Romney’s Mormon Problem
Mitt Romney and the weird and sinister beliefs of Mormonism.
I have no clear idea whether Pastor Robert Jeffress is correct in referring to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more colloquially known as the Mormons, as “a cult.” There do seem to be one or two points of similarity. The Mormons have a supreme leader, known as the prophet or the president, whose word is allegedly supreme. They can be ordered to turn upon and shun any members who show any signs of backsliding. They have distinctive little practices, such as the famous underwear, to mark them off from other mortals, and they are said to be highly disciplined and continent when it comes to sex, booze, nicotine, and coffee. Word is that the church can be harder to leave than it was to join. Hefty donations and tithes are apparently appreciated from the membership.
Whether this makes it a cult, or just another of the born-in-America Christian sects, I am not sure. In any case what interests me more is the weird and sinister belief system of the LDS, discussion of which it is currently hoping to inhibit by crying that criticism of Mormonism amounts to bigotry.
Read the full story here: Slate Magazine
- Op-Ed Columnist: Anne Frank, a Mormon? (nytimes.com)
- CK2:21 – Mormons & Mormonism (challies.com)
- Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll: Mormonism is a cult (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Mormonism, Christianity and Politics (rabbittrails.net)
- Vast Majority Of Americans Have No Problem Voting For A Mormon (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Mormon Official Equates Christianity with “a false cult” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- With Romney In Race, Mormon Church Steps Up Ads (npr.org)