congress -- and a Mormon to boot. And she has also rapidly drawn comparisons with Barack Obama, not least since she wowed her party's 2012 national convention with a tale of rags-to-political riches, much like the young Senator Obama did in 2004. "Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect, a black Republican LDS woman to Congress," she said at her victory rally, referring to the Church of...
  • Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congresswoman.

    11/05/2014 4:26:43 AM PST · by Raymann · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Moyer | Justin
    For at least half a century, the party of Lincoln has battled charges that it is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant. Today, voters from a conservative state made those arguments a little bit harder to make. In Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman — and first Haitian American — elected to Congress. For the GOP — a house divided that faces significant demographic hurdles to winning the White House in 2016 even as it celebrates President Obama’s shellacking — this was huge. A party threatened with extinction among African Americans and immigrants now has someone to brag about...
  • Mia Love in Utah makes history, becomes first African American female republican elected to US Congr

    11/04/2014 10:34:06 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 136 replies
    Mia Love in Utah makes history, becomes first African American republican elected to US Congress
  • Ex-Mormon bishop pleads guilty in sexual assaults of two teens

    11/26/2013 4:48:42 AM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | Rick Rojas
    A former Mormon bishop in Riverside County is expected to serve three years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage girls who attended a Menifee church, prosecutors said. Todd Mitchell Edwards, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts related to the assault of the teens, ages 16 and 18, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. The counts were sexual battery and sexual penetration with a foreign object. In addition to the prison time, Edwards will also have to register as a lifetime sex offender as part...
  • How I Became Friends with a Conference Protester [Mormons & street preachers dining, discussing]

    10/06/2013 8:20:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies ^ | Oct. 1, 2013 | Bryan Hall
    One man's story of how he came to understand the true meaning of Christ's commandment to love your neighbor and turn the other cheek.If you would have told me ten years ago that it was possible for me to form a genuine, lasting friendship with one of the protesters outside general conference, I would have questioned your testimony and standing in the Church. Perhaps I would have nodded my head and agreed that Jesus would have us love our enemies, but it wouldn’t have registered in my mind that actually doing so was possible or even expected. Instead, I would...
  • Dispelling the Anti-Mormon Myth

    08/01/2013 7:59:33 AM PDT · by colorcountry · 130 replies
    The Fledgling's Tale ^ | 7/31/13 | Jen
    Remember: when you see the bitter apostate, you do not see only an absence of light, you see also the presence of darkness. Do not spread disease germs! - Boyd K. Packer This past Saturday, The New York Times published an article titled "Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt." The article is about Hans Mattsson who was an Area Authority in the LDS church, and it discusses his crisis of faith. I admire his courage in speaking out about his issues with the church, and I think it is further evidence that doubts affect all types of members....
  • Dishonorable Homosexualized Boy Scouts of America Leadership smacks down super-majority of BSA

    05/23/2013 5:26:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Holy Souls Hermitage ^ | 5/23/2013 | Fr George David Byers
    This is now a total farce, blasphemy, actually. A lie. Dishonorable. Immoral.When I was a kid, holding up one’s hand and saying “on my honor” was the thing to do.Did the vote result the way it did by dishonorable means?Since a secret ballot is against BSA policy, the vote is invalid.The entire executive committee should be thrown out.But none of that’s going to happen, unless the executive committee is brought to court.Who will do that?Certainly not the Mormon leadership, who wanted to homosexualize the BSA.Perhaps the Baptists?I think that the Catholic crowd ought best to start local gatherings of the...
  • Intel: Lefties plan to drop anti-Mormon propaganda at mega-churches weekend before the election

    10/23/2012 6:35:56 AM PDT · by oneprolifewoman · 45 replies ^ | Jill Stanek
    I was on a conference call yesterday regarding intelligence gathered from a highly placed source that liberal Obama surrogates are planning to target Evangelical mega-church parking lots with bigoted anti-Mormon flyers the final weekend before the election in key battleground states like Ohio, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Mega-church pastors are being notified to have parking lot attendants be on the lookout for such a lit drop. But please forward this post to all pastors of both Protestant and Catholic churches, particularly in battleground states. It may surprise you to learn that most of anti-Mormonism is on the LEFT, not the Right....

    10/06/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 3, 2012
    The Catholic Association is taking to task a pro-Obama group for an "incredibly intolerant" polling effort in Ohio, suggesting Catholics should not support Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon.A group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" is conducting push-polling in The Buckeye State, attempting to make Romney's Mormonism an issue. Obama supporters making phone calls on behalf of the group have several Catholic organizations outraged about the nature of the calls. In a scripted phone message, Catholics are being asked: "How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?" Maureen Ferguson is senior policy advisor for The...
  • 10-Foot-Tall Anti-Romney Neon Sign Erected In Newbury Park Neighborhood (Owner a "Repub/Christian")

    08/28/2012 11:46:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KCAL-TV ^ | August 27, 2012
    NEWBURY PARK — Complaints poured in Monday about a 10-foot-high wooden structure and neon sign in a quiet Newbury Park neighborhood that says “Romney’s Racist Heart Dotcom. Save the GOP.” “It’s obnoxious. It’s an eyesore here. I wish it was gone,” said one neighbor. Steven Showers, 59, built the display after doing research into Mormonism after it became apparent that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would get the Republican nomination for president, according to the Ventura County Star. “I love it. It’s the way I designed it,” Showers said.
  • How to be a Jack Mormon

    06/16/2012 11:00:56 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 139 replies
    The Cultural Hall Podcast ^ | June 9, 2012 | Carli
    A Jack Mormon is someone who is Mormon, but ”trouble.”They are somewhere in between baptism and excommunication. If they even show up to church, they’re merely in the door, not on the stand, but also not escorted out. Foyer sitters.(That’s how I’ve heard the term used anyway.)In order to be a successful Jack Mormon, you need to incorporate multiple items from the following list into your life: Swear.Church apparel, for men: Wear jeans and any shirt color other than white to church. No tie. Tennis shoes.Church apparel, for women: Wear a sleeveless top and a mini skirt. Never wear panty...
  • The Twin Sisters who Share a HUSBAND (and he’s also Married to Their C0usin)

    05/05/2012 10:18:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    From their brunette hair to their dress sense, twin sisters Vicki and Valerie Darger have a number of things in common. But the 42-year-olds share more than just their looks - they are both married to the same man. The sisters are in a polygamous marriage with Joe, 43, who is also wed to a third woman - their cousin Alina. The Dargers, who are fundamentalist Mormons from Salt Lake City, Utah, live together in a large family home and have 24 children between them. Vicki, currently a stay-at-home mother, has been married to Joe, who runs a construction company,...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples (October 4, 2011)

    04/11/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • Racist Remarks by popular BYU Religion Professor Spark Controversy

    02/29/2012 2:23:19 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 3+ views
    Religion Dispatches ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Joanna Brooks
    Racist apologetics by a popular Brigham Young University religion professor are sparking controversy, as election-year scrutiny sheds a revealing light on the persistence of racist belief among LDS Church members. On Tuesday, Randy Bott, a BYU professor of religion, told the Washington Post that the LDS Church’s historic prohibition on priesthood ordination for men of African descent was a “blessing” to blacks because they were not “ready” for priesthood authority. “God has always been discriminatory” when it comes to whom he grants the authority of the priesthood, says Bott... Bott compares blacks with a young child prematurely asking for the...
  • Former Mormon to Joel Osteen: "Shame on You"

    11/02/2011 9:05:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 47 replies
    Worldview Times ^ | 10-28-2011 | Ed Decker
    Dear Pastor Joel Osteen, Shame on You! I have just watched your remarks regarding Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, recorded on video. Shame on you! You have given the enemies of the Cross a great victory. Either through sheer ignorance of the Word or your apparent desire to never offend anyone, regardless of their sins, you have handed the Mormons a huge PR gift. You have insulted and denigrated the many former Mormons like me who have spent their lives bringing Mormons the truth and to the Real Jesus, who died for their sins on Calvary. You have...
  • VANITY: Elizabeth Smart got me thinking--what's up with Mormons?

    08/02/2011 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The following is the short version of how I recently discovered Mormonism is nothing like I thought it was. A few weeks ago, ABC announced that former kidnapping and rape victim Elizabeth Smart would join them as a commenter on kidnapping cases around the country. With the memory of Casey Anthony lingering in my head, I thought, I'll youtube Elizabeth Smart and see what kind of smooth talker she is to be asked to do this. What I found was a beautiful, poised, graceful woman who would never stoop to entering a "hot body contest" like Casey Anthony, but certainly...
  • “War and Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” [Lds Pacifists alive and well]

    05/30/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    The Mormon Worker ^ | Feb. 27, 2011
    “War and Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” Claremont Graduate University March 18-19, 2011 Under the sponsorship of The LDS Council on Mormon Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame The program will address the critical issues of war and peace from a variety of Mormon perspectives. Elder Lance Wickman, former member of the First Quorum of Seventy and a Vietnam veteran, will deliver the keynote address on Friday evening, March 18. Complimentary dinners and lunches will be provided for those who register by March 11. Register by emailing information...
  • Poll: Obama's losing support; Romney would beat him now [Romneybot zot!]

    12/13/2010 1:07:41 PM PST · by Poundstone · 82 replies · 2+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 10, 2010 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, so low that he'd lose the White House to Republican Mitt Romney if the election were held today, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
  • Obama Spiritual Advisor Wallis' Bizarre Beck Obsession: Says Glenn is Afraid of Christians

    12/02/2010 8:24:27 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 10 replies
    Obama Spiritual Advisor Wallis' Bizarre Beck Obsession goes to New Zealand: Says Glenn is Afraid of Christians
  • Is the Mormon God the Christian God? - Excerpt from "Analysis of LDS Scholar Arguments...

    05/10/2010 8:16:49 PM PDT · by delacoert · 74 replies · 643+ views
    Institute for Religious Research ^ | 2002 | Robert B. Stewart
    Is the Mormon God the Christian God? The most important question to be asked when evaluating Robinson’s arguments for recognizing Mormonism as Christian is, “Is the God of Mormonism the God of Christianity?” If the Mormon God is not the Christian God then there can be no thought of understanding Mormonism as Christian. Robinson readily admits that much of what Mormonism teaches about God cannot be found in the Bible. He insists, however, that this does not mean that the Mormon God is not the biblical God, only that LDS modern revelation has explicated some areas concerning God on which...
  • Is the Mormon Jesus the Christian Jesus? - Excerpt from "Analysis of LDS Scholar Arguments...

    05/10/2010 8:26:24 PM PDT · by delacoert · 38 replies · 510+ views
    Institute for Relegious | 2002 | Institute for Religious Research
    Robinson contends that LDS Christology is both biblical and Christian, if one does not assume that the extrapolations of the Councils are equivalent to the testimony of Scripture.45 He writes that Latter-day Saints “accept the formula of ‘one God in three persons.’ However, we believe that the oneness of these three is not an ontological oneness of being (this is a creedal rather than a biblical affirmation), but a oneness of mind, purpose, power and intent.”46 Concerning the doctrine of the Trinity, he writes: If by “the doctrine of the Trinity” one means that the New Testament teaching that there...
  • Women from Bountiful, B.C., offer rare glimpse into 'cult'

    05/10/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT · by delacoert · 8 replies · 672+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | May 6, 2010 | Valerie Fortney
    Jensen and Blackmore, the daughters of Harold Blackmore and two of his wives, sisters Florence and Gwen, grew up in Lister, B.C. That's where Harold established a polygamist sect, Canadian Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known today as the community of Bountiful, B.C. They were asked to speak to a gathering of social workers and other child advocates at a conference sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse. As they talk about their experiences, they provide a rare glimpse into the world of polygamy, and the effects it has on the...
  • Challenging issues and keeping the faith: Part 6

    05/30/2009 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | May 27, 2009 | Michael R. Ash
    Sixth in a series Few church members have really encountered serious anti-Mormon arguments. Most have heard a few LDS-critical comments in the media or from acquaintances. Those who have attended General Conference, a temple open house, or an LDS historical pageant have probably seen the protesters and may have accepted, out of curiosity, some of their anti-Mormon literature. After browsing the literature it is typically thrown away and the member's testimony remains unscathed. Other members may stumble upon anti-Mormon literature on the Internet. In the privacy of one's own home, sitting alone at the computer, they may not be as...
  • Challenging issues and keeping the faith: Part 5

    05/30/2009 12:15:22 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 279+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Michael R. Ash
    Fifth in a series In 1841, while the Saints lived in Illinois, a political party was formed with the intent of out-voting the Mormons, who tended to vote in bloc. They called themselves the "Anti-Mormon Party." That same year the Anti-Mormon Almanac was printed, marking the first known published adjective use of "anti-Mormon." It was written with the intent of "exposing" Mormonism. Although historical evidence suggests it was the critics who initially applied the term "anti-Mormon" to themselves, some of today's critics are vehemently opposed to the label -- claiming the term is pejorative. While not all critics are anti-Mormons,...
  • Calendar Boys: Mormon Hunks and Jewish Guys Strut Their Stuff [makes a great Christmas gift!]

    12/22/2008 6:46:09 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 1,325+ views ^ | December 17, 2008 | Idol Chatter
    Sure, you could get your friends those page-a-day Dilbert desk calendars. Or you could get them one of the new faith-based calendars, bringing daily meditation to a place you've never been before. Have you always thought Mormon men weren't worth ogling? Think again! The Mormons Exposed calendar exposes you to some of these Latter Day hotties. All in the name of Joseph Smith, as said six-packers are purportedly Mormon missionaries. Digging past the cheesecake, you can read bios of the missionaries, each of whom has chosen a charity to benefit from their proceeds of the calendar. Matthew, for instance, "is...
  • Mormons take on Hollywood in ’08

    12/22/2008 8:14:42 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 1,039+ views
    DL-Online ^ | December 12, 2008 | Robert Morast
    Four years ago the cultish film “Napoleon Dynamite” invaded our vernacular with affected utterances of geek anti-wisdom punctuated with words like “gosh” and “talons.” But beyond the ability to further dumb down our dialogue, the film also announced the arrival of Mormons in the entertainment industry. Or so the media told us. You see, because the geek chic “Napoleon” was made by and starred practicing members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we were supposed to anticipate a swell of Mormon artists in the mainstream arts world. After all, back then various studies concluded it was the...
  • Time to move on from big ol' Mormon joke

    12/22/2008 3:37:26 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 1,401+ views
    Deseret News ^ | November 28, 2008 | Chris Hicks
    To paraphrase the famous saying, hell hath no fury like a TV animator scorned. Specifically Trey Parker, who can't seem to get over his first girlfriend. Parker and Matt Stone have gone out of their way to lampoon the LDS Church in every artistic medium they've explored, from their student film in college to their huge success with the animated sitcom "South Park" to the just-announced "Mormon Musical" set for Broadway next year — all of which apparently stems from Parker having dated a Mormon girl in his youth. Whenever interviewers ask why Parker and Stone repeatedly skewer The Church...
  • 'Praise to the Man' honors Joseph Smith

    12/22/2008 10:08:39 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 271 replies · 2,210+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 22, 2008 | Carma Wadley
    In 1844, there were approximately 26,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yet, when W.W. Phelps penned a song of tribute to his beloved, fallen prophet, he promised that "millions shall know Brother Joseph again." Those words were truly prophetic, says Mack Wilberg, conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which will be releasing a special Joseph Smith tribute album, "Praise to the Man," on Tuesday, the 203rd anniversary of the prophet's birth. Now known not only to the millions of members of the LDS Church, but also by countless more around the world, Joseph Smith has...
  • The Truth regarding Anti-Mormon nonsense!

    05/31/2008 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Frank Fantasia · 105 replies · 877+ views
    6/2008 | Frank Fantasia
    Parts of my article found at: (disproof-inserts added by Bro. Frank Fantasia) "And so it was said that his name would be known for both good and evil." --D&C I am going to be rather bold here. I am both a proud and active member of the LDS Church and of the Fraternity of Freemasory. I have also had the privalege to study under a 9th generation Witch who is also a friend of mine. Becoming an author, I am also a University Student in Theology, History, Literature, Creative Writing, Fantasy, Philosophy and Poetry. I have been a practitioner...
  • Search of "the great apostasy" (Catholic/LDS ecunemic)

    05/22/2008 9:39:21 AM PDT · by colorcountry · 39 replies · 222+ views
    This Rock ^ | March 1992 | By Patrick Madrid
    SINCE its beginning in 1830, the Mormon Church has denied any continuous historical connection with Christianity. Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith, claimed that in 1820 God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him in the woods near his home in Palmyra, New York. Jesus said that for the preceding 1700 years (give or take a century--Mormons can't say exactly) the world had been living in the darkness of a total apostasy from the gospel. This was the answer to a question young Smith had been pondering. "My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of...

    04/23/2008 4:49:36 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 348 replies · 116+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 4-23-08 | Robert T. Garrett and Karen Brooks
    SAN ANGELO, Texas – The first of more than 400 children taken from a polygamist compound boarded buses Tuesday bound for 16 emergency shelters, children's homes and foster care agencies throughout the state, including two in North Texas. As the buses rolled out, the children eagerly waved and smiled at television cameras. Lawyers inside the San Angelo Coliseum who were meeting with their adult or child clients said authorities allowed no one in or out while the children, 114 of them by day's end, were loaded onto the buses.
  • Officials: 31 of 53 girls from [FLDS] sect ranch have been pregnant (via. Drudge)

    04/28/2008 1:07:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 925 replies · 556+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2008 | Michelle Roberts
    Texas child welfare officials say more than half the teen girls swept into state custody from a polygamist sect's ranch have been pregnant. Child Protective Services spokesman Darrell Azar says 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 were living on the ranch in Eldorado. Of that group, 31 already have children or are pregnant.
  • Abuses in Polygamous Sects

    04/27/2008 6:40:25 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 365 replies · 742+ views ^ | Not Dated | Rita Swan
    After decades of ignoring the polygamous sects of the American Southwest, state and federal officials are now cracking down on the child abuse and other illegal activity within them. Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), has been convicted of being an accomplice to rape and sentenced to two five years-to-life terms. Mohave County, Arizona, charged eight others for sexual conduct with minors in 2005. In March, 2006, the federal government fined one contractor over $10,000 in child labor law violations for using FLDS boys. Washington County, Utah, prosecutor Brock Belnap is investigating deaths of children in the...
  • Interview with Sandra Tanner on the Life of Emma Smith (Wife of Mormon Founder)

    03/30/2008 5:16:29 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 842 replies · 2,824+ views
    Christ Presbyerian Church ^ | March 27, 2008 | Interview Video
    This is the fifteenth episode of The Ancient Paths television program, hosted by Pastor Jason Wallace. In lieu of the new LDS movie on the life of Emma Smith (the first wife of Joseph Smith) Pastor Wallace welcomes back Sandra Tanner to discuss the historical details of the life of Emma Smith. The program airs on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm on KTMW-TV20, a station that is available in Utah and parts of surrounding states. The program is hosted by Christ Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City. This episode aired on 03/26/08.Scroll Down to Episode #15
  • Mormon critic says most converts leave within a year of joining

    02/16/2008 9:27:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 102 replies · 668+ views ^ | February 14, 2008
    Author Ed Decker, a former Mormon who has been one of the religion's staunchest critics for decades, says a vast majority of people who convert to Mormonism leave the religion within a year because they realize it's not Christian. Decker's latest book is called My Kingdom Come: A Mormon Quest for Godhood. He says the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sends out about 60,000 volunteer missionaries around the world -- but most of the 300,000 annual converts, he notes, do not stick around. "Eighty percent [of converts] actually leave the Mormon church within the first year," states Decker....
  • Romney bid was a crucible for Mormons

    02/10/2008 4:53:41 PM PST · by Zakeet · 896 replies · 565+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2008 | Rachael Zoll
    Mitt Romney isn't the only casualty in his failed presidential bid. The Mormon church, yearning for broad acceptance, also took a beating. Extremists denounced Romney's campaign as a Mormon plot to take over the country. Some Evangelicals feared that a Mormon in the White House would draw more converts to his faith. Mormon practices were picked apart, even ones that had been abandoned long ago such as polygamy. Romney tried to focus on politics, but was often asked about sacred Mormon undergarments. "It is prejudice," said Richard Bushman, an emeritus professor at Columbia University, who is a leading historian and...
  • I HATE THIS! (National Review on Mitt)

    02/08/2008 8:14:43 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 119 replies · 42+ views
    National Review The Corner ^ | February 8, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
      Friday, February 08, 2008 I Hate This   [Kathryn Jean Lopez] From WSJ: A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll in late January revealed that 50% of Americans said they would have reservations or be "very uncomfortable" about a Mormon as president. And from Steven Waldman at Beliefnet: Was Romney's religion a big factor in his political fortunes? Here's a data point: the online survey Beliefnet did a couple of weeks ago asked evangelicals whether the religious beliefs of any candidate would make thems more or less likely to vote for a particular candidate. 35.6% of conservative evangelicals them said Romney's...
  • The Wrong Kind of Religious (Evangelical Christians never could warm to a Mormon candidate)

    02/08/2008 9:42:21 AM PST · by jdm · 478 replies · 241+ views
    TNR ^ | Feb. 08, 2008 | by Peter Keating
    Mitt Romney suspended his presidential campaign yesterday, after his poor showing on Super Tuesday made a victory over John McCain all but mathematically impossible. As much as McCain and Mike Huckabee loathe Mitt, it's been easy to imagine them conspiring to deliver the killing stroke. Conventional wisdom says Huckabee won five southern states outright and helped turn others, such as Missouri, to McCain by taking conservative votes away from Romney. But Romney probably wasn't going to earn those ballots anyway. Southern states have GOP primary electorates dominated by evangelical Christians, specifically by Southern Baptists. And many of those Southern Baptists...
  • Top Internet Evangelist says Romney Vote is a Vote for Satan

    02/05/2008 4:53:58 PM PST · by Victory111 · 84 replies · 249+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 2-5-08 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Using only his Bible as a guide top internet evangelist Bill Keller has a new website entitled “A vote for Romney is a vote for Satan.” Bill Keller the founder of the controversial “LivePrayer” program running for the last eight years is no stranger to controversy. He has confronted the gay activists, Planned Parenthood, Muslim groups and even posted a video response to Osama Bin Laden.
  • Key Tenets of the Mormon Faith

    01/17/2008 8:01:32 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 317 replies · 783+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 16, 2007 | Staff
    Key Tenets of Mormon Faith By The Associated Press – 18 hours ago Key tenets of the Mormon faith: _Nature of God: God once was a mortal who became an eternal being after a great trial. _Jesus Christ: Christ was God's first-born spirit child, his only earthly child and the only perfect mortal. _No Trinity: Mormons reject the idea of the Christian Trinity — God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as one ethereal being. Instead, they believe the three are separate beings joined in a common purpose. _Pre-existence and the afterlife: Before their mortal birth, humans existed in pre-mortality...
  • Mormons: A Plea for Candid Truth Telling

    12/20/2007 5:44:06 AM PST · by colorcountry · 2,503 replies · 1,396+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/07 | By Bob Burney
    What has happened to the simple principle of telling the truth? That question should be posed to the Mormon community. I’m not an expert on anything—but I do know a little bit about Mormonism—or, as they prefer to be called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). My father was a Mormon for several years and many of his family were Mormons. I have also spent a considerable amount of time reading LDS literature. Again, that doesn’t make me an expert, but at least educated. I have observed a notable change in the way the LDS Church...

    10/11/2007 6:09:12 AM PDT · by shortstop · 57 replies · 3,669+ views ^ | 10/11/07 | Bob Lonsberry
    You can tell a man's character by how he acts when he's a guest in someone's home. By that standard, Harry Reid has none. No character, no class, no honor. He came to Brigham Young University this week, a guest of the school, and he acted like a fool. A dishonest, arrogant, manipulative fool. Harry Reid is the Senate majority leader, a Democrat, and he is also a Mormon. A stealth Mormon. The kind who doesn't let it get in the way of his politics. Certainly, that is rude and judgmental to say. But given the nature of his remarks...
  • Pressure on Romney to firmly address Mormon faith

    02/24/2007 7:42:04 PM PST · by deaconjim · 360 replies · 3,265+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 24 February 2007 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) - As he seeks to become the first Mormon U.S. president, Republican Mitt Romney faces a dilemma in courting conservative Christians who often dismiss his religion as a cult but now could decide his political fate. ADVERTISEMENT Should he address his religion head-on in a speech, as John F. Kennedy did in 1960 to Texas Baptists while campaigning to become the first Roman Catholic U.S. president? Or should he resist debate over a religion that evangelicals, who are key to winning the Republican primaries, often view with suspicion? "It's a delicate balance, but I don't think the strategy...
  • More Anti-Mormon Sniping from the McCain Camp

    01/31/2007 8:49:59 AM PST · by RightSideRedux · 89 replies · 1,473+ views
    My Man ^ | 1/31/07 | Justin
    Romney's visit in South Carolina had a not so surprising McCain/Anti-mormon moment.
  • Will Man Become Gods?

    03/02/2006 10:35:19 AM PST · by bremenboy · 36 replies · 651+ views
    The Mormons (Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints) are known for holding many views which are contrary to God’s word. One of those views is that man can become God. In fact, they teach that God was once a man. Notice the following Mormon teachings and we will then examine the subject matter from God’s word: 1. "We believe in a God who is Himself progressive, whose majesty is intelligence; whose perfection consists in eternal advancement -- a Being who has attained His exalted state by a path which now His children are permitted to follow, whose glory it...
  • Rev. Greg Johnson, Utah, COMPROMISES Scripture (his words!) & announced a NEW WAY with BYU Professor

    02/03/2005 11:46:56 PM PST · by whatsyourpoint · 15 replies · 394+ views
    BYU Newsnet ^ | January 21, 2005 | Emilie Foss
    BYU NewsNet Evangelists visit BYU, Temple Square By Emilie Foss Daily Universe Staff Reporter 21 Jan 2005 Eighteen Bible students from the evangelical Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Biola, visited BYU campus Tuesday to build friendships, develop relationships and clarify doctrine. ... “It’s time to put away the sticks and stones and do some serious talking,” said Robert Millet, an ancient scripture professor. The group had studied a bit about the LDS faith and read the Book of Mormon prior to coming to Utah. ... Millet and Pastor Greg Johnson, director of Standing Together Ministries in Utah, are trying to...