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
Tribute to my dad
Growing up in South Georgia every little girl thinks of their daddy as their prince; I am no different. And I believe his years of sacrifice, dedication and unconditional love for me is a story worth telling.
- Rant and Rave for 05/21/13
Oh joy! The Turtle Man will return
Great news! The Turtle Man is coming back for another season on television!
And yes, I’m being a little facetious here. It’s a ridiculous show, but apparently it’s entertainment for some people.
The kind of stuff that happens in dictatorships
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
- Rant and Rave for 05/17/13
And would you like fries with that?
Most of us have seen the Chick-fil-A signs that urge us to “eat more chicken.” So would you ever expect to see one that says, “eat more crickets?”
- Rant and Rave for 05/16/13
Something to enjoy
On Sunday I had the pleasure of witnessing an Atlanta Braves game up close and in person. I have been to a Braves game before but every time always feels like the first.
- Rant and Rave for 05/15/13
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