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October 16, 2012

Letter: 'Churchianity' should have no election role

To the editor:

Through the fog of religion, Mr. Diamond considers Mormonism to be a cult (Letters, the Times, Friday, Oct. 12). However, there are those in the Latter Day Saints Church that openly confess that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, (Romans 10:9-10) Psalm 33:12 says; “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” The Churchianity that permeates our nation under the guise of Christianity, could equally be called a cult by a believing member of the LDS Church. I’m surprised that Mr. Diamond, has not yet learned, “to not turn away from anyone that Jesus came to save!”

He is correct in his assessment of the great men of history, wrapped up in one man, being elected president. Whoever is elected by the people, will have words to act on, but, he will not be able to act, unless he has the charisma, and moral grounding, to be able to work with a bipartisan, Congress. I’m assuming that our Congress will look pretty much the same after the election as it does now. Being apolitical, my only concern is that our Congress works for the benefit of “we the people.”

I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and vote, remembering another biblical principle: “You reap that which you sow.”

President Obama says he’s a Christian, as does Gov. Romney; but again the Bible offers an identifying principle: “You will know them by their fruits.”

Decide for yourself which of these two men have acted in accordance with these principles, either publicly or privately.

GERALD MAHIEU

Langsford Street, Gloucester

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