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Mormons 'face more bigotry than black Americans'...
UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:14 AM PST by C19fan

Nearly half of Mormons say church members face significant discrimination in the United States, and a third believe voters are not ready to elect Mitt Romney, or any other member of their church, president.

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The Pew study found that almost half of Mormons in the U.S. consider themselves more discriminated against than African Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: discrimination; mormons
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Do African-Americans get tired of other groups claiming to have been treated as badly as they have been or perhaps are treated? If it worked for gays why not Mormons.
1 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:16 AM PST by C19fan
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If a Mormon was standing next to a black I could tell who was black - could not tell just from looking the other guy was a Mormon.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 6:39:35 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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If people have valid reasons for their opinions is it still bigotry?


3 posted on 01/13/2012 6:42:04 AM PST by dog breath
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I know a lot of Mormons and have never heard anything about them comparing themselves to Blacks. Come to think of it not long ago I met yet another black Mormon. The singer Gladys Knight. I wonder what she and other black Mormons think of this information....


4 posted on 01/13/2012 6:42:46 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: C19fan

Can someone here please break out the BS Meter? Set it to “Man the Boat”? It’s been so long since I’ve posted, that I’ve forgotten how.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 6:44:30 AM PST by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: C19fan

I have a Mormon friend who gets very upset and feels discriminated against if someone asks deep questions about doctrine and beliefs.

There seems to be an ingrained feeling of victimhood, probably based on history.

I suspect that if Romney is the pubbie nominee, we are all going to learn lots and lots about LDS. And lots.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 6:53:53 AM PST by DBrow
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The charge that black-americans are discriminated against makes me want to throw up. Whatever problems black-americans have, I’d say less than one percent of them are due to someone discriminating against them. The “racism is the problem” model went out decades ago.


7 posted on 01/13/2012 7:02:56 AM PST by driftless2
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"I suspect that if Romney is the pubbie nominee, we are all going to learn lots and lots about LDS. And lots."

Been saying this for months. Romney will not be POTUS and the MSM/DNC knows this.
8 posted on 01/13/2012 7:03:08 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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[ almost half of Mormons in the U.S. consider themselves more discriminated against than African Americans. ]

They probably are.. Why NOT?..

Their beliefs are as strange as “Scientologists”...
Following an Angel called “MORON-I”.... pullleeese..


9 posted on 01/13/2012 7:03:29 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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Just like white guilt elected Obama, I think this is nothing more than an attempt to shame people into believing they must vote for Romney to prove they aren't religiously bigoted, too.

I don't give a damn about the color of Obama's skin or Romney's religious beliefs.

What I do care about is how much they (plan to) interfere in the economy of this country. And in both cases, their past record is more than enough evidence for me to vote against them.

10 posted on 01/13/2012 7:04:04 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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Ironically, there are more far more derogatory posts against Mormons on this forum than against black Americans. I think the same thing is reflected in popular culture as well.

One group votes overwhelmingly conservative, the other group votes overwhelming liberal. Guess which one it is unfashionable to take cheap shots at? Guess which one it is considered clever and fashionable to take cheap shots at?

11 posted on 01/13/2012 7:05:11 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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On cannot change their race, but being Mormon is a choice.

Given the ample evidence that the LDS is a fraud, it is an easy one to make, one way or the other. If one is willing to face the truth.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 7:06:58 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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The Pew study found that almost half of Mormons in the U.S. consider themselves more discriminated against than African Americans.

Awww..poor wittle persecuted mormons....this victim card has been played for 180 years....

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The mormon church is a multi-billion-dollar corporation and its leaders are all businessmen...NOT theologians.

Council on the Disposition of the Tithes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Council on the Disposition of the Tithes (also known as the Council on the Disposition of Tithing) is a leadership body in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, composed of the First Presidency, the Presiding Bishopric, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Council determines how the tithing funds of the church will be spent. The Council oversees revenue, investments and expenditures valued at billions of dollars per year.

While the Church employs an independent auditing department which provides an annual report to the Church[1], it has not published full financial reports since 1959.

The Council was established by church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. on 8 July 1838.[2] As of April 2009, the members of the Council are:

NOTE: Mitt refuses to show his tax returns..the mormon church refuses to show ANY financial records.

13 posted on 01/13/2012 7:10:21 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Let's not vet Mitt w/Bain so Obama can do it all summer. /sarc)
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To: greyfoxx39

Apostate ping!


14 posted on 01/13/2012 7:25:37 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: DBrow

Yes, if Romney is the nominee, there will be plenty of factually based reports on Mormons that will leave the audience shaking their head in disbelief. And Romney and his supporters will have no defense.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 7:31:58 AM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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mormons feel discriminated against for just exposing mormonISM.
What a bunch of cry babies.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 7:34:51 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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Most of the “derogatory posts against Mormons” you’re referring to are actually derogatory posts against Mormonism, not Mormons themselves. Criticizing a philosophy is a bit different from criticizing a group based on the relative level of melanin content in their skin. Saying that someone is Black has very little inherent meaning. You know almost nothing about someone just by knowing their skin tone, it’s silly to form opinions based on that sole characteristic. A person identifying as a Mormon, OTOH, is self associating with a huge inventory of beliefs which can be critiqued, questioned and/or analyzed. There’s no real comparison between the two.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 7:36:30 AM PST by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: dog breath

Bigotry is used allot today to justify “inclusion” and “universality”.

Christianity has basic doctrines and beliefs which Mormonism absolutely does not adhere to and in fact opposes. Mormonism is not Christian and it is a cult, easily seen for anyone who investigates their beliefs....it’s been stated so for generations now and the Christian communnity will continue to fight their teachings which oppose Christianity.

Mormonism is counterfeit Christianity and fulfills all the earmarks of a cult across the board.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 7:42:12 AM PST by caww
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To: ejonesie22

For those that want to know the truth

www.mormoncurtain.com


19 posted on 01/13/2012 7:57:35 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Vigilanteman

Pulling out the victim card already?


20 posted on 01/13/2012 8:29:47 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I’m the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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