All of this religious bigotry is exactly why Mitt Romney will win the election– because the moderates will want to vote for someone who is qualified AND will really irk all you intolerant haters that call yourselves Christian and yet have no Christ-like love in your hearts for anyone who isn’t identical to you. I have news for you. YOU don’t decide who is and is not a Christian! Judgment is reserved for the Lord. HE knows who loves him, who serves him, and who has righteous intent in his or her heart. YOU will be judged for whatever portion of your heart you reserve for hate.
As a Mormon, I can tell you that there are NO Mormons that are not Christian. We baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ. The word ‘Trinity’ is not found in the Bible, as it is a product of man’s interpretation, later adopted by other men. We do not believe the Christ prayed to himself in the Garden of Gethsamane, and we do not believe he told all of us that ‘no man cometh unto ME except by ME,’ or ‘wist ye not that I must be about my OWN business.’
Our interpretation of scripture is not less valid or any more unusual than any other. We allow all people to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience, just as we ourselves do. The difference is, we don’t accuse others of not being Christian simply because they disagree with us. We know who we are, and so do those that know us.
You are a wingnut! You have read the LDS posters on here over and over and our belief in Jesus Christ, so of course we believe in Jesus Christ and HE is the Son of God and the same that died on the Cross and paid for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane (which I have been to and all over Jerusalem...yes, they let Mormons in) and know that THE only way any of us can enter into heaven is through HIM.
What's your point? Let me ask you a question, why are you not a member of the Catholic Church? Are they not Christian? How about the Methodists? Baptists, or the Seventh-Day Adventists? All of these believe in Christ right? You see, members of the LDS Church accept ALL of these faiths as CHRISTIANS as they believe and have a desire to follow Christ's teachings as we do. We do not attack others as you seem to enjoy or tell people they are NOT Christians. Only one person will decide that when we are all standing before the judgment bar of God.
October 4, 2011 at 6:59am
FEWER than 24 planes. Come on, Blaze journalists.
August 12, 2011 at 3:03pm
Yeah. How dare the Blaze report on something purely to put a little joy into the commentary. Shame, shame! Thank you, Blaze, for not being a total stick in the mud.
August 4, 2011 at 9:37pm
It would be really great if anti-Mormons would shut the heck up long enough to realize that this article isn’t here to defend Mormon doctrine. It’s here because an atheist idiot is maliciously attacking and lying about yet another religion, and that should galvanize the religious against the purveyors of such drivel. Mormons, Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Jews, Muslims, whatever– what it comes down to is, there’s a tsunami of angry atheism out there looking to wipe out anyone who dares to have faith in anything. If you’re a ‘live and let live’ atheist, more power to you, and thank you. But believers, wise up. United we stand, divided we fall. Stop the hate already.
If mormons want to stand together with other believers, then why do missionaries knock on Christians doors - and even when the missionaries know they are talking to Christians, they try to tell them about the "one true church" - the mormon church? It's not enough for mormons that someone is Christian. They have to be mormon too.
Jesus taught "GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD and preach the gospel to every CREATURE" and that includes you Hank. So that's why a Mormon would go door to door. Jesus said to do that. Apparently many Christian faiths do not do this. Why not? Bible says to do it.
because most Christians believe if you have accepted Christ that is good enough. you don't need to also join the mormon church. and you don't need to also follow a guy who says he is a prophet. that's why.
August 4, 2011 at 1:03pm
Of course! Freedom of speech, unless somebody doesn’t like what you’re saying. Which is ALWAYS.
July 23, 2011 at 10:40am
I don’t know– I think a lot of gay people would vote for a candidate who stood up and said, “I am what I am, just like you, but I’m willing to let you be.” The past two Presidents have overstepped states’ rights and taken liberties at a federal level on this matter. Even if Gov. Perry is a conservative, if they can see that his fundamental belief is that states be left to govern themselves, they may be able to believe that he’ll let them marry if their state allows. On the other hand, if a state’s choice of laws begin to drive out revenue-producing citizens and stablizing influences, those states may end up reconsidering their decisions, and that will affect us nationally.
July 20, 2011 at 1:34pm
Exactly. An excellent point. Kids just raise themselves these days, it’s ridiculous. Are we really so surprised that they turn into murderers when we’re not around, and they’re being raised by violent music, video games, and a horrible school system?
July 18, 2011 at 10:23pm
They say, you can’t fix stupid. But these guys almost did. No Darwin Awards this year, but they’re definitely contenders!
July 17, 2011 at 6:00pm
July 15, 2011 at 1:40pm
I think this is exactly what Mr. Speaker WANTS to hear. He’s in a tight spot and the clock is ticking. He’s been willing to do what the people want, but at crunch time, he needs to hear it again and know that we’re still backing him up on it. Especially with the President holding a press conference to announce that ‘the people of America’ are on HIS side. No, Mr. President. Not on this issue or any other.
July 15, 2011 at 1:35pm
@geigergag– Nothing you said has anything to do with the content of the open letter. You name-called, complained about aspects of Judge that have nothing to do with the topic at hand, and questioned his qualifications. Ever heard of ‘ad hominem’? That’s what one resorts to personal attacks because he has no otherwise legitimate argument. Yours is rather garden-variety– you might want to work on that.
July 15, 2011 at 1:23pm
@baikonur–Why you cared enough about someone else’s golf love to leave a crummy comment is beyond me, but thanks a bunch. Especially, thanks for revealing yourself to everyone– that you’ll indiscriminately attack anything, no matter how benign. What a painful way to live.
July 15, 2011 at 1:17pm
Hey grumpy losers– if you don’t like golf, don’t click on a golf headline. If you like golf but you don’t like the story, push the ‘back’ button and leave everyone else alone. This was a cool shot! Made me smile today. If you don’t like it, go back to your doom bunkers and let others enjoy it.
July 14, 2011 at 8:09pm
I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy, but this was a bad campaign move. I’m a social conservative. I agree with him on most social issues. But this isn’t an election that’ll be won on social issues. This’ll be the year of fiscal conservatism, and if you run your campaign right, even moderates and conservative democrats will give you their votes, just to get Obama out of office. But not if your primary platform is your social leanings.
July 14, 2011 at 11:43am
The issue really is, should a school board or the courts intervene? No. If this cheer squad wants to (and in my opinion, they be ENCOURAGED to,) they should be allowed to make her an honorary member, allow her to participate in the home games, wear a uniform, or whatever. Our kids should be taught to CHOOSE to include the disabled and help the less fortunate. But I also think the parents are over the line going to the school and insisting that she be allowed. Life’s tough. There are some things, for ALL of us, that we simply cannot do. And if we try and are rejected, we need to learn how to handle that rejection and move on to something else. The school and the cheerleaders are missing out on an incredible opportunity to do something far more relevant than shaking pompoms and jumping up and down. Their loss, but not their mandatory responsibility either.
But isn't that a slap in the face to the able-bodied girls to tried out for the squad and were rejected? To me, that is watering down achievement.....why not make everyone a valedictorian regardless of whether or not they have earned the # 1 academic slot? Oh wait - they do that in some schools because the self-esteem centric educrats do not want to hurt the feelings of the less academically talented.
July 13, 2011 at 3:53pm
“Are you clueless? What were you thinking? Whose side are you on? You, you, you, you, YOU.” Sounds pretty impartial to me, what’s the problem?
July 12, 2011 at 7:55pm
This man isn’t asking for multiple marriage licenses. He’s got one legal wife and others that are not legally bound to him. He’s not asking the state to sanction his other marriages, he’s asking them not to prosecute him for their presence in his home. Very different from gay marriage. Gay marriage activists demand that their unions be sanctioned as marriage. Does Hugh Hefner have the government breathing down his neck? He doesn’t even take care of his women, he just uses them and gives them the boot. Whether I personally like polygamy or not, it’s less offensive than more things people accept nowadays.
July 12, 2011 at 7:46pm
Amen to that. If marriage wasn’t legislated at all, if everyone married according to their own religion or lack thereof, if we weren’t taxed or regulated according to marital status, gay marriage and polygamy wouldn’t be an issue. We’d all live and let live without oppressing the rest of society with our individual beliefs. As it stands, if we don’t get our personal standards involved in the legislative process, we end up getting run over by the other guy and have the entire rule of our society dictated to us by our opponents. LEAVE US ALONE, government.
July 12, 2011 at 7:41pm
I don’t know a single Mormon who’s looking forward to a day when polygamy is legal. Even if it were legal, it wouldn’t change the religious law forbidding it, and Mormons who went for it would be excommunicated.