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spamlds

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • July 29, 2013 at 11:04pm

    We live in a time and a country where food is abundant and cheap. Obesity is a problem even among the poor, for crying out loud! We shouldn’t complain too much or God just might hear those complaints and take care of the “problems” of having a lot of food choices. His solution could be a famine. We’d be wishing for a McDouble in that case.

  • December 24, 2012 at 3:17pm

    Those of us who are old enough remember Sonja Johnson, the Mormon feminist who tried to embarrass the Church over the E.R.A. back in the 1970s. She ended up getting herself excommunicated. Her husband divorced her. He got custody of the kids. She ended up going off the deep end into further irrelevance over the years. Meanwhile the Church continues to grow in number and in influence in the world. Those who fight against the Church always end up self-destructing.

    There are so many other worthy causes in the world in which we can direct our energies–poverty, education reform, racism, true social justice (not the progressive kind), and ending violence and abuse–why anyone would choose to focus on this whole “pants” issue is really out-of-touch. It’s a sign of a privileged, entitlement mentality.

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  • December 10, 2012 at 8:44pm

    Here we see the drawbacks of any religion whose creeds state that no further revelation beyond the Bible is necessary. They are forced to try to twist guidance for modern problems out of an ancient book. Warring pastors and quarrelsome denominations have been the lot of sectarian Christianity since they “banned” anyone from listening if God were ever to speak again.

    The beauty of Mormonism is that we are guided by living prophets and apostles as well as the inspiration of ancient scripture. Mormons have had God’s answer to this question for decades. Stay sober so you can protect your health and enjoy the Lord’s Spirit in your life!

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  • December 3, 2012 at 1:37pm

    The ironic thing is that the sectarian Christians who squeal the loudest over this “war on Christmas” are the same ones who defend parodies of sacred Mormon clothing, Joseph Smith, the angel Moroni, or other sacred Mormon symbols. They laugh when the secular left wing lampoons us in the “Book of Mormon Musical” on Broadway. They nod approvingly when Bill Maher or Lawrence O’Donnell slam the Church on television. Then they pile on with anti-Mormon books, videos, and web sites of their own making.

    However, when such derision is turned upon them, they cry like babies. When they get a taste of their own medicine, they don’t like it very much. If only they might consider that before they show “The Godmakers” video to their church youth group or before they turn the “street preachers” loose on us at General Conference or at Mormon temple dedications.

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  • May 22, 2012 at 10:40am

    I have to say that I’m increasingly dismayed that Glenn Beck is allowing The Blaze to become the home of white supremacists, anti-Mormons, anti-Muslims, and anything that isn’t white Anglo-Saxon Protestants. The animus against anything that isn’t white and evangelical is overwhelming here. On the one hand, there are all the hateful articles that vilify blacks and the racist comments that follow. Then, when an article about Mormons comes along, the bigots jump on the bandwagon and call the Mormons racist! Gimme a break.

    Mormons believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ. We abhor racism. Few organizations in American history have undergone such a rapid process of repentance for past racist attitudes of its members. Mormons were, and continue to be, the targets of corrupt Christian clerics who preach for money. Anti-Mormonism isn’t Christian and it is un-American.

    @ Glenn Beck. I once defended you as a fellow member and brother in Christ. How can you let this hate-fest go on? It’s getting as bad as Free Republic in here!

  • May 2, 2012 at 12:48pm

    Eight years ago, my family lived in Norfolk, Virginia. Our son was a student at Norview High School. He stayed after school one day to set up the sound system for a choir/band concert and planned to remain in the school until the concert, which was to begin around 6:00. The school security guard told him no students were allowed to stay in the building and made him leave. He didn’t give him the opportunity to call home so we could pick him up. Instead, the guard put a white kid out on the street alone in the bad neighborhood surrounding Norview. While attempting to walk several blocks to a nearby McDonalds to see if he could use a phone, he was jumped by a group of approximately 20 black youth. They beat up my son and stole his wallet.

    While the assault was taking place, my son saw a police car drive by. The Norfolk police did not react to what was obviously a mob scene. When the mob finally dispersed, he hobbled to McDonalds and the manager called the police. A cop brought him home with a black eye, a busted lip, and bruises and contusions all over. The cop explained that we could file a report because it was just a formality. They wouldn’t attempt to locate any suspects or make any arrests. This kind of incident happens all the time and they don’t do anything about it because its impossible to catch the “perps.”

    We moved from the city shortly thereafter. Norfolk is an up-and-coming racial tinderbox.

  • April 25, 2012 at 10:20am

    The knee-jerk hatred of latter-day saints evinced by the so-called “Christians” in these comments are evidence that they are not of God. God is love. Whoever truly believes in Christ will love his neighbors. Those who disparage Mormons like this are not filled with love, but hate. They are following another spirit’s influence. It’s impossible to love God and hate your fellowmen, whether they be Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists, or of any other faith. Heaven will not be filled with haters.

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  • April 23, 2012 at 9:53am

    The religious and racial bigotry expressed in the comments on The Blaze is astounding. Intolerance and racism will doom America more surely than Progressivism or Socialism.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 5:10pm

    The Church’s position is consistent and fair. It requires of gay students what it requires of heterosexual students: obedience to the law of chastity. The Lord’s standard is the same for anyone. There are many latter-day saints who are unmarried, widowed, or divorced who must keep the same commandment to abstain from sexual relations outside of marriage and to be faithful to one’s spouse in the covenant of marriage as God ordained it. Gay Mormons are expected to comply with the same standards.

    Maybe Hermann Cain, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and all future GOP presidential candidates could pledge to follow the same standard.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 4:59pm

    None of this surprises me from Huckabee. Please remember that he was number 6 on Judicial Watch’s 2007 list of the “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The guy is a creep.

    His show will also give the anti-Mormon right a channel to attack Romney during the election. The evangelicals would rather see Obama stay in office rather than see a Mormon get elected president. This will be the craziest election since before the Civil War!

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  • April 7, 2012 at 7:37pm

    There is an ongoing push in the media to foment race war in America. The writer’s opinions were ill-advised. If Derbyshire wants to advise his children in such a manner privately, that’s his own business. The minute he published it, it threw gas on the fire. The commenters on this thread are dealing with dangerous feelings.

    Love is the answer. Jesus modeled love and a willingness to lay down his life for his friends. On this Easter Sunday, let Christian voices be raised for peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

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  • March 20, 2012 at 9:36am

    I can’t believe the writer referred to the Free Republic web site as “The message board for ‘independent, grass-roots conservatism….’” If that bunch of racist, bigoted, fascists truly represents “independent, grass-roots conservatism” then America is in big trouble.

  • March 14, 2012 at 4:28pm

    I know most of the folks here will reject the characterization outright, but consider for a minute what it means when Christian believers reject the call of Christ to be humble and non-judgmental and engage in the vile, sarcastic, and untruthful slanders against Mormons.

    Then consider that their political adversaries–the people who ridicule faith of any kind, who mock righteousness, chastity, morality, and revel in relativism–engage in the same vile, sarcastic, and untruthful slanders against Mormons.

    When does light find communion with darkness? (See 2 Corinthians 6:14) One of the hallmarks of the true Church of Jesus Christ is that it will be persecuted and that it is is “spoken against” everywhere. (Acts 28:22)

    When Christians badmouth Mormons, they’re putting themselves on the same side as those who oppose Christ. What power in the universe could place presumably good men like Revs. Franklin Graham, Robert Jeffress, and O’Neal Dozier on the same side as David Axelrod, Bill Maher, and their ilk? Truly God’s word is a two-edged sword that divides the wicked from the righteous!

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  • March 8, 2012 at 9:26am

    I’m not condoning the attack on Christian faiths, but consider what the other side sees. They see much justification for stereotypes: a predominantly white, Protestant, evangelical population that is driven by “dominion theology” to dominate the political realm to impose their morality upon others. Meanwhile, this same group of religionists condones burning of the Qur’an, attacks the leading GOP contender who is Mormon, and aligns itself behind confessed adulterers like Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich.

    The religious right doesn’t hold the moral high ground and it uses its cultural and political clout to marginalize and persecute other groups.

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  • February 24, 2012 at 4:24pm

    To Hankscram and his concerns about “necro-dunking,” please read this explanation of the background about the biblical principle of baptism for the dead:

    http://www.examiner.com/lds-church-in-national/christians-divided-fate-of-the-unlearned

  • February 24, 2012 at 4:21pm

    Santorum is looking more and more like a Christian fascist. I think he scares me more than Obama does!

  • February 12, 2012 at 2:27pm

    I’m so disappointed in Sarah Palin–not over her lack of support for Romney–but to have learned that she cheated on her husband Todd with his former business partner. I guess that’s one more adulterous Christian in the “Newt” camp who is too “conservative” to vote for Romney.

    It’s weird. What’s more important to these evangelicals? Honoring their marriage covenants or being a good “conservative?”

  • January 23, 2012 at 11:51pm

    Here is the practical consideration for anyone struggling whether they can vote for a Mormon or not:

    Mormons believe that God holds people accountable for what they do with their faith. They don’t believe they can commit adultery, lie, cheat, steal, or commit sins willfully and then flippantly ask God for forgiveness. A Mormon president will follow the Bible’s admonitions to do justice, be humble, walk peacefully, and lead by example.

    Although we are beset by the same temptations as other people, Mormons don’t take for granted that the salvation Jesus offers was obtained easily or cheaply. We reverence his atoning sacrifice by doing our best to follow him and humbly seek to do his will.

    A Mormon president will have compassion for the poor and the needy. He will show kindness to the stranger in our midst. He will avoid extremes and be moderate and temperate. He will have experience in controlling his passions and exercising self-discipline. He will be fair, pragmatic, and open to the input of advisors and counselors. He will be prayerful and mindful of his own nothingness before God.

    America might be pleasantly surprised at what a Mormon brings to the Oval Office.

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  • January 5, 2012 at 12:11pm

    Isn’t if ironic that evangelicals, as the proponents of what they call “historical Christianity,” reject modern prophets, continuing revelation, and label Mormons a cult for believing in those things. When Joseph Smith had his first vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ, the “mainstream Christians” of his day persecuted him and ultimately murdered him for saying that he had seen a vision.

    Yet when one of their own hears God talking to him, they think it’s just swell. Hypocrites.

  • January 3, 2012 at 12:32am

    Romney is a moderate, but that is what the country needs right now. We need someone who can pull people of goodwill together and let them work to resolve problems. The extremists on the left and the extremists on the right are openly talking about civil war. The sensible people in the middle can get behind Mitt without fear that he’s going to turn the world upside down. Just look at the people who oppose Romney–there are the Mormon-haters on the left that hate all religions and the Mormon-haters on the right who are the Christian versions of the Taliban. A vote for Romney is a vote against religious intolerance and a vote for reasoned, deliberative, and thoughtful solutions that employ the best resources and people from the center of the spectrum. Although I have some sympathies for Ron Paul’s positions, I think Romney will make the better president.

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