Moultrie Observer

Breaking News

Opinion

February 24, 2012

A Mormon question

MOULTRIE — Dear editor:

The other day, when I read about a possible reason why so many Latino Mormons migrate to America, I was stunned.

To quote the article, “Those stories in the Book of Mormon,” Garcia said, “give Hispanic Mormons a powerful religious argument to use, especially since most believe they are descendants of the Lamanites, an indigenous group in the Americas described in the Mormon sacred text.

According to the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites lived in the present-day American Southwest, traveled south and faced years of hardship and are prophesied to eventually return to the Promised Land.

In general, America is the Promised Land. Specifically, the New Jerusalem is in the Missouri area.

My question is, what does the Mormon Church think of the State of Israel being in the Middle East:

If Mormon candidate, Gov. Romney, believes the Book of Mormon, what does he think of the State of Israel being in the Middle East? What kind of a friend to Israel would he be?

Could this possibly be why Gov. Romney doesn’t speak about his “church” and why the Mormon Church is not really embraced by the church family, both Catholic as well as Protestant?

Denise M. Wilson-El

Moultrie

1
Text Only
Opinion
Business Marquee
Facebook
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
More
weatherradar
Seasonal Content
Poll

Should the U.S. negotiate with groups it considers terrorists?

No. Never.
Generally no, but prisoner exchanges are an exception.
Negotiation will be required to end the conflicts we have with those groups.
     View Results