Why Christians Should Defend Mormons from Mockery, Part 2

Mormon Mockery

Several days ago I began to make the case for why evangelicals should defend Mormons from mockery.  The line of commentary began when I came across a video from “NewNameNoah” showing secret Mormon Temple ceremonies, recorded on a hidden camera.  I referenced Walter Martin’s nasty treatment of Mormons in generations past, and Bill Keller’s accusations of demonic infestation today. [Read More...]

Why Evangelicals Should Defend Mormons from Mockery, Part 1

SLCTemple

At a recent meeting of the Faith Angle Forum, Richard Mouw of Fuller Seminary, one of the elder statesmen of American evangelicalism, told a story of attending a series of talks in the 1950s by Walter Martin, a famous counter-cult apologist.  In the fourth lecture, Martin spoke of Mormonism.  Mouw recalls: We knew that there [Read More...]

October Surprise? An Interview with NewNameNoah About His Mormon Temple Videos

BehindTheVeil

UPDATE: See my followup post here. I came across a link today — with the words “Mitt Romney actually believes this!” — for a YouTube video entitled “Behind the Veil: Never-Before-Seen Videos of Secret Mormon Temple Rituals.”  Since this was framed by the linker as an attack on Romney, I watched the video.  As a scholar [Read More...]

The Travesty of the Texas Evangelical Summit: And Four Lessons It Teaches

We all know the outlines of the story.  Alarmed by the increasing likelihood that Mitt Romney would top the GOP ticket for 2012, several conservative evangelical leaders — James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, and Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council — [Read More...]

On Mitt’s Mormonism, Are Evangelicals Witnessing Christ?

Many socially conservative evangelicals in Iowa, concerned about the prospect of a Romney presidency, and encouraged by organizations like The Family Leader and the Iowa Family Policy Center, coalesced at the last possible moment behind Rick Santorum.  Even if it was not the “landslide” for Santorum that the Family Leader’s Bob Vander Plaats had predicted, it [Read More...]


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