When performing opposition research, once damning information has been gathered, timing is everything. The Obama team is sitting on many powder kegs, licking their chops to blow the lid off of the most venerable candidate the GOP aspires to provide to them, Mitt Romney.
Of all of the overflowing gifts of vulnerabilities Romney has provided to Team Obama, (the “fathering” of gay marriage to America and Romneycare $50.00 co-paid tax funded abortions as a part of a healthcare benefit causing Catholic hospitals, adoptions centers and charities to close as a result, his increase of funding to elementary schools to teach young children the acceptability of having same gender relations – graphically abusing their little innocent minds, not to mention his dreadful political record as governor) Romney’s Mormon faith’s explosive race problem very well may become the main issue that win’s Obama another four years.
David Paul Kuhn of Politico reported (11/5/08 Exit polls: How Obama won) “Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout.” The point is, if there are any disaffected black Obama voters, knowing that Romney is completely devoted to a historically racist church, this certainly does not give them a safe place to go. Knowing the facts on Romney, other than the race issue, there’s really not much difference between the two candidates and the millions of people like me, who support racial equality, would rather stay home than to give what Mitt Romney represents a precious vote.
During Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, the Trinity United Church of Christ and its controversial pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, were frequent topics of discussion on the national news. Commentators from several national talk shows referred to Barack’s church doctrine and teachings as disturbing, alarming, separatist and, in some cases, cult like.
How ironic that it was reasonable to scrutinize Barack Obama’s beliefs, church membership and church doctrine, but it is now not acceptable to do the same with the possible front GOP runner for 2012. It is astonishing that the beliefs of this devout Mormon, Mitt Romney, have not come in to play now that the tables have turned.
Before I go in to just one of the scores of outrageous and alarming historical Mormon doctrines and beliefs, it is important for Americans to know that Mitt is no casual Mormon. He is a temple recommend card carrying Mormon, whose positions and activities in the church leave no doubt that he is a devout follower of Mormon doctrine.
Mitt Romney was:
- - A graduate of Brigham Young University
- - A former Mormon Missionary (served a 2 year mission in France in which he received almost three Vietnam War draft deferments)
- - Missionary Zone leader (promotion)
- - Assistant to the Mission President (promotion)
- - A Bishop of the Mormon Church
- - A Stake President (presided over approximately 12 Mormon wards/churches in Boston)
- - Married in the secret Mormon Temple and Endowment Ceremony
Being a member of this church testifies to the authenticity of all Mormon Doctrine because the doctrine comes from the founders and former and present prophets of the church. The Book of Mormon and the prophets are “infallible” and their words are considered to be scripture. The following are just a few of the numerous racist teachings of the Mormon Church:
The Book of Mormon, “the most correct book”, even more correct than the bible, accuses God of cursing Africans and Native Americans in the following passages of 2nd Nephi Chapter 5:
21 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.
22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathesome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities. 23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.
In the (Mormon) Journal of Discourses, Mormon Prophet Brigham Young adds emphasis in the following statement:
“Classes of the human family that are black uncouth uncomely disagreeable and low in their habits wild and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind the first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings this was not to be and the lord put a mark upon him which is the flat nose and black skin trace mankind down to after the flood and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race that they should be the 11 servant of servants and they will be until that curse is removed and the abolitionists cannot help it nor in the least alter that decree how long is that race to endure the dreadful curse that is upon them that curse will remain upon them”
“Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain the penalty under the law of God is death on the spot.”
Also, according Mormon Doctrine, Native American Indians were also of the class of the cursed because their skin was also a darker color. These horrible, prejudicial beliefs are reiterated again and again in the Book of Mormon, found in the books of Alma, Mormon and Nephi as quoted below, directly from their teachings:
Alma 3:6 “And the skins of the Lamanites (Native American Indians) were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men”
Mormon 5: 15 “And also that the seed of this people may more fully believe his gospel, which shall go forth unto them from the Gentiles; for this people shall be scattered, and shall become a dark, a filthy, and a loathsome people, beyond the description of that which ever hath been amongst us, yea, even that which hath been among the Lamanites, and this because of their unbelief and idolatry.”
Jews: Church Prophet Brigham Young said that his word was to be upheld as scripture; therefore we can see the dangers in the words of a man who clearly had a heart filled with hate.
“I would rather undertake to convert five thousand Lamanites [Native Americans], than to convert one of those poor miserable creatures [Jews] whose fathers killed the savior…. Yes, I would rather undertake to CONVERT THE DEVIL HIMSELF, if it were possible. …I would say, leave them, and come home, the lord does not require you to stay there, for they must suffer and be damned. …[l]eave them to live and die in their sins and ignorance. …[t]hey take pleasure in their wickedness.…” (Mormon Journal of Discourses)
I have given you just a few of the many historical doctrines of racial hate that comes from this horribly flawed and false religion that, because of its effective public relations efforts, comes across to the American people as just another “Christian” Church.
In 1978, Mormon prophet Spencer W. Kimball had a prophetic “revelation” that blacks could gain entrance to the priesthood. How convenient that this revelation coincided with the building pressure of the NAACP holding an anti discrimination march on Salt Lake City, followed by the filing of a federal law suit for barring blacks from holding positions of authority within the Mormon scout troops.
I think that Mitt Romney needs to explain why he would be such a prominent and faithful member of this historically racist church. And while I am certainly not a fan of Barack Obama, I think fair play is in order here to be, as the press would say, “Fair and Balanced”.
About the author:
New Book! Former Mormon Bishop’s Daughter and Political Commentator Reveals Real Story on Mitt Romney!
Tricia Erickson, (a Christian Conservative) was the first Damage Control/Crisis Management Specialist in the country, as stated by Barbara Walters on the show “20/20″. Tricia is also a political consultant and on-air contributor. She has opined on many local and national news and entertainment TV and radio shows/networks. She is also the author of the new book “Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? The Mormon Church Versus The Office Of The Presidency of the United States of America.”
Tricia purposely became less active on-the-air in recent years and has not necessarily sought to participate in on-air interviews. However, because of the concern in her heart that for the first time in history, a prominent Mormon could achieve the Office Of The Presidency, she feels a responsibility to educate the public, both in the US and abroad, regarding what this potential Mormon President could truly mean for America. She is an expert on the well-masked cult of Mormonism and a former Mormon Bishop’s daughter who left the church in her mid 20’s.
From a political stand point, she believes it is imperative to reveal the facts on Romney’s political record, in opposition to what the Romney camp will shift the voters to believe in order to achieve the Presidency.
We have by now experienced with the current President Obama what smooth words and entertainment imagery, as opposed to substance, can bring to the highest office in the land. Will we make the same mistake again?
Side note: Some of the issues Tricia has been called to speak to in the past are the dangers of Radical Islam, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mormonism, all things political, the imaging-posturing-positioning of Presidential Candidates, the culture wars and more. Her companies: Crisis Management, Incorporated (crisis management and communications) Crisis Management Incorporated and Angel Pictures & Publicity (a political and entertainment publicity and consulting company).