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The World is Always Ending. Here’s What We Should Do About It.

February 22, 2013

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Post by Rob T. Cross-posted from Mormon Liberals. This morning I re-read President Matthew DeVisser’s stake conference address about 2012 and the challenges facing his stake members. During the final two-thirds, the portion focused on his stake & stewardship rather than the nation as a whole, I found myself nodding in agreement with these points: […]

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Mormonism Stayed off the Table: Thank You OFA and DNC

November 16, 2012

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It’s hard to believe that the election ended less than two weeks ago. I didn’t post much the last few weeks of the campaign because I was knocking doors in Florida, and there’s one thing I must say: THANK YOU to Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee for keeping Governor Romney’s Mormonism and […]

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My Questions for Mitt Romney

October 16, 2012

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Post by Rob T. The townhall debate is tonight. I’ve been watching President Obama for eight years and Governor Romney for 10. I favored them for their respective parties’ nominations back in early 2007. President Obama has exceeded my expectations; Governor Romney has consistently failed to meet them. If I had the chance to ask […]

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Mormons for Obama National Conference Call: Update

October 11, 2012

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Post by Rob T. Mormons for Obama hosted a national conference call for LDS voters this past Tuesday evening. We heard some terrific reports, had a great conversation about the presidential race and key senate campaigns, and unveiled our plan of action for the final four weeks. Our greatest strength as “Mormons for Obama” comes […]

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Mormon Dems: The Case Against Mitt Romney

October 11, 2012

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Post by Rob T. The website Mormon Dems has long piece laying out the reasons not to vote for Gov. Romney this November. I encourage you to read the whole thing here for the meat of the argument, but here are some key quotes: “While I admire Romney’s dedicated unpaid service in my church as a […]

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Mormons for Obama National Call for LDS Voters: Tuesday, October 9th

October 6, 2012

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We are pleased to announce that Mormons for Obama is hosting a national call for LDS voters this Tuesday, October 9th, at 8:30 PM Eastern/5:30 Pacific. It will feature presentations by Scott Howell, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Utah, Rev. Derrick Harkins, head of faith outreach for the Democratic National Committee, and Robert Taber, […]

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Dr. Gregory Prince: Mitt Romney Is Not the Face of Mormonism

September 20, 2012

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Post by Rob T. Wednesday, in the Huffington Post, LDS historian and author Dr. Gregory Prince wrote a piece that, in some ways, I’ve been waiting to appear since Governor Romney said we should “double Guantanamo” back in May of 2007. The newly revealed remarks dismissing 47% of the country (including many Mormons), prompted Dr. […]

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That “47%” includes lots of Mormons

September 18, 2012

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Post by Rob T. One of my lengthiest discussions about Mormonism happened with a high school friend who had just finished his first year at a top-25 dental school. It started with his question: “Why do so many of you become dentists? Half of my class is Mormon: they’re all from Utah, they’re all married, […]

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On Faith and Politics at the DNC

September 10, 2012

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Post by Rob T. For those of you who are unaware, Mormons for Obama, LDS Dems, and the Scott Howell for Senate campaign all had a presence at the DNC. We had a fantastic gathering Tuesday afternoon, where we got to hear from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Crystal Young-Otterstrom, chair of LDS Dems, introduced […]

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Mormons for Obama: Whitney

September 2, 2012

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Want to know how President Obama’s policies help families, including the families of small business owners? Watch Whitney’s video!

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