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  • Anne Frank has been posthumously baptized (Mormon)

    02/21/2012 3:11:31 PM PST · by colorcountry · 61 replies
    Sandra Tanner's Facebook ^ | 2-12-20012 | Helen Radkey
    By HELEN RADKEY Tuesday, February 21, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY - Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank, (June 12, 1929 – March 1945), one of the most renowned Jewish victims of the Holocaust, was posthumously baptized in a Mormon temple, on Saturday, February 18, 2012, under her full name, "Annelies Marie Frank." Mormons have submitted versions of Anne Frank's name at least a dozen times for proxy rites. She has been posthumously baptized in Mormon temples, at least nine times from 1989-1999, and now again in 2012. Anne Frank's latest baptism was performed in the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic (LDS) Temple. Frank...
  • Too sexy in long sleeves and tights? Student at BYU passed a note. attacking her 'provocative' dress

    02/17/2012 2:13:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Louise Boyle
    Being Valentine's Day, it might have been hoped that an impromptu letter would be filled with admiring comments and sweet remarks. Unfortunately for one young woman she was passed a note by a fellow student.. offering some stern words about her sense of style. Brittany Molina, 21, who studies accountancy at Brigham Young University, Utah, was walking through campus when a young man approached her with a sheet of paper - and then dashed away. On Valentine's Day, Miss Molina posted on Twitter: 'So this boy came up to me... I thought he was giving me a love note. Turns...
  • Sarah Palin tips her hand

    02/17/2012 12:01:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2012 | Bart Marcois, Romney volunteer & RNC LDS Outreach Liason
    Has Sarah Palin just announced her candidacy for president? On Wednesday night she told Fox Business host Eric Bolling that she still has the fire in her belly and is still game to run for office. More telling, however, is what she said about the current GOP nomination battle and the possibility of a brokered convention. Palin’s comments leading into the South Carolina primary, encouraging people to vote for Newt Gingrich because the party is strengthened by a long primary battle, were bewildering at the time. “I want to see this thing continue, because iron sharpens iron, steel sharpens steel....
  • Mormonism Obsessed with Christ

    02/14/2012 7:11:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 139 replies
    First Things ^ | February 14, 2012 | Stephen H. Webb
    Mocking Mormonism is one of the last frontiers of verbal lawlessness to be untouched by the vigilante powers of political correctness. What other group is ridiculed equally by Christians and secularists—and not just any kind of Christian or secularist but the most fervent and hard core? Fervent Christians see in Mormonism a mirror distorting their own faith, reflecting an image strangely recognizable yet recognizably strange. Hard-core secularists think Mormonism is the best example of the strangeness and danger inherent in all religious belief. Deriding Mormonism pulls off the neat trick of making the devout and the godless feel as if...
  • Bloomberg Report Takes Aim At Mormon Church For Online Gun Sales

    02/06/2012 1:13:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1+ views
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 6, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    The Mormon Church owns one of the most active and unregulated gun sale portals on the web, according to a national investigation released by the New York City Mayor's office. The website in question is KSL.com, the online hub for Utah's NBC affiliate and sister radio station, which are both owned and operated by the for-profit arm of the Mormon Church. In addition to local news, KSL.com produces a popular classifieds section that reaches millions of users well beyond Utah.The LDS connection drew little notice when Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a leading financier of the gun control movement, published the report...
  • Yes, Mormons tithe, but most others don’t

    02/04/2012 10:06:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 161 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 2, 2012 | Bruce Nolan
    When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released his federal tax returns for the past two years, he disclosed that he and his wife, Ann, gave about 10 percent of their income to their church, a well-known religious practice called tithing. In that way, the Romneys are typical Mormons, members of a church that is exceptionally serious about the Old Testament mandate to give away one-tenth of one's income. But compared to other religious Americans, the Romneys and other Mormons are fairly atypical when it comes to passing the plate. Across the rest of the religious landscape, tithing is often preached...
  • Mitt's Mormon Army: How It Works

    02/04/2012 6:53:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 555 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 3, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    Very, very good e-mail lists — and an internal debate over whether to use them. “I'm getting really tired of the ads for Romney campaign trips coming from this list serve,” writes one young Mormon. LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- At Mitt Romney’s first rally here earlier this week, there were plenty of hints that the enthusiastic crowd of 1,000 was stacked with Mormons. Kids walked around in BYU sweatshirts, moms chatted about LDS youth groups, and at least one supporter was overheard talking about making phone calls for the candidate as part of "family home evening" -- a weekly family...
  • Meet Mitt Romney’s cousin (Uh-oh!)

    02/03/2012 6:05:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 166 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    Park Romney says some pretty wild things. Mormonism, he writes on the Web site parkromney.com, “is an insidious contemporary fraud.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is “an American cult,” he professes. Mitt Romney, he claims, would be conflicted in office because “obedience to the leadership of the Mormon Church is part of the covenant of the temple ordinances to which Mitt Romney is absolutely a party.” Were you to come across a man articulating such views on a street corner, you probably would give him a wide berth and look over your shoulder to make sure he...
  • The Mormon moment

    02/03/2012 9:47:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 188 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | February 2, 2012 | MJ Lee
    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...
  • Mormon Numbers Not Adding Up

    02/03/2012 7:30:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Religion Dispatches ^ | February 2, 2012 | Joanna Brooks
    The ascendancy of Mormonism as a world religion once seemed inevitable. The year was 1984, and sociologist named Rodney Stark made a startling projection: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would grow to 267 million members by 2080. ..................................................... But new data suggests that Mormonism may no longer be (as it is often described) among the fastest growing faiths in the United States. Instead, American Mormons appear to be settling into the twenty-first century as a maturing minority having an increasingly hard time holding onto younger members.
  • Mitt Romney’s Mormon firewall

    02/03/2012 7:25:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2012 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith — once viewed as a potentially dangerous drag on his 2012 campaign — may quickly become an invaluable asset that helps him lock up the Republican presidential nomination. Now that he has survived, if only barely, the evangelical-dominated contests in Iowa and South Carolina, Romney is poised to benefit as the geography of the GOP race moves west to states such as Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.
  • Nevada Mormons for Mitt (faithful voting habits, overwhelming loyalty should help him to victory)

    02/02/2012 6:59:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In the Nevada caucus, Mitt Romney has a crucial advantage: his Mormon faith. Just 7.5 percent of Silver State residents are Mormon, but when it comes to Saturday’s caucuses, Mormons will likely constitute a significant chunk of voters. In 2008, about a quarter of Republican caucus voters were Mormon. “Not only will they vote for Romney,” says Nevada GOP strategist Robert Uithoven of the state’s Mormons, “but they always turn out. No matter what election, no matter who’s on the ballot, they are as reliable voters as you can find in Nevada.” “Typically political strategists in this state try to...
  • RESTORE OUR FUTURE Contributors (Romney's PAC)

    01/31/2012 9:08:26 PM PST · by re_nortex · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Election Commission ^ | Tue Jan 31 23:45:30 2012 | Web Author
    The list of contributors for Romney's PAC, RESTORE OUR FUTURE, INC., is shown in the referenced link. The total, as of this posting, is $17,947,952.77.
  • Romney's tithing raises issue in other churches

    01/26/2012 9:34:45 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 180 replies · 2+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jennifer Garza
    Mitt Romney's tax returns reveal that the Republican presidential candidate does something fewer Americans do these days: He tithes. Romney's 2009 and 2010 tax returns, released Tuesday, show that he and his wife, Ann, gave 10 percent of their income, about $4.1 million, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The couple reported income of about $43 million for the two years. LDS church members must tithe to participate in temple rituals. Nearly 80 percent of Mormons tithe, a poll released this month by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows. While tithing among Mormons is...
  • Pastor at Santorum rally: Americans won’t vote for Mormon president, Mormon church is racist

    01/23/2012 3:10:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 1+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | January 22nd, 2012 | Andrew Abramson
    Rev. O’Neal Dozier, the conservative pastor of Pompano Beach’s Worldwide Christian Center, told the Palm Beach Post Sunday that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency because Americans won’t vote for a Mormon president. Following his third place finish in South Carolina, Rick Santorum made his first Florida campaign stop at Dozier’s church, where he gave a faith-based sermon. Dozier has been an outspoken critic of homosexuality and radical Islam. In November, former presidential candidate Herman Cain decided minutes before a speech not to have Dozier deliver his invocation, as was originally planned. “You can look at the June Gallup poll...
  • Is Romney's LDS faith still a factor among evangelical voters?

    01/20/2012 10:53:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    KSL-TV Salt Lake City ^ | January 20, 2012 | Lisa Riley Roche and John Daley
    GILBERT, S.C. — Lois Buffington shook her head when she talked about the evangelical Christians she knows who won't vote for Mitt Romney in Saturday's presidential primary here because he's a Mormon. "That angers me, and I am a Southern Baptist from day one and will always be," said Buffington, a retired business owner from nearby Lexington who stood outside in the rain Friday to hear Romney speak on the final full day of campaigning before Saturday's primary vote. "Mr. Romney is a Mormon because that's his belief and his choice. That's what America was built on, freedom of choice,"...
  • Mormons 'face more bigotry than black Americans'...

    01/13/2012 6:26:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Staff
    Nearly half of Mormons say church members face significant discrimination in the United States, and a third believe voters are not ready to elect Mitt Romney, or any other member of their church, president. ......................................................... The Pew study found that almost half of Mormons in the U.S. consider themselves more discriminated against than African Americans.
  • What 2012 means to Mormons

    01/11/2012 11:06:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | January 11, 2012 | Joanna Brooks
    Every Mormon I know has been watching Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign with close interest because of the kinship we feel with him. And, for his part, Romney has used Mormon social and business networks to enlist bundlers, donors, and volunteers. Those networks may play a role in key campaign states like Nevada. But it would be a mistake to believe that all Mormons plan to vote for Romney this fall. Some Mormon conservatives feel strongly about Ron Paul’s economic message, and a substantial minority of us-about 15 to 20 percent--are Democrats and will vote for Barack Obama this November. However...
  • Dem Drives Anti-Mormon Card

    01/11/2012 11:55:36 AM PST · by americanophile · 182 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/11/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    On MSNBC just now, South Carolina Democratic chair Dick Harpootlian painted Republican voters there as potentially refusing to vote for a Mormon, while trying to make it so. From memory: It does not bother me that he may believe the Garden of Eden is in Missouri, but it may bother them. This is an ugly card and I hope...
  • What Romney is Facing From Some Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2012 9:29:58 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/10/2012 | Rick Moran
    No one has any idea how common this attitude toward Mormons is on the right or how it will play out in the primary process and, if it works out that way, the general election. It will be partly offset by the enthusiasm of Mormons who make up a sizable voting bloc in some western states. But it will hurt Romney's chances in several southern primary states and could affect a close general election contest. Most mainstream protestant religions recognize the LDS as a Christian sect. That doesn't seem to matter to Keller who is wont to see Satan in...