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Facebook page spreading lies about LDS Church and Romney

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Facebook page is attacking Gov. Mitt Romney because of his status as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A Facebook page is attacking Gov. Mitt Romney because of his status as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Facebook page titled "Vote No To Mitt Romney and the Mormon Plan for America" shares false information about the Latter-day Saint Church and ties Romney to the misrepresentations.

The page sparked about 20,000 conversations on Facebook the day before the election.

Sara Levering wrote on Facebook, "Mutt Romney Satan's servant." Jodie Nemo Wright wrote on Facebook, "I'm so done with Romney!"

So what is prompting Facebook users to respond in these ways? Let's take a look. First another look at the headline, "Vote no to Mitt Romney and the Mormon plan for America."

ABC 4's Noah Bond called the church spokesman Scott Trotter to ask what church leaders would do if an active Latter-day Saint politician supported same sex marriage or abortion.

Trotter released this official statement, "Elected officials who are Latter-day Saints make their own decisions and may not necessarily be in agreement with one another or even with a publicly stated Church position."

Next, the website states "So Christians are going to vote for a high priest in a Satanic cult? Tell me more about the great commission."

We took this to Latter-day Saints Jessica Hunton and Randee Hunter.

"That doesn't even make sense," said Hunton. "I don't get it. We don't know what that even means," said Hunter. The women say they've never been taught about following Satan in Church or other religious ceremonies.

Another posts reads, "Is Jesus the reason for your Salvation? not according to Mitt Romney and his Mormon cult."

"I don't know where they got that because Jesus is the whole focus of our religion," Hunton said. "Yeah, and when did Romney say he was the focus of it?" Hunter said.

This is one example of the many lies interwoven with truth about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Click on the attached link to learn what the Latter-day Saint Church really teaches.





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