RenewAmerica is a grassroots organization that supports the self-evident truths found in the Declaration of Independence, and their faithful application through upholding the U.S. Constitution, as written. Its purpose is to thoughtfully and courageously advance the cause of our nation's Founders.
The organization is for ALL people who consider themselves loyal Americans. It has no philosophy, image, or agenda beyond this one unifying premise: America must return to its founding principles if it is to survive.
RenewAmerica is thus nonpartisan and nondenominational.
Because RenewAmerica is GRASSROOTS at heart, it remains fundamentally independent, creative, and energetic in pursuing its distinctive agenda in the cause of strengthening America. We welcome your creative energy in this vital cause.
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This seems like a wonderful cause and I was anxious to learn more. However, as I looked through the articles, I was alarmed to discover the amount of anti-Mormon sentiment on this site. I read several articles that sharply criticize the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Many of these contain misunderstandings about our doctrine and the criticisms directed toward my faith seem to flow mostly as a result of those misunderstandings. This certainly is common from those who come from a different doctrinal point of view. I will dedicate a future post to providing further explanation to some of the views expressed on their site.
However, I was surprised to see such an animosity about a religion from an organization that claims to be interested in maintaining a non-denominational perspective. Furthermore, I found multiple articles on the site defending religious liberty. I concur that religious liberty is the backbone of a strong America and one of our most important and precious founding principles. However, to espouse such a philosophy and then spend significant time and energy strenuously opposing one particular religion seems counterintuitive. It does not further their agenda in any way and only creates inter-faith animosity.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I certainly am in a prime position to take offense, and so I recognize that may be a fair criticism of my criticism. However, I think the main point to keep in mind is that I am as much as anyone in this country a strong supporter of a robust, religious, self-sufficient citizenry who cherishes our founding principles. Shouldn’t RenewAmerica be inviting me and others like me into their cause instead of working to disparage our religion?
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