According to this story, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is ready to make a Kennedyesque speech on his Mormon faith and how it plays into his political life. It is a strategy that does have risk, but risks to Romney's candidacy are not what concerns me.
Senator Orrin Hatch has served for years, and I believe Mormon leader Ezra Taft Benson was in a presidential cabinet in days gone by. So it is not unheard of for Mormons to hold high office.
What troubles me is the continuing gullibility, stupidity or some other nefarious reason evangelicals are willing to wink the eye and classify Mormonism as just another Christian denomination. It isn't. It's a pseudo-Christian cult, and its followers are lost. Mormons won't be out in front with you about their theology at first, so let me give you just a couple of points for starters. Mormons believe:
1. Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer.
2. Faithful Mormons will eventually become gods and create their own planets.
If that's not enough, ask them sometime about Father God and celestial sex, and see what they tell you. The story talks about people spreading false stories about Mormonism, and some of that might well be true. But in my view, why bother? The truth about Mormon theology is damning enough, and it's there for anyone who wants to read the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants or the Pearl of Great Price.
Are evangelicals winking the eye for political expediency? Are they really that far gone theologically to where they can't tell the difference between a cult and true, orthodox Christian belief, faith and practice? Who knows.
Mitt Romney has every right to run for president. People have every right to vote for him. But so-called evangelicals do NOT have the right to call Mormonism just another Christian denomination. Mormon theology is false theology. Any Christian leader who fails to draw the distinction and warn his flock will give account to God.
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