What's So Bad About the Mormons?

July 12, 2012
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Everyone has heard about Mormons but what exactly is a Mormon for sure. Mitt Romney a man running for the chance to be the president of the United States is a Mormon and many don’t want him in office for just that reason. So what is the big deal about Mormons that makes them so bad? Perhaps it is because they are known for things such as the men having multiple wives, or having their own extra bible, and all the way to having large temples which only they can go into. Mormons are given many stereotypes but how can we know which of them are true? Does anyone whom criticizes Mormons have a clue of what they are truly all about? Research into the Mormon religion or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has come to show anyone who believes in the many stereotypes given to Mormons are simply too lazy to get off their social network and inform themselves and find out the truths for themselves.

Mormons have this sickening “love thy neighbor” attitude, and if you know a Mormon with a firm belief in their religion they are most of the time out doing something for someone else, doing a fundraiser, volunteering for a humanity project, helping a family with a member whom is sick, they are selfless people. Honestly it is sickening. The very thought of people constantly only wanting to help another person in need purely to help the other person and seeking no reward makes you pose the question is it all an act? What has been shown is no it isn’t an act, it is their chosen way of life. Mormons believe Jesus Christ to be the corner stone of their religion and try their hardest to be as much Christ-like as possible and as most people know Jesus Christ was the most perfect being to walk on this earth only ever serving his fellow man. Why then do people give them such a hard time if they are such good people? Perhaps it is because their organization of Christianity was formed much later than others and it just makes them an outcast. However the LDS church believes in 1832 when the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was founded that their church and their gospel of truth was simply being restored to the earth after end of the great apostasy which began with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the deaths of his 12 apostles. The Great Apostasy is the name given to the time when there was no priesthood on the earth for those of you whom aren’t familiar with biblical terms. Though the religion is backed with biblical references just like any other religion claims so then why are the Mormons the center of religious persecution? Mormons don’t have the reputation like Catholic school girls whom go out dressed with minimal clothing and dance suggestively, it isn’t being said that all Catholic school girls are like this, however it is proven to be true by that many Catholic girls do act like this. It is also proven teenage Mormon girls practice great moral values which many people should have such as clean language, wear only modest clothing which covers the shoulders and goes down to the knee, they listen to clean and non-suggestive music, no sex before marriage and last of all they dance like it’s the 80’s not the disgusting rubbing up on another person practiced by many teens today. There was a huge fundraiser for medical aid in Huntington Beach California called “Dance Marathon” where teens from the entire Huntington Beach Union High School District were allowed to attend, each student was said to be inspected for proper clothing and proper dancing throughout the night, however the dance got so dirty that the dance is forever canceled. Something which was supposed to provide money for a good cause simply show-cased the corrupt and fowl youth of today with minimal clothing such as “booty shorts” and “boob tubes” or for some even less, and the conduct of the students went further than just grinding, sexual intercourse actually happened between some students at this dance. Now perhaps there were some LDS youth there, but many weren’t, many actually chose to go to a stake dance where LDS youth from several areas in southern California are invited to each Saturday night, and the DJ plays appropriate and non-sexual music, there are chaperones whom make sure no inappropriate dancing occurs, but most importantly the youth have a golden rule in which they say “Leave room for Jesus” whenever dancing occurs between two people. It is astonishing to see that there are people today whom still practice good wholesome morale values, the youth every day go into a high school where it isn’t an ideal situation for them; they get up each morning for a church class called seminary for an hour to forty-five minutes before school and then try and remain within their standards outlines in a pamphlet called “For the Strength of Youth” while everyone else at school usually aren’t doing anything remotely close to their standards. Such youth should be admired and frankly it would be best if all teenagers had this kind of structure in their lives it would make for a much better well rounded society. Why wouldn’t people want to raise their children with the morale’s of the LDS church?

The Mormons have a legit religion considering there are well over 13 million members worldwide, and they aren’t a cult and force the members to act a certain way since even over bearing teens decide to follow along willingly, the question is still posed of what makes Mormons so bad? From what has been researched the Mormons deserve just as much respect as any other person on this earth. Mormons do not go around persecuting others because someone does something that they don’t believe is right, of course they think you shouldn’t do it and they won’t do it, but they won’t go up to you and kill you or tar and feather you just because of something you did. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shouldn’t be judged because of their religious choice, just like no one else should be judged by their religious choice. Religion is one of the few things a person has to choose wholly and fully for themselves, and should never be persecuted or excluded or subjected to anything purely because their religious views are different from yours or your school or even your country. Everyone deserves to believe in what they want, and only what they want.

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RandomGuyDTB said...
Apr. 25 at 1:18 pm
What about when they openly voice that homosexuality is a crime.
Fireclaw36 said...
Sept. 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm
This is my third post, but I would like to thank you Phatguru, it is because you posted this article that I have been able to form my group called Ellum. In that group we are one big family, we look out for each other, we care for others outside of the group. This group has expanded from my dingy little group of friends at schools to the community around me.
LatterDays said...
May 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm
I'm Mormon and I just want to say Thank you! As a convert I occasionally get mocked and teased for joining the church but it's nice to know that there are people who respect my beliefs as I respect theirs :)
I'm Mormon said...
Aug. 14, 2015 at 11:48 am
I just want to say thank you. I have read too many incorrect things about my beliefs and this was a breath of fresh air. I appreciate that you took the time to research the LDS church. I also really appreciate that you said everyone had the right to believe what they believe. I think some people are forgetting what it means to live in this day and age of technology. People tend to hide behind technology when they are running people over with the words they write online. I hope people in the futu... (more »)
Kylie said...
Aug. 14, 2015 at 11:44 am
Do players Ever truly fall in love and settle down??
Paul S. said...
Apr. 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm
I'm also a Mormon and i have to say it's not that bad to help others. But it's one of the best things to do. Though the artical did point out some flawed events and stereotypes. Though stereotypes are almost always not true.
ClassOf2016 replied...
May 20, 2015 at 9:36 pm
Wow, this is honestly amazing! You made me tear just knowing how much pain you have gone through but you are obviously strong! Keep your head help up high! Don't ever let ANYONE get to you! This is something I will defiantly read over and over again! :) <3
Fireclaw36 replied...
May 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm
Thanks. I just study our religion and note all things good and bad that we've done.
latterdaysaint23 said...
Sept. 23, 2014 at 2:52 am
I'm a latter day saint, otherwise classified as a mormon, and I really like this article. The only thing is not all of us are great, but our church is built for imperfect people who are trying to become perfect everyday, through all that we do. And it's nice to know that through all the persecution we have someone who has an understanding of us, our gospel, and our reasons.
Paul S. replied...
Apr. 27, 2015 at 7:36 pm
and i have to agree with you on this Latterdaysaint23
afow1928 said...
Apr. 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm
VWCDC-- Not to be rude, but you can't come talk crap about a religion you "think you know of". If anyone should know, it is the actually members of the Church Of Jesus Christ. I have known SEVERAL mormons, and attented several of the LDS acivities, and I know for a fact, that none of the things you said is accurate. This article tells you to get off the internet and figure out the truth. 
JesusandHisLawyers said...
Apr. 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm
I'd be much more inclined to be best buds with Mormons if their beliefs didn't include rampant misogyny, homophobia, and racism.
Noah replied...
Apr. 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Hi, umm sorry I don't mean to be rude, but I am Mormon and just wanted to say that we don't believe in misogyny, homophobia, or rascism. The church accepts individuals exactly as they are. I would ask you to please go to mormon.org and make sure that your information is correct before you post things on the internet. There are so many bad rumors and false stereotypes that surround our church, I even get made fun of at school for being Mormon. So, please stop spreading rumors that aren... (more »)
honest_iago This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm
...I actually don't believe *that's* LDS doctrine. If you'd like to clear that up, I'd be happy to. As a Mormon and a fellow Christian, I can't remember supporting any of those things when I signed up ^_^'
JesusandHisLawyers replied...
May 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm
The following quotes are from the official LDS website:

- "God has commanded that this power and privilege of a sexual relationship only exist between a man and woman who are legally married."

- "We must also avoid viewing pornography and engaging in homosexual relations." - "Women can bear and raise children, men provide and protect." - "The world today often tries to demean the divine role of womanhood by over-sexualizing women o... (more »)
JesusandHisLawyers replied...
May 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm
(Not positive that this reply ever posted, apologies if I end up replying twice. :\)

According to the official LDS website:  - "God has commanded that this power and privilege of a sexual relationship only exist between a man and woman who are legally."

- "We must also avoid viewing pornography and engaging in homosexual relations." - "Women can bear and raise children, men provide and protect." - "Men are given the power of... (more »)
ldsteen97 replied...
Sept. 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm
Ok, what you are posting about racism was written when  blacks were still in a slave position, we are not racist and we do not believe in surperiority over other races and genders
canadian_directioner replied...
Feb. 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm
Thank you! I'm a Mormon too and most of this stuff isn't even close to being true. And how is it sickening that we are so-called "selfless people"? It's a good thing! And does it really matter what religion a President is?
LawyerFlash12 replied...
Aug. 16, 2015 at 7:27 pm
Good job!
LawyerFlash12 replied...
Aug. 16, 2015 at 7:39 pm
Yes, you are right on Women's rights in other countries. The education of a women shouldn't be taken away from men's.
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