Mormon historian appointed to White House council

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Mormon church official has been appointed to a White House advisory council on faith-based partnerships.

Steven E. Snow is the first Mormon to serve on President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Snow is the historian for The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints. He also serves as recorder and executive director for the Church History Department.

Sen. Orrin Hatch says the White House council is made up of religious leaders from across the country. Hatch says Snow's appointment ensures Mormons have a seat at the table.

The council helps coordinate social services for people in need.


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  • by Wondering on Aug 1, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    Is this the same mormon that said Obama was related to a white slave.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 06:10 AM
    Would you buy a used car from somebody that looks like that?
  • by C'mon on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
    The Kochtopus has pledged $250 billion dollars to this election cycle; $100 billion coming from just two people...remind me again: Who are the narrow-minded ideologues pushing their agenda throughout the entire world?
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      by Yawn on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:40 PM in reply to C'mon
      Don't know c'mon, you tell us what's wrong with progressives. I don't understand narrow minded ideologues like them, do you?
  • by Not a Mormon on Jul 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
    You anti Mormon people obviously learned what you know about Mormons on PBS or NPR or some other liberal anti religion news source. I am not a Mormon. But I know many Mormons and they are anything other than cultists. One of my Sons watched some biased "documentary" on Mormons and he was indignant. I spent about 5 minutes with him at a Mormon community dance and he was embarrassed that he was so duped so easily. Mormons are loyal to their faith. They are thrifty and usually very centered and responsible. They love their kids, their families, their communities and their country. They spend millions of dollars and church member time all over the world on humanitarian missions. They are no more of a threat to this country than a puppy. However radical superior minded liberals are a dangerous threat to almost everything we enjoy in this country. These people spend millions of dollars and countless cult like hours advancing their narrow minded view of how they should control our world. Including our rights to religion and to protect ourselves. Both threaten their desire to control every aspect of our private lives.
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      by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM in reply to Not a Mormon
      Liberals don't want to take away anyone's religion. They just don't want people using the government to endorse their religion on anyone else.
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        by Yawn on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:37 PM in reply to Scott
        Give me a break, Scott. What's with the fear mongering, do you really think Romney will "endorse" or force his religion on anyone else? Say did you hear about the court ruling there in Denver concerning the Obamacare BC mandate? No? Well, after you read about it, come back and tell us how "liberals don't want to take away anyone's religion."
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          by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM in reply to Yawn
          I never said Romney would do that. How about responding to what I say, not what you want me to have said?
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          by Yawn on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:31 AM in reply to Yawn
          It was implied Scott, otherwise, why bring it up in regards to No Mormon's comment?
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 08:57 AM in reply to Yawn
          Maybe because No Mormon mentioned liberals threatening rights to religion?
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        by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:58 AM in reply to Scott
        That is a load of you know what. The left liberal elitists have been actively working on secularizing this country since the end of WWII. I am not radical religious nut. I haven't been to church in 25 years. But I support religion in our society. And anyone who doesn't think that the liberal socialist left is not moving to eliminate organized Christian religion is either part of that movement or an idiot. It really is that obvious.
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM in reply to
          No one is trying to eliminate Christianity. Just trying to prevent them from using the government to push it on the rest of us. And if you don't think that's happening, you really aren't paying attention. It isn't taking away rights if they weren't rights in the first place.
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          by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM in reply to
          Ha ha, the sky is falling! Lol grandpa!
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          by Scott on Jul 29, 2012 at 02:25 PM in reply to
          Gee, hypocrisy much?
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      by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:30 PM in reply to Not a Mormon
      Mo mo morons! I am glad that you love them so!
  • by anon Location: gj on Jul 28, 2012 at 03:12 PM
    Separate church and state, last thing this country needs is a crazed mormon in charge of anything.
  • by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    The funniest thing about these comments is that no one is batting an eye at the "muslim" remark, but is all up in arms about "christian cultist".
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      by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM in reply to Scott
      Why is it you never say anything nice about your country men? Do you really hate America that much?
      • reply
        by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to
        Look who's talking.
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          by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:05 PM in reply to Scott
          So typical of libs. Ask 2 simple questions and ducks both of them.
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          by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:13 PM in reply to Scott
          Ask a question worth answering. Bet you never tried that though...
  • by Justme on Jul 28, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    Another polical pandering jester by the whitehouse. Not to say he shouldn't have been appointed one way or the other. But the simple fact that it is news tells me everything I need to know about why he is there.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:17 AM
    Finally we have a full house. This guy will be in heaven when he sees how many doors there is in the whitehouse. I feel sorry for his knuckles.
  • by A Mormon Location: Western Slope on Jul 27, 2012 at 09:44 PM you find out things for yourself or do you jump on the bandwagon blindly Mikey Gee? I am not a Christian Cultist and neither is this guy. If you checked facts not opinions/rumors you would know.
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      by SAM on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:57 AM in reply to A Mormon
      I know, I lived it. Mormons are cultists and the LDS is a cult not a religion. You want facts, look up the definition of cult and/or cultist and tell me that it is not descriptive of a mormon and/or LDS.
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      by Mikey gee on Jul 28, 2012 at 08:53 AM in reply to A Mormon
      Well when you bear false witness to the holy bible by adding to it, you step outside the Christian doctrine that both Protestants and catholics adhere to. So, I would say Mormonism is a cult. And besides, the only Mormon groups that are adhering to joe smiths true religion are the mo fundamentalists, so in my opinion, a cult, calla spade a spade, an ace an ace. I am sorry that you are so blinded by rediculas fantasy doctrine that you are blind.
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        by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:24 AM in reply to Mikey gee
        You should read up on what bibles Catholics and various denominations of Protestants use. There isn't "a" bible. Catholics have the Apocrypha, there are hundreds of translations of the western Protestant bible, and eastern orthodox have their own versions. The Mormons just added a new "testament" which is all the original Christians did in the first place. The Christians just haven't settled on exactly what should be in it and what shouldn't. The Mormons are ahead of the Christians on that score.
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          by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:27 PM in reply to Scott
          And being a lost tribe of Israel? Laminites and nephites? Hilarious, goofier than the old and new testament combined. It all is opiates for the masses anyway.
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          by Scott on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM in reply to Scott
          I didn't say they were right, just that they were more unified as to what their "new" testament is supposed to say. And I agree with your last sentence.
  • by Mikey Gee on Jul 27, 2012 at 03:13 PM
    Yikes a Christian cultist and a Muslim in the whitehouse!
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