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Mormon Doctrine Leads to Socialism?

BrennanK Wrote: May 09, 2012 7:25 AM
Finally, someone has mentioned that Harry Reid is a Mormon. Thank you, Rachel! And before everybody gets into a tizzy and decides that Mitt Romney is in agreement with Reid's political ideas, I'd like to point out a very important fact: Mormons (Latter-Day Saints) believe in Free Agency, not political mind control. As a Latter-Day Saint, I abhor Harry Reid's political ideas, but I agree that he has the right to think the way he does. Mitt Romney may or may not agree with anything Reid says or does BUT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO with his religious faith. By and large, LDS people are very conservative, but then there are always the Harry Reids in the world. I would love to see him voted out of office, because of his ideas, not his religion..

Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the left is increasing its attacks on his Mormon religion, hoping to distract voters into focusing on perceived negatives about Mormonism. The latest attack is shrewdly done. Instead of directly attacking Mormonism, which could look bad, the left is claiming that Mormonism is really socialist.

Last month, the far left website Salon ran an article entitled, “When Mormons Were Socialists.” It relied completely upon a deliberate misinterpretation of a few verses in the Book of Mormon. The author claimed that Mormon doctrine about events in the first century...