Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said:
We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.
CitizenM, it would be better if you did not confuse the issues. Mitt Romney is the best choice for president because he best espouses the principles set forth in the Constitution. His affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is another issue all together.
Christian citizens of the United States can vote for Romney with a clear conscience because, again, he and his policies most closely accord with the founding documents of our nations, especially in comparison to the current president. Mitt Romney is my choice for president.
However, when you advance the duplicitous theological statements of the late LDS president Hinckley as reasons for Christians to “feel better” about voting for Romney, you commingle badly the State and the Church, the kingdom of God’s left hand and His right. You betray either your own ignorance or your own veiled agenda. My advice in this election season is this: leave it alone. Mormons are, by their own confession and history, not Christians, no matter what their current leadership says. And that is the simple truth.
Nevertheless, I am going to vote for Romney ... not because he is a Mormon, but despite that fact.
Hinckley was a lying cult leader and claimed to be a prophet and to speak for God, as your post shows, his cult uses their own holy book, written by the cult itself.
ALL Christian churches, Catholic, Baptist, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and so on, ALL agree that Mormonism is not a part of Christianity, but is an entirely made up, new, man-made religion (cult).