It is very disappointing that Thomas L. Thorkelson, director of Interfaith Relations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has chosen to misrepresent Roman Catholic doctrine in his attempt to explain his Church’s theology. (“Huckabee question complicates perception of our church,” Community Commentary, Jan. 4.)
Thorkelson writes in response to presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s question, “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”
I find Huckabee’s remark, as well as his identifying himself as a “Christian leader,” completely inappropriate coming from a candidate for the president of the United States. We’re not voting for a pastor here.
But more to the point, Thorkelson references a number of scripture readings in what appears to be a defense of the belief that Christ and Satan are brothers by virtue of both being sons of God.