75% of pastors believe Mormons are not Christians

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. http://www.qsaltlake.com/2011/10/12/75-of-pastors-believe-mormons-are-not-christians/

    75% of pastors believe Mormons are not Christians

    A recent poll conducted by LifeWay research concluded that 75 percent of America’s pastors do not consider Mormons to be Christian.

    Three-quarters of 1,000 American Protestant pastors surveyed by Lifeway Research believe that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not Christians. Sixty percent strongly believe that Mormons are not Christians.

    The survey asked the pastors: “I personally consider Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) to be Christians.”

    Sixty percent strongly disagreed, 15 percent somewhat disagreed. Just 11 percent somewhat agree, 6 percent strongly agree and 9 percent do not know.

    “Though pastors believe overwhelmingly that Mormonism is not Christianity, their opinions should not be confused with personal scorn for Mormons,” said Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research. “A person can respect a religious group and even appreciate their commitment to traditional moral values without equating their beliefs with Christian orthodoxy.”

    Two-thirds of pastors who self-identified as Evangelical strongly disagreed that Mormons are Christians, and just 48 percent of Mainline pastors felt that way.
  2. PRINCETON, NJ -- Though the vast majority of Americans say they would vote for their party's nominee for president in 2012 if that person happens to be a Mormon, 22% say they would not, a figure largely unchanged since 1967.

    The question is mainly relevant to the Republican and independent vote in 2012, given that the current Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney, is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon church, and that another Mormon, former Utah Gov. and former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, may enter the race for the GOP nomination as early as next week.

    The new Gallup poll, conducted June 9-12, finds nearly 20% of Republicans and independents saying they would not support a Mormon for president. That is slightly lower than the 27% of Democrats saying the same.

    The largest differences in opposition to voting for a Mormon for president are by educational level, with adults who have not attended college more resistant than those with some college experience or college graduates. This educational pattern is seen in attitudes about voting for someone from almost all of the specific religious or demographic groups tested in the poll.

    There are no significant differences on this question by gender, age, region of the country, or religious preference. Additionally, the views of Americans who attend their place of worship weekly are no different from those of less frequent attenders or non-attenders.

    Opposition to Mormon President Among the Most Common Voting Bias

    At 22%, Americans' resistance to electing a Mormon president, even one nominated by their own party, is exceeded only by their opposition to electing someone who is either gay or lesbian (32%) or an atheist (49%). By contrast, less than half as many, 10%, say they would not vote for a Hispanic, and fewer than 10% would not vote for a nominee who is Jewish, Baptist, Catholic, female, or black.

  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    What people say in a poll and what people do may be different. For instance, I'll bet there's a whole bunch of folks out there who SAY they would not be opposed to voting for a woman, or a black man, but do very different things when in the privacy of the booth.
  4. In 2008 many said The Bradley effect would come into play but the polls proved to be right

    When it comes to religion people are going to be even more committed to their beliefs imo,especially on the republican side
  5. Apparently these "Social Conservatives", (whatever the hell that oxymoron of a term is if there ever was one is supposed to mean), these staunch supporters of our constitution, and ever referring to our founding fathers as if they knew them personally, well, I guess they missed this part written by Thomas Jefferson in a letter sent to some other crazy fuck Baptists back in 1802.

    "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."

    Or this reflected in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, originally authored by Jefferson and championed by Madison, and guaranteeing that no one may be compelled to finance any religion or denomination:

    ... no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.
  6. Mormons are not a threat to the US. The left & Muslims are. [​IMG]
  7. Republicans are biggest threat to the US.Remember how they tripled the national debt under Reagan and Bush and doubled it under Bush 2 ?Remember how Carter left Reagan a nearly balanced budget and Reagan turned it into record deficits?Remember How Clinton left Bush a balanced budget in Bush turned it into a trillion dollar deficit along with 2 major wars,reduced tax rates,expanded medicare,expanded federal government etc

    While republicans are the biggest threat,a flip flopping war mongering republican who believes in magic underwear really frightens me
  8. jem


    totally misleading.

    the dems spent under Reagan
    and newt balanced the budget not clinton.
  9. Denial ,it's not just a river
  10. Lucrum


    Says the welfare queen of denial.
    #10     Oct 13, 2011