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Now Sharron Angle has a pastor problem? (Harry Reid’s a Mormon, but so is Glenn Beck…)

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As reported in Politics Daily (‘Mormons Are a Cult,’ He Says. Now Sharron Angle Has a Pastor Problem):

“…But now explosive statements about Mormons by Angle’s longtime pastor* are causing the Republican candidate and Tea Party champion more headaches as her campaign enters the home stretch.

“Pastor John Reed of Sonrise Church in Reno, a non-denominational, evangelical-style church where Angle was an active member for many years, calls Mormonism a ‘cult’ and Reid, the majority leader and a Mormon, ‘a powerful person in a cult’ whose position should ‘alarm’ people.”

Now Sharron Angle has a pastor problem?? How is it equivalent to compare a pastor who blames America for 9/11 by exclaiming, “America’s chickens are coming home to roost!”, and “God damn America!” with a pastor who explains that Mormonism is a cult?  Most of mainstream Christianity and America believe that Mormonism is a cult.

Nevertheless, if Mike Huckabee (a Christian not-so-fiscally-conservative “conservative“: “His critics say that when Huckabee was governor of Arkansas, he was a big spender and a big taxer“) were running against Glenn Beck (a Mormon, and a real fiscal conservative), I would vote for Glenn Beck. Does the Mormon issue stop David Barton, a devout Christian, from joining forces with Glenn Beck (a Mormon) and even appearing as a regular guest on his show? It does not.  Is it relevant for this election whether or not Harry Reid is a Mormon? It is not.

What IS relevant is this: Which candidate most closely espouses God’s most fundamental value: liberty? God so loved liberty (and us) that He allowed the fall of the entire human race because of it. As our Founders said in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator  (yes, BY THEIR CREATOR, President Obama) with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Thomas Jefferson said, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.” As my pastor, John Kirkwood (http://www.gracebeliever.com), said, in explaining that God, although He could, does not force us to love or serve Him: “Without free will [liberty], God isn’t God. What do you call forced love? Answer: rape. What do you call forced servitude? Answer: slavery”.

Without liberty, the rest doesn’t matter. And by his actions, Harry Reid has indicated that liberty is NOT one of his fundamental values.

 

*As an aside, Sarah Palin reported in Going Rogue how the press would hound her friends and acquaintances in any attempt to dig up dirt on her. Her friends would attempt to defend her and afterward be dismayed at how their comments, meant to defend her, were twisted to make her look bad. Therefore, a word or two of advice to Sharron’s friends/pastors: don’t do press interviews on behalf of/in defense of Sharron Angle.

 

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October 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm