I think Huntsman's answer was political pandering and not anywhere near as
honest as Jefferson's. Bad comparison.
Wise words. I find it interesting that Mormons want religious freedom, then
seek to impose their orthodoxy and dogma in search for a theocracy. Our own
history as a people is not so ideologically pure. We were more independent in
the past than we seem to be now.
I am also an active LDS who believes that one's religion is personal, and not
something to be worn on one's sleeve. Well said, Mr. Wilbur.
Huntsman just avoided the question altogether.
I also think Huntsman was playing politics to answer the question. As I read
his answer, I could hear Bill Clinton in the back of my mind saying "Well
that depends on what your definition of IS is." I'm tired of polititions
playing word games that leaves me wondering what they just said. If he can't
give a straight answer to a simply question, then I can't trust him. And if I
can't trust him, he will never get my vote.
Huntsman's comment simply demonstrates that he understands the no-win nature of
such questions and he wisely chose to not enter that trap.
Blue | 9:41 a.m. May 19, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT Huntsman's comment
simply demonstrates that he understands the no-win nature of such questions and
he wisely chose to not enter that trap. ============ Exactly.My2CentsExactly | 9:22 a.m. here's a Bill Clinton type
answer.The rest of us heard a Jesus type answer, like when he was
also questioned about his being a Jew.Don't mind them.For all
the nay-sayers -- If Hunstman wins the GOP nomination - they're all gonna choke
on their own vomit, and vote for him anyway.
Mr. Jefferson's private behavior with his slaves, now that it is public, has
become something of an embarrassment to his "religion."
It boils down to this: if a Mormon is elected president, his practice of his
religion will be scrutinzed to the nth degree. I hope that that president will
be exemplary as a church member, and that his performance as president would be
honest and above reproach. Anything less would be damaging to the missionary
effort. That president should let his light shine that the public will see his
good works and understand the source of his integrity. That's why the stakes are
so high if Hunstman or Romney win the election.
What would be ideal?....Obama dumping Joe Biden, and picking
Huntsman for his new VP.Talk about winning ticket!!
Every member a missionary. If Jefferson really believed, he should have had
the charity to share those beliefs, not keep them to himself. Huntsman, I do
believe sincerely, is a missionary.