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Voters take note, Mitt Romney's lying may have very much to do with some simple practices he picked up as a Mormon missionary, a pastor, and just plain being a Mormon. In Mormonism, that practice is referred to as "milk before meat", meaning, only sharing limited, introductory doctrines to potential converts to carefully lead them down the path to accepting the more hard line, deep doctrines and covenants received in their temples. In lay mans terms, "milk before meat" is basically "the…Continue
For a religion that prides itself on family values, time and togetherness, the LDS Church does a poor job preparing its rising generations for what they consider the most important institution of life and heaven, marriage. You might say that is a bold claim, however, having been raised and indoctrinated by the LDS Church from birth through adulthood, passing through all of the rites, ordinances, classes, youth programs, mission and temple marriage traditions,…Continue
This post is less about what the LDS church teaches publicly or in writing, and more about what is often not publicly admitted to, whether still believed or not, and about some of the crazier things Mormons come to believe when embedded in Mormon culture. Though not categorized, some of these are doctrinal, others hearsay over the pulpit from apostles or leaders, and others adopted by more orthodox Mormons. (see also: …Continue
During the first week of November, 2010 a flood hit Haiti that left an estimated 1500 people in the city of Leogane without shelter. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (otherwise know as the Mormons) has a large new chapel in Leogane where many people could have been sheltered, but they were turned away. The Mormon Church prides itself on humanitarian efforts boasting numerous causes and an outpouring of financial resources. Like other missionary groups the church goes…Continue