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Tracing Mitt Romney's roots in Mexico

Romney was born in the US to US parents. His father was born in Mexico to US parents. He never had Mexican citizenship. Romney's Grandparents were from the US and were citizens before going to Mexico where Mitt's dad was born.  (Jan 23, 2012 | post #22)

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Mormons: We are Christians, too

In the Old Testament, God gave Priesthood authority to those of the tribe of Levi only. They were the only ones authorized to perform sacrifices, baptisms and ordinances in the Holy of Holies. All other tribes were exempt from that authority all the way up until Christ's life. Christ himself as subject to this law as he went to have his own baptism performed by John the Baptist who was the son of a Levitical priest, thus authorizing him the rights to perform baptisms. Do you think God was a bigot? Do you think he was a racist? He certainly excluded all non-jews from being "chosen" . I think God reserves the right to give authority to whomever he pleases. He and only he can enforce and lift curses, and he can do it at his pleasing.  (Jan 23, 2012 | post #29597)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Mormons: We are Christians, too

I agree, Captain. Dr. Joseph L. Allen has an incredible video called Lehi's Land of First Inheritance. It's fascinating to watch and learn how much evidence is found supporting The Book of Mormon. What's more incredible is that with each passing day, there is more evidence found supporting the claims in The BOM than is found disproving it's claims. Critics will continue to argue until the Savior's return, but the trajectory of the evidence is clear and overwhelmingly in support of The BOM.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #28822)

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Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

I love how trinitarians ignore John chapter 17 where Christ prayed to the Father (or was it to himself?) and basically said the Apostles were one with each other and one with Him, as He was one with God. So shouldn't trinitarians now believe that all 12 Apostles are God too along with Christ and the Holy Ghost? It's amazing to me that someone could believe Christ prayed to himself, thanked himself before raising Lazarus, did some ventriloquist move when he was baptized and was proud of himself, told His mother as a boy He was doing His Father's business, told Mary not to touch him after he rose from the tomb because I guess he hadn't gone to see himself, was seen by Stephen as he was being stoned to death standing next to himself etc, etc, etc. Stop being so hard headed and just recognize that the trinity is false. Early Christians didn't even believe in the trinity and it wasn't until a few corrupt leaders got together to argue about it that they decided in the Nicene Creed that it was what "real" Christians believed.  (Nov 10, 2011 | post #760)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

Even funnier than this is the sign I saw in North Carolina outside a large Baptist Church that read "Don't Pray about The Book of Mormon, that's how they get you!".  (Nov 2, 2011 | post #604)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

I love how the anti's love to tout the Mountain Meadows Massacre as the single focal point to all of Mormonism all the while ignoring the Extermination order by the Governor of Missouri, and the Haun's Mill Massacre, and the fact that the Mormon Prophet and his Brother had been murdered, and the fact that two other Apostles had been murdered (one in Missouri and one in Arkansas), and the fact that Mormon's had recently been driven out of Missouri and Illinois by force having all their possessions and lands confiscated or burned to the ground by state and local governments and militias, and had been denied any help by the president or congress, and had been declared war upon by the US Army.... yes it was a tragedy, but a Mormon Jury convicted the leader of the massacre and sentenced him to death by firing squad... the rest of the leaders involved either voluntarily left the church or were excommunicated. Please, let's dig in to the past of your religion and see what kind of dirt we can dig up... except people don't wanna go there.  (Nov 2, 2011 | post #603)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

Want to know the real history behind evangelicals claiming Mormon's aren't "real" Christians? It wasn't always this way. When Joseph Smith organized the church, tens of thousands of evangelicals that were "real" Christians were converted. You think they didn't know what it meant to be a "real" Christian in every sense of the understanding that evangelicals have? They weren't questioned as to weather or not they read the same bible or what kind of Jesus they worshiped or that they weren't "real" Christians. The main complaint of the day was that God could not talk to man and that Angels could not visit the earth and that man was not entitled to receive revelation from God anymore (even though most preachers today say they received some form of revelation calling them to preach). Entire congregations of evangelicals and even many pastors and preachers were converted to the LDS faith. This is a trend that still continues today. So how do so many evangelical preachers earn their living? By donations from their congregations. How do you think they felt when half a congregation up and left and sold their farms and gave it to the LDS church to build a temple or further the work of the Lord? Immediately they started ganging up on Mormons and the hate started from these so called "real" Christians. They would come in mobs in the middle of the night and tar and feather our humble volunteer, non-paid clergy. They would throw our women and children out into the snow to watch their husbands and sons be tarred and feathered, hung, and poisoned. Eventually they drove the Mormons from New York, to Pennsylvania, to Ohio, to Missouri, to Illinois, and finally out into the Indian territories... all the while burning our churches and temples like such good examples of their "real" Christian values. Finally the Mormons just went out into the middle of the desert and Indian territory where they would be relatively allowed to worship free from persecution in this land of "freedom of religion". Even a Missouri governor signed an "exterminatio n order" to drive out the Mormons from their state. I'm sure his "real Christian" preacher was proud of that act. Ever since, from generation to generation, evangelical preachers have been spewing hatred and bigotry against the Latter Day Saints from their pulpits. I grew up in the South and witnessed it first hand. I've never heard in an LDS Church preaching of such hatred toward any religion. Like the recipe to great grandma's peach cobbler, hatred towards Latter-Day Saint's has been passed down from generation to generation, especially in the South East where I grew up. It would be completely impossible, but even if a "real" Christian were to ever convince me that Mormonism was a false religion, I'd never join theirs based on their usual complete hypocrisy and bearing of false witness against Mormons, who are a gentle, humble, serving, and faithful people. I pray that in this country, people of all faiths may do as our Article of Faith declares. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.  (Oct 27, 2011 | post #424)

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Guest opinion: Mormons are Americans and Christians, too

Want to know the real history behind evangelicals claiming Mormon's aren't "real" Christians? It wasn't always this way. When Joseph Smith organized the church, tens of thousands of evangelicals that were "real" Christians were converted. You think they didn't know what it meant to be a "real" Christian in every sense of the understanding that evangelicals have? Entire congregations of evangelicals and even many pastors and preachers were converted to the LDS faith. This is a trend that still continues today. So how do so many evangelical preachers earn their living? By donations from their congregations. How do you think they felt when half a congregation up and left and sold their farms and gave it to the LDS church to build a temple or further the work of the Lord? Immediately they started ganging up on Mormons and the hate started from these so called "real" Christians. They would come in mobs in the middle of the night and tar and feather our humble volunteer, non-paid clergy. They would throw our women and children out into the snow to watch their husbands and sons be tarred and feathered, hung, and poisoned. Eventually they drove the Mormons from New York, to Pennsylvania, to Ohio, to Missouri, to Illinois, and finally out into the Indian territories... all the while burning our churches and temples like such good examples of their "real" Christian values. Finally the Mormons just went out into the middle of the desert and Indian territory where they would be relatively allowed to worship free from persecution in this land of "freedom of religion". Even a Missouri governor signed an "exterminatio n order" to drive out the Mormons from their state. I'm sure his "real Christian" preacher was proud of that act. Ever since, from generation to generation, evangelical preachers have been spewing hatred and bigotry against the Latter Day Saints from their pulpits. I grew up in the South and witnessed it first hand. I've never heard in an LDS Church preaching of such hatred toward any religion. Like the recipe to great grandma's peach cobbler, hatred towards Latter-Day Saint's has been passed down from generation to generation, especially in the South East where I grew up. It would be completely impossible, but even if a "real" Christian were to ever convince me that Mormonism was a false religion, I'd never join theirs based on their usual complete hypocrisy and bearing of false witness against Mormons, who are a gentle, humble, serving, and faithful people. I pray that in this country, people of all faiths may do as our Article of Faith declares. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.  (Oct 27, 2011 | post #21)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Guest opinion: Mormons are Americans and Christians, too

I'm a Mormon and a Christian. Evangelical Christians believe that confessing Christ as Lord and Savior is all they have to do to go to heaven. Didn't even the devils do that much? Didn't Cain believe that Christ was Lord and Savior? Yes, we believe Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten of the Father and that He is our Mediator and our Redeemer. We believe in Christ. We worship Christ. We teach of Christ and we try to follow His teachings and examples. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. P.S. Terryl Givens. In referring to remarks about Mormons not being Christian by his Protestant peers, he said, "Fine. I am not Christian. But I am trying to be a disciple of Christ." Lol!  (Oct 27, 2011 | post #20)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Gay marriage advocates protest Mormon church

Once again half truths and bigotry with the intent of spreading hate. Please tell me which faith you belong to so I can be more "Christian " like you...  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #592)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Gay marriage advocates protest Mormon church

Obviously you've never heard of the National Conference of Christians and Jews which has defended the Mormon church many times against the lies (or half truths), bigotry and hatred that you are trying to spread.  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #589)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Gay marriage advocates protest Mormon church

No, but it requires you to be of a certain age, and requires you to not be blind. So are we now discriminating because of age or handicap? You see, licenses can have pre-requisites as dictated by society. Marriage licenses are no different. They are not a right, but a privilege granted by society. The right to love or live with whomever you want is not taken away by not receiving a marriage license.  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #588)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Gay Marriage Protesters Target Mormon Temple

Luke 11:14-20 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub [see Baal-zebub and Beelzebub] the chief of the devils. And others, tempting Him, sought of Him a sign from heaven. But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.  (Nov 11, 2008 | post #21)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Gay marriage advocates protest Mormon church

This isn't hypothetical. This is exactly what happened already. Society decided it didn't want Polygamy to be a legal form of marriage. And yes, it became a legal amendment. It is the constitution and no supreme court should overturn it. In no successful society are you allowed to do whatever you want. You're allowed to do whatever you want as long as what you want is permitted by that society. Marriage is a privilege not a right. Gays have the right to life, free speech, bear arms, vote, etc, etc. Driving is another privilege. You must first qualify, pay for a license, and have someone qualified or authorized grant you that privilege. The same applies to marriage. Gays haven't lost the right to love whomever they want, cohabitate with whomever they want, file insurance claims, or anything else. Society has spoken. Do as the Mormons did and come to grips with reality. The ones that didn't left the country....  (Nov 11, 2008 | post #537)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Prop 8 Backlash Against Mormons Is Inappropriate

Not in any society do you have a right to do whatever you want. Fortunately as Americans we have the right to free speech, the right to live, and the right to freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, the right to vote, and a few other important "RIGHTS" in the constitution. The rest are all privileges. You don't have the right to drive, it's a privilege. It's a benefit granted to you by a society or authority. You have to qualify for it, pay for it, and have someone who is licensed or authorized to grant you that privilege. The same applies to marriage. Gays and Lesbians aren't having any right taken away. They still have the right to love whomever they want. They have the right to cohabitate with whomever they want. They have the right to hospital visitations, insurance claims, and any other RIGHTS that everyone has. It's interesting to me that prior to the vote, gays were arguing that they weren't interested in religions losing tax exemption status, and now they're demanding it. Their leaders are crying for blood while painting Mormons as the hateful, untolerant ones. The hypocrisy is astounding.  (Nov 11, 2008 | post #9)

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