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Harry Reid: Mitt Romney is not the face of Mormonism

September 25, 2012
source: Salt Lake Tribune

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MR says: Many LDS Democrats agree with Harry Reid that Romney has sullied the Mormon faith, but Republicans think he's taking it way too personal. What do you think?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he agrees with a fellow Mormon who wrote recently that Mitt Romney has "sullied" the LDS faith and that the GOP presidential candidate is "not the face of Mormonism."

Reid, a Mormon Democrat from Nevada, blasted Romney in a conference call for reporters over a litany of things the Republican nominee has said recently. And Reid added that Latter-day Saints aren’t buying Romney’s rhetoric.

"He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church," Reid said in advance of Romney’s Friday visit to Nevada. "They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism."

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vasper said...

08:35 PM
on Sep 25, 2012

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REID Has Sullied The LDS Faith Since Being Elected A US Senator.--It's Like The Kettle Calling The Pot Black...

bix said...

04:54 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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Harry Reid lives in a glass house and would be wise to not throw stones. Anybody that would be a party to denying every bill that comes up from the House of Representatives; avoiding the responsibility of passing an annual budget; pushing the health care bill through in the dead of night without allowing the senators time to read it; etc. most surely is not the face of Mormonism and has sullied the LDS faith.

oc_cal_member said...

05:22 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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I have to agree with vasper that Reid is the pot calling the kettle black. Things Reid has done and said makes it hard for me to admit that he is LDS. Face of Mormonism? Certainly not Reid!

macho_mz said...

06:28 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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As a political moderate, I rarely vote straight down a party line. Most Mormons I've met do tend to be Republican, but others (like my mom) are Democrat. Many of the political issues that separate the two parties (as well as Reid and Romney) are not a matter of church doctrine. I don’t agree with some of Romney’s politics, but I respect that he has tried to keep his campaign from being about the church. I wish Reid could do the same. He is perfectly justified to exercise his free speech (or free agency) and disagree with Romney’s videotaped comments, but to say that Romney’s views on welfare make him a poor example of the church is completely out of line. Comments like that only support the ignorant who want to make this election about voting for a Mormon versus voting for as particular candidate. Badly done Mr. Reid!

wildad said...

07:14 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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If anyone is not the face of Mormonism it is Harry Reid. LDS church leaders from Joseph Smith down to the present have clearly condemned socialism, yet Harry somehow thinks that is the solution to all our problems. The overwhelming majority of active LDS hold him in utter contempt, including Nevadans.

aufan2003 said...

07:40 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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If Mitt Romney is not the FACE of Mormonism then Harry Reid is not the VOICE for mormonism. Religion is the last thing I am worried about in this election.

becki said...

08:57 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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... Thank goodness Harry Reid is available to prove the fact that I would never vote for a politician just because he's LDS. There would never be an election that I would participate in... where I would vote for Harry Reid. Even though he is LDS, I think his policies are dangerous for all Americans. And how can anyone begin to say Mitt Romney doesn't care for those in need when he is more generous with his own money than Obama and Biden combined. You can judge how much a person cares by what he gives of his own free will and choice... and without the limelight all around him. I'm pretty sure, if you were to take an "LDS" vote... as to whom they want as the face of the LDS church, Mitt would win hands down over Harry Reid.

rish said...

09:36 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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I am so very patriotic, I LOVE this country. I am NOT a Republican, I am NOT a Democrat, I am NOT an Independent and I am NOT of the Tea Party; I am an "AMERICAN." And, I vote for what is best for our country and it's people (CHOOSE THE RIGHT), not what any PARTY supports. The Party system to me is like two children fighting over a toy . . . immature, prejudice and ignorant. I LOVE what I feel in the Spirit when I perceive the intents of Mitt Romney. We are all imperfect, but, for what we need---rignt now---from what Obama is trying to do, Mitt IS the perfect candidate. God bless you and your family Mitt. I am doing all I can in your behalf.

jew said...

09:46 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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Harry Reid has out and out lied on several issues, he has had very questionable land deals in Nevada and he has support many issues that the general membership of the do not support. He is breaking one of the biggest issues with the church and that is to keep the church out of politics. The church ask its members to be aware and involved but the church does not support any one party or person. Reid in this statement appears to attempting to get Romney to pull the church into the Presidential election. Reid has been am embaressment to most of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint membership since he has become the senate majority leader. To bad because he is doing more to hurt the church than any other person inside or outside of the public life. The anti-mormon groups do less damage then someone like Reid because of what he states, postions he takes and his private life "deals". To bad to because he is in a positon to help people better undertand the members. When it comes to tax returns how about you release your tax returns for the same time period you want Romeny to first. Romney has done as the law requires and released the tax information he is required to do has Ried? Has Obama? Reid is trying to help the libs find some kind of dirt on Romney because there is very little to find because he is clean. I also agree with Romeny and his 47 % commnet. As Reid should know from the welfare program in the church if able you are required to work for what you receive to save your own self esteem or dignity. To bad that Reid does not do his best to pattern the U.S. welfare system after the churchs welfare system it would get people back to work get them trained for a job and help them find a job. To bad Reid does not appear to live the religion he belongs to.

cactusbrit said...

10:09 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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You are right Harry, there are a lot of members in Nevada, I'm surprised they haven't voted you out of office! Working with Pelosi in secret, undermining the Constitution, supporting abortion and gay marriage, lying on several issues.... I'm ashamed to call you a member of the LDS faith!

rlanderson said...

10:21 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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Harry Reid is about as much a mormon in deed and action as is Obama or a Muslim. I hate to even admit he is a member of the church in conversation.I am sure that if his fate in office were to be determined by a vote of LDS only, he would be gone in an instant! Go Mitt!

vette07 said...

10:44 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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It is sad to see someone who claims to be a member of the LDS church take such cheap, politically motivated shots at another member of the church who is trying to run a clean campaign and keep the church out of the politics. I am ashamed to call Mr. Reid a member. He has already done enough harm by his supporting abortion and gay marriage and now this.

wcldsliv11 said...

10:59 AM
on Sep 26, 2012

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What a shame!As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,it has been asked and recommended that we not involve our Church with our personal political preferences and philosophy,and yet here we have Harry Reid,the U.S.Senate Leader,and "supposed member"of our Church-doing the very thing which we have been asked not to do-involve our Church and our Faith in Politics. Harry Reid-and ------Prince have put their political philosophy ahead of and AGAINST the neutral position of our Church,and violated the traditional,moral and spiritual values of what we,as members of our Church are supposed to stand for in full view of the World. Harry Reid,----Prince and anyone else has no right to judge and condemn another human being's status regarding their religious beliefs and behavior. Don't know who Harry Reid,and any others who label another person's religious beliefs and behavior,think they are? or how/why they have the right to say what they have in Public? Harry Reid,by his own actions,as a member of the U.S.Senate has already spoken and acted contrary to several of the Commandments of God,and contrary to the Covenants that he agreed to-as a member of our Church. We cannot,and should not judge Harry Reed,but when his time comes to be judged as to his worthiness to live in Heaven-the Truth shall be known and Heavenly justice will be served.

justin said...

12:07 PM
on Sep 26, 2012

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Mitt Romney does a much better job of representing the Church than Harry Reid! I am often frustrated by Harry Reid's dishonesty (to say the least).

snazzygirl said...

12:13 PM
on Sep 26, 2012

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We need a Republican majority in the Senate to marginalize Harry Reid and take him off the political stage (just like Nancy Pelosi). Please vote Republican for Senate candidates. That's the way we shut down Harry Reid's inane comments.

ricklt said...

02:33 PM
on Sep 26, 2012

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Mitt is certainly much more the face of Mormonism than Dingy Harry. His government reliance, tax and spend philosophy, along with his recent baseless anonamous accusations that Mitt paid no income taxes for 10 years (a clear lie and slander of a fellow Mormon) makes me wonder why he hasn't been excommunicated.

rooinek said...

02:44 PM
on Sep 26, 2012

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Has anyone heard of Gadianton? Meet Harry Reid. A perfect example! Vote him out along with the Marxist in the White House.

supersparky said...

03:46 PM
on Sep 26, 2012

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I do believe falsely accusing a member of the church, in good standing, especially publicly, is a church disciplinary offense that carries no such thing as "congressional immunity". I am curious as to how someone with a $200K a year income became a sudden millionaire by "convenient" land deals brought about by his participation as senator can be called honest in his dealings with his fellow man. Harry Reid has a lot to answer for, and now trying to drag the church into his sleaze may just be the final nail in his LDS membership coffin. This Korihor isn't a good representative of honest people, let alone those in the LDS church.

trcardon said...

04:58 PM
on Sep 26, 2012

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I've never heard anyone oppose Harry Reid on the basis of his Mormonism. To me this is the most telling fact of all.

mama-judy said...

12:18 PM
on Sep 27, 2012

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Thank Heaven the voice of reason and kindness has hit this blog with Harry Reid. I have been embarrassed at how ugly the remarks are here, most of them coming from those who see Mitt as their ideal Mormon. What does that say about you? Reid is kind, compassionate, hard working, and honest. Hurray Harry! You make Mormons proud.

katiefrankie said...

11:50 AM
on Sep 28, 2012

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The "face" and "voice" of Mormonism is Jesus Christ. Does that answer any lingering questions, Senator? Sheesh. Let's all tone down the rhetoric and get back to following in His footsteps.

itsjack said...

01:22 PM
on Sep 29, 2012

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Harry and his son just created a sour deal with the Chinese -- a big block of land sold for pennies on the dollar value and he talks about Romney. "Harry leave 'YOUR' religion out out of Nevada" You have no face.

dr.ted said...

08:53 PM
on Oct 04, 2012

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What a disgusting and evil man Reid is. I actually feel sorry for his fate for he has indeed sold his soul for the praise of the world. At the most he has 20 years to live then a LONG time to regret his actions. I urge him to repent before it is eternally too late. Every minute he continues to serve Satan binds him even stronger. I have had good and honorable men of other faiths tell me that they would not consider joining the LDS faith because of this evil man. Just as Alma told his son Corianton, when they saw his son's behavior they would not believe Alma's words.
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