Mitt Romney: Moroni-Defying Caffeine Head
by, 07-30-2012 at 08:32 AM (4701 Views)
According to top Mormon leaders, drinking caffeinated sodas is an act that does actual violence to the God-directed designs of the Word of Wisdom. It’s the spirit of the thing. And aren’t Mormons into following “the spirit”?
Indeed, Mormon defender W. John Walsh–quoting leading Mormon Church authorities in his article “Drinking Soda (cola)”–notes that drinking caffeinated drinks does, in fact, violate the intent, purpose and spirit of the Word of Wisdom: “Latter-day Saints are encouraged by Church leaders to avoid caffeinated drinks. It is believed that caffeine, such as found in caffeinated soft drinks, is not good for the body and therefore violates the spirit of the Word of Wisdom."
President Spencer W. Kimball taught: "Generally when we speak of the Word of Wisdom, we are talking about tea, coffee, tobacco, and liquor, and all of the fringe things even though they might be detrimental are not included in the technical interpretation of the Word of Wisdom. I never drink any of the cola drinks and my personal hope would be that no one would."