Thanks for W. James Antle III’s even-handed article on Romney and Mormonism in modern politics. I am a Mormon. One of the things that I find interesting is that people love to exercise their curiosity on what they consider the more exotic portions of our faith. Yet, I have YET to see quoted in the media some of the most basic and foundational tenets — our articles of faith. The last three (of 13) are quite relevant and I provide them for you:
11) We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
12) We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
13) We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul — We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.p>Shouldn’t this be discussed? Isn’t this more to the point than trying to discuss complex doctrines in sound bytes? br> — Craig Matteson br> Ann Arbor, Michigan /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?