Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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413-423 – • Arthur Caplan (Chicago Tribune, 10/12/2011) Call it what it is: Hate speech.  Arthur L. Caplan is director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

423 – Phillip De Courcy's Know the Truth invites you to hear the amazing hymns of Keith and Kristyn Getty this Sunday, October 16th at Kindred Community Church.  For info and tickets go to

428-438 – Calls – So, is criticism of Mormonism now "hate speech?"  If it's inappropriate at political events to bring up someone's religion – and I'm open to the idea – where in public discourse is it acceptable?  When does it become relevant for voters to learn the worldview and religion of the candidate?  To these critics, where is it acceptable for Christians to defend Christianity and get a public platform in which to distinguish Christianity from the religion of Mormonism?  Surely, if a Muslim candidate were running for office, wouldn't the voters want to know his or her view of Sharia law?  If a Scientologist were running, shouldn't the voters know that Scientology teaches polytheism and reincarnation, and that Christianity is a myth?  Even a Socialist like Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont expects and enjoys questions about Marx, Lenin and capitalism.  

Doesn't the Mormon Church want people to know about their religion?  Isn't that the whole point of their missionaries, their marketing campaigns, and all their TV and radio commercials?  Aren't they trying to win converts?  From the LDS perspective, what better way to win converts than to have a Mormon presidential candidate proudly proclaim their Mormon theology?  Christian candidates talk about their religion openly, why shouldn't Mormon candidates?  

If you believe your religion is true, and the consequences for rejecting it are hell, then doesn't that inspire you to share the good news?  I mean, why belong to a religion if you don't think it's true, right?

Then why isn't Salt Lake City encouraging more discussion about Mormon theology?  Why aren't they happy when a Christian pastor calls them a cult?  Doesn't it give them a perfect opportunity to articulate why they are not a cult, and why they are the one and only true form of Christianity?

Of course, the silence is deafening.

The message out of Salt Lake City, and that of the many unwitting accomplices in the media, is that it's okay for Mormonism to call itself Christian, but for Christians to point out the differences is "hate speech."  

Politicians regularly point out that other candidates are not conservative enough, or liberal enough, or are not black enough, or are not embracing Al Gore and global warming enough.  Why it is hands off religion?  Why shouldn't the Mormon church tell the world what they truly believe, or Mormon political candidates for that matter?

But, I really don't believe the Mormon church wants potential converts – that is, the public – to actually hear Mormon theology – and certainly not up front, it something that should be unfolded incrementally once you join the team.

I'm all for full disclosure.  I want to help the Mormon church get their message out, not to win converts as they would hope, but to ensure they get as few as possible.

I believe voters should know what Mormonism teaches – things like polytheism, that every Mormon hopes to one day become a god, that angels were once men, that all gods have a body of flesh, that Jesus and Satan were created spirit brothers, that Adam is Jesus' earthly father, that Jesus was a polygamist just like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, that Jesus came to North America between the Resurrection and the Ascension, that both the Garden of Eden was and Jesus' Second Coming will be in Missouri, that the Book of Mormon teaches a migration from the Tower of Babel to the west coast of Central America in 2500 BC on eight barges, and another migration from Jerusalem in 600BC, to just name some of the big distinctions.

443-452 – Calls – 

452 – Win a signed copy of David Jeremiah's new book I Never Thought I'd See The Day: Culture at the Crossroads by registering at, and catch Turning Point weekdays at 11am.

458-508 – John Stonestreet, Executive Director of Summit Ministries ( in Colorado Springs, and National Director of Strategic Partnerships for Breakpoint and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, he's host of a daily national radio program called The Point (, where he helps us to jumpstart our minds by "engaging real life in real time from a Christian worldview."

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512-523 – John Stonestreet

528-539 – John Stonestreet

544-554 – John Stonestreet, & Calls

558-608 – John Stonestreet, & Calls

608 – The Line In The Sand is coming to the Rose Bowl, Saturday November 11th, from 11am-9pm.  It's free, but pre-register at

612-623 – John Stonestreet, & Calls

628-639 – John Stonestreet, & Calls

644-654 – • Jonah Goldberg (NRO, 10/12/2011) Morality, Not Theology – Jeffress's dog-whistle politics is intellectually incoherent. 

• Peter Wallison (WSJ, 10/12/2011) Wall Street's Gullible Occupiers.  The protesters have been sold a bill of goods. Reckless government policies, not private greed, brought about the housing bubble and resulting financial crisis.  Mr. Wallison is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He was a member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and dissented from the majority's report.