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What a Mormon CUFI would look like

By Mark Paredes

March 18, 2012 | 8:44 pm

I was delighted to read this week that Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Pastor John Hagee’s pro-Israel Evangelical organization, is now 1 million members strong, making it the largest... read on

  • Santorum’s hitman and the racist LDS Church

    By Mark Paredes

    March 12, 2012 | 12:45 am

    It’s easy to see now why the voters of Pennsylvania gave Rick Santorum the boot six years ago. Now that he’s decided to play the same Mormon card that worked so well for the equally bright Rick Perry, I hope his defeat in the upcoming primaries is even more humiliating. Tomorrow... read on

  • First Mormon president to speak at Claremont—and his name’s not Mitt

    By Mark Paredes

    March 4, 2012 | 11:09 pm

    Jews and Mormons who want to meet a future Mormon head of state should head to Claremont Graduate University this Wednesday. There they will hear a handsome presidential candidate with a master’s degree and picture-perfect family articulate his vision for the future. His name? Yeah... read on

  • Mormon Temples and Jews: The SWC Charade Continues

    By Mark Paredes

    February 27, 2012 | 12:29 am

    “FYI, discovered today: Posthumous baptisms for the parents of Simon Wiesenthal. I am collecting evidence, which will be e-mailed to you, if requested, as long as there is a public stink.” – e-mail sent by anti-Mormon genealogy researcher Helen Radkey to Rabbi Abraham Cooper,... read on

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  • My Eternal Israelite Marriage

    By Mark Paredes

    February 13, 2012 | 10:48 pm

    A little over two weeks ago, my lovely Florina and I were “sealed” together in holy matrimony at the LDS Temple in Los Angeles. This is the crowning ordinance of the LDS faith, and we had dozens of friends on hand to witness the ceremony. The sealing itself was very beautiful,... read on

  • LDS singles programs: A model for Jews?

    By Mark Paredes

    January 25, 2012 | 11:38 pm

    Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 11:11

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    As I prepare to marry a wonderful girl in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on Saturday, I can’t help but reflect on how my church has striven mightily to bring... read on

  • Mormons and Money: Does God want Mitt to be rich?

    By Mark Paredes

    January 22, 2012 | 1:34 am

    Seek not after riches nor the vain things of this world; for behold, you cannot carry them with you. – Alma 39:14 (Book of Mormon)

    But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. – Jacob 2:18 (Book of Mormon)

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    In a week when Mitt Romney has been asked to... read on

  • Pew Survey: Is the “Mormon Moment” a Myth?

    By Mark Paredes

    January 15, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    On two Sundays a month I teach a spiritual lesson to a group of high priests (mostly older men) in my congregation. Today we began with a spirited discussion of the new Pew survey, which shows that 46% of American Mormons feel that there is a lot of discrimination against Mormons in... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Mark Paredes is a Mormon Bishop and a member of the Jewish Relations Committee of the LDS Church’s Southern California Public Affairs Council. He has worked for the ZOA, the...

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