Harry Reid: Romney has sullied Mormonism

It was just a few short weeks ago that Harry Reid was dramatically claiming Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes in over a decade. If true, it would make Romney a felon since he’s a millionaire many times over. Now that Mitt Romney has released his 2011 tax return and it’s pretty clear he’s paid his taxes, Harry Reid has decided to take a new line of attack. Is this one even worse than the first claim?

Yep.

Stu explained, “Harry Reid has been blatantly lying about Mitt Romney.  He said that he had false ‑‑ that he didn’t pay his taxes for ten years because he got a call.  He came out and he said that now it’s come out, which was just him bringing it up, and we know he didn’t pay his taxes.  Now that his taxes have come out, he’s lied again and now has changed his viewpoint to he’s manipulating the system by paying too much taxes.”

“He has a new statement about Mitt Romney. Harry Reid agrees that Mitt Romney has sullied Mormonism.

“Let me check myself before I wreck myself.  Have I ever said that about any other Mormon?” Glenn asked the radio crew, many of whom have been with him for years.

“I’ve never said that because I don’t speak for the church and I don’t speak for all Mormons.”

Glenn, who was almost speechless after hearing the comments, said he was so shocked by the comments because anyone who knows the real Mitt Romney would know he is, at his core, a good person with good character.

“I never hold myself out as a good Mormon because I know really good Mormons.  And that’s why I felt so guilty about Mitt Romney.  Because say what you will about his politics or whatever.  This guy is ‑ he’s an unbelievable human being,” Glenn said.

He encouraged anyone who doesn’t know about Mitt Romney’s character to watch the special he did on Romney a few weeks ago. It can be viewed for free HERE.

“This guy is a better human being.  I really believe he has the character.  I’m not talking about his policies.  I’m talking about his character.  I really believe he may have the character of George Washington.  That’s saying something.  Coming from me, that’s saying something,” Glenn added.

The Huffington Post explained:

In a blog for the Huffington Post, Gregory A. Prince, a Mormon author and former Romney supporter, wrote that the presidential candidate had damaged the religion with his remarks.

“His arrogant and out-of-hand dismissal of half the population of this country struck me at a visceral level, for it sullied the religion that he and I share — the religion for which five generations of my ancestry have lived and sacrificed, the religion whose official mantra is ‘to take care of the poor and needy throughout the world,’” Prince wrote. “My first impulse was to rent an airplane towing a banner: ‘Mitt Romney is Not the Face of Mormonism!’”

In a conference call with reporters ahead of Romney’s visit to the Utah later this week, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Reid expressed agreement with Prince’s missive.

“He said that Romney has sullied the religion that he, Prince and Romney share,” Reid said. “And he’s so disappointed that in his words, ‘It’s a good religion and he’s hiding from it.’”

“I agree with him,” Reid continued. “[Romney's] coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church … They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.”

 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    First off Glenn – as you are in the place to do the job you are given, same as with all of us, so Romney and Ryan are in place to do the tasks given to them as God wills it to be done.

    Mind you, I speak as an Seventh Day Adventist.

    In the case of Reid and Romney both being Mormon; I will only follow the scriptures on the matter – it is by their fruits you shall know them. Look to the actions each one does, in the entire matter, and see which bears up to the test of the scriptures.
    It is what the man does in the totality that shows both WHO and WHAT he is where it matters the most – character of being.

    Too often people see the person, and impose their own flaws and prejudices upon that person; to make them conform to their view of ‘how things are’ or ‘how things should be’ and in this world, such views in a lifetime do make us cynical – been there and will admit to still fighting that problem as well.

    Yet it is with God’s help we learn to look past the outside and see the reflection of the soul form within that shines unto the world. That reflection is character; as illuminated by the truth of God in a persons life.

    Look unto that reflection, and compare it to the scriptures; then decide.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    That is the left’s mentality. If you disagree with my views than you are of the Devil but ignore us supporting abortions with your tax money. If you believe in the free market than you are the anti-Christ but ignore us throwing the poor and the middle class in jail under Obamacare which will happen because no one has money to buy health care thanks to Obamacare. If you believe people have freedom to say what is on their minds but yet cave into terrorist when they claim a movie made them into apes. The double standard to this so called faith liberals is very clear.

  • ishmael krinsky

    “Dirty Harry” Reid sullied his own pants. When asked if it matters he responded, “It Depends”.

  • Anonymous

    Harry Reid has sullied Harry Reid. Harry Reid dismisses the part of the population who are of good will.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you Glenn-this is stunning. Granted no one is perfect, but Senator Reid seems to be the perfect “dufass”…or maybe this is what the face of desperation looks like. Big time out of line though…..

  • Anonymous

    Regarding Romney’s 2011 tax return.
    The media has reported 14.1% was paid in taxes, on $13.7 Million.
    The only deduction published, was his *Self Employment Tax*, Line 37, deducted before any other legal deductions, NOT shown to the public. That deduction was Tax Paid.

    Income Taxes paid were about $1.970 Million.
    This may not be actual & accurate from my memory.

    However, the tax paid calculates to be 14.1% of his income, after the unemployment tax.

    You and I, all Americans, have legitimate deductions. None of these are shown. Therefore *Line 43* is not there showing AGI. Adjusted Gross income/Taxable income.

    If one takes the tax paid divided by the Taxable Income $XXXX, the percentage will be Higher than 14.1%.

    This 14.1%, is misleading, false, and an out and out lie to the American People.

    Can we not have some truth from the media? We have laws for Truth in Lending!

  • Susan Kay Remington

    I think the comments that have been made by Harry Reid are absolutely an insult to something he knows very little about because he does not represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a positive and honest way. He is an embarrassment to what we believe and live. He is deceptive and he knows nothing about Mitt Romney and should keep his trap closed. He is certainly not an example of Truth and Right.

  • Susan Kay Remington

    excellent judgement – you hit it right on the head.

  • Anonymous

    @snowleopard3200:disqus Fantastic comment. Couldn’t have said it better.

  • Maria K

    Harry Reid has sullied the media with his hateful lies and angry, extremist views. I don’t believe Mitt Romney has sullied Mormonism, even if he were the face of it. No one can claim to be a perfect example of any community they belong to. I’d never said Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden have sullied Catholicism because their idiocy stems from their liberal, senile brains. And mostly because their low points are when they are not acting in accord to their religion.

  • http://twitter.com/Lady_Every Lady_Every

    Harry is senile, read he is going to retire, hope “Dizzy Ditz” Pelosi follows his lead. Back to my original comment, it is quite obvious the Dems are losing, as they are now attacking Romney’s faith. It is quite obvious with all the hatred the Middle East has toward us, any one would choose a Mormon over a Muslim!

  • Anonymous

    If anyone has damaged Mormonism, it’s the man who has been proven to be a liar and a scofflaw (read about his real-estate dealings in Nevada) – and that’s Harry Reid. What a piece of work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.amundson Bryan Amundson

    All this defamation is about a statement that has been horribly misinterpreted.

    Romney didn’t say that he didn’t care about half the country. He said that he didn’t need to concentrate on them for this election because their minds were already made up to vote for more hand-outs. I call that working smart. I wonder if any of these left wing-nuts actually read or listened to what Romney really said and why he said it. It’s probably all based on the rumor mill discussed around the urinals. Then they spout it to the media like they know what they’re talking about. Shame on you Harry Reid!

    Oh well, we found out from Howard Stern that nobody listens to the media anyway… Obama/Ryan 2012!

  • Reenie2

    GOOD GRIEF! I am aproaching my 75th birthday, I was baptized a Mormon when I was 8 years old. I have been active most of my life, and I have never heard anything so dumb as what good ole’ harry had to say about Mitt Romney. In my eyes, harry is the worst Mormon that I have ever seen,and the worst example of a good Mormon. If there is anyone who needs to look at themself and determine how good of a Mormon he represents to America, to me, it’s harry. What a disgusting remark he made. If non-Mormons would find out what Mormonism is really about, they would find that the basic beliefs are close to the same. Many only know what they have been told or read in a book. Knowing what Mormons REALLY believe, would be better than what many believe we believe. If you really want a questiond answered, ask a Mormon.

  • new2la

    Snow, I think no one else need post-you have covered what Mr. Romney needs to do…nothing!

  • new2la

    Never mind the worst Mormon: he’s a nasty little person period.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Let them post, heed the caution given in Proverbs 11: 14…

    “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers
    there is safety.”

    Do not settle for my view only, put caution to anyones wisdom and obtain the counsel of others as led to them by God. No one has a monopoly on wisdom or common sense within this world.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Give the credit to God, He is the ultimate author (look at the bible and you see what I mean), my work pales by comparison to His works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariette.holland.94 Mariette Holland

    I totally agdree with Lady_Every. WELL SAID. No one could have said it
    better.

  • judgementday

    Remember Harry Reid is also a child of God, somewhere, sometime along the path of life Harry lost his way. Was it a mental thing or just the lust for power? What is certain thinking Americans who have the ability to decifer the truth from lies reconize him as the lying, deciptive, shedder of innocent blood communist that he is.

  • Anonymous

    It only applies, I feel like, if you read and except the whole Bible. My brother is Mormon and we have a many hot exchanges, my sister was Catholic. His latest is that Jesus and Satan are brothers and we are their brothers and sisters. Where is that in the Bible? I am a Baptist and I have a much different belief. But, I do not push my religion on anyone, unlike my Brother. The mormons seem to go after Christians to get them to come into their beliefs, they don’t go after unsaved people. Reid is a senile old man that needs to give it up and be put out to pasture.

  • Anonymous

    and Harry Reid IS the face of Mormonism – the LDS Church – a man that works under and behind the table with the unions and casinos of Las Vegas, a man that fails in his duty as the head senator in producing a budget that is required by the Constitution, a man that calls another man a liar and cheat with no evidence or proof? This is a Mormon – ??? If Harry Reid holds a valid Temple Recommend – then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has assuredly run aground. For my money – Harry Reid would be on the short list for excommunication. Neither Harry Reid nor his boss Obama can hold a candle to the life of Mitt Romney nor the deeds he has done for citizens of the United States. Someone needs to get an official statement from the Church on this. It really pushes the limits of integrity. Such a despicable little worm that has never done anything good for anyone in his whole life

  • Anonymous

    So well said – there is nothing more to add.

  • Anonymous

    No, I would hate to ruin the pasture – do what you do to your pets when they are beyond help and in pain – sleep – forever – let God then be the judge.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Lord God !! – that is the best – makes me glad I came here and read this.

  • Anonymous

    Do you realize that the amount of “charity” not claimed for a deduction is about the amount Mitt would have paid in tithe – and I’m sure he paid it in full. I’ll bet he has a valid Temple Recommend – Harry – I’d have to question his Bishop and his Stake President if he holds one.

  • Anonymous

    I cant speak for your brother, but I do know most religions very well. It’s one of my specialties.

    When Mormon’s talk about Satan and Jesus being brothers they are usually talking about it in the logical fashion. Not the Mary gave birth to Jesus and Lucifer (they don’t believe that), but rather we are all God’s creation. I could give you scriptures in Isiah and others, but this is generally Christianity 101 and so most sects can come to this logical conclusion just based on the idea the God created everything.

    In Mormonism it’s given a little more emphasis than in other sects (which is probably why it was never pointed out to you), but this is not typically a sticking point between traditional Christians and Mormons.

    If you want to have an interesting conversation with him about something that’s actually quite different than traditional Christianity, talk to him about Hell and what eternal rewards await the worst people on earth. It will probably surprise you. Mormonism in many ways is like Christianity 2.0. And what I mean by that is most of the fundamentals are there but they’ve expanded greatly on many of the belief structures. Filled in many of the gaps, and has many deep and interesting perspectives that often leave traditional Christianity looking….. incomplete. Please don’t misunderstand me, I’m not trying to tell you he’s right, your wrong or anything like that. Only giving an overview to help you understand what he’s probably coming from. Don’t bother to get into hot exchanges, they only serve to hurt. Open, non judgmental conversations tend to bring the best results.

    And if you have any questions about any religion and want an honest answer, just let me know.

  • Anonymous

    Snow, you hit that nail square on the head! Well done, sir!!!!

  • landofaahs

    This coming from Harry who stated that the “ordinary” people coming into the capital on tours by the bunches; what were his words? “You can smell them” That shows his true disdain for the average Joe. A typical liberal elitist snob.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares if Romney embarrasses the Mormons?

  • Anonymous

    OK, who is the ”bad” Mormon? The one who told the truth, that those who are receiving money from the gov’t (freebies, if you will) are not likely to vote for him? (Later said he was not counting all of them in that group.) Or the one who lied about the other not filing income taxes? Then continuing his bad mouthing of a fellow Mormon because he disagrees with his politics? Looks like an easy call to me.

  • Anonymous

    That’s true!! Why do we care if you embarrass yourself?? Because you are a huge embarrasment!!

  • http://twitter.com/finalfrontier10 M-Theory

    The LDS Church will not make any statements on political views of their members. Harry Reid’s worthiness is between him and his bishop and Stake President. If he lies to them to get his recommend, (he’s asked if he is honest in his dealings with his fellowman as one of the questions), then it’s to his own condemnation. It’s on the honor system. I’m not sure how these local leaders will handle it when his lies are proveable and in print for all America to see. The LDS Church will only get “political” on issues regarding morality and the free practice of religion.

  • Smith

    First I take issue with “Dr. Prince” and his fanatical blogging at the Huffington Post. Anyone who knows him knows he sullies Mormonism with his ‘revelations’ more than anyone else. Second, Harry Reid is seeing the results of his boxing days – mush brain! Neither of these men have a fifth of the compassion and integrity Mitt Romney has.

  • http://twitter.com/finalfrontier10 M-Theory

    Romney doesn’t embarrass the Mormons. He’s a good, kind and family oriented man. Harry Reid and Greg Prince don’t speak for the Mormons. However, I dare say that I feel safe in stating that Harry Reid embarrasses most Mormons since most Mormons try to do the same kinds of things that Romney does, namely: be good, kind and family oriented. You do the math.

  • Anonymous

    When I read this, I couldn’t believe how far Harry Reid is willing to go to attack Mitt Romney. He’s lied and lied and lied and now, he purports to show HIMSELF as the face of Mormonism and states that Mitt Romney is not a good member of the church. The hypocrisy that literally drips from Harry Reid’s fangs has now reached a point that I have to wonder if Harry Reid is even sane. He openly supports abortion on demand, gay marriage, and every other liberal cause celebre’ in open defiance of the LDS church’s official position on these matters. Yet, he criticizes Mitt Romney for his religion now. Harry Reid is a vile, despicable, worthless waste of good carbon. As a member of the LDS church, I consider him to be the very antithesis of the “face of Mormonism”.

    If you want to know what the LDS church is NOT, look at Harry Reid. Anything he is for, is probably the diametric antithesis of mainstream Mormonism. Anything he is against is the same. The man is pure, unadulterated evil and he has made it abundantly clear that he will openly and proudly sell his soul to Satan to achieve evil’s ends.

    Snow Leopard hit the nail on the head. He said, “By their fruits ye shall know them”. You would have to be a complete moron to not see the pathetic and desperate lies, attacks and outright declarations of war on Christianity and believers. Frankly, I’m surprised that he has not asked to have his name removed from the records of the church. He is no believer. He is Satan’s minion who has abandoned his efforts to undermine from within. Now, he has abandoned all pretense and declared his loyalties for all the world to see.

    Mitt Romney never tries to tout the sacred to persuade others to his point of view. For Harry Reid, there is no faith, there is no sacred. If he can use his membership in the church, so be it. If he has to attack the sacred in his own religion or attack the intentions or the piety of another member of the church, including taking Christ’s place in judgment, calling down final judgment upon a good man, so be it. He has made his position clear. He is the quintessential liberal…the end always justifies the means.

  • Anonymous

    Well Mr Reid, if Romney isn’t the face of Mormon’s, realizing that you haven’t mentioned anything negative about Islamic faith – I take it by your silence Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a stellar example of his faith. I would further suggest, that if Romney coined the same hostile phrase, calling for the annihilation of the Jews – you’d be alright with that?

  • Anonymous

    That’s a good take on reality snow, but, conservatives are faced with a divided nation, having one half, or more of our population, who are non-believers, then there are those who claim to understand God, but never seem to find time to dust off their bible and come to know and understand what God does show us about true character.

    Using this logic – that most could care less about a persons quality – I fear the decision will be made more from hearing a trainload of promises, verses, who is best fit to rule the nation.

  • Anonymous

    If there is but one God, having started one church, who made the definite claim – “his church would not die out and would still be around on earth at the time of his return” – what church is is the true church?

  • Anonymous

    All I said was, who cares?
    Americans shouldn’t make their choice for President based on their religious preference!

  • Anonymous

    Well done. I stated I didn’t care about the religious preference and you twist it to make a personal attack.
    Well done!!!

  • new2la

    Harry Greed, the face of liberalism.

  • new2la

    I want dizzy (LOL) to retire first….that woman makes my skin crawl. Everything I think about enhancing my looks, I think of her and save myself some money.

  • new2la

    So good….I am still laughing!

  • Anonymous

    Your quote is not technically supported by scripture although that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is incorrect. When I see your quote it’s usually based on an extrapolation of Matthew 16:18. Most of the denominations that I see using this line are Pentecostal, however Catholicism is the only sect that can reasonably claim truth based on your assertion, unfortunately historically it’s difficult to pin Catholicism directly to Christ. The lore is there for sure, but there’s also reasonable information that shows otherwise.
    Your question is intriguing, I could tell you this much: A large swath of Christians do not believe that one single denomination is the only true church. These generally believe that the body of believers as a whole is what constitute his church.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kees.r.limburg Kees Romney Man Limburg

    I’m also a mormon and have followed both Romney and Reid for years. I’ll just say this. We teach that you must be accountable for you words and actions. If you want to enter the temple of God you are asked if you are honest in all your dealings with your fellow men. I’ll let that speak for it’s self. I do agree with Reid on one thing, Mitt is not the face of Mormonism. Wr let Jesus Christ fill that job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kees.r.limburg Kees Romney Man Limburg

    Mormons believe that men are accountable for all they do. Everyone who entets tgeir Temples are asked “Are you honest in all your dealings with your fellow men?” I’ll let that speak for it’s self. I agree with Reid on one thing: Mitt is not the face of Mormonism . We give that job to Jesus Christ!

  • Anonymous

    There is a formula to this question and God gives ample evidence for a decisive answer, even showing the name. From, what this church would teach, observe and which day they would gather. We humans are frankly, without excuse, because we are admonished to “prove all things” – that then, is something which also includes – what church is the true church.

    The hardest thing for any of us to do I suppose, is believe. With all the religious doctrine found in America alone – the towering task can become somewhat burdensome and overbearing – plus adding to that, we humans are prone to laziness and feel confident in the choice we make for our personal preference, based on what sounds good to us and what best matches our lifestyles – the most popular churches preach that – one will never become a perfect creature, so as long as they confess the name of Jesus and that alone, that is all the faith required, this then, gives them free license to go on sinning.

    The answer to my question can and must be found – it is a requirement for all of mankind and something we all must accomplish.

    God tells us in Rev 12:9 the whole world is deceived – he also relays in the same book that there is a synagogue of Satan. So these two statements coming from the mouth of God should at least make us ponder.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, you sound a bit SDA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flmiraclelady Jo Ann Aaron

    Thank you Romney is an exceptional person and one for us to emulate. Let us now get busy getting everyone we know to watch “The Project”. This year it is not enough to just “vote”. We are going to have to fight to keep our country a republic. Get people informed. Call, email and personally invite people to this website. Help people get registered to vote. Our children, grandchildren and those to come deserve our hard work.

  • Anonymous

    No

  • Anonymous

    Old Harry must not have read the part about bearing false witness either !! Old Harry is an embarrassment to the Senate and this Country.. And it’s rather frightening that voters are that ignorant to vote this blooter with no morals into office numerous times…

  • Anonymous

    Well you would think that to be true… however, look at the attack on Kennedy for being a Catholic..

  • Anonymous

    He’s a sorry excuse for a human being regardless of what he claims his faith is !!

  • Anonymous

    The state of Nevada – should do a thorough investigation within the gambling community – I think every time someone pulls the lever on one of those slot machines in Vegas, they’re actually voting for old smiley face Harry himself. Can there be any other explanation – other than the possibility that earth really has been visited by aliens after all – go figure.

  • Anonymous

    It is beyond comprehension. But Reid wins clark county (las Vegas) so most of the population came from LA…. and the unions have just a little to do with it… las vegas is all union… there is probably a toilet cleaners union… LOL..