LDS letter-to-the-editor in World magazine

Dan Rotondo in Fort Wayne, Indiana writes for the World magazine mailbag (June 14/21, 2008):

I canceled my subscription.  I used to really appreciate WORLD, but the way you handled Mitt Romney and his religion (which is my religion) killed the friendship and my interest.

First, I am thankful to World for printing this.  Secondly, I don’t think that World magazine knows much about the benefits derived from S.E. Idahoan, conservative LDS politicians.  I could write an appreciative news story covering some of my experiences over the years.

And yet here is a thought for Dan:  World’s mission statement is “to report, interpret, and illustrate the news in a timely, accurate, enjoyable, and arresting fashion from a perspective committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.”

For almost all my life in Southeastern Idaho, the LDS culture has not had a very friendly position to a perspective committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.

I think this goes to the heart of some of the tension.  Don’t you?  Especially when we get into the specifics of LDS & evangelical conversation on faith and politics.

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