The only possible guess I could have at what he’s talking about, is the LDS church does not have the concept of “the confessional seal” when it comes to child abuse, and a bishop or stake president will follow the laws of the land in regards to mandatory reporting. In my understanding, when a Catholic priest hears someone confess to child abuse, he will under no circumstances break the confessional seal and report the person - even in states with mandatory reporting laws which are clearly written to include clergy.
But other than that, as far as I know, Catholics are as law-abiding as the next guy over.
2-there are three distinct different God’s the father son and Holy Spirit
Yep - you guys have a Trinity, we have a Godhead. Not the same thing.
3-the bible is not the word of God because it has been corrupted, the pearl of great price is the word of God
You misheard, or this guy doesn’t know his own doctrine. LDS Article of Faith #8: “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly”
4-the lds church values the life of a mother over an unborn child
From what I understand, Catholics have a “no abortion, not ever, never” policy. Mormons have a “no abortion, not ever, except in cases of rape or incest, and then it’s still not advised, but no condemnation will fall on you if you chose one” policy.
5- because you can except the chance for salvation after you are dead the lds doesn’t evangelize where they aren’t wanted like china
I’m not impressed with this mormon’s knowledge. You’d think you could find something like that on the church’s official website mormonsandchina.org/.
6-babies go to heaven not purgatory
Mormons don’t really use the word ‘purgatory’. We figure after you die, you go to either spirit prison or paradise, and then a final judgement, and then heaven or hell. We figure babies, who die while incapable of sin or atoning or accepting Christ, do indeed go to heaven.
7- marriage is required for the highest level of heaven
8-polygamy is still ok if it isn’t against the law and is encouraged in other countries were it is legal
Ok, now I know either you’re mishearing, or this guy shouldn’t be trusted. Do Mormons practice polygamy?
In this dispensation, the Lord commanded some of the early Saints to practice plural marriage. The Prophet Joseph Smith and those closest to him, including Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, were challenged by this command, but they obeyed it. Church leaders regulated the practice. Those entering into it had to be authorized to do so, and the marriages had to be performed through the sealing power of the priesthood. In 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received a revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease teaching the practice of plural marriage (Official Declaration 1).
Folks here on this board can give you all the salacious jucy gossip about the difficulties mormons had in ridding themselves of the practice after the revelation to stop it. Looks like Hockeygurl already started - I’m sure others will follow.