A Baptist preacher, who supports Rick Perry, made comments about Mitt Romney’s Mormonism. Oh, horrors. The speech police for the Left and the Establishment Republicans are screaming for Rick Perry to disassociate from the Preacher, recant for anything the Preacher, not Perry, ever said, and grovel, grovel, grovel.
Rick Perry, and all the other Republican candidates for President, should demur gently or just laugh.
Christians get to define Christianity. They always have and always will.
A casual reading of the Book of Corinthians in the Holy Bible reveals Christian factions fussing – and being fussed back by the Apostle Paul. Human factions existed in the one church of the body of Christ – the living Believers – during Jesus’s ministry and from the moment of His death on the cross and bodily resurrection.
Read the Bible. Understand people being people.
The Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox don’t agree today on who is the Mother church and who is schismatic.
Roman Catholics only stopped saying all Protestants were going to Hell with Vatican II (1962-65).
The Protestant Westminster Confession – once a requirement for some elected offices in the US – refers to the Pope as the Anti-Christ.
Christians of every denomination continue to define who they are. And who is not them – and why. So, what.
So, what is this outrage about?
It’s about getting people to shut up. Control their language. Control their behavior and change thoughts.
Like calling a baby a fetus. Homosexuals become gay or GLBT. Illegal aliens become undocumented workers. Prostitutes become sex workers. Taxes and spending become investments. Murdering seniors becomes death with dignity. Southerners are all racists. Confederate history and heritage is treason. Blah, blah, blah. And, most amusing of all, Islam becomes the religion of peace.
If Americans can’t criticize Mormons for what they believe, then they can’t criticize Muslims for what they believe.
Do Mormons believe non-Mormons get their own planets when they die – just like co-equals Jesus and Satan? Are they allowed to say this in public or not? What happens to dead ancestors being baptized, while still very dead, into the Church of Latter Day Saints?
Rick Perry should refute nothing – and nobody. The preacher speaks for himself. Discern his words on their own merit.
Don’t start groveling, Gov. Perry.