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Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response
Students at Liberty University bow in prayer during commencement in 2007. Current students were angered by the choice of Mitt Romney for the 2012 graduation speaker.
April 20th, 2012
06:16 PM ET

Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response

By Laura Bernardini and Dan Merica, CNN

Washington (CNN) – Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address.

By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school's Facebook page about the Thursday announcement - a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith.

“I can’t support Romney and I am happy I decided not to walk (in the commencement) this year,” wrote student Josh Bergmann. “Liberty University should have gotten a Christian to speak not someone who practices a cult. Shame on you Liberty University.”

Janet Loeffler, a 53-year-old freshman at Liberty, expressed her anger at the decision when contacted by CNN. She also sent a copy of the page of the freshman textbook “The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics” which includes the passage, “Mormon doctrine stands in stark contrast to Jewish and Christian monotheism, which teaches that there is only one true God and that every other ‘God’ is a false god.”

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Loeffler’s daughter, Sarah Misch, 33, of Unionville, Virginia, who is also a student at the school said, “I am glad I am not graduating this year. I would not want to end my studies at a Christian university by being sent in to the world at commencement by a Mormon. We came to Liberty because of our faith in Jesus; not for political reasons.”

Holly Stanton Morgan, another student, posted to Facebook, “I am glad that my husband and I won’t be attending his commencement. Mormonism is not Christianity. My commencement is next year. Hopefully they choose more wisely.”

Mark DeMoss, a Liberty graduate, member of the Board of Trustees and a senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said on Friday, “We have had a Jewish commencement speaker, we have had a Catholic commencement speaker, and so, I think people are certainly entitled to their opinion. Social Media certainly provides an outlet for people’s opinions, but I think it is a great thing for the university.”

DeMoss also noted that the night before graduation is the annual Baccalaureate and that event will feature an evangelical Christian speaker.

Liberty University was founded as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 by the influential pastor and Moral Majority co-founder Jerry Falwell. He founded the school to be a Christian university for evangelical believers, according to Liberty’s website.

Today, Liberty brands itself as the largest evangelical university in the world, with 82,500 students enrolled either on campus or online.

Liberty University would not comment beyond the press release it sent out Thursday announcing Romney would speak. There will be 14,000 graduates for the May 12th ceremony. The University announced that it expected 34,000 guests.

Previous commencement speakers included previous Republican presidential candidates Sen. John McCain in 2006 and Ronald Reagan in 1980.

The relationship between Mormons and evangelicals has been tested as of late. With Romney as the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, many political commentators are asking whether the evangelical base, an important voting bloc to the GOP, will come out for Romney.

If those votes hinge on how evangelicals see Mormonism, Romney may need further outreach to the evangelical community. A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly half (47%) of white evangelicals say that Mormonism is not a Christian religion. Sixty-six percent responded the Mormonism and their religion are “very or somewhat different.”

The charge of Mormonism as a cult is not a new one for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Michael Otterson, head of public affairs for the Church, wrote about the word in a 2011 column.

“As part of the rhetorical warfare that has come to characterize modern American political discourse, it was only a matter of time before someone once again used the term “cult” to describe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” Otterson wrote. He went on to describe the word as a, “a neat, shorthand and rather lazy way of putting a whole group into a box.”

The nation’s largest evangelical denomination, the Southern Baptist Conference, lists the LDS Church as a cult. They specifically cite differences in theology surrounding salvation, baptism, belief in the Trinity, and marriage. A major sticking point between other Christian traditions and Mormons is the Book of Mormon, which Mormons believe is divinely inspired scripture and on par with the Bible. Other Christians do not recognize the Book of Mormon as scripture.

CNN reached out to a LDS church spokesman for further comment but they demurred, stating that the story was a political story.

A Romney spokesman did not respond to questions about the issue.

Not all Facebook comments were negative, though. Tom Johnson added, “Mitt Romney has been invited to give a motivational speech, not a religious sermon. His religious beliefs do not have anything to do with his ability to give a motivational speech at commencement.”

And Kathy Creech added, “I, for one, am pleased that the future President of the United States will be speaking there!”


soundoff (1,597 Responses)
  1. biologixco

    Earth to Kolob, Earth to Kolob.
    Come in Kolob.
    The American earthlings are on to us!
    The word about THE WHITE HORSE PROPHECY is spreading!
    O commander Smith, what shall we do!???

    April 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • biologixco

      (In a booming voice)
      Kolob to Earth, Kolob to Earth...come in LDS War Room
      NEVER FEAR fellow kolob mormonians!
      Just Refute and Dispute!
      Obfuscate!
      Befudddle them with wispy mormony words of praise, love, blah blah blah!
      Stare into their eyes and put them in the evil Kolobian trance!
      The earthlings are weak.
      We can sneak Mitt Romney in with Harry Reid and take over the US government!
      By the time they discover what we are up to, it will be too late for them! hahahahahah!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter

      April 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
      • biologixco

        You sound confused

        April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • biologixco

      Mormon word of the day~~~~
      OBFUSCATION

      April 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  2. biologixco

    Look at the $20million dollar gaudy temple the LDS built in Kansas City to honor Planet Kolob.
    Steal from the poor mormon faithful and give to the rich gaudy ugly temple restricted to elders only.
    Its like their "rich" countryclub. You gotta be the "chosen" one to enter.
    That money could have bought food for alot of homeless shelters!
    But mormons could give a Rat's behind about their fellow man.

    April 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • Penobscot11

      You have no idea what you are talking about.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • biologixco

        Yes i do. Type "mormon" into the CNN search bar. Look up the shiny new LDS KC Temple of Doom.

        April 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • biologixco

      The Truth is to mormons as sunlight is to vampires

      April 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • WASP

      @bio: that just sounds like the LDS want a grand temple place equal to the vatican; if one group can have a huge waste of money better spent on feeding the poor and needy of the world why can't another group of crack pots do the same wasteful actions. lmfao

      April 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
      • biologixco

        No, they want to build billions of dollars worth of these temples to Planet Kolob?
        ITS IMMORAL!

        April 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  3. biologixco

    Steal from the poor...give to the rich.
    Mitt Romney's philosophy he learned from the mormon "church"

    April 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • ashley

      Actually this statement is false. Become educated about where the money goes from. http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/docs/people/faculty/cnaan_lds_giving.pdf . A study from Penn says that Mormons are one of the most charitable church organizations. Before you go spewing your hatred and ignorance, educate yourself!

      April 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • biologixco

      Yeah right,
      Look at the $20million dollar gaudy temple the LDS built in Kansas City to honor Planet Kolob.
      Steal from the poor mormon faithful and give to the rich gaudy ugly temple.
      That money could have bought food for alot of homeless shelters!
      But mormons could give a Rat's behind about their fellow man.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
    • Penobscot11

      The poor go to the temple as do the rich. God is no respecter of persons.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
      • biologixco

        They have to have a "recommend card"
        Only the "lucky ones" that pay enough get chosen.
        But never fear. Mastercard and VISA are accepted at the door.

        April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter!!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • biologixco

      Reading the Truth for mormons
      Is like water getting on the Wicked Witch of the West
      They attack me for the truths I speak.
      We will see who spends their eternity in a fiery Lake
      Not me!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  4. Voice of Reason

    Why does there have to be a god?

    April 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • MarkinFL

      To fill the void of ignorance. Its easier than science.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Maff

      Because all of this didnt just happen. There is no other explanation. We know evolution is false. it doesnt even qualify as a theory. How can you test evolution? One could say that we have always existed... but I dont know what you call that, haven't heard too many people try that one... And science can prove that isnt true. If you look into quantum physics you might start to realize that traditional science falls apart at the quantum level. Science can't explain consciousness. And our consciousness and the nature of quanta seem to be intertwined. Look it up. Anyway, God is the only reasonable explanation

      April 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Maff says:
      "Because all of this didnt just happen. There is no other explanation. We know evolution is false. it doesnt even qualify as a theory. How can you test evolution?"

      Do you get out much?

      April 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Wow Maff, you have some pretty big logic fails in there. Your little "god of the gaps" assertions don't hold any weight in the real world, where evolution has been proven and consistently backed up with the evidence.

      April 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  5. Birch please

    " gotten a Christian to speak not someone who practices a cult."..... GREATEST LINE EVER. lol

    April 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  6. Ivan Bial

    Once again Christians prove how bigoted they are.

    April 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  7. Recovering Republican

    Amazing it has taken the Right this long to see that Romney does not believe in the same things they do. All the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (a.k.a. Mormons) that I have met, are some of the best people I know. They actually live like Christians, and not like spitefilled Evangelicals. They are not big on sharing Heaven with non-LDS though. They are a lot like Baptist in that way. Claim Heaven all to themselves.

    April 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  8. Recovering Republican

    Mormonisn is a part of the Christian faith! Evangelicals are just jealuos over Mormons perpetually being led by a living Prophet, and not by some fat preacher. Jealosy is such an ugly thing. Romney will win, and then we will all have multiple underaged wives to do our bidding.

    April 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • biologixco

      You took one too many spins in the Kolobian Brainwasher!

      April 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • MarkinFL

      Look the trolls are playing! So cute.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • biologixco

      I like to dance around in my magic underwear
      wheeee!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  9. Mike Bratton

    Interesting. Fellow Christians rightly identify a pseudo-Christian cult group as a pseudo-Christian cult group, and a spokesperson for the pseudo-Christian cult doesn't like it.

    Where, exactly, is the story here? This is not news, unless by news one means "the reassertion of established facts."

    April 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • MarkinFL

      So the Christian-cult feels superior to the psuedo-Christian cult. That's nice.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • Penobscot11

      At least Mormonism isn't premised in the KKK.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  10. clubschadenfreude

    great to see that Christian "love". It would be so nice if these offended students would demonstrate on their campus how we can tell who the real Christians are. Care to set up a couple of altars and see which one of yuo can get your god to respond like Elijah supposedly did in your myth? Or how about healing some amputees in your local VA hospital, or some kids in the local cancer ward since Jesus Christ said that his followers would be able to do miracles just like him?

    but you can't. Pity.

    April 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
    • Mike Bratton

      Christian love doesn't preclude Christian discernment. And miracles happen every day–but not for the amusement of the scoffing class.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Mike Bratton

      You say miracles happen everyday? Please do share one with us.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • Ivan Bial

      It's easy to call anything you don't understand a miracle.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  11. Rockgod28

    Bioloixco has admitted in previous post he has inherited the spiritual heritage of mob violence and is decending into vitriolic bigotry that saw the Mormon Extermination Order and other physical attacks against Mormons become a reality in th 19th Century.

    Bioloxco is an example of a throw back to that time of violence and armed conflict.

    May God judge you for what you do. As for me, I forgive you and I will let God judge betwenn you and me.

    Being a Mormon isn't easy, in fact it is a challenge, however it is one I am willing to accept as I have taken upon myself the name of Christ, a Christian. I will endure the stones, arrows and violence you and those like you see fit to hurl like thunderbolts as the years go by while I go about doing the work of the Master by keeping his commandment.

    May the peace of Jesus Christ find you and keep you.

    April 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
    • ashley

      Rockgod: Thanks for standing up for your beliefs! God will bless you despite the ugliness. There is no changing ignorant people. RWH

      April 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
    • MarkinFL

      "There is no changing ignorant people."

      Usually the case. But there is always hope. Ignorance is curable, stupid is forever.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • biologixco

      Typical mormoon nonsense.
      Refute and dispute.
      Attack when necessary.
      Why dont you mormon folks grow a thicker skin?

      April 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  12. Rockgod28

    Bioloixco has admitted in previous post he has inherited the spiritual heritage of mob violence and is decending into vitriolic bigotry that saw the Mormon Extermination Order and other physical attacks against Mormons become a reality in th 19th Century.

    He is an example of a throw back to that time of violence and armed conflict.

    May God judge you for what you do. As for me, I forgive you and I will let God judge betwenn you and me.

    Being a Mormon isn't easy, in fact it is a challenge, however it is one I am willing to accept as I have taken upon myself the name of Christ, a Christian. I will endure the stones, arrows and violence you and those like you see fit to hurl like thunderbolts as the years go by while I go about doing the work of the Master by keeping his commandment.

    May the peace of Jesus Christ find you and keep you.

    April 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      Prove there is a god.

      April 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Rockgod28

      Why?

      God gives you the choice to believe or not believe. Proof isn't belief is it? This is your test in the dark when you think no one is looking about who you really are.

      Will you listen and follow the commandments of God or demand proof while going about doing whatever you want?

      No proof of God required for faith that Jesus Christ lives and loves us, because He has already proven Himself to us.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "God gives you the choice to believe or not believe. Proof isn't belief is it? This is your test in the dark when you think no one is looking about who you really are.

      Will you listen and follow the commandments of God or demand proof while going about doing whatever you want?

      No proof of God required for faith that Jesus Christ lives and loves us, because He has already proven Himself to us."

      In other words, I don't have any proof so I have to make up these excuses. LOL!

      April 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • clubschadenfreude

      I do like how Christians, including Mormons ignore their own holy books. You claim your god exist but have no evidence for it, just like theists of any religion. You claim that your god gives a choice to know it or not. Funny how that's not true per the bible where JC said that he was doing mirales to prove that god exists. Where are thoes miracles now? Your god forced its will on various beings and your bible says that your god made some people completely unable to accept it (JC in talking about why he used parables and in Romans 9). Do you really think you can lie about such things to former Christians and people who have actually read the bible and didn't just take the word of some priest or pastor? Sad.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Rockgod28

      There will be enough proof God exists when Jesus Christ returns in power and glory as it is described in the Bible. According to the prophecies and signs of the Bible we are living in the Latter or Last Days of the world right now.

      You demand proof God is real and exists. I will give you the proof Jesus gave to the Jews, the sign that was fulfilled that he would be crucified and resurrected in three days.

      Harod built a temple in Jerusalem that took 40 years to build with thousands of workers and poured enormous resources into the construction.

      Jesus said that not one stone would be left on top of the other when it was destroyed. For over 2000 years the spot where the Temple was has and does stand as a witness and testimony against you that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ and proof that there is a God in heaven.

      There is a cloud of witnesses and proof all around that there is a God.

      Jesus Christ gave the temple mount as proof there is a God and the words recorded in the Bible.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • MarkinFL

      Well, if you lower your requirements of proof to "subterranean" I suppose that is sufficient. Personally, I'll wait for him to show up. I expect the same result as the past 2000 years have evidenced.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Rockgod28

      You just proved that you are either ignorant, stupid or deluded. Pick one.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • KC

      @Voice of Reason, let's use the Global Warming approach. We are told that only atmospheric scientists have the training and credentials to say whether Global Warming is real. The thousands of scientists in other disciplines are ignored because they don't have the credentials to offer a valid opinion on the matter.

      Applying the same reasoning we could say that we have conclusive proof that God exists because every pastor, priest, and preacher agrees with that statement, and they are the only ones with the credentials and education to offer a valid opinion on the matter.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @KC

      With all due respect, comparing the supernatural with science is a non-argument.

      April 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Rockgod28

      @Voice of Reason

      Deluded to hope a person with the name voice of reason would be reasonable when proof is presented.

      I can offer more historical and factual evidence, but I would be stupid to give out more information since you will not listen to reason when confronted by proof.

      So I will ignore you since you are not in anyway the voice of reason. Bye.

      April 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • WASP

      @rock:"According to the prophecies and signs of the Bible we are living in the Latter or Last Days of the world right now.
      You demand proof God is real and exists. I will give you the proof Jesus gave to the Jews, the sign that was fulfilled that he would be crucified and resurrected in three days.
      Harod built a temple in Jerusalem that took 40 years to build with thousands of workers and poured enormous resources into the construction.
      Jesus said that not one stone would be left on top of the other when it was destroyed. For over 2000 years the spot where the Temple was has and does stand as a witness and testimony against you that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ and proof that there is a God in heaven.
      There is a cloud of witnesses and proof all around that there is a God.
      Jesus Christ gave the temple mount as proof there is a God and the words recorded in the Bible."

      1) the whole "the bible said it's true" isn't proof nor a valid standing point during a religious debate because it is easily debunked.
      2) the statement of a land mark in history validating your stance, is null due to the fact "big ben" doesn't mean harry potter is real or the mention of the planet earth make any alien novel factual. best way to involve a reader is to give them a relative point that they can associate with; it makes the writing seem more real.
      3) problem with signs and prophecies is they are like horoscopes and fortune cookies, all incompas.sing and easily bend to whatever situation you find yourself.
      4) you haven't provided any prof by restating indocrinated bible babble. there is no physical proof of any human or demi-human ever returning from the grave; along with the returning to save the world from itself many cultures have had those declartions, the mayans believed their god would return from the stars for them; your jesus is no different.
      5) just because some powerful tyrant forced thousands of people into slave labour doesn't make his building any more important than the great pyramids in eygpt, it just means humans will enslave people to accomplish their objectives.
      6) it has been the "end of days" since the dawn of human age. i don't get how people can believe the gra.ss will be greener on the other side just because some book tells them it's true. i can understand the human need to belong to a group but when that group is exclusive and has restrictions on freedom then it only shows how sick and perverted such a "group" is.

      April 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
    • Rockgod28

      @WASP

      **I am a Mormon who believes the Bible to be the word of God.**

      1) the whole "the bible said it's true" isn't proof nor a valid standing point during a religious debate because it is easily debunked.

      **You statement and declaration that the Bible is debunked does not make it so without evidence which I provided. Historical and archaeological evidence of an event in the Bible not caused by Christians to be fulfilled. Where is your "easily" obtained proof the Bible is debunked? I don't see it here.**

      2) the statement of a land mark in history validating your stance, is null due to the fact "big ben" doesn't mean harry potter is real or the mention of the planet earth make any alien novel factual. best way to involve a reader is to give them a relative point that they can associate with; it makes the writing seem more real.

      **I am not talking about Big Ben, Jesus Christ did not talk about Big Ben or Harry Potter or anything fictional like you are. We are talking about a real, historical, and current place in the world that you can visit if you want or research in a very simple way. Jesus lived in Jerusalem and talked about an event that was outrageous at the time. The destruction of the Temple. The Romans were even under orders by their general not to touch the Temple. Instead it was leveled to the ground exactly as Jesus said it would be.**

      3) problem with signs and prophecies is they are like horoscopes and fortune cookies, all incompas.sing and easily bend to whatever situation you find yourself.

      **There is no bending the facts. These facts were not reported by a Christian, in fact the Christians were driven out of Jerusalem. Jesus statement was very specific. Josephus was a trusted Roman citizen and the Romans had a history of not destroying religious places, especially under orders. To destroy the Temple was an act of rage upon seeing the horror when the entered the city of Jerusalem near the Temple.**

      4) you haven't provided any prof by restating indocrinated bible babble. there is no physical proof of any human or demi-human ever returning from the grave; along with the returning to save the world from itself many cultures have had those declartions, the mayans believed their god would return from the stars for them; your jesus is no different.

      **Witnesses, thousands of witnesses, a cloud of witnesses declare the proof of Jesus Christ being resurrected. Yet to you they are liars and myth spinners. Your choice. We are not talking about just witnesses, we are talking about a verified sequence of events that Jesus foretold would happen that the Romans and Jews tried with all their strength to prevent. It didn't work, exactly as Jesus said it would. The Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed.**

      5) just because some powerful tyrant forced thousands of people into slave labour doesn't make his building any more important than the great pyramids in eygpt, it just means humans will enslave people to accomplish their objectives.

      **We are not talking about what happened afterward or other events before either, just the event of the Temple of Jerusalem, yet the Old Testament foretold the Jews destiny many times because of their choices by God.**

      6) it has been the "end of days" since the dawn of human age. i don't get how people can believe the gra.ss will be greener on the other side just because some book tells them it's true. i can understand the human need to belong to a group but when that group is exclusive and has restrictions on freedom then it only shows how sick and perverted such a "group" is.

      **You are right there are many, many groups and organizations that preach the end of days. However the same Jesus we believe in who gave the sign of the Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in exact detail. It would be wise to give heed to his worlds for what is to come and Jesus Christ will return in power and glory. Whether it is next year or one hundred years, he will return. When Jesus returns every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus is the Christ.**

      April 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  13. YoBabyYoBabyYoBabyYo

    The only thing sillier than religion is when two religions fight.

    April 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  14. wkscott

    As a junior graduating from LU next year, I think it is appropriate for Liberty to invite Mr. Romney. While I will most likely not vote for him, I believe that having commencement not be an overly religious event is a good idea. As Mr. DeMoss said, Baccalaureate is the religious ceremony. Personally, I would like to see President Obama be invited to speak at Liberty.

    April 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  15. Voice of Reason

    If one would step back and take a real look at our planet and the universe as we know it, through our limited knowledge with science, and divorce themselves of any supernatural influences or inferences, what would they see?

    April 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  16. Reality

    Bottom line: Romney is Mormon because he was born Mormon. Should we hold this against him? After all, BO also believes in "pretty/ugly wingie thingies, bodily resurrections and atonement mumbo jumbo.

    Warren Buffett, THE AGNOSTIC, for President !!!!

    April 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  17. biologixco

    New and improved. Magic huggies!

    April 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
    • Penobscot11

      You've got to be a former. Leave it, but can't leave it alone.

      April 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • biologixco

        A "Former" ? Whats that?
        Someone who escaped the mormon cult?
        Nope, not me. But I am familiar with the damage that mormonism does to American families.

        April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • I wonder

      Penobscot11,

      If he is (a "former" and obsessed), it's probably because you (all) drove him insane!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
      • biologixco

        Nope, totally sane. College educated American voter with only ONE wife.

        April 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter!!!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
      • biologixco

        You only know three words?

        April 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • A Frayed Knot

      biologixco
      "Nope, totally sane."

      Your obsessive rantings on these boards calls for a serious questioning of that mental (and emotional) status.

      April 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • biologixco

        Bah. The truth is to mormons as sunlight is to vampires

        April 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  18. biologixco

    Look at the gaudy new $20 million temple the mormons just built in Kansas City.
    Steal from the poor...give to the rich!
    The modern mormon way~~~now THATS Christian!

    April 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
    • ashley

      http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/docs/people/faculty/cnaan_lds_giving.pdf

      Read the facts

      April 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
      • biologixco

        Exmormon.org for the REAL facts.
        Not some mumbo-jumbo mormon pablum website.

        April 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter!!!!!!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
      • biologixco

        Ricky, you have a limited vocabulary
        Are you autistic, or just of low IQ?

        April 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  19. biologixco

    Steal from the poor and give to the rich.
    Robin Hood in reverse.
    Plight of your fellow man? Bah! WHO CARES!
    Now there's the mormon Christian way!

    April 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter!!!!!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • biologixco

        are those the ONLY three words you know?

        April 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  20. Vince

    This is great! The right is dividing!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • biologixco

      Jam that wedge in!
      More fun than a barrel of monkeys

      April 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • Rick Ron Tantrum

      Better, BITTER, biter!!!!

      April 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
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