George Washington and the founding fathers were incredibly insightful because they did not want the United States to be a sectarian nation. They firmly believed if we favor one particular religion, ANY religion, over another, we’ll end up dividing, rather than uniting the nation. The government is not barred from acknowledging faith, however. It has crept into ceremonies like swearing into office in the form of “so help you God”. As inevitable as it is, the founders felt we must be careful and considerate by making religion as unobtrusive as possible.
I doubt if any of you non-Mormons would consider baptizing every single Holocaust victim posthumously into the LDS faith as careful or considerate. This has outraged many in the Jewish community. I watched a brilliant report of this atrocity on a BBC report entitled, The Mormon President. Mitt Romney is not the first Mormon to run for president. Joseph Smith tried in 1844, with little success. But the principles and visions for his vision of a Mormon Planet have changed very little. The comparisons between Romney and Smith are startling. In fact something Joseph Smith said about the abolition of slavery kind of hit a nerve about the two men. He said, “leave it up to the states.” That sounds a lot like Willard’s philosophies on healthcare, immigration and education. Joseph Smith had a newspaper’s printing facilities incinerated for reporting negative news about his polygamy, while Mitt Romney paid $100,000 to wipe his records clean after leaving the Massachusetts Governor post. Very secretive and very suspicious if you ask me.
Have you noticed how the Press has literally ignored his Mormon faith? It is, in his words, what has molded his character, what motivates him in life. It is the most secretive, bizarre religion I’ve heard of, surpassing Scientology in my opinion, and it is never EVEN mentioned on the news. I guess we’re trying to keep the focus on how bad the Obama economy is supposed to be. Mitt must be thinking, “so you governors in Ohio, Indiana and Florida please, please keep your pie holes shut about the goddamned economy. You’re making me look bad. I’m going to head up to my super-mega retreat in Park City, Utah and be with my rich, white, Republican buddies. I have no time to be hobnobbing with you average scrubs with your pesky ethnicity and concern for the poor. I want to distract these “gentiles” who hold all the power and all the cash and use it to catapult me into my dream scenario: President Pro-Tem of the entire World.” This is the The White Horse Prophecy. It is the fulfillment of years of professionally campaigning for the presidency.
He believes he is going to be supreme leader of all men, Mormons and Gentiles alike, the gentiles being anyone who’s non-Mormon. They will eventually see the error of their ways or be submissive before the Mormon superior master race. As a matter of fact, Mitt Romney has based his life and philosophy of governing as parallel to the Mormon Church and it’s founder, Joseph Smith. He is actually mirroring the campaign Smith launched in 1844 for the Presidency. There is a fine documentary of The First Mormon to Run for President written by Adam Christing. He’s a man who wears many hats: comedian, director, pastor, actor and Mormon. He knows what he is speaking about, and he does it quite well.
Romney has taken a secret oath pledging his loyalty first and foremost to his church: “There are, still today, very secret ceremonies in the Mormon temple, which Romney has participated in — virtually all of those, including something called the Oath of Consecration, where he consecrates his money, his time, his talents. His whole life, really. Here is the Oath of Consecration: “You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you do accept the law of consecration as contained in this, The Book of Doctrine and Covenants, in that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, and everything with which the Lord has blessed you, or with which he may bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion.” So here’s the main problem: It’s a commitment to the Mormon church, not god or his country. In fact, Mitt has used the church to further his interests on same-sex marriage. He has directly involved politics and his church. He’ll do it again, no doubt.
Mormons have a sense of superiority. They’re downright secretive. A non-Mormon isn’t even allowed in the Mormon Temple. Look at how Willard is conducting this weekend’s Park City “retreat”, a word rife with religious connotations (it should be called just a simple summit). With Willard, you can be assured, “god” will enter into the discussion. The liberals and godless heathens must be defeated. After all, he’s a descendant of Mormon royalty, a founding father if you will. He has a sense of entitlement to carry on the LDS legacy Joseph Smith has put forth back in the early to mid 1800’s. But this is a man more interested in the almighty dollar. He was named after a very rich man, J. Willard Marriott, a Mormon of substantial wealth. He was praised to the hilt for his “salvation” of the 2002 Winter Olympics in, of course, Salt Lake City. I’ve never heard a single word about the ongoing scandals that still exist from the SLC Olympics. It was these Olympics, filled with bribery, that catapulted Willard into the governorship of Massachusetts, a state, frankly, that didn’t care much for his brand of governance.
There’s no question the Romneys are the original pioneers of the Mormon Faith. The journey from England to Illinois was the one taken by Mitt Romney’s great-great-great grandfather, Miles Romney, along with his wife, Elizabeth, from the poor factory town of Preston, England, to Illinois. Miles, an architect, was tasked with assisting the construction of the Nauvoo Temple. Romney’s Mormon roots are very undeniable. However when all went down and Joseph Smith was assassinated, Brigham Young took a group of polygamist supporters who followed the prophet to the promised land of Utah, while Joseph Smith’s widow, Edie Smith remained with a largely monogamist followers and started a non-polygamous group of Mormons in the Midwest. The Romneys chose to go with the Polygamists to Utah. But, Willard’s been spinning the lie , “I’m only for monogamous marriage and wouldn’t have it any other way.” But it was his grandfather, his very own grandfather who had FIVE wives. The current Mormon Scripture doesn’t really shun or ban polygamy, it actually celebrates it posthumously, as Willard’s dead gramps has 14 wives now, 14 women to enjoy celestially in perpetuity. So polygamy is perfectly acceptable, but LGBT Mormons (yes, they exist) are not allowed to marry? I guess the Book of Mormon, written by a convicted criminal and pedophile, knows best.
As far as being prepared for a nuclear holocaust, Mormons have been obsessed with disaster preparedness in awaiting End of Days scenarios. They encourage members to have a a huge stash of food, clothing, ammo and protective clothing for nuclear disasters. This is not something us Atheists think about. We believe our leaders will have the foresight to avoid major wars, not start them over some holy argument or religious dogma. If you believe in posthumous celestial bliss, living eternally on your own planet where you are the “God”, why bother making this life better for everyone? Let’s keep cutting aid to poor, non-deserving “Gentiles”. Why not do your part ending this world filled with non-believers and heathens who are not “pure” and let’s get on with it already? This thought makes this man’s ideas about religion and politics quite terrifying. Willard is not what the founding fathers had in mind over two-hundred years ago, and he certainly is not any more acceptable today. The United States WILL become a theocratic plutocracy. The GOP has already started the ball rolling. Willard will complete the journey.