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Bill Clinton reveals Mormon missionaries almost converted him when he was younger

September 12, 2012
source: Daily Mail Online

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MR says: Can you imagine if he had?!

Former President Bill Clinton has revealed how he considered changing his religion to become a Mormon when he was younger.

The Democrat described how Mormon missionaries nearly convinced him to convert when he was growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Mr Clinton, who is helping Barack Obama in his Presidential campaign against Mormon and the republican candidate Mitt Romney, admitted attending recruiting presentations at the local Mormon Church and still admires the church for its high ethical standards and belief in a celestial kingdom.

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bridget said...

10:52 AM
on Sep 13, 2012

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If Clinton had been baptized a Mormon, maybe he wouldn't have become such a notorious adulterer. But then again, knowing Clinton, he probably would have committed the sin and excused it away anyway.

michaelm said...

07:33 PM
on Sep 13, 2012

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Just one question? When are they going to let go of the 1940s and start letting the Elders dress better too? Considering the vastly larger numbers of Elders out there I've heard far more people be turned off by Mormon Elders dress, from too nerdy, too much like Feds or Wallstreet broker wannabes. And I've also heard on my mission people ask if they have to dress like the Elders. Its not just a sister thing, Elders clothes turn off people and are a beacon form a distance to avoid for many people. If we are updating the women to make them more approachable its high time we do it for the Elders too. said...

01:53 PM
on Sep 15, 2012

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..OKAY...HERE WE GO!! I preface this by saying that I am appreciate that each and everyone of us can say and think and feel whatever they want. I don't have a problem with that, and I encourage differing viewpoints. This comment is not related to President Clinton, regardless what you may think of him... comment is in regards to the silliness with which we feel we need the church to "get with the times"... Personally, I take great pride in seeing elders in missionary standard dress. They are easily identifiable and it does make them stand out. They are called to be representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the very same church which bears the name of Jesus Christ, whose very name these elders wear on their chest. They also represent the Lord and his Priesthood. Why then should they try to dress or act or be "normal" the rest of the world? By the way they dress, you can see what they do, for good or bad. That is a great responsibility when you are called to represent the Lord and his church. It is often by small and simple things that people can be lead astray. If you are "turned off", "offended", or "ashamed" of the way a missionary (a called servant and representative of the church and the Lord) dresses, either the Elder is not in the right place doing the right thing, and you feel great shame, or your heart and mind are not in the right place and doing the right thing...and again you feel great shame. I believe the previous poster hit the side of the barn with the baseball: "Elders clothes...are a beacon from a distance..." I believe that is the be a beacon. This sounds like someone who has not had the honor and privilege to wear the white shirt, tie, and name tag. I treasure that experience. Those who would not approach an Elder because of the way they dress most likely would not approach the Lord, given the same circumstance. They would be too ashamed or embarrassed to do so. As an ambassador of the Lord, you are to wear professional, conservative clothing that is consistent with your sacred calling and that will clearly identify you as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Appropriate dress and grooming will help you earn respect and trust. Your appearance is often the first message others receive, and it should support what you say. Never allow your appearance or your behavior to draw attention away from your message or your calling. “Thou shalt not be proud in thy heart; let all thy garments be plain, and … let all things be done in cleanliness before me” (D&C 42:40–41; see also Alma 1:6, 27). ..too much froofroo rubbish about the church needing to "get with the times"... 'nuff already... said...

01:54 PM
on Sep 15, 2012

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oops..I did not mean that I "am appreciate"...thanks
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