The Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid, recently lashed out at Mitt Romney’s faith during a conference call with reporters, saying that Romney is “not the face of Mormonism” and suggesting he has tarnished the religion.
Reid, who is the highest-ranking Mormon in elected office in the United States, also said he agrees with a Mormon blogger’s statement that Romney has “sullied” Mormonism.
The actual truth is that Reid is the one who has sullied not just Mormonism, but all Bible-Based religions in that he has broken one of the 10 commandments, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16, on a number of occasions.
And regarding how Reid should be evaluated, here is what the Bible also says: “JUDGE not, that you may not be judged, For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2.
Therefore it would be nice if Romney would turn the tables on Reid and expose him, using Reid’s own standard, as a violator of Mormonism and Biblical standards using Reid’s own comments.
Here are a couple of examples of how Reid broke that commandment (which is often also expressed as “Thou shalt not lie.”)
Reid said that Romney did not pay any taxes for 10 years. The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz called this claim “an explosive charge” with “nothing to back it up.” And as it turned out, it was a lie.
The comment that Reid agreed with about Romney sullying Mormonism was just another blatant example of “gotcha politics.” You can’t attribute one snippet of a statement out of context. Anybody who has listened to Romney knows that his stance for the “47%” is to get them jobs and thereby elevate their lives. Therefore, Romney is not anti-poor as the sullie-blogger said. In fact, he is very much for helping the poor by getting them jobs instead of handouts. But Romney’s history also shows that when people really are down and out, he has been there to help, even giving his own (not the government’s) money … even anonymously or without fanfare to draw attention to his charitableness (and his tax returns show that he gave a LOT to charity). Therefore Reid jumped on his comment … and with the intent of trying to advance a party (democrats) that promotes and legalizes anti-Bible evil (abortion, homosexuality, taking God out of the mainstream, etc.).
As the source of truth, God requires that His servants always speak truthfully. Under God’s inspiration, King David writes, “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow-man … [and] who keeps his oath even when it hurts.” Psalms 15:1-3.
So in the final analysis, will Reid publicly confess his sins and ask for forgiveness (which would be an indication that he places his religion over politics), or will he continue to play slanderous politics and show that he is really the one who is “not the face of Mormonism”? Reid is no more a Mormon than Pelosi is a Catholic. That is, if a person blatantly goes against their religion and the Bible that their religion is based on in very big ways in their voting policies, they are really only members of that religion in name only but not in heart (which is another way they lie).
Byline: Dennis Marcellino is the author of The Plague Of Liberalism (which can be seen at www.ThePlagueOfLiberalism.com) and THE Solutions (which can be seen at www.TheOptimumPoliticalSolutions.com). He is also available to speak: www.BiblicalValues.com, where you can also donate to his PAC: Americans for Biblical Values.