From the archive: This story is more than 10 years old.

Comments on

Spotlight on Mormons as Flake, Cardon vie for Senate seat

It’s been known for months that Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, would seek the Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Jon Kyl. But when Mesa businessman Wil Cardon announced Friday that he will also run for Kyl’s seat, Mormons suddenly had the two frontrunners in the race.
have your say   

2 comments on this story

Aug 11, 2011, 9:41 pm
-1 +2

Unfortunately its true, when your LDS you are encouraged to do business with other LDS members first, they help each other so to speak, nothing really wrong with that but my point is that LDS culture tends to be somewhat closed to there own people. They live there doctrine on a daily basis and in all of there daily activities, the church is #1, no matter what. So I ask how can this not affect your choices when your in public office? How can you objectively represent all people even the ones that are different then you or that may not be LDS and have different beliefs.

Remember this was a church that did not allow black people to hold church offices simply because of the color of there skin, this was not changed until the 1970’s. Church doctrine teaches that people of color are not as pure as white members of the church, that they are cursed from god and there for have darker skin. So if your brought sharing these beliefs in the LDS church how can this not affect your judgments in public office. 

In Las Vegas they have what they call the Mormon Mafia because many LDS members are in public office and tend to help other LDS members by awarding them lucrative public work contracts and things of that nature, Clark County County Commissioner Dario Herrera was convicted of corruption a few years ago.

Anyway my vote is gonna go to somebody more objective with all members of the community.

Aug 12, 2011, 10:24 am
-0 +3

Why do you think the LDS has been running all those “I’m a Mormon” TV ads - to grease the skids for Mitt Romney and these local folks.

— 30 —


Best in Internet Exploder