Limited time today for a post, but I want to highlight something in view of the mainstream press hyperventilating over Mike Huckabee's question about Mormon beliefs. Huckabee is quoted as asking, "Don't Mormons believe Jesus and the devil are brothers?" Since then, a kerfuffle has started, with Mormon spokespeople saying such questions are a "smear" against their faith.
As usual, history has to intervene and people have to do their homework. Mormonism does indeed teach that Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer. Just read their material. It really doesn't matter what the 1992 Mormonism encyclopedia says. To find out what Mormons believe, you must read their "Scriptures." These include the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price.
Again, just so we're clear. The Constitution does not permit religious tests for office. Mormons have the right to believe what they wish. But when Mormonism tries to obfuscate what they truly believe and accuse orthodox Christians of smearing them, we have to speak up and set the record straight.
Mormons need to fess up and admit what they teach. Otherwise, they risk being accused of lying and subterfuge.
UPDATE THURSDAY 12/13/01:
As requested by commenter Joe Whitchurch, here is a link to a Politico story on this situation. Note the comments below the post. Very enlightening!