HARRY REID Cancels Speech At Mormon Church After Protesters Threaten to Show Up


Majority Leader Harry Reid canceled his speech at the Tule Springs Stake after angry calls and emails were received.
Midutah Radio reported, via FOX Nation:

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada canceled giving his testimony at an LDS fireside last Sunday night because of angry calls, e-mails and even threats. The Democratic Senator is a member of the LDS Church and was invited to offer remarks at an LDS fireside at the Tule Springs Stake in Las Vegas. The fireside on “Why I Believe” was canceled after the threats were made. His press secretary said there were no threats of violence initiated against Reid but he canceled because of the threats against his invitation to speak. Sen. Reid received a warm welcome at BYU in October, 2007 and stands firm on his religious and political views. Reid has become a lightening rod in partisan bickering and faces defeat in his home state of Nevada in the upcoming November election.

Someone please explain this:

“There were no threats of violence initiated against Reid but he canceled because of the threats against his invitation to speak.”

What does that mean exactly?

UPDATE: Here’s what that means…
Harry canceled because protesters threatened to show up.
Independent American reported:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was supposed to chat with some LDS folks Sunday evening but the event was called off after protesters threatened to disrupt it.

This statement from Tule Spring Stake President Daren Richards to his bishops: “I am disappointed that people, primarily outside of our stake, threatened to disrupt the meeting and that unfortunately, due to security concerns, last night’s fireside did not occur. I told my Bishops to communicate to their members that Senator Reid wanted very much to participate with the Tule Springs stake at the scheduled ‘Why I Believe’ Fireside. Senator Reid was very sensitive about members who felt nervous or unsafe about coming to their own meetinghouses and he did not want them to have such feelings. It is for this reason that the fireside was not held last evening.”

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Someone must have threatened to disagree with him.

  • SteveCan

    Gail is right….. Harry was worried he might have to actually talk to and and answer a question from a constituent …

  • sliderblaze

    maybe someone threated to have him explain what negro dialect is?

  • hermie

    It means he is a coward. He would prefer to appear in front of cameras with his hand-picked SEIU/ACORN thugs, rather than actual constituents. It’s a tactic which is now commonplace amongst Dems who are in trouble with the voters.

  • Maybe he needs to call Ann Coulter and let her explain what real threats look like. Reid is just a coward and was looking for any excuse to “cut and run”…one of his favorite maneuvers.

  • Hargoosh

    Harry would HAVE TO explain how in the world a “mormon in good standings” with the LDS church could promote ABORTION and MAKE ALL MORMONS and Christians Pay for them!
    Harry should be excommunicated and the LDS church should be the first to kick him in the BUTT.

  • Actions have consequences.

  • Pingback: uberVU - social comments()

  • Hey, Harry, how does it feel to be afraid in your own town, your own state, your own country? THAT is the climate YOU and Obama and Pelosi and the rest of the Chicago thug government have created in this country, EVERYWHERE. The only difference in your case is that you would only have to have faced disgusted and righteously indignant AMERICAN CITIZENS. Thanks to you, WE have to face the wrath of the IRS, the EPA, HHS, Homeland Security, the FBI, the…….

  • Pingback: Scary Harry Reid Forced to Cancel Speech At Mormon Church After Angry Emails, Calls & Threats Received | Liberal Whoppers()

  • ar05075

    …….COWARD.!!!

  • USMC Thomas

    As usual, the MSM will hysterically report as if the sky is falling.

  • sliderblaze

    awwww….poor baby. Welcome to the world conservatives live in every day. Every event you can be sure there is gonna be someone there to disrupt it. Even the state of the union for crying out loud

  • Xenu’s Paradox

    Reid should be excommunicated. He affiliates with “…any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…” (the Democratic Communists) which is a serious offense. Not to mention bearing false witness, openly questioning the President of the Church, encouraging members to disregard the counsel of the Apostles, and complicity in opening the door to taxpayer-funded abortions.

  • kinthenorthwest

    interesting….Is Reid LDS…Cause so is Beck and a few other conservatives…

    What a mix…

  • MochaLite

    Why I Believe what?? I get the strong sense that Reid believes in nothing except his own re-election.

  • Neo

    What will Harry do if the crazies at Westboro Baptist ever latch on to him ?

  • Chris Vehr

    Opaobie

    —right on!

  • Xenu’s Paradox

    Yes, Reid is (at least technically) LDS.

    However, his actions speak louder than his words. He has openly accused a former President of the Church of teaching false doctrine, he advances the cause of Communism at every turn, and in general acts in a manner incompatible with the teachings of the Church.

    Now, I know many liberals who are LDS. I am not suggesting that being a Democrat is grounds for excommunication- but Reid has demonstrated that he either doesn’t understand the Gospel or doesn’t care about it IMO.

  • Ladue Pundit

    Don’t forget that Reid attacked fellow Mormon Mitt Romney for not being a good church member during the 2008 presidential primaries.

    How he could ever get away with that is unreal. Harry Reid has no grounding to attack anyone on moral, religious, or patriotic grounds. I cannot wait until his seat “is lost” to a conservative.

  • Just_Saying

    Reid: “Senator Reid was very sensitive about members who felt nervous or unsafe about coming to their own meetinghouses and he did not want them to have such feelings.”

    How about the millions of US citizens who feel unsafe/nervous living in this great nation, given what Reid and his ilk have done to it?
    .

  • czekmark

    Harry, if you can’t take the heat….don’t worry Harry we’ll kick you out of the kitchen (senate) in November.

  • Joanne

    Why would the Mormon Church want this obvious heathen to speak in their church in the first place?

  • bellez

    Well he can tell his LDS they will be punished now for being married to just one let alone 30 if they want HC or that they get to pay for Late term abortions or they cut back on baby’s accessibilty for special needs medical care..Yeah Harry Go to church and tell them what you did to them..

  • Valerie

    Throwing a BS flag. The article itself says there were no threats.

    He was afraid someone would ask him a question.

  • Valerie

    On second thought, I think he must have planned to cancel something all along, and then blame it on threats. Unfortunately, there were no threats, but he decided canceled it anyway, and say there were threats.

    Ya know, kinda like the racist catcalls that never happened. This guy is a total piece of work.

  • Pingback: Instapundit » Blog Archive » PROFILES IN COURAGE: HARRY REID Cancels Speech At Mormon Church After Protesters Threaten to Show…()

  • BillyBob56

    Members of the LDS Church have impeccable standards of behavior and beliefs that rarely stray from theology and inherent practice.

    That said, i find it almost unbelievable that Harry Reid D-NV with his beliefs in having abortion clinics on every street corner in America is STILL a member in good standing within the Church.

    He is a High Priest in the church’s priesthood hierarch with all the rights and privileges that ranking entails. If you are a Mormon in good standing within the Church, you would know what I am speaking about.

    I guess money talks. Influence with money talks even louder.

  • Xenu\’s Paradox

    Ladue, do you have a link to the attack Reid made against Romney? I always like to have a source when I argue with liberals.

  • Palinfan

    I have zero respect for the Mormons who are no better than the stupid Catholics and Christians who pander to the pro-abortion candidates. Be damned, all of them!

  • No Man

    Mark Twain:

    “Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can.”
    – What Is Man?

    “…the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes.”
    – Letter fragment, 1891

    “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    – Mark Twain, a Biography

    “Congressman is the trivialist distinction for a full grown man.”
    – Notebook #14, Nov. 1877 – July 1878

    “All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.”
    – Mark Twain’s Autobiography; also in Mark Twain in Eruption

  • He was probably worried that he might smell them.

  • RM

    WERE COMING AFTER YOU REID, PEELOSI, OBAMA! IT WILL BE THE WORST WAY POSSIABLE!!!! THAT WILL BE THE NEXT ELECTION, IT WILL NOT BE PLEASANT, IT WILL HURT YOU FEELINGS, BUT MAKE OURS STRONGER. LEFT WILL BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

  • I’d love more details on this like who was planning to show up and protest? Who reported the planned protest? How was it found out?

    I’m throwing the BS flag as well.

  • Larry Sheldon

    I believe Glenn Beck is a Mormon–and here is an example of how _he_ lives his faith, at least in public.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYPKqhIeek4&feature=player_embedded

    I had not heard about this before this evening and just stumbled across it

    I took me several runs to catch on (and to find this version with the videographer’s explanation.

    Apparently an elderly woman fell down the steps and people were hollering for a doctor.

  • John Skookum

    Good. The left has been doing this to us for eighty years. Time to throw it back in their faces ten times harder. These evil Communists who sold out our American birthright for a mess of Obamacare pottage should be shunned at church, showered with drinks and table scraps in restaurants, shouted down in speeches, insulted by picketers outside their own homes, and treated with contempt and hatred every time they show their dirty ugly faces in public. This is war. These people hate you and look upon you as a slave and a donkey. Hate them back and treat them as your enemy. Read your Alinsky and apply every underhanded, uncivil technique therein to the cause of hounding the scum out of public life.

  • Scott

    I’m glad he had to good sense to cancel so the religious event wasn’t disrupted. This is probably the only thing Reid has done I agree with.

  • David in San Diego

    Harry was worried he might have to actually talk to and and answer a question from a constituent who was also a member of his faith.

    FIFY

  • Justin Casey

    The rumor I’ve heard is that church members where planning on not showing up.

  • Pingback: American and Proud » Blog Archive » Harry Reid is Hiding…()

  • Nan

    Could the leadership of the Mormon church be considered hypocrites because they haven’t taken action to remove Reid, or does Reid represent Mormon values?

  • USMC Thomas

    Fear of threats seems to be a common occurrence among Democrats that don’t want to face their constitutes back home.

  • Jo

    Abdullah Mahmmud al Reidhalh is scared of his people he betrayed –b/c a majority did not back his Bill to have his Caliph master al Hussein Akbarak Obamallah take over the country and ruin the AAA monitary creditthat the U.S.A. has and let the UN take over the currency global rating.

  • bitterclinger

    If any denomination with a strong life platform keeps turning a blind eye to the abortion apostates like Reid, Pelosi, Biden, etc., how can these religions expect to have any moral standing in the world?

  • Chaz

    I don’t see how any leftist can believe in an afterlife.

    How can Harry Reid still be an honest Mormon after pushing for this bill to become law?

    Does he feel he can escape the punishment of God? Does he not realize that he will be held responsible for the suffering of the unborn (both those who don’t survive abortion and those who are forced to live short miserable lives in a bankrupt society)?

  • Vader

    “Could the leadership of the Mormon church be considered hypocrites because they haven’t taken action to remove Reid, or does Reid represent Mormon values?”

    Neither.

    Just how tightly do you think the Mormon Church dictates the political views of its members? It’s evidently considerably less than you think.

    Were Reid to teach that abortion is not a sin, there would be grounds for his excommunication. Teaching that it should not be illegal, however morally repugnant, is a political position that the Church refrains from dictating.

  • Teancum

    One problem I have with Harry Reid is his arrogance within the church. Yes, he may have a testimony of the Gospel, but his comments criticizing a former President and condemning the church’s stance on Prop 8 in California (both to nonmember audiences), shows his prideful mentality, and ultimately is frail faith. I would have loved to be at the fireside, but I definitely would be taking what he says with a grain of salt. Actions speak louder than words.

    “They may go through the temple, but the temple doesn’t go through them.” Neal A. Maxwell (paraphrase)

  • A Picture Is Worth A Trillion Words!

    Share this with everyone you know. Obama plans for “Post-American World”

    http://the-raw-deal.com/2010/04/04/obama-plans-his-post-american-world/

    Nathan R. Jessup
    http://www.the-raw-deal.com

  • Adolf Fiinkensein

    Well, I regard the Doncs as dirt and Obama as a usurper but I believe it is beyond the pale for one’s political opponents to turn up at a person’s own church with the purpose of abusing him.

    Auckland NZ

  • Now you know what Republicans go through all the time Harry. Suck it up!

  • Dear Steve,

    I am the one who found out about it. I had several sources. I also went to see if it was still on or off by going to one of the wards in that Stake the day is was scheduled.

    What else did you want to know about it?

  • @Steve

    Did you pull out the “BS Flag” for the alleged “racist comments” by the Tea Party or did you keep it tucked securely under your arm?

    Nathan R. Jessup
    http://www.the-raw-deal.com

  • By the way… I would have just as actively done all in my meager power to stop any Republican U.S. Senate Candidate from speaking at a “fireside” in any Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a political year.

    I like Republicans far less than Democrats. I have been politically active for 45 years in a largest minor party in Nevada including running for office and being the State Chairman. I had to deal with Republicans and Democrats on a very regular basis. The difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is that the Democrats stab you in the chest and the Republicans stab you in the back.

    The truth I discovered is that Democrats are essentially Communists while the Republicans are essentially Fascists/Corporatists. Neither party cares about the average person but only about power.

    If either party cared about people they would openly attack the Federal Reserve Bank and end Income Taxes and Socialist Security.

  • Nate Whilk

    Brave Sir Harry ran away.
    Bravely ran away, away!
    When voters reared their angry heads,
    He bravely turned his tail and fled.
    Yes, brave Sir Harry turned about
    And gallantly he chickened out.
    Bravely taking to his feet
    He beat a very brave retreat,
    Bravest of the brave, Sir Harry!

    He is packing it in and packing it up
    And sneaking away and buggering off
    And chickening out and pissing off home,
    Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge…

  • Tex

    Here’s the thing. This “appearance” by Reid was not a political event. It was a religious fireside where he was asked to talk about why he believes in Christ.

    In the LDS Church, political speeches are not made from the pulpit. LDS Church members are encouraged to vote according to the dictates of their conscience and are not told who to vote for or which party to side with. The pulpit is never turned over to a politician for a political speech.

    So this was not a political event. It was a religious service. The people who were there were there to worship God, not debate Harry Reid’s political philosophy no matter how much they might disagree with him.

    I think in such cases protesters should stay home. He’ll make plenty of political speeches, appearances, etc. to protest at and I’d be right there protesting.

    But I think a line should be drawn at a religious service where politics are not being discussed/debated. Otherwise we start to look like SEIU thugs and anti-Bush crazies.

    I lived in an LDS ward with a conservative Congressman. I cannot imagine how I would have felt to have Liberal, anti-war protesters show up at my religious services because he was bearing testimony of Christ, which he did from time to time.

  • -Ed.

    LOL!

  • Truth Seeker

    I can not imagine that Karl Rove should have to show up at a book signing and have a Code Pinker try to attempt a citizen’s arrest either, Tex.

  • Tex

    Truth Seeker I agree with you.

    I’m simply pointing out that there is a time and place for protesting and if we forget that we’re wallowing in the mud with Code Pinkers and the like.

    And I’m a bonfide, “Don’t Tread On Me” tea partier.

  • RT

    Most members of the LDS church lean strongly conservative, but there are Democrats and liberals as well. While conservative Mormons, such as myself, shake our heads and wonder at Harry Reid, there is no political litmus test, even for a member of Congress, with his/her power to legislate. He would not be excommunicated for being what now passes for a mainstream Democrat. Ultimately his actions and attitudes are between himself and God, as they should be.

  • Not Intimidated

    Obama plans for “Post-American World”

    He can plan whatever he wants. Fortunately the American electorate wants no part of his plans and is going to show him in just a few short months.

    Politico just this out:

    If the experience of this state’s two Democratic House members is any indication, the raw emotion and mistrust emanating from last summer’s congressional town halls never really went away.

    Instead, the unrest simmered over the ensuing months only to return to a boil when Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Rep. Paul Hodes, who is running for U.S. Senate, returned home to meet with their constituents here during the first week of the Easter recess.

    Their public events provided a bracing reminder to Democrats that the political pivot from health care to economic and financial issues is going to be much more arduous than they expected…

    While the new landmark health care reform law is driving much of the hostility, in a handful of events here in the week after passage, voters expressed profound cynicism and suspicion not just about the legislation, but about Washington, government and virtually everything that came out of their legislators’ mouths.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35375.html

    Welcome to the Second American Revolution. As insane as it sounds, the press and the Democrats are genuinely shocked that this is happening. I guess they can hear us now.

    Now that it’s too late for them.

  • Tman

    The reason why the LDS church doesn’t take action against Harry Reid’s membership or at least otherwise discipline him or even approach him and tell him to stop is because then the LDS church would get labeled as political.

    The church has greater interest in letting people think that its members can be politically whatever they want then being viewed the other way.

    I don’t want to peddle any type of hatred, nor bash any religion. I’m not accusing the church of anything – but my analysis as an objective non-mormon familiar with the church is that protecting its standing (and therefore to the believer the standing of Christ’s Gospel and Kingdom) in the world is one of the most important things.

    So I imagine it’s possible that if Harry Reid were all the things he is, but in some sort of non-political role, he might get disciplined.

    Just a guess.

  • Tman

    I also want to concur with Tex’s comment. Harry Reid isn’t a coward for this. The religious event he was to attend has nothing to do with politics, and those participating properly should not have had to be subjugated to what the protesters intended in the context of what is effectively worship.

  • Gman

    That is the difference between liberals and conservatives. Conservatives show up to speak and only leave if forced to or shouted down. Liberals just chicken out and never show up.

  • @Not Intimidated

    Kudos. Agreed.
    Thanks for the Politico article.

    (If we can’t remove the carpenter yet, let’s at least take away all his tools)

    Nathan R. Jessup
    http://www.the-raw-deal.com

  • With all due respect to those offering Harry Reid a pass because this was to have been a religious event and not a political event, what goes around comes around. Harry Reid IS a coward, and a selfish SOB for having involved his Stake in his own mud.

    Liberals, Leftists, Homosexual Activists, Environmental Extremists, you name it, ALL interrupt and disrupt Christian and Jewish services for the EXPLICIT reason of disrupting the RELIGIOUS aspects of the gathering. Harry Reid panders to, no, ENCOURAGES these types of miscreants and counts them in his base of support, so if the Mormon Church chooses to invite him to express his religious views or give his testimony, why should THEY be excluded from the same disruptions as all the other faiths? Put the pain where it will do some good. Make Harry Reid RADIOACTIVE to EVERY group that embraces him. Call it tough love if you don’t have the stomach to participate. Our future as a nation is at stake, and Harry Reid is VERY much responsible. He has to be exposed for the dangerous man he is and DRIVEN from office.

  • next time a mormon knocks at my door and asks me to join ill tell them nope cause good ol harry is a mormon and hes all for killing unborn babies

  • Pingback: HARRY REID Cancels Speech At Mormon Church After Protesters Threaten to Show Up « The Bader Nation()

  • no longer a Democrat

    Harry was terrified. Terrified of being embarrassed for not having a coherent answer to his constituents about shoving healthcare down our throats.

    If Dems thought talking about healthcare was a subject to stay way from (cuz they are oh so proud of their accomplishments), canceling events so they don’t have to face people is even worse to do. get ready dems, for the tsunami of voters that are going to sweep you out of office in 2010

  • wanumba

    When Reagan was president, all the Liberals were fretting that he would start a war so he could suspend elections. Total hysterical conviction.

    The reply was, “On what grounds? Presidential elections weren’t suspended for Lincoln and THAT was in the middle of a CIVIL war.”

    Got the “frozen” stare. Does “not compute” stare.
    Given this history, these ignorant, easily led politically-propagandized followers could just as easily buy into a Democratic Party self-serving excuse to suspend elections because of possible (or already manifesting) “violence.”

    The Congresscritters are working themselves into a froth of “oh dear oh me oh my.”
    They haven’t been truthful yet this year, why should we believe their drama show is legit? More political theatre – for what purpose?

  • mac

    I know a lot of Mormons who truly despise Harry Reid. In fact, I can only think of one who probably doesn’t despise him. Mormons are pretty friendly people, on the whole, but the Mormons I know who dislike Reid dislike him enough that they quite probably wouldn’t shake his hand. That speaks volumes.

  • kinthenorthwest

    Knowing as many LDS members as I do–ex LDS myself much of what Harry Reid supports is not of the church..
    You are a murderer by the standards of the church if you have an abortion..Yet Reid is supporting it…Strange…

  • Tex

    Opaobie,

    The LDS Church is not in the business of driving people away from Christ.

    And if you show up protesting at a religious service, 98.999% of the people you will be harassing will be your fellow conservatives.

    Bullying people at their place of worship is not going to get them to help you kick him out. And you need the votes of those conservative Mormons to get rid of him.

    Right now I’d say most of them would be willing to get out and go door to door to get rid of him. But show up protesting at a religious, non-political service and you risk the loss of those votes.

    And just because the Left does despicable things doesn’t mean the things they do are right and good or even remotely acceptable.

    And incidentally LDS Church services have not been exempt from leftist protesters. Were you not watching what happened at LDS Church services after Prop 8 in CA?

  • Tex, if the people who invited Harry Reid aren’t ashamed for allowing him to be a member in good enough standing to give his testimony, then maybe they need the “encouragement” of some outsiders pointing out what hypocrites they are. I’m not trying to pick a fight with the LDS church; HARRY REID is using it as a “refuge”. Take a stand, one way or the other, but you can’t claim a set of values and principles and then look the other way just because the scoundrel in your midst is a powerful politician. You shield him, you invite protesters.

  • Maybe “You embrace him, you invite protesters.” would have been a better way to put it.

  • Tell Harry he’ll have plenty of time to testify to his faith after November!

  • AuntieMadder

    He just last night learned that he can no longer enter holy places, not after selling his soul a couple of weeks ago. So, he had no choice but to cancel.

  • AuntieMadder

    John Skookum
    April 4th, 2010 | 8:37 pm | #36
    These evil Communists who sold out our American birthright for a mess of Obamacare pottage should be shunned at church, showered with drinks and table scraps in restaurants, shouted down in speeches, insulted by picketers outside their own homes, and treated with contempt and hatred every time they show their dirty ugly faces in public. This is war. These people hate you and look upon you as a slave and a donkey. Hate them back and treat them as your enemy. Read your Alinsky and apply every underhanded, uncivil technique therein to the cause of hounding the scum out of public life.

    Oh, how I’d like to do them that way. Them, and every fool who cast their ballot for Obamao, too. They can all go to hell as far as I’m concerned.

  • John C. Randolph

    because then the LDS church would get labeled as political.

    The LDS church is political. Maybe you missed all the news about their proposition 8 campaign in California?

    -jcr

  • hmmm right befor their recess the threats came hmmmm wow what a built in reason too to have townhalls gee how ahhhh timing

  • AST

    Homosexuality was a moral issue long before it was made a political one. It would be all too convenient to censor churches from speaking out on moral issues if you could change their character by putting them on a ballot or filing a lawsuit over them.

    The LDS Church doesn’t involve itself in partisan politics, endorse candidates or parties. Joseph Smith was once asked how he was able to govern such a large group of followers. He replied, “I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.”

    In a republic, and given our rights of freedom of speech and religion, it seems quite improper to argue that proponents of fundamental changes with moral ramifications can campaign, but those who disagree cannot. Under rules like that, government would turn into a one-way street where all changes would favor the anti-religious positions.

    Prayer in schools is a good example. Atheism is free to express itself in schools and now has a veto over anything in the curriculum that might lend credit to or even teach about our religious heritage. That isn’t toleration. Just the opposite, but it’s done in the name of the First Amendment.

  • ic

    Should let Reids explain ‘Why I Believe’ taxpayers should pay to exterminate the unborn.

    And Richards should explain ‘Why I Believe’ the Church should let someone stay as a member of the Church when he forces the taxpayers to pay to exterminate the unborn.

  • Andreas K.

    It’s funny though. Threaten to pop up and voice your opinion and they run.

    Democrats, cut and run since, at least, 1864.

  • No Man

    “Exterminate the unborn.” I like that.

    Mormons rock!

  • Speaking as a Mormon, I don’t think Harry Reid is a good Mormon.

    Aside from his support for abortion … which is a very big deal… there is also this thing we as Mormons believe, which is that one of the worst things a person can do is deliberately stir up hatred and animosity toward other people; and that is all Harry Reid has ever done as a senator. (e.g. Calling George W. Bush “a loser,” engaging in partisan tactics to prevent Bush from appointing judges.) He deliberately divides people and spreads animosity for purely political gain.

    Harry Reid sold his soul a long time ago. He is not a good example of what Mormons really believe.

  • Tex

    Let’s turn this around.

    Glenn Beck is LDS. He has, on several occasions, shared his testimony of Christ at firesides just like the one Reid was going to speak at. In fact, he gave one near my home that I attended.

    He didn’t talk politics. He bore his testimony of Christ and how he came to know Christ.

    If we apply the same standard that is being applied to Reid by some here, then should it be OK for leftist protesters to show up to protest at that religious service because it’s Glenn and he is a political pundit? You may say he’s not in Congress, but regardless he does have influence in American politics.

    If we cross this line we will make it OK to hunt people down in their places of worship for political purposes and religious freedom goes out the door.

    Are you OK with that? I am not.

    Our goal should be to separate Reid from power, without trampling religious freedom in the process.

  • Militant Conservative

    Bullies are wimps. Harry is both.

  • Bill Mitchell

    This “violent, racist tea-partier” theme has just gotten silly.

    From what I can tell so far, nationwide there have been millions of tea-partiers gathered to protest. So far, there have been exactly ZERO episodes of violence committed by anyone in that group.

    ZERO.

    Yet Democrats everywhere are canceling townhalls due to the “threat of violence from these violent teabaggers”.

    Just as with the n-word episode outside the Capitol, there is NO EVIDENCE to back up their claims, but it doesn’t matter.

    Lucky for us, America is on to the MSM lies at this point. Every time they lie again, their ratings go down and the Republicans go up.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Get ready for it. The DNC will cry about “threats of violence disenfranchising Democrat voters in November” and ask for the results to be thrown out.

    They already have their union member thugs lined up to make claims about being threatened and called the n-word.

    And when those votes aren’t thrown out, the entire MSM will claim that the election results are illegitimate and the new Republican Majority was “stolen”.

    Get ready for it.

  • If Harry Reid wants to prove he really believes in Church teachings, he should prove it in his political life. He should reach out to Republicans and Tea Partiers in a Christ-like way instead of demonizing them. He should incorporate church teachings on charity, financial responsibility, and the sanctity of human life into the agenda of his party instead of fighting against them.

    This would be a much more meaningful demonstration of faith than just showing up at a church to give a talk in an election year.

  • Pingback: Liberal DEMs discussing Obama & Co’s Communist threat to DEM party and the US « VotingFemale()

  • Tex

    Gregory of Yardale I absolutely agree with you. Harry Reid is so far off the mark when it comes to LDS beliefs my own brother thought he couldn’t possibly be practicing LDS. He was shocked when I directed him to some recent articles about Reid and his religion.

    I know that a lot of liberal LDS people tie their political beliefs to the LDS doctrine of free agency. But there’s nothing about what Reid’s doing at this point that resembles free agency. So I don’t know how he’s twisted around his beliefs and the politics in his head.

  • Pingback: ALERT: H. Reid launches ‘Stealth’ Bus Tour in Nevada, April 5 thru 7; Protest At His Bus Stops; Spread the Word! « VotingFemale()

  • rgraham

    On another note, Ann Coulter’s speech to 7,500 Mormons in a competing Tea Party Fireside ended in a standing ovation and avid cheers. In the audience was Mitt Romney, Bay Buchanan and Orrin Hatch who all indicated they had nothing to do with the threatening phone calls to Harry Reid’s Fireside organizers.

    “is he really Mormon?” asked Bay Buchanan, an active Mormon and former Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan. “I thought for sure he was Unitarian. We really need to revoke that guys temple card.”

    Pat Buchanan was also in attendance and said to his sister that though he was Catholic he would be proud to beat Reid to a pulp and take his membership card away as he had clearly misused his church membership to get votes.

    Fortunately, calmer heads prevailed and Mitt Romney simply called his friend Sue Lowden to beat him in the upcoming fall election to avoid bloodshed and recapture the Senate.

    “Why hurt an old delusional man when all you have to do is put him out to pasture,” Romney said.

  • aprilnovember811

    All Harry needs in that picture is to borrow the german mustache from Axelrod, and he would look just like Hitler. They’re cut from the same cloth.

  • Old One

    Tex 91

    Dingy of the Barry, Harry, & Scary poliburo has no religious beliefs or morals. His beliefs are power to aggrandize and enrich himself, his offspring, and his henchmen.
    For Dingy Harry the LDS church is a mere prop to sucker the masses.

  • Logan

    I agree with Gregory of Yardale and Tex’s comments.

    It boggles my mind that Harry Reid is a faithful, practicing Mormon. His views and actions go against pretty much everything I believe in as a member of the LDS church.

    also- rgraham’s comment just made me giggle a bit. 🙂

  • I don’t think any of you appreciate how seriously we (Mormons) take our meetings, even the ones that don’t take place on Sunday. They’re not like townhalls or school assemblies; firesides are important testimony meetings, where we try to foster an atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to inhabit. Loud and angry protesters, yes even by simply “showing up”, are completely counter to that spirit. We don’t back down from practicing our religion in the face of any number of protests; but if a speaker at a fireside thinks he’s going to draw a mob out, then he’s not out of line if he decides it would be better to not arrive. I have no admiration for Harry Reid as a politician; but as a Mormon, I have no doubt he was thinking of the attendees first, in this case.

  • Ed Dart

    The reason Br. Harry Reid did not speak, is because people threatened to disrupt the meeting that would be held in the Chapel. Mormons consider the Chapel a place for reverence not a place for protest. It is a sad day when a person is not even safe in his own Church.

  • Pingback: » Links To Visit – 04/05/10 NoisyRoom.net: There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword, the other is by debt. John Adams()

  • zzrex

    I wonder how Harry Reid would explain MRM.org ???

  • Pingback: Gateway Pundit()

  • Kirt Stockwell

    So as a member of the LDS faith, let me say this about Harry Reid and the issue of Excommunication. First, I firmly believe that it should be done, for reasons that have been clearly listed by other LDS Church members. Second, as regarding the questions of MONEY and INFLUENCE impacting the behaviors of Church Authorities, I firmly believe that there is NONE of that.

    The problem here is the whole issue of the “seperation” of Church and State. Hary is a politician, theoretically a representative of his constituency. This puts the Church in a tight spot if he goes off the reservation because any disciplinary proceedings WILL be viewed by the left wing as the Church trying to control their people in the political arena. Before they can ex him, he has to hang himself so undeniably that when the Church does move against him, there will be such a heavy preponderence of infractions that the left wing can be silenced with facts.

    Even voting for the health care bill does not actually qualify him for excommunication because it is NOT specified in the bill in undeniable language.

    Yes, he is a liberal, and I believe personally that THAT ALONE is grounds, but then we’d lose about 20% of our ward. My firm conviction is that the false doctrine that the Saints are warned will be so pervasive and persuasive toward the end that EVEN THE ELECT will be decieved IS LIBERALISM ITSELF. To those who don’t think it through liberalism looks like an extension of the Gospel, but is in reality directly opposed by virtue of its theft of AGENCY. But, again, this RELIGION of liberalism has disguised itself as POLITICAL IDEALOGY so well that even the Church has problems confronting it directly.

    Finally, HARRY will go down this November. And very likey after he is no longer a public, POLITICAL issue, Harry will find himself sitting in front of fifteen High Priests answering some serious questions.

  • Keith R. Wood

    “Yes, he is a liberal, and I believe personally that THAT ALONE is grounds, but then we’d lose about 20% of our ward.”

    If one-third will fall away, then that’s a pretty good start!

    It never ceases to amaze me that people who fought a war in HEAVEN to beat Lucifer’s Plan can now support it so strongly here.

    Then: Gadianton
    Now: Harry Reid

  • mike eckenrod

    Harry Reid is condoning everything the church is against, immorality, murder, gay marriage, slavery, and who knows what else he stands for, but it’s all wicked.

  • Whereyomama

    What? I highly disagree. Evidence please. “It’s all wicked.” Hmmm… wanting to make sure the poor are taken care of sure sounds wicked. Need to watch out for that Welfare.. *come on*

  • William L

    Bull Crap Reid, you were worried about the members safety, What a joke!! My wife is LDS and asked me if you were an active member , because she can’t imagine you would be because you are the opposite of the Churches beliefs.

  • William L

    Quit drinking the tea fool!