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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Clinton talks Mormonism

Buzzfeed had an interview with Bill Clinton, touching on many topics but concluding with Mormonism. Make no mistake about it, this is a deliberate, calculated move by a professional politician placed at the end to leave a bad taste about Mitt Romney. His interview:
Clinton also recalled a moment from his youth in Arkansas being approached by two or three Mormon missionaries in Hot Springs, where they explained the Mormon view.
Clinton spoke highly of their effort, recounting the different degrees of heaven as was explained to him 50 years ago, describing it as a pyramid with many levels that put Hitler and Stalin at the very bottom, faithful Mormons on top, and everyone else in between.
Clinton, a Baptist, said the sticking point for him was leaving his friends and family out of the top level of heaven.
 
This is wrong. The Mormon salvation is more inclusive than any other of which I know. I've talked about that before. Additionally, so has a Patheos blogger in Misunderestimating Mormonism, who took the trouble to understand the context of Mormon beliefs on salvation though not a Mormon himself. Or you could visit mormon.org and read about Mormon beliefs for yourself. The press sure isn't directing people there so I might as well myself.

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