More than Mitt Romney wanted you to know?

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  1. DQuixote

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    This guy wants to be President?

    Thank Goodness the Media Will Let Us Know About The Odd Side of Mormons. Alex Beam, writing in the Boston Globe, about a PBS special on Mormons:
    But also on view are doctrines and practices that most Americans would view as strange. For instance, founding prophet Joseph Smith's revelation that the Garden of Eden was in Independence, Mo., and that Jesus Christ visited America shortly after his resurrection. On camera, Yale archeologist Michael Coe calls Smith a "shaman," which is probably accurate but not a great quote for Mormons. A 1978 revelation allows male African-Americans to enter the LDS's lay priesthood. Gays are not particularly welcome, just as they are unwelcome in many other mainstream American faiths. "Being gay in that [Mormon] culture is beyond hell," one man says to (the) camera.

    "The Mormons" even tackles the ultimate red herring, "celestial marriage," Joseph Smith's term for polygamy. The church has gone to great pains to promulgate prophet Wilford Woodruff's 1890 declaration condemning polygamy, deemed to have superseded Smith's earlier, contrary revelation. HBO, which continues to broadcast "Big Love," a series about a polygamist who lives outside Salt Lake City, apparently didn't get the memo.

    What does it all mean? PBS claims it has 75 million viewers a week. Let's say one-tenth — no, one-twentieth — of that audience watches "The Mormons." That's almost 4 million men and women who will know more about the Mormon faith than Romney might wish them to know. It's bad math for the Mittster.

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    Bad math, indeed. A guy who believes a 19th century carnival huckster who led followers to treasures buried in the ground that strangely "went deeper", beyond their reach, who said he translated the Book of Abraham found buried under a tree (guess what? It had nothing to do with the bible or Abraham), that OT saints worshipped at a mountain in the USA, that DNA proves Jews were here and in Mexico, that Jesus roamed the plains, has a whole lot of marbles missing, IMHO.

     
  2. Jack Matthews

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    There is evidence that Joseph Smith was deeply involved in necromancy, the conjuring up of spirits from the dead. The presence of symbols involved in the practice, as well as things associated with evil spirits, satanism and witchcraft, are found in all Mormon temples.

    The most disturbing thing I find in Mormonism is their belief that all other churches are abominations to God. How do you think that would play in the administration of a Temple Mormon getting elected President of the United States? There are places in Mormon history and theology where they have used their political power to destroy the influence of Christians and they believe they are the true church, called by God and destiny to eventually rule the United States and then, when they do, to purge the country of abominable religion. Don't take my word for it, it's all documented. Start with a book called Mormonism, Mama and Me by Thelma Geer (if it's still in print). The series called The God Makers is also very well documented, factual material.

    I would also recommend Utah Missions Inc. This is a ministry dedicated to the exposure of Mormonism. Their website is http://www.umi.org

    Read all of that, and then tell me why any evangelical Christian would support Mitt Romney's bid for the Presidency. I firmly believe it would be electing the Anti Christ.
     
  3. StefanM

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    Don't hold anything back now, Mr. Matthews!

    I don't support Romney either.
     
  4. RockRambler

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    After 8 years of a wanna-be cowboy as President, I'm ready for an adult to be President...not someone who believes in the power of magic underwear.
     
  5. DQuixote

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    AIN'T IT THE TRUTH!! The guy wears magic underwear!! Zowie, what zoo did Morons .. er, Mormons .. escape from?

    Anyone have a scoop on what Mormon ladies wear?
     
  6. Bro. Curtis

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    :laugh:

    On the same note, I couldn't vote for someone who says we used to be monkeys, which in my opinion is as crazy as anything a mormon would say.
     
  7. Baptist in Richmond

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    How many of you saw the interview with Romney on 60 Minutes?
    What did you think?
     
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    I think 60 miniutes was a good show, when it came on after Archie Bunker.
     
  9. DeeJay

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    Same as the mens only they still come in silk.
     
  10. DeeJay

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    To clear a few things up

    The LDS do not believe poligamy in itself is wrong. They believe the new revelation says that it is suspended. Mormons believe poligamy will be brought back to earth. They believe that they will be poligamists in heaven and they believe god is a poligimist. They believe they have heavenly mothers that gave birth to their spirits.

    When the LDS people shun poligamy and poligamists it is not because of the poligamy. It is because they disobey "the church".

    The splinter groups FLDS and RLDS (what ever the new name is) and several others, split off after JS died. They did not agree the Brigam Young was the next prophit. Therefore they do not believe the new revelation. They have good reason for this. The book of mormon still says that the only way to get to the third (celestrial) heaven is to be a poligamist and if you are not you are dammed to one of the other two heavens. The BOM calles poligamy and eternal and everlasting covenent.

    The fictional people in Big Love are members of one of these split off groups. As are the real people Warren Jeffs and Green. Utah has more poligamists then the rest of the world combined and all of them are from one of the split off groups. Just go to Costco on saturday, the place if full of them.
     
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    If the leading candidates are any indication, you're out of luck.
     
  12. DeeJay

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    Dont bother with that. It is documented in a book the Mormons consider scripture, The pearl of great price.

    In the LDS temple ceremony there are plays (skits). They depict the history of the world and LDS church. In one of them there is a Christian minister (in robes) he is depicted as taking money from his congregation while a man dressed as the devil wispers in his ear.

    I believe Mitt was married in the temple. If so, he participated in this ceremony.
     

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