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Rubio went to a Mormon church as a kid
Politico ^ | 2/23/12 | maggie haberman

Posted on 02/23/2012 7:47:04 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009

From the Miami Herald, a little-known detail about Sen. Marco Rubio's personal story:

When Marco was 8 years old and living in Las Vegas, the Rubio family attended a Mormon church for a few years.

It's a tidbit just released by the publisher of his memoirs. It's also a piece of the history of Rubio, a rising party star and one of the best-known Hispanic officials in the GOP, that comes as a surprise.

UPDATE: The incomparable Molly Ball points out via Twitter, "Rubio's cousin Mo Denis is Mormon D state sen. in NV." Rubio is a practicing Catholic.

His spokesman, Alex Conant, fills out the history a bit, saying, "His family attended Mormon church in Vegas starting when he was around 8 years old, and then returned to the Catholic Church when he was around 11. He received his first communion in Catholic Church in Las Vegas in 1984, and subsequently was confirmed and married in a Catholic Church."

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1 posted on 02/23/2012 7:47:10 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

OMG!! Is he damaged?


2 posted on 02/23/2012 7:48:24 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Thank God, he left! Many like me are saved from Mormonism.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 7:50:36 AM PST by colorcountry (In order to practice tolerance, I must first disagree. But when I do, I'm accused of being intoleran)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Possible reason for Paul giving Romney a pass in every debate and playing his attack dog against any conservative that showed promise?

Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #4 “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules

Is Paul an enemy in our midst?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 7:50:50 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Another reason to like this family, they were smart enough to leave.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 7:52:20 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

OMG WHAT A TRAGEDY RUBIO WENT TO CHURCH. SOLIDERS ARE DEAD BECAUSE OF THE KORAN BURNING! WHO LEAKED THIS INFORMATION ABOUT THE KORAN BURNING? GOOD GOD I HATE OBAMA.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 7:52:41 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Does the Mormon church allow latinos? Maybe they were pretending like they were Italian.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 7:55:52 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Good grief. So he attended the LDS church as a child for three years. He has since been a practicing Catholic and was married in the Catholic Church.

I am LDS and do not hold it against him or his family that he left the LDS church. Everyone has the right to make their own choices. I would expect nobody should hold it against an 8-11 year old that his parents chose to attend and LDS church for those years when he was a child.

They used their own free conscience and their rights to worship as they see fit and made the choice they desired and felt was right in their heart. God bless them...they are good, decent, honest people.

He is also a strong conservative and loves this nation and its constitution.

I'd vote for Marco Rubio in a heart beat and know he would do far, far better for this nation than anyone in the Obama admin, and most in the GOP if the truth be told.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

8 posted on 02/23/2012 7:56:24 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Oh No!

The implication is he is a stealth Mormon?

LOL

What a stretch.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 7:57:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The horror! He may end up as damaged as our contingent of mormon-obsessed posters! Arggghhhhh!


10 posted on 02/23/2012 7:58:40 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Jeff Head
I am LDS and do not hold it against him or his family that he left the LDS church.

What a strange statement Jeff. It does say much about lds, however.

11 posted on 02/23/2012 7:58:43 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Rubio is trying to normalize his endorsed candidate, Bishop Romney.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 7:59:20 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: colorcountry

At least the Mormons don’t behead you if you leave.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 8:02:13 AM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Oh the humanity!


14 posted on 02/23/2012 8:03:22 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jeff Head

There are some here on FR who, at the mere mention of the word ‘MORMON’ begin jactitating like gut-shot coyotes...


15 posted on 02/23/2012 8:07:51 AM PST by donozark ("Sometimes I never saw the Phantoms. But I sure as hell heard their bombs.")
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To: steve8714

Let me see, we have a counterfeit christian in the whitehouse one whose “religion” no one was to mention during his election so it was never reported. On the other hand, we have a guy who has said he is not running in an election but the dutiful press scanning the horizon for anyone who might just some day appear as a boggy on His Excellency’s relection screen, so they have to blast him for his adolescent years in a church.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 8:08:47 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

But they NEVER report that Obama attended a madrasah in Indonesia.............


17 posted on 02/23/2012 8:11:45 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

**Rubio is a practicing Catholic.**

A convert from Mormonism! I know many who have become Catholic after practicing mormonism for awhile.

They didn’t like the secrets and disobeying God’s laws.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 8:16:47 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: svcw
Not strange at all. The context seemed to be that some might hold it against Rubio and his family for having attended the LDS church. I simply made the point that I certainly do not hold it against him that he left.

...and what on earth does that simple statement say about LDS in generl, svcw? That we do not hold it against people for making a free will choice?

You may stretch it out to be some kind of conspiratal statement about LDS folks in general if you want...but it is a rediculous stretch.

My advise would be to give it a rest. You're seeing shadows behind every corner in the broad daylight.

19 posted on 02/23/2012 8:19:15 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: steve8714

“At least the Mormons don’t behead you if you leave”.

They used to. Read up on Bill Hickman, Porter Rockwell, Brigham Young and Blood Atonement. Check out the pre-1990 temple ceremony, where they did a throat slashing oath.

Leaving the LDS church is a sin that earns the violator eternal Outer Darkness.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 8:19:23 AM PST by lurk
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To: donozark
I'm sure they may well be along here on this thread before too long. Some of it may have already started.
21 posted on 02/23/2012 8:20:48 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: iowamark

“Rubio is trying to normalize his endorsed candidate, Bishop Romney.”

Or maybe it’s the opposite. The bishop trying to normalize his planned VP pick.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 8:22:30 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, good job of deflection.
I know people who have left mormonism who have been shunned by their families, former friends and co workers. Their decision to leave mormomism nearly destroyed them personally because of the way they were treated by these “good” people. I know people who do not leave (so much for free choice) because they know how they will be treated.
I stand by my statement, your statement was strange and it says much about lds.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 8:25:20 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Who reads Politico anymore? It has become a stinky piece of Lib feces.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 8:25:44 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: donozark

No sweetie, just a heads up.
It is mormonISM that is the issue not mormons.
It is exposing mormonISM, there’s no jactitating about that.
Try and keep up.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 8:28:28 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

No wonder Romney’s looking at him, I’d check for the all seeing eye tatoo under the hairline, it’s usually right at the crown of the head. It’s all true, can I get a Amen.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 8:29:00 AM PST by Scythian
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To: svcw
Get off the stove granny, you're too old to ride the range.

Gee, and I thought the article was about Rubio attending a Mormon Church as a child?

You and your ilk will not be satisfied until the last Mormon is dragged through the streets to Smithfield.

27 posted on 02/23/2012 8:34:59 AM PST by donozark ("Sometimes I never saw the Phantoms. But I sure as hell heard their bombs.")
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To: svcw

No deflection meant or attempted, svcw. That’s just more shadow boxing you’re engaging in.

If you want to go there, then you better include Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, Church of Christ, Lutheran, Amish, etc., etc. (almost any religious denomination) in your definition. I’ve seen people shunned in many denominations in my 56 years because they left their church...or married outside of it, etc..

So, sure, some people shunm others because they leave the “faith.” As I said, it happens in all religions. Families do it, former friends do it, etc.

It does not make it right, it does not make it Christ-like, and it certainly does not say anything about the broader population of those denominations any more than it does about the LDS. Most good people in all of them...and that is the majority of people in all of them...do not do so.

As I said...you ought to give it a rest. With all due respect, there’s really not a bad Mormon boogey-man hiding under every rock..


28 posted on 02/23/2012 8:40:18 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: svcw
You to that right. Seeing the made a BIG MISTAKE, they got our as soon as they recognized the LDS as a cult.

No damage done, just shows how smart they were.

29 posted on 02/23/2012 8:41:03 AM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

Correction: You got that right, they got out....


30 posted on 02/23/2012 8:42:50 AM PST by annieokie
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To: donozark

Oh, honey try and keep up.


31 posted on 02/23/2012 8:45:41 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Salvation; Elsie
"They didn’t like the secrets and disobeying God’s laws."

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It's not secret, it's sacred, lol.

32 posted on 02/23/2012 8:46:49 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Jeff Head

Good job, answering statements not presented.
This thread is about Rubio’s family walking away from mormonISM, I say good for them.
You want to defend shunning of members who leave by trying to change to subject, go ahead, it shows you have learned your lessons well.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 8:47:48 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Ron Paul is a hypocrite. Romney is the opposite of what Paul says HE stands for, yet he has never said an negative word about him. He is manipulating people (young people are easy to convince and control) and he is using this process, not to win, but to alter the outcome for Romney. I wish more people (besides Conservatives) would recognize this.

This talk of VP for Paul is either crazy (9-11 an inside job) or not true.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 8:58:58 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: svcw

Defending? You need a course in reading comrehension. I did not defend it. I said it was wrong and something I would not and do not do.

I simply stated that it occurs in all religions and your statements that it somehow says something about the LDS that I indicated I did not hold it against them somehow implied LDS were guilty of the same would have to be expanded to include those others who do the same thing.

...and that’s just the truth. I also indicated that the fact that a few people do so, does not indict the much larger populations in all of those denominations who do not...as you would like to indict the LDS church membership at large.

Jeez, talk about a strecth!

Anyhow, I did want to say that I agree wholeheartidly with your post on your FR page about the aims and steps the Islamics take in a nation such as ours to destroy our liberty and ultimately institute Sharia Law.

You ought to write a whole thread about that. It is a danger we all can and should untie to defend against and I would ping many people to it.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 9:00:58 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

There is a big different between Christanity that has been here for 2000 years and a cult that was started 187 years ago. People better start talking about mormon beliefs because obama WILL What happens when obama tells people (how many Christians/Catholics are in this country?) that mormons believe Jesus is satans brother or that they think they are a lessor god and will become a greater god on there own planet. He will have hollywood writing about this and snl doing cornhead skits again of romney on his planet. That is just a few of the things they believe. I think we have to talk about this and not silence people. If mormons are so sure of there beliefs why do so many want to call themselves christians or try to hide or deny what they believe. If they want to deny it, obama won’t let them.


36 posted on 02/23/2012 9:06:34 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Wow, this is really bad...imagine if he had attended services at a synagogue. That would really make him an evil person.


37 posted on 02/23/2012 9:14:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“Rubio is trying to normalize his endorsed candidate, Bishop Romney.”

"Or maybe it’s the opposite. The bishop trying to normalize his planned VP pick."

I have been listening to Rush. Rush is pointing out that Romney and Ron Paul have made an alliance. Ron Paul cuts down every other candidate except Romney. The alliance is when the time comes the VP pick will be Rand Paul.

I watched last nights debate and I think Rush is right on.

38 posted on 02/23/2012 9:19:18 AM PST by Spunky
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To: stuartcr

Given he was born to foreigners, yeas, he is “damaged” (as far as being qualified for VP or POTUS).


39 posted on 02/23/2012 9:20:19 AM PST by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Spunky

Ya. Ron is paving the way for Rand. I felt that from the gitgo. Ron just too old to be Pres. VP, etc. However, I in no way predicted Ron would be running as strong as he appears (in some areas).


40 posted on 02/23/2012 9:22:18 AM PST by donozark ("Sometimes I never saw the Phantoms. But I sure as hell heard their bombs.")
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Has Rubio reverted, again, in the past 18 months to Catholicism?

Rubio belongs to the Christ Fellowship nondenominational Church in West Kendall, Fla., where he has attended for the last six years.

41 posted on 02/23/2012 9:26:53 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Jeff Head
They used their own free conscience and their rights to worship as they see fit and made the choice they desired and felt was right in their heart.

Blood atonement for apostasy

Most discussion of blood atonement during the Mormon Reformation concerned the killing of "covenant breakers." The greatest covenant breakers were thought to be "apostates," who according to early Mormon doctrine would become sons of perdition and for whom "there is no chance whatever for exaltation." Nevertheless, Brigham Young believed that blood atonement would have at least some benefit. Young's first discussion of blood atonement in 1845 concerned a man who may have been considered an apostate in Nauvoo, Illinois . On February 8, 1857, Young said, regarding apostates, that "if their blood had been spilled, it would have been better for them." Young warned these apostates that although "[t]he wickedness and ignorance of the nations forbid this principle's being in full force, ...the time will come when the law of God will be in full force," meaning that apostates would be subject to theocratic blood atonement.In August 1857, Heber C. Kimball echoed Young's statements about apostates, stating that "if men turn traitors to God and His servants, their blood will surely be shed, or else they will be damned, and that too according to their covenants."

Apostle Heber C. Kimball (1802 - 1868):

“I have not a doubt but there will be hundreds who will leave us and go away to our enemies. I wish they would go this fall: it might relieve us from much trouble; for if men turn traitors to God and His Servants, their blood will surely be shed, or else they will be damned, and that too according to their covenants.”

- Apostle Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, v. 4, p. 375; online at http://journals.mormonfundamentalism.org/Vol_04/refJDvol4-70.html

42 posted on 02/23/2012 9:29:46 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: donozark
"However, I in no way predicted Ron would be running as strong as he appears (in some areas)."

I don't know how old you are, but I am old enough to remember all the times Ron has run and his crazyness. The young Mush heads in school now and the 40-50 generation don't know all that and they love the fact he talks about getting rid of the war on drugs, bring all military home, no bases in foriegn countrys etc;

43 posted on 02/23/2012 9:31:13 AM PST by Spunky
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To: steve8714

No, they do stop just short of that. they take your prooerty, and try to take your wife and kids. Read The God Makers. Ed Decker left the LDS church. He is the co-author.


44 posted on 02/23/2012 10:05:26 AM PST by Paperdoll
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To: steve8714

No, they do stop just short of that. they take your prooerty, and try to take your wife and kids. Read The God Makers. Ed Decker left the LDS church. He is the co-author.


45 posted on 02/23/2012 10:05:38 AM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Jeff Head
I’ve seen people shunned in many denominations in my 56 years because they left their church...or married outside of it, etc..

You must live an unusual life to have witnessed so many shunnings from so many various Christian denominations, most of us have never seen a single "shunning" from a Christian denomination.

Many, or even most non-Mormons married outside of their own denomination for instance, and we never even heard of "shunning" until we read about Mormons.

46 posted on 02/23/2012 10:12:58 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Don’t you find it almost amusing that so many mormons know all these “things” Christians do to their members and if you say “what” they accuse you of being blind to your own denominations.
I have seen churches split of really stupid stuff and still get together for pot lucks once a month or so because they are all still brothers and sisters in Christ after all.


47 posted on 02/23/2012 10:19:43 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

obvious left propaganda to try and undermine rubio politically


48 posted on 02/23/2012 10:33:16 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: svcw

Rubio is as much of a digbat as Willard Romney. This article says Rubio was baptised in the Morman faith. He went from being a Catholic to being a Morman, now back to Catholic again. He’s not much of Catholic and commits a sin against his Church by not going to Mass, by now attending a Baptist church. This is a weird man folks.
He sounds to me like a big time opportunist who plays to whatever crowd he’s trying to get a vote from.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/


49 posted on 02/23/2012 10:37:47 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet

His family was Catholic and went to lds when he was a kid. As an young adult he returned to Catholicism, now attends a Baptist Church, which he and his family have been attending for years.. I am not sure why that is an issue.


50 posted on 02/23/2012 10:40:14 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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