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Letter: 'Real' Mormons are thoughtful, kind, so who's electing GOP?

Published March 22, 2014 1:01 am

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The letter from Ron Molen, ("'Real' Mormons, Democrats think alike," Forum, March 15) was a beautiful portrait of the LDS faithful who most of us know as friends, neighbors, and family and he refers to as "real Mormons."

I am convinced Mormons believe in kindness, tolerance, justice, sharing and equality. I believe they honor the U.S. Constitution, respect the rule of law and support the general welfare of citizens, including health care for everyone.

If these are the "real Mormons," then who are those who vote overwhelmingly for Republicans in Congress and legislatures who consistently pass laws that favor the wealthy and powerful and obstruct every attempt to enrich the lives of the less fortunate?

Why does the LDS Church, which teaches these same principles, sponsor and support the Republican Party, which bows at the altar of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the tea party extremists? Where is the outrage when Republicans lie and misrepresent the facts and vote their own agenda instead of the people they represent?

Who can look at a young mother dying because she didn't have insurance and yet can't stand the sight of a glass of wine being poured in a restaurant?

LeRoy Uncles

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