Romney's Slippery Rhetoric Leaves More Questions than Answers
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FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, Dec. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Mitt Romney, Presidential candidate and Mormon Bishop, in his speech regarding his Mormon faith sounded conciliatory towards other faiths. But his position is not consistent with the Mormon beliefs he adamantly affirmed in whole and from which he refused to distance himself. The Mormon faith has, from its inception, attacked all other religions, especially orthodox Christianity," said Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.
"As a Bishop in the Mormon Church, Mitt Romney is free to believe Mormonism's doctrines, practice their secret rituals and take their sacred vows," said Cass, "but Romney's Mormon beliefs are not Christian. More importantly, he has not renounced Mormonism's historic antipathy toward Christianity. This is an important aspect of any evaluation the American voters make regarding his fitness for office."
"If Romney wants the Christian vote, more than the Mormon dollars supporting his campaign, he must demonstrate real respect, not rhetoric. If he does not renounce the historic Mormon hostility to Christianity, then we must conclude that he agrees with his church's defamation of the past."
Consider the following beliefs of past and present Mormon leaders:
- Joseph Smith (1st LDS President: 1830-1844) taught all non-Mormon churches are wrong, and that their creeds are an "abomination" and that Mormons are the only true church.
- Brigham Young (2nd LDS President; 1847-1877) taught the Christian world is "groveling in darkness and are heathens."
- John Taylor (3rd LDS President; 1880-1887) taught Christians are as spiritually ignorant as the brute beast.
- Joseph Fielding Smith (10th LDS President; 1970-1972) affirmatively quotes Joseph Smith that all the "Christian" churches were in error.
- Spencer W. Kimball (12th LDS President: 1973–1985) taught Mormonism is the only true church
- Bruce McConkie (Mormon Apostle; 1915-1985) declared the "church of the devil is modern, apostate Christianity in all its parts" and only faithful Mormons are true Christians.
- Gordon B. Hinckley, (LDS 15th President) 1995- continues the deceitful practice of redefining Christian to mean the faithful Mormon and then declares Mormons are Christian.
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting the rights of Christians to confidently live their faith. Dr. Gary Cass has degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Gary Cass, please contact Kevin McVicker with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.