Posted on August 4, 2008 by Dennis
This is the tenth of a weekly series of public forums on TMB. Watch for a new round every Monday. The schedule and comment policy are available here.
Certainly an important area for most Latter-day Saints is a presidential candidate’s values on faith and family, including issues from their personal life.
There is LOTS to talk about here. Some suggested topics: Continue reading
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Posted on July 21, 2008 by Dennis
This is the eighth of a weekly series of public forums on TMB. Watch for a new round every Monday. The schedule and comment policy are available here.
Last week we had another excellent discussion, regarding abortion.
I hope for the same with this week’s unique topic: Relationship with LDS Church. Continue reading
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Posted on February 13, 2008 by Dennis
I am loving the dialogue about the compatibility of Obama and Mormon voters.
Many important points have been brought up in the comments to my recent post, Why Mormons Should Consider Backing Obama. In addition, Jettboy from Straight and Narrow Blog has written a thoughtful post: The Mormon Obama Mania Will End.
This dialogue warrants another post — even though I probably should be doing other things :) Continue reading
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Posted on February 8, 2008 by Dennis
With Mitt Romney out of the presidential race, who might the Mormon faithful back?
Of course, the Church is officially neutral on political candidates and parties (thank goodness). But let’s be honest, Romney’s failed attempt at the presidency has got to upset a lot of Latter-day Saints, who overwhelming backed Romney (at least in Utah), and who seem to not be very fond of John McCain or Mike Huckabee, not to mention Hillary Clinton.
But Latter-day Saints I have talked to have a fairly favorable view of another presidential candidate: Barack Obama. Continue reading
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