Lord — Save Us from Hate!
My “political” essays, HERE and HERE, concerning Mitt Romney and the attacks upon his faith have resulted in many virulent anti-Mormon comments at my website from self-proclaimed “Christians.” Lord save us from such a religion as these “Christians” espouse. In fact, my eyes have been opened so, that I am considering dropping my membership in the ranks of Christendom to become just a lowly follower of Jesus, as I feel that if the Master were to return today, He would not want to be called a “Christian.”
I am not the only one who has been so offended by such “Christian” behavior. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913, and is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism throughout the world. It offers programs and services to counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. In March of this year, the ADL condemned “Mormon-Bashing,” and commented that “Hate directed at any of us is hate directed at all of us.”
If you don’t care because you are not a Mormon, then wait until they come for whatever creed or religion or non-religion that you espouse. You will care about virulent hatred then.
Phoenix, AZ, March 27, 2007……The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the distribution of an anti-Mormon DVD by the organization Concerned Christians as nothing more than “Mormon-bashing.”
Bill Straus, ADL Arizona Regional Director, observed: “This is the same kind of plain, old-fashioned Mormon-bashing that Jim Robertson and his group have been spewing for over a quarter-of-a-century. The only difference is that back then, it was the film, ‘The God Makers,’ and today it’s the DVD, ‘Jesus Christ/Joseph Smith.’ It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now.”
ADL Regional Board Chair David Bodney added, “Hate directed at any of us is hate directed at all of us. From whomever that hate comes, and to whomever it’s directed, ADL takes it very seriously and will continue to speak out against it.“
Before accepting the lengthy anti-Mormon diatribes by some of the commenters here and Mormon-bashing websites, I suggest perusing the official site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is an area of “NEWS” where the church explains its official position on various currently discussed themes, such as Mike Huckabee’s claim that the Mormons believe Jesus and Satan were brothers. There is another section about DNA and the Book of Mormon. The LDS News Room