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.
True. And if someone wants to be destructive, why not destroy truly evil organizations like the drug cartels or sex traffickers or domestic abusers. Why pick on a church that gives billions in humanitarian service?
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!
THERE IS NO BEAUTY IN MORMONISM YOU PAGAN MORON!!!
proof you are a moron Romans 15:20
yea, making it my aim so to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build upon another man's foundation;
joey smith was a liar, a murderer, an adulterer and a cheat. his is in hell along with all of the foolish mormons who follow such lies!
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or if ye receive a different spirit, which ye did not receive, or a different gospel, which ye did not accept, ye do well to bear with him.
get it jr? the book of MOREMAN is a different gospel.
just because this stupid preacher is ignorant of facts that are clearly in the Bible - doesn't mean that all people who are of the HOLY SPIRIT are as dumb as he is!!!
6 I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different gospel;
7 which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema.
BY THE WAY IDIOT the saints will sit at the throne of judgement with Yeshua and all who proclaim the pagan name of joseph smith and the pagan mormons will not be in heaven with our heavenly Father and our savior JESUS CHRIST
the evil mormons do not follow the bible -= no they teach from the lies of the doctrines and covenants that came from the satanic evil smith's closest friends in the freemasons!
quote from the evil book of moreman's teaching the doctrines and covenant 130:22
you believe that OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS MADE OF FLESH AND BONES - that is a lie from satan
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ANOTHER GOSPEL - THEY TEACH EVIL LIES ABOUT GOD, JESUS AND THE COMING OF OUR SAVIOR!!
That "ancient book" has historically and archeologically been proven to be everything that it claims to be, while your LDS false prophets have given you a different and "new" gospel which came from an angel, exactly as warned against by the "ancient book."
LDS Apostle B. H. Roberts wrote, "Saddening as the thought may seem, the Church founded by the labors of Jesus and His Apostles was destroyed from the earth; the Gospel was perverted; its ordinances were changed; its laws were transgressed; its covenant was, on the part of man, broken; and the world was left to flounder in the darkness of a long period of apostasy from God… a universal apostasy from the Christian doctrine and the Christian Church took place" (D.H.C., Vol. I, Introduction, pp. 39 and 41).
"other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (I Cor. 3:11). Since Jesus Christ is the Foundation of the church, could that church "collapse" or become extinct when the omnipotent Christ is the Foundation of it? Is it possible for Christ to lose "the church of God which He hath purchased with His own blood" (Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:25)? Christ is called the "Good Shepherd" in John 10:11. But, any shepherd who loses all his sheep is not a very good shepherd.
There is absolutely no reason to believe the Mormon claims of this falling away, or that the Bible is "just" an ancient book.
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.
"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."
Please tell us how you REALLY know that these are the same people. Unlike the atheist who decry everything they think is myth. If it's not real they why do you care so much?
Atheist pretend they have the luxury to point at everyone about evils done through history as the fault of religion; i.e.: slavery, polygamy, genocide, etc. etc.
If we buy into their point of view, then they've had millions of years to get rid of these evil. Or to be fair, 10,000 years of civilization to get rid of these evils. Yet, where were the atheist to stop them? Now that we've arrived at a point of history where everyone agrees that these things are wrong? Christianity, has helped outlaw them. The atheist now point to the religious as being the cause of it.
So show us where the atheist have made a concerted effort to bring freedom, value of life, elevated the rights of women in history... Don't tell me what you're doing now, because your kind has existed throughout history.
@SPAM oh you poor baby. I get a little tired of listening to Mormon's whine "everybody picks on my religion." Boo Hoo! If you can't see that your religion has some rather goofy (if not down right creepy) aspects to it that others might find odd and/or humorous, then you are too steeped in it for your own good. So rather than convincing yourself that you are a victim, you might better spend your time educating yourself about your own religion. Here are two LDS sites they don't tell you about in Sunday School.
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.
Just more of the liberals playbook on victimology. If anyone disagrees with someones lifestyle or religion, it must mean they are hated. True Christians can disagree and still love. Since the liberal cannot understand this, I guess it means that they cannot disagree with someone without hating them. That must be why they assume everyone else does the same.
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.
Never mind that intolerance and racism are the signature tools of socialists and progressives.
Posted on April 23, 2012 at 12:01pm
'Never mind that intolerance and racism are the signature tools of socialists and progressives.'
Visit the Blaze and read the comments about black people, women who use work outside the home and use contraception, American Jews, gay people, teachers, etc. and you will decide that the Beck followers here are socialists and progressives ;)
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.
I did not hear that Sarah Palin did anything wrong. Is this a fact or are you believing propaganda?
Spamlds - You do realize that in Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-8 that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.
Git: He agrees....outside of marriage sex is a sin. There is no homosexual marriage.
You are using faulty language skills - the construction is not definitional.
What Genesis says, and Jesus reiterates, is that a man and a woman may be married. This is not an exclusive statement, and is not recorded as a definition of marriage. The purpose of the statement is to illuminate the *result* of marriage, and your attempt to use it to define restriction on the *entry* into marriage is a classic case of cultural imperialism: you read Scripture with your own notions, and find what you expect to find.
There are no BYU students how go around an publicly stating "I'm an adulterer" and bemoaning the LDS Church's teachings that such behavior is sinful, true? There are no associations of "Adulterous, Lustful, and Deviant" students, true? There is not a political agenda and a group of committed adherents pushing adultery as "normal" and that those who engage in it are "born that way", true? So, why is homosexuality being treated any different than any other sexual sin by BYU administrators? Would they tolerate a group of professed adulterers making a similar film? If so, my soul cries for the morality of BYU.
Dragonsrightwing - And you're not trying to use cultural imperialism? You can't find anything in the Old or New Testament that supports homosexuality.
Dragonsrightwing - Jesus also said that fornicators (anybody who has sex outside of marriage and he defined marriage as between a man and a woman) will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The three politicians that you listed are not currently enrolled at Brigham Young University so they have no BYU Honor Code to follow. Of course, I wouldn't vote for Gingrich nor Cain because of their sleazy behavior towards women whom they married. Yes, that is judgmental.
BYU Provo and BYU Idaho both have 'support groups' for the homosexual students. The video was a marketing product to announce to fellow students about the Administrative approved club or association for the homosexual students. IF you assume that the LDS Church believes that ACTING on homosexual or transgender leanings is wrong which is supported by statements by LDS leaders they have now moved to a support group for them. The club is not to help these young people to abandon their leanings but to give support to their issues which in effect is to foster those feelings. I have not yet heard of BYU approving a support group for those with other, how would one say this "sin challenges' -- there is no 'drug support group', no 'spousal abuse club (unless it is clear to stop the behavior), no club to support those who lean towards consuming alcohol. So one can surmise that those who have 'sin desires' but don't act upon them seems that the only club or association formed for "sin desires that we don't act upon' are for sexual conduct and specifically for homosexuals. These desires are thus given SPECIAL treatment.
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!
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.
Agree, but we have a grave responsibility to warn our children. Our friend was waiting in line for food at McDonalds, in a crime-ridden part of town - a part of town where crime is tolerated. He was smashed on the head from behind and beat senseless - he never saw his attackers. He has permanent brain damage from the skull fracture, and brain hemmorrage. He was 17.
Our society has fostered a criminal class, very deliberately and very methodically, with permission and assistance from a professional criminal political class - like Rahm Emmanual. What happened to that nice upright sherriff who wanted to run for mayor of Chicago - who suddenly discovered he had "other priorities."? The thugs are winning.
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!
You hit the nail on the head and it nails the so called christian leaders.
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.
You have a warped sense of reality my friend. You can try and justify or rationalize away the obvious anti-Christian bias, but there it is in plain sight. Christians condone burning the Koran? When? Where? I think you're seeing what you want to see.
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:
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.
He will also believe that he is becoming a god, like YHWH.
From their own LDS website: http://lds.org/library/display/0,4945,11-1-13-59,00.html
Mormon men act like gods in their family, also. The highest divorce rate in America is among Mormons!!! Don't believe the garbage about "family." Women are subservient and must submit in every form or the husband/god will not raise them up to heaven.
You people need to get a grip on the Mormons. Even most Mormons don't know what their own leaders say, and what writings say.
Avgconservative, site your source about the divorce rate on marriages performed in LDS temples, please.
Did I say, LDS temples???? This is another way you Mormons twist the truth. Your Mormon "professors" at BYU compute "Temple Marriages" and not overall membership. The Barna group shows a slightly lower rate of divorce among people who claim Mormonism. However, when the overall statistic of "mormon faith" is thrown in, it goes above all others by about 5%.
Some Mormons marry in a temple ceremony, divorce in a civil procedure and subsequently remarry in a second temple ceremony. This would count as two temple marriages and zero temple divorces -- thus reducing the apparent divorce rate. This twisting of the numbers by Mormons, makes it obvious.
And, by the way...
Why do you not contend with me about becoming a god?
Isn't that what the real issue is? Are you becoming a god?
I don't waste my time. I like hard facts and numbers, not semantics.
Don't get upset. don't get short with me. I care for you. I present hard facts not to embarrass you or to condemn you. I present them with the hope that you can see through the fog of Mormonism, and seek the true Historical Jesus. Not the invention of the 'prophets' of the LDS church.
avgconservative, do you know that 78.334% of all statistics are made up on the spot? And 98% of those that believe them are fools. But 100% of those that make them up are liars.
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.