This video is getting major attention on YouTube. It has been viewed 629,257 times already. It has been commented on 28,009 times. Favorited 5,315 times. I’m not sure how accurate it is since I can’t say I’ve studied Mormonism in depth.
Their There (nice grasp of the English language, Shane) are parts that are definitely in their belief system (accounts directly mentioned from the Book of Mormon – Jesus coming to North America, etc.), but I can’t vouch for the rest (like the creation story, etc.). Why is this important? Kevin McCullough on his blog says relating this to Mitt Romney’s speech:
I want to make on thing perfectly clear… when you make speeches swearing to never disavow the “faith of your fathers” but then tell everyone you can’t criticize me for the things those “fathers” believed – in this day and age – you run into problems like this.
I have said before that there shouldn’t be a religious litmus test for running for President, but this is an example of why some people are having a hard time. Also this is one example of why evangelicals reject the notion that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints should be considered part of the Christian mainstream.
If there are any readers that are part of an LDS Church I’d like to read your thoughts/rebuttals to this video as well. Like I said before I can’t vouch for all of the statements made in it – so I want to give you a chance to share what you know/believe. Please comment away!
HT: Kevin McCullough
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