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Posted by: delt1995 ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 02:54AM

"Media coverage also tends to describe Mormons as systematically oppressing minorities, homosexuals, and women. They also imply that there are mysterious “secretive rituals.” Some outlets on the fringe of, or outside, the mainstream media do blatantly attack Mormonism. As National Review deputy editor Kevin Williamson writes “there are few if any websites dedicated to ‘unmasking’ the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., but there are dozens dedicated to Mormons.”

"The Stone story, featured in the Huffington Post last February, took the Church to task over posthumous proxy baptism of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. O’Neill explains (which is necessary, because Stone does not) that the baptisms are not conversions and that recipients are not considered members of the Church. “The practice is based on a biblical understanding that baptism is a rite essential for salvation, together with the Church’s belief in the inviolate ability of a person to choose for themselves whether or not to accept and ratify, in the hereafter, the baptism performed on their behalf.” Stone did quote a Church spokesman as saying that the practice did not have official sanction."

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Posted by: dk ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 07:29AM

As long as the church wants to keep secrets, others will make up the details. Keeping nonmembers out of temple weddings is the worse. We're all about family, however, mom, dad or you favorite aunt will have to wait outside because they're not worthy. Makes mormons sound like a bunch of self righteous jerks.

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Posted by: anagrammy ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 08:07AM

No, their statements, policies and behavior define them as self-righteous jerks :)


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Posted by: canadianfriend ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 08:53AM

Mormons are always bawling about how misunderstood they are. This is because they want everyone to accept THEIR version of Mormonism, and to ignore the facts.

Also, Mormons keep secrets, their beliefs are based on fiction, they were initially a polygamous sex cult (some sects still are), they have irrational beliefs, their rituals are masonic, they cover up, lie, mislead, deceive... what do they expect? They created this mess and now they have to live with it.

So if they are "misunderstood" they have only themselves to blame.

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Posted by: sam ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 11:28AM

Mormons are picked on
BYU is picked on
Anti-mormons are at work and misrepresent the church with lies

The past and its problems are completely ignored or whitewashed.

MORMON MINDSET: TBM's "know" the church is true and so anything that presents evidence or ideas that it is not must be false. So, it must be from Satan or from lyers. Because it is God's only true church, Satan is out to destroy it and that is why there is so much attention to the Mormon church and not to others. If there is something we as members cannot understand, it is because we are not ready to receive that knowlege or understanding but it will be given to the members when ready. The church is perfect, people are not.

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Posted by: worldwatcher ( )
Date: April 15, 2012 12:30PM

The article at Townhall is nothing but mormon propaganda and Townhall should be ashamed for publishing it.

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