Joseph Delli Gatti
July 12, 2012
Why is Mitt Romney the best presidential candidate in the 2012 election? Some supporters of other candidates have called Mitt Romney “out of touch”, have claimed that he’s secretly trying to win the White House to hook up his cronies with tons of money while leaving the working class and poor out to dry. Or worse – some have referred to him as a flip-flopper.
For people who say Mitt Romney is somehow out of touch, they have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. He can relate to the rich, the middle-class, and the poor – as where most of his critics can only relate to one of these demographs.
As the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon or LDS Church) enters the media spotlight more and more, especially surrounding the 2012 election of Mitt Romney, many questions arise concerning the rumors of polygamy. Did the Mormon church practice polygamy before, and does it practice polygamy now?
The short answer is that, yes, the Mormon church did practice polygamy until 1890. Since that time, the Mormons have not practiced polygamy. In fact, even in countries where polygamy is legal, polygamists cannot join the LDS Church. If a member of the LDS church is caught practicing polygamy, they are excommunicated (are no longer members). Continue reading
On Flickr.com, I saw a picture of a person holding up a sign that claimed that Mormons (the LDS faith) represented 2 percent of California’s population, but constituted 70 percent of donations to the Prop 8 campaign. It surprised me that 2 percent of California’s population appears to be so wealthy in proportion to the anti-Prop 8 campaigners, so I did some math.
If this claim were correct, every Mormon man, woman, and child would have to donate $41.76 each on average. Large stereotypical Mormon families with an average of five children each would be donating an average of $292.33 per family. These numbers are if every single Mormon family donated. This would constitute amazing participation – 100 percent participation! Continue reading
By Joseph Delli Gatti
According to the OS X.5 built-in dictionary, marriage is “the formal union of a man and woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.” Another definition to this entry is as follows: “a similar long-term relationship between partners of the same sex.” This second definition is truly the topic of debate and of a lot of questions in recent years.
Well, let’s turn to an even broader definition of what marriage is (according to the Mac Dictionary): “figurative a combination or mixture of two or more elements” This is probably closer than both earlier definitions in accuracy.