Mike Lee compares Donald Trump to Captain Moroni from the Book of Mormon
Lee's comments drew criticism and accusations of blasphemy from some members of the Latter-day Saints
to a figure in the Book of Mormon at an Arizona rally on Wednesday, causing strong backlash from some believers.Lee told a crowd that the president is like Captain Moroni, a hero from the scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), sometimes called Mormons. Lee is a member of the church.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee said at the Latter-day Saints for Trump event. Around 436,000 LDS members live in Arizona.Donald Trump Calls RINOs 'Lowest Form of Human Life' 6 Days from Election
Read more"He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the fake news, but he seeks the wellbeing and the peace of the American people," Lee said of Trump.AsAtlanticstaff writer McKay Coppins pointed out on Twitter, Lee modified a quote from the Book of Mormon to include the phrase"fake news."
Captain Moroni is a heroic figure from Latter-day Saints scripture who is remembered, in part, for fighting for the liberties of the Nephite people. He is not to be confused with the Angel Moroni. Read more: Newsweek »
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realDonaldTrump For half a century, Joe Biden has been outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars. Joe Biden is a corrupt politician—If Biden Wins, China Wins. When We Win, Florida Wins—and America Wins! Trump is a cult much like LDS.
Close enough to moron. More like Craptain Well he is a moron. So you got that part right. To Newsweek- That was NOT blasphemy, because He DID NOT SAY that Captain Moroni was the ONE SPIRIT God, and neither is Pres. TRUMP. All humans are a PART of God, & made in his image, but they are considered little 'g' gods, while the ONE SPIRIT God is 'capital' big 'G' GOD.
For those of us who have actually read the BOM, Trump more closely resembles Wicked King Noah and Mike Piggly Wiggly Lee as one of his corrupted followers. is this even a real religion tho? 🤷♀️. when the hell did jesus go to USA If SenMikeLee is comparing lying, stealing and morally corrupt Trump to one of their religious figures then I would NEVER want to be apart of Ch_JesusChrist because they may be worshipping a heathen.
“1600” members who support Biden! Out of 436,000 members in the state. Yes, what a backlash! Oh the fury! Behold! Captain Moron... this is absolutely terrible More like captain moron Democrats will put us right in a depression, mark my word and it won't be pretty.. More like Captain Crunch.🙄 DumpTrump2020
One of the late night shows called him a character in 'The Book Of Moron.' Mike Lee said “moron” wrong. There is a difference though. Moroni was a fictional buffoon. Trump is a very real buffoon. And Joe Biden can best be labeled as Just remember 1 in 5 coronavirus cases and 1 in 5 deaths in the world happened here. Not a single Republican spoke out while 220,000 Americans died in 9 months and Trump did nothing. Now they’re enabling him ending Obamacare. None of them deserve to be in public office anymore.
Captain Moroni lol These guys are out of their tree!
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