CNN's John King speaks with actor Jeffrey Wright about his role in the new movie "The Ides of March" and today's politics.
I would just like to thank John King and those working with him who are working to accurately report on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the midst of defamatory and untrue comments made recently about the Church in the political world. There are few things more puzzling to a Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) than to be told they are not Christian. As a lifelong Latter-Day Saint who served for two years as a missionary and who has remained active and served in the Church my entire life, I can say unequivocally that our faith is centered on Jesus Christ. Everything we teach, believe in, and practice (including The Book of Mormon, Bible, church and temple worship, and teachings of Church leaders) is focused on Jesus Christ and his teachings (i.e. the Atonement of Christ, the nature of God, the Plan of Happiness, faith, repentance, baptism, the Holy Ghost, hope, charity, family, continuing revelation, prophets, etc.). Anyone who has sincerely read the Book of Mormon and the Bible need not question how we view Jesus Christ, whom we worship, adore, and do our best to emulate. If more people would only contact the Church directly (as John King and some others have done), a great deal of misunderstanding and unfounded hatred would be eliminated. Remember Krister Stendahl's rule (1 of 3) about understanding another religion: "1. When trying to understand another religion, ask its adherents and not its critics." Visiting mormon.org is an easy way to learn information, contact members directly, and receive literature (including a Book of Mormon, Bible, etc.) about the Church. Thank you John and all those who have in them a desire to see things reported accurately and fairly.
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