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Fellow Mormons laud Romney for raising church's profile

There are 110 comments on the Reuters story from Sep 2, 2012, titled Fellow Mormons laud Romney for raising church's profile. In it, Reuters reports that:

Mormon churchgoers on Sunday thanked Mitt Romney for raising the church's profile in his race for the White House and praised the Republican candidate's acceptance speech at a nominating convention in Tampa, Florida last week.

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“Proud To Be An American”

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#21 Sep 2, 2012
To hell with insane regulations, to hell with obamacare TAX, to hell with marxism madness, to hell with humoring the self-serving man-child...

Romney/Ryan 2012

The United States of America is Open For Business!!!

“Proud To Be An American”

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#22 Sep 2, 2012
The self-serving b. h. obama is to business, prosperity and America what a drunk farting gasbag is to fine dining.

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#23 Sep 2, 2012
What in the sam hell are those deranged democRat perverts going to actually "do" next? Here we are in August and you have a democRat geezer congressman having oral sex at a rest stop with a hapless 17 year old boy. Then you have a democRat pervert groping his female aides...it's an obamanation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21923...

http://www.topix.com/us/politics/2012/08/poli...

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#24 Sep 2, 2012
obamacare…

Barack Obama's Half Brother Discovered in Hut in Kenya
Wednesday August 20, 2008

Barack Obama's youngest half brother has been living in a shanty town on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, the Italian edition of Vanity Fair reports.

"No-one knows who I am," George Hussein Onyango Obama, 26, told the magazine. "I live here on less than a dollar a month."

George's shack – which measures only 6 feet by 10 feet – features football posters and a photograph of the Democratic presidential hopeful from a newspaper.

"I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist," said George, who has the same father as the Illinois senator.

"If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related," he added. "I am ashamed," he said of the way he lives.

George, who recently enrolled in a local technical college, has met Obama twice: when he was 5-years-old and in 2006 when the senator visited Nairobi.

"It was very brief, we spoke for just a few minutes," George recalled of the 2006 encounter. "It was like meeting a complete stranger."

In his autobiography, Obama described George as a "beautiful boy with a rounded head."
John

Emory, TX

#25 Sep 2, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Like any of this matters.
Unfortunately, in this country, it does matter. Religion doesn't matter to me. Well actually it does kindof, cause i think organized religion is a dangerous entity. but it's not escapable in the good ol USA. Romney, no matter what his religion, is totally wrong for the country. Is that all the republicans got?
If he gets elected I fear the worse.

“Proud To Be An American”

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#26 Sep 2, 2012
No wonder the self-serving lord marshal b. h. obama is trying to make Romney look bad. The lord marshal is so low he has to look up to see down…

Ignoring the fact that b. h. obama was mentored for years by the communist/terrorist bill ayers would be like ignoring obama being mentored by sandusky, loughner and holmes. None of them advocated killing parents, exterminating 25,000,000 Americans and planned the overthrow of the US Government, etc. Obviously ayers trumps all the small potatoes the self-serving marxists on this forum pretend to disdain.
Yes indeed it goes waaaaaaaaaay beyond obama saying ayers is just a guy in the neighborhood or the ignorant excuse obama was 8 years old or we've talked about it or by using the lame word, whatever.
But let Romney not release 20 years of tax returns or say something in London about the Olympics and obama’s useful idiots become unglued…sick.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individual...

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222128560757...

“Proud To Be An American”

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#27 Sep 2, 2012
John wrote:
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Unfortunately, in this country, it does matter. Religion doesn't matter to me. Well actually it does kindof, cause i think organized religion is a dangerous entity. but it's not escapable in the good ol USA. Romney, no matter what his religion, is totally wrong for the country. Is that all the republicans got?
If he gets elected I fear the worse.
Attention ersatz john!!! The worse president in US History is right under your nose you politically inept history illiterate. You’re wallowing around in marxist poop like it's fresh snow...Man-up and do your country a huge favor...DO NOT VOTE.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#28 Sep 2, 2012
Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs

Every religion has unique beliefs. This is a list of odd LDS beliefs. Each Item on the list quotes LDS scripture so you can be sure it is authentic.

10. Tithing

While tithes are not uncommon among religion, rarely are they mandatory. LDS theology states that in order to make it to the highest kingdom of heaven, you must pay a full and honest tithe.

D&C 119: 3-6
3 And this shall be the beginning of the tithing of my people.
4 And after that, those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.
5 Verily I say unto you, it shall come to pass that all those who gather unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you.
6 And I say unto you, if my people observe not this law, to keep it holy, and by this law sanctify the land of Zion unto me, that my statutes and my judgments may be kept thereon, that it may be most holy, behold, verily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of Zion unto you.

9. Pleasure in Life

This is one of the most famous pieces of LDS doctrine. It’s also the cause of many myths about Mormons. Basically; no coffee, no drugs, no tobacco.

D&C 89: 5-13
5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.
7 And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.
8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—
11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#29 Sep 2, 2012
Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs

Every religion has unique beliefs. This is a list of odd LDS beliefs. Each Item on the list quotes LDS scripture so you can be sure it is authentic.

8. Spirits

This one is very unique to the LDS faith. Basically, everyone on earth now was a spirit in the pre-existence. When we die, our spirits are separated from our bodies and if we were good they go to “spirit paradise.” If we were bad they go to “spirit prison.” The spirit world exists as a place for spirits to go while awaiting the second coming.

D&C 138: 8-14
8 “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
9 “Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”(1 Peter 3:18—20.)
10 “For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”(1 Peter 4:6.)
11 As I pondered over these things which are written, the eyes of my understanding were opened, and the Spirit of the Lord rested upon me, and I saw the hosts of the dead, both small and great.
12 And there were gathered together in one place an innumerable company of the spirits of the just, who had been faithful in the testimony of Jesus while they lived in mortality;
13 And who had offered sacrifice in the similitude of the great sacrifice of the Son of God, and had suffered tribulation in their Redeemer’s name.
14 All these had departed the mortal life, firm in the hope of a glorious resurrection, through the grace of God the Father and his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

7. Modern Revelation

Almost everyone who knows anything about the Mormon religion knows they have a prophet. What many don’t know, is anything that the prophet says in official capacity is considered official canon.

D&C 43: 2-9
2 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations from my hand.
3 And this ye shall know assuredly—that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
4 But verily, verily, I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him; for if it be taken from him he shall not have power except to appoint another in his stead.
5 And this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments;
6 And this I give unto you that you may not be deceived, that you may know they are not of me.
7 For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I have told you before, to teach those revelations which you have received and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
8 And now, behold, I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled together ye shall instruct and edify each other, that ye may know how to act and direct my church, how to act upon the points of my law and commandments, which I have given.
9 And thus ye shall become instructed in the law of my church, and be sanctified by that which ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act in all holiness before me—

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#30 Sep 2, 2012
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Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs

Every religion has unique beliefs. This is a list of odd LDS beliefs. Each Item on the list quotes LDS scripture so you can be sure it is authentic.

6. Jesus visited the Americas

The Book of Mormon is a book of LDS scripture that takes place during the same time as the Bible and takes place on the American continent. It follows the stories of two tribes who descended from the family of Lehi. After Jesus’ resurrection LDS people believe he visited the peoples of the Americas.

3 Nephi 11: 7-12
7 Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him.
8 And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them; and the eyes of the whole multitude were turned upon him, and they durst not open their mouths, even one to another, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them.
9 And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying:
10 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
11 And behold, I am the alight and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.
12 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words the whole multitude fell to the earth; for they remembered that it had been prophesied among them that Christ should show himself unto them after his ascension into heaven.

5. The Nature of God

While most religions believe in God, the LDS religion believes in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as separate beings. They also believe that God, Jesus and resurrected beings have bodies of “flesh and bone.”

D&C 129:1-5
1 There are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones—
2 For instance, Jesus said: Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
3 Secondly: the spirits of just men made perfect, they who are not resurrected, but inherit the same glory.
4 When a messenger comes saying he has a message from God, offer him your hand and request him to shake hands with you.
5 If he be an angel he will do so, and you will feel his hand.

D&C 130: 22-23
22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.
23 A man may receive the Holy Ghost, and it may descend upon him and not tarry with him.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#31 Sep 2, 2012
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Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs

Every religion has unique beliefs. This is a list of odd LDS beliefs. Each Item on the list quotes LDS scripture so you can be sure it is authentic.

4. Priesthood

In the LDS religion any worthy male can be given the priesthood and is given specific duties. Black people were not allowed to have the priesthood until 1978. Females are not allowed to have the priesthood.

D&C 107: 1-5
1 There are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely, the Melchizedek and Aaronic, including the Levitical Priesthood.
2 Why the first is called the Melchizedek Priesthood is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest.
3 Before his day it was called the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God.
4 But out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name, they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood.
5 All other authorities or offices in the church are appendages to this priesthood.

Official Declaration – 2, 1978
Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God’s eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of those from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we have pleaded long and earnestly in behalf of these, our faithful brethren, spending many hours in the Upper Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine guidance.

3. Multiple Heavens

In LDS doctrine there are three heavens: the Celestial Kingdom, Terrestrial Kingdom, and Telestial Kingdom. The Celestial is the highest, where God and the ones who followed his law reside. The Terrestrial is the middle, where people who followed the Law of Moses reside. The Telestial is the lowest, where the ones who followed carnal law reside.

D&C 76: 94-98
94 They who dwell in his presence are the church of the Firstborn; and they see as they are seen, and know as they are known, having received of his fulness and of his grace;
95 And he makes them equal in power, and in might, and in dominion.
96 And the glory of the celestial is one, even as the glory of the sun is one.
97 And the glory of the terrestrial is one, even as the glory of the moon is one.
98 And the glory of the telestial is one, even as the glory of the stars is one; for as one star differs from another star in glory, even so differs one from another in glory in the telestial world;

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#32 Sep 2, 2012
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Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs

Every religion has unique beliefs. This is a list of odd LDS beliefs. Each Item on the list quotes LDS scripture so you can be sure it is authentic.

2. Forgiveness

In LDS theology you can be forgiven for any sin, save two. First, denying the Holy Spirit, and second, murder. Also, God is infinitely forgiving, until the second coming. After that, you end up where you end up, no matter what. There are no second chances. Period.

D&C 76: 43-45
43 Who glorifies the Father, and saves all the works of his hands, except those sons of perdition who deny the Son after the Father has revealed him.
44 Wherefore, he saves all except them—they shall go away into everlasting punishment, which is endless punishment, which is eternal punishment, to reign with the devil and his angels in eternity, where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched, which is their torment—
45 And the end thereof, neither the place thereof, nor their torment, no man knows;

D&C 18: 42
18 And now, behold, I speak unto the church. Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness in this world, nor in the world to come.

D&C 76: 111-112
111 For they shall be judged according to their works, and every man shall receive according to his own works, his own dominion, in the mansions which are prepared;
112 And they shall be servants of the Most High; but where God and Christ dwell they cannot come, worlds without end.

1. Multiple Worlds and Multiple Gods

This deserves some explanation. Mormons believe that God created multiple worlds and each world has people living on it. They also believe that multiple Gods exist but each has their own universe. We are only subject to our God and if we obtain the highest level of heaven we can become gods ourselves.

D&C 76: 24
24 That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.

D&C 93: 10
10 The worlds were made by him; men were made by him; all things were made by him, and through him, and of him.

Moses 1: 33
33 And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten.

D&C 76: 108
108 Then shall he be crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on the throne of his power to reign forever and ever.

D&C 131: 1-5
1 In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees;
2 And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage];
3 And if he does not, he cannot obtain it.
4 He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an increase.
5 (May 17th, 1843.) The more sure word of prophecy means a man’s knowing that he is sealed up unto eternal life, by revelation and the spirit of prophecy, through the power of the Holy Priesthood.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#33 Sep 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Based on the headline alone, I knew this thread would be full of Bigots for Obama.
John

Emory, TX

#34 Sep 2, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention ersatz john!!! The worse president in US History is right under your nose you politically inept history illiterate. You’re wallowing around in marxist poop like it's fresh snow...Man-up and do your country a huge favor...DO NOT VOTE.
Wow! You really hate me. My opinion is Bush was the worst president. You also like calling me names. I'm going to vote for president, but it won't matter here in Texas because I'm surounded by norrow minded boneheads such as yourself.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#35 Sep 2, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Based on the headline alone, I knew this thread would be full of Bigots for Obama.
Rich Money is a Mormon. Those stating he is a Mormon is fact.

President Obama is a Christian. Those who claim he is a Muslim are bigots.

You're an idiot troll.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#36 Sep 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
Rich Money is a Mormon. Those stating he is a Mormon is fact.
President Obama is a Christian. Those who claim he is a Muslim are bigots.
You're an idiot troll.
Oooo... a bigot tosses out insults.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#37 Sep 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs
Every religion has unique beliefs. This is a list of odd LDS beliefs. Each Item on the list quotes LDS scripture so you can be sure it is authentic.
10. Tithing
While tithes are not uncommon among religion, rarely are they mandatory. LDS theology states that in order to make it to the highest kingdom of heaven, you must pay a full and honest tithe.
D&C 119: 3-6
3 And this shall be the beginning of the tithing of my people.
4 And after that, those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.
5 Verily I say unto you, it shall come to pass that all those who gather unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this law, or they shall not be found worthy to abide among you.
6 And I say unto you, if my people observe not this law, to keep it holy, and by this law sanctify the land of Zion unto me, that my statutes and my judgments may be kept thereon, that it may be most holy, behold, verily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of Zion unto you.
9. Pleasure in Life
This is one of the most famous pieces of LDS doctrine. It’s also the cause of many myths about Mormons. Basically; no coffee, no drugs, no tobacco.
D&C 89: 5-13
5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.
7 And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.
8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man—
11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
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Attention excrement!!! Nice to see you spend a moment away from licking sandusky's skid marks and tell us all about your disdain for Mormon beliefs. Beliefs no one cares about but you, you bigoted libelous gutless wonder.
News for you...Those Mormon beliefs are extremely squeaky clean when compared to the marxist filth behind obama/ayers. Sleaze you are too gutless to mention...Now get back to licking sandusky's skid marks, sht lips.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#38 Sep 2, 2012
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! You really hate me. My opinion is Bush was the worst president. You also like calling me names. I'm going to vote for president, but it won't matter here in Texas because I'm surounded by norrow minded boneheads such as yourself.
Attention ersatz john!!! Your whining and your opinion means nothing to me because you've proven yourself to be too stupid to have a valid opinion. GFY then move, you're stinking up Texas.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#39 Sep 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
Rich Money is a Mormon. Those stating he is a Mormon is fact.
President Obama is a Christian. Those who claim he is a Muslim are bigots.
You're an idiot troll.
Attention excrement!!! Cut your sugarcoated labels you sandusky skid mark licker...b. h. obama is a deranged self-serving marxist man-child just like you are a gutless wonder who won't acknowledge it...GFY.
John

Emory, TX

#40 Sep 2, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention ersatz john!!! Your whining and your opinion means nothing to me because you've proven yourself to be too stupid to have a valid opinion. GFY then move, you're stinking up Texas.
Just look at what you wrote. Maybe you're the communist. If it's not your opinion, then it's nothing. I'm right about your mind being closed. You want a dictator that thinks like you. That is so not USA. Look within man and do a little self examination. Reread stuff you wrote. There'e not many American values in there.
Why do you keep telling me to GFM?

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