It probably isn't very "christian" of me, but I have to admit that
I do enjoy seeing the squirming coming from the politically-inclined
evangelicals who now, after attacking Romney so vehemently the past two
elections cycles as non-christian, are forced to talk about how Romney is their
Always fun to hear what Romney will say!Mitt, nothing just off the top of
your head! Stick to your script, please!
Best of luck, and stick to the teleprompter.
This is the place where a young LDS man in a wheelchair was acosted and his Book
of Mormon confiscated. True story. I have met him.
Liberty University is an hour away. At least they let our YM//YW have ice
skating activities at their ice rink. I hope in the future Mitt will come speak
at Southern Virginia University, since about 95% of the students are LDS and
Mitt's former missionary companion is on the board of directors.
Well, of course Mitt's companion is on the Board of Directors!Should
we expect anything less?
From the article:"By Friday morning," CNN's religion
blog reported, "more than 700 comments had been posted on the school's
Facebook page about the Thursday announcement — a majority of them
decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing
that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian
faith."Liberty student Janet Loeffler, 53, voiced her anger in a
CNN interview that the university invited Romney to come to commencement. She
also sent CNN "a copy of the page of the textbook Liberty provides freshmen
— 'The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics' — which
includes the passage, 'Mormon doctrine stands in stark contrast to Jewish
and Christian monotheism.'"===============Oh,
dear. What a dillema. Will they hold their nose or just stay home in November?
Romney, once again, panders to get votes. Business as usual. The country
Furry1993...I would suggest that accepting an invitation to be a commencement
speaker is not pandering, no matter the school. Would you require that the Oval
Office incumbent turn down all invites to be a commencement speaker at any
school this graduation season? Or does that not meet your definition of
pandering 'cause it may be a campaign advantage for the President?
Liberty = the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions
imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views Sounds like the school needs to change it's name.
Americans! Please stop bickering and unite behind a solid candidate and
outstanding leader, Mitt Romney, and defeat Obama in November! Get real, people!
I, for one, am looking forward to reading the transcript and seeing just what
Mitt has to say to this particular audience. Will he stick to the predictable
"pro-liberty", patriotic, free-market, "anti-socialist" shtick?
(Boring!) Will he try to convince them that he really is Christian? (Losing
battle!) Will he really walk out on the thin ice and talk about his Mormonism?
(Daring in front of this audience.) I'm just so curious... time will tell I
Seriously - these good folks are so hung up on the "Christian" thing
that they cannot see the forrest for the trees. Yes we have some
different doctrines but we are still a Christ based religion. More importantly
this USA of ours is suppose to be a non religious based country and these few
fools cannot seem to get the chip off their shoulders. Well go
impress the MItt - do something spectacular. Say great things and be the man we
all hope you can be. But the smartest thing is to continue to avoid
religion talks and focus on the message. (Which is exactly what he will do).
To floridian | 4:28 p.m. 4/21You are missing what is going on.
Romney's invitation to Liberty University is a political ploy to say
"look how conservative I am". He's trying to rack up political
capital with a group that doesn't consider him their "favorite
son." It's just one more stop in his attempt to be everything to
everyone. That's very different from universities trying to get President
Obama as a commencement speaker because it's an honor for them to have the
serving President give the commencemet speech.
Seems to me like the Christian right is given a heretic Mormon an opportunity to
redeem himself in exchange for their votes.
I've written Romeny's intro: Dear liberty lovers, patriots
and disciples of Jesus... I stand humbly before you and solemnly make a promise:
"I will never turn my back on you during this election. I will stand by you.
Respect your opinions. Walk by you. Make you promises. And humbly ask for your
vote in November. And as I proudly stand before the American people taking the
oath of office, I will have you to thank. Then, game over. Sincerely, Mittps my flip flopping is different than Kerry's,
really. I promise!
I always ask my trinity friends if they believe Jesus took up his resurrected
body on Easter morning, and then, if he doesn't possess that body today,
where did he leave it?
Mitt's lack of consistency is a black-eye on everything he does.Mitt, please figure out what political ideology you stand on and then
don't back down from it.Conservatives, Liberals and moderates
are confused as to whom you really are. And rightly so: you have voted across
the spectrum, and spoken for and against about every single major policy.Confusion abounds...
To BYUAlum |6:44 p.m. 4/21Which Mitt? He changes every day. Flip .
. . flop . . . flip . . . flop . . . flip . . . flop . . .The
problem is that Mitt is neter a solid candidate nor an outstanding leader.
He's just a politician, who will say and do whatever it takes to get
elected (and to heck with the truth, ethics or honor in the process). You get
real, put away the blinders, and see him for what he really is. A disaster
looking for a place to happen. The United States deserves better.
I'm still a somewhat undecided voter, but I know a few things: Mitt is a
Christian (his faith is closer to Biblical Christianity than any I've
studied, evangelicals have issues with Deification, but non-LDS scholars say
that was taught by "all" early Christians, including Catholics etc); his
flip flops are nothing like Obama's (see U-Turn President), Santorum's
(see evangelicals for Mitt) etc; and, he seems most capable of getting us out of
the mess we are wading through (sometimes it seems God really has darned
America... maybe we get what we pray for : ), I think Mitt will be praying and
singing "God bless America, land that I love!!!" louder than anyone). I
could be losing my job soon, due to inaction by our Nations leaders, and I just
hope we won't let petty religious bigotry decide the fate of our Country.
Sometimes the best strategy to defeat a common enemy is to form an alliance for
the common good. Do we really want four to eight more years of demagoguery or at
least a chance to turn the country and economy back on track? Lead,
follow or get out if the way and realize that a coalition between all Christians
( and yes Mormons are Christians and the pundits have no close as to what they
are saying) is the best way to take control of the WH and Congress. Get over yourselves and fight for the common good.