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Response to letter on Romney’s religion

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From page A5 | November 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

EDITOR: Mr. Garon does not understand how leadership works in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS “Mormon” Church). Leadership in the LDS Church is by invitation from presiding leaders for a period of time in a certain geographic location.

While Mitt Romney was a bishop in a local congregation of a few hundred members (ward) years ago, he does not now act in that capacity. The same is true of his position as stake president, or supervisor of a group of wards in a local area for a period of time. Church leaders such as Romney are “released” from their positions after a few years, and no longer act in that capacity after their release.

As far as Joseph Smith “borrowing” from Islam, that is just not true. Joseph Smith was called by Jesus Christ as his prophet after praying to know which church to join. Joseph did as he was asked to do by Christ and other heavenly messengers, and brought about the restoration of Christ’s gospel to us in it fullness. He had little formal education, and was only able to translate ancient records (the Book of Mormon) by inspiration from heaven, not by memory. Mr. Garon references disaffected members of the LDS Church to discover the church’s beliefs and practices, rather than researching the actual history of Joseph Smith and asking God to confirm the truth to him, as thousands of members of the LDS Church in El Dorado County, such as myself, have done.

CHRISTOPHER HENRY
Camino

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  • cookie65November 24, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Christopher, Mr. Garon has never had a single issue with Harry Reids religion. He doesn't even have a problem with the fact that Mitt Romney shares Harry Reids religion. Mr. Garons issue is that Mitt Romney doesn't share in Mr. Garons religion. The religion of the redistribution of wealth. The religion that he and those who share his religion are entitled to what other people earn. You need to understand leftism for what it is and never forget that what they say is only a means to an end. The collective, the social contract is what matters to them, what they have to accuse people of in order to achieve that means is of no consequence to them. Liberalism is a lie people who promote it and worship it have no problem using lies to advance it. Liberalism feeds off the destruction of people. Look at what happens to anyone who stands up against it. Liberalism is great for those at the top. Private jets, world travel, 5-star everything. Not so much for those on the bottom, cardboard refrigerator boxes and dumpsters.

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  • GuyNovember 24, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    Religion or Cult? I Report, you decide.

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  • James E.November 24, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Guy, don't think that discussion will work, as 40% will say it's a religion, 40% will say it's a cult, and 20% will say they don't care.

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  • cookie65November 25, 2012 - 5:54 am

    Liberalism and environmentalism are both. Religion and cult. Have some koolaid.

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  • RubyNovember 25, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Don't care about Romney's religion, or anyone elses. Romney is gone bye, bye anyway. There seems to be many variances on the definition of "cult": 1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies. 2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing. Do not see any clear differences! Side note: See how ya are Kookie?: "Have some koolaid."??? Not a kind thing to say. Sounds kinda personal.

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  • cookie65November 25, 2012 - 10:42 am

    Ruby, you just defined liberalism and environmentalism. Have another dixie cup of koolaid.

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  • RubyNovember 25, 2012 - 11:44 am

    Twisted.

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  • DanNovember 25, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Wow cookie65, you have a LOT of hate going on there. Hope it keeps you warm at night. The funny thing is you probably consider yourself to be a christian... just skip those red parts of the gospel, they are pretty liberal :)

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