This recent comment on an old post by Dustin found its way into moderation. Since Dustin is otherwise occupied at the moment, I'll take a stab at it:
To the author of this blog: Wow. Is this what your brand of Christianity teaches you? It is hard to find as many bigoted and intolerant people in the world. Shame to see someone who supposedly calls himself "Christian" going off like you have. It is people like you who give Christians a bad reputation with so many people. I saw the Glenn Beck speech and I thought it was inspiring and his words sincere. Did you see it? Or were you too wrapped up in your own self righteous condemnation of everyone who doesn't follow the exact same tenants as you? If God sends a man like Glenn Beck to hell, then he is not a God of love or a just God, just a spiteful and cruel one. What we need is more brotherly love and unity in finding what unites us, not the kind of acrimony and un-Christian hatred that you displayed in your posting. I know that Mormonism features many tenants that are different from Baptist teachings, but if you look at the heart of what Mormon people feel and believe about Jesus Christ and living the gospel of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you", they are essentially the same as those of other people who read and understand the words of Jesus.
By cicero on Mormon Glenn Beck Speaking at Liberty University G... at 5:27 PM
i) Folks who can’t argue for their position fall back on first-shaking adjectives like “hatred,” “intolerance,” and “bigotry.” That tactic won’t work here.
ii) Whether or not Beck is sincere is irrelevant. Sincerity and veracity can lead separate lives, and often do.
iii) The commenter is typically blind to his own intolerance. He’s only tolerant of those who see things his way.
iv) The fact that he’d say God is spiteful and cruel for sending Beck to hell is a good illustration of folks who judge by tone and appearance rather than reality.
v) I’m all for brotherly love. But Beck is not my brother. He’s a lost soul. And he’s recruiting others to his false gospel.
vi) Since I’m not a Landlord, I don’t have any “tenants.”
vii) Then there’s the ignorant, revisionist history regarding Mormonism. But Joseph Smith regarded all of the existing denominations as apostate churches. Smith had to restore the “true,” long-lost Gospel.
Mormonism doesn’t regard the theology of other Christian traditions or denominations as essentially the same. Mormonism is a polytheistic, neopagan fertility cult with an autosoteric doctrine of apotheosis. It’s hard to think of any other Christian heresy that’s as systematically opposed to every Biblical doctrine as Mormonism, once you get past the traditional labels which it purloined from Christianity.
viii) ”Do unto others” is not a slogan you can uproot from its Biblical soil and transplant wherever you please. For instance, mob families also live by the golden rule: you kill my boy and I’ll kill yours.
ix) Incidentally, it’s clear that the Mormon hierarchy has no standards for public officials. I don’t see it cracking down on liberals like Harry Reid–or Mitt Romney, when he was governor of Massachusetts. So we have conservative Mormons like Glenn Beck bashing liberal Mormons like Harry Reid while the hierarchy remains culpably silent.