Monday, December 3, 2007

"Mormon"...Have you been quizzed about your religion?

I'm finding it interesting, this debate for the White House. It seems that all questions regarding religion are pointed directly toward Mitt Romney, and his beliefs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...his religion as a "Mormon".

I loved this article that I found on Digg, finding the comments interesting, knowing that they must not really know much about the religion they are judgmentally, openly typing hatred toward.

"Dear ALL 2008 US Public Office Candidates: When Quizzed About Your Religion"
" — Please say: "Thankfully, the Founding Fathers of the United States of America forever resolved this and engraved the answer into the Constitution. It's in Article VI which in part reads: 'no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.' That, my fellow American, is my answer too."


Constitution of The United States

"Article. VI.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

Why shouldn't the other candidates be accountable for the same questions?

Here is some information for those who actually have interest in what Governor Romney believes in. If you are only interested in judging Mormonism or bashing Romney as a candidate, please refrain from continuing to these links because they contain factual, up-to-date, information, without argumentation.

This first link is entitled "Leaders Answer Questions on How Mormons Worship" and includes details along with audio and photos.

This second link is entitled, "Of Chapels and Temples: Explaining Mormon Worship Services"..."Recent research, supported by anecdotal evidence from a variety of sources, including conversations with prominent editorial boards, shows that many people know little about what a Mormon worship service looks like. And unfortunately, many think they are not invited or welcome to attend church with the Latter-day Saints, where they could see for themselves how Mormon worship is focused on Jesus Christ."

This third link is entitled, "Public Issues", addressing political candidates, political parties, relationship with government, etc.

Additionally, I'm impressed by an article from CBS regarding Romney and regarding politics and religion. I find the comments humorous following these type of articles, mostly due to the lack of knowledge on the subject of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You will find also that most Mormons won't interject their comments to mostly negative articles (although, this one is more on the positive) because it is typical to remain humble and not argue religion.

As you can see from many of the above links, there are many resources to find out more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, otherwise nicknamed the "Mormon" church.

I like to see comments regarding articles after readers have done real research on the topics, instead of interjecting their hatred, their bigotry, or their judgments based on comments from others around their social circles.

Knowledge is power!

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