I believe Mitt Romney is a good man and I do not believe for a second Mr. Romney has a racist bone in his body. He is not a racist in any definition of the word.

But Romney’s “Racist Problem” is the big secret in this campaign, and has to be addressed, because it WILL be brought up by the “Race-Card in Chief” Obama.

Again, the purpose of this post is not to be anti-Mormon, the purpose is to be real. If you do not know about the Mormon history now, you WILL before election day, Obama’s Billion dollar campaign will see to that. So it is best to confront what we will have to contend with if Romney is the GOP nominee.

First we need to realize Mitt Romney was a leader, not just a member, of the Mormon Church. He was a missionary in 1968, a Bishop of the Mormon Church, and a Stake President (presided over approximately 12 Mormon wards/churches.

And before 1978, the Mormon church was not only racist, it was INCREDIBLY racist against blacks.

Before 1978 the Mormon belief on the origin of “colored” people was they were the result of a curse by God. Mormons teach that when the “council of the Gods” were planning how to redeem mankind, Jesus desired to save man by giving them free choice, however Lucifer objected and wanted to force men to serve God. This created a three way split of the spirits. The Gods rejected Lucifer’s plan, which resulted in a war between the good spirit children (a third), and the spirit children that sided with Lucifer (another third) , and there was a group of spirits that were less valiant and remained neutral in this war (final third). These God (the head God) was very displeased with and turned their skin black.

Quotes of past Mormon leaders show their beliefs quite clearly.

 
JOSEPH SMITH (1831 – 1844) Discoverer of the Golden plates
First Prophet and President and Founder of the Mormon Church:
“Had I anything to do with the negro , I would confine them by strict law to their own species and put them on a national equalization.”

BRIGHAM YOUNG (1848 – 1877) 2nd Prophet and President
“You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, sad, low in their habits, wild, and seemingly without the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.“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. This will always be so.”

BRUCE R. McCONKIE, LDS “Apostle” Mormon Doctrine, p. 527 – 528, 1966 of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles
“The negroes are not equal with other races when the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned…”
In June of 1978, LDS President Spencer Kimball had a revelation that reversed a revelation by Brigham Young in 1848.

That’s all well and good, but remember, Mitt was a missionary in France from July, 1966 to December, 1968. So for 2 ½ years Mitt Romney BELIEVED and TAUGHT these beliefs to the French people that didn’t slam their door in Mitt’s face.

I believe the Obama team is SALIVATING to bring this up. This is explosive on it’s own merits, but add the fact that Obama is black, and this will definitely be a huge part of the Obama Re-Destruction Campaign.

If Romney is the GOP Nominee, hang on for a wild, racist ride!

The Secret World of Mormonism – Mormon Cartoon

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q6brMrFw0E

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7 comments
  1. The polls that indicate that Candidate X would beat Obama “if the election were held today” are fantasy. The election will not be held today; it will be held on the first Tuesday following the second Monday in November 2012. A whole general campaign will happen between now and then.

    The general campaign will be hard to predict until it is over.

  2. I don’t think this is a major concern. If Obama tries to bring up racism with the Mormon faith A) He’ll seem very bigoted for calling Mormons racist (and he should because by my estimation they’re great folks and negative generalizations about groups of people are the problem with racism in the first place), and more powerfully B) Mitt can easily bring up Rev. Wright who is clearly racist or atleast said very racist and terrible things. Mitt has the high ground on Obama here so I think he’s ok on this note.

    1. I think the racism issue (and Mormon issue) is far more likely to be introduced by fellow GOP groups than by Obama’s campaign. In fact, the Mormon issue has already has been used by other GOP-aligned organizations & leaders.

  3. Up until the late ’70’s James Earl Carter attended a segreated church in Plaines GA. Now Mormons did denied the priesthood to Male members who where Black, but never did they as a church keep Blacks from attending church. President Carter was elected President and is held up as a model of christian tolerance.
    Romney whose father as Governer of Michigan campained for giving Blacks the preisthood and marched with ML King. Never went to a segreated ward and never lead a ward that didn’t give all worthy male members the priesthood is a rasist.

  4. I can’t speak for the beliefs of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young or Bruce McConkie, but a few things need to be made clear regarding this article:

    1) The McConkie quote came from his first version of Mormon Doctrine (for which he claimed full repsonsibility) and was revised in his second version. 

    2) You will find numerous quotes from the mid-1800s by many Christians (namely in the majority of the southern states) that mirror those quoted by Smith and Young. 

    3) The “curse” mentioned in the Book of Mormon was not a summons give by God that blacks were not recognized as His children, the “curse” was that they would be distiquished from the people who worshipped God.  No one ever recognizes that later in the Book of Mormon those with dark skin were fully accepted into the Church and at some points were deemed more righteous than those with light skin. 

    4) Although until 1978, blacks were not allowed to hold the priesthood they were allowed to be baptized and confirmed as members of the church.  The Bible records periods of time in which only one race or tribe of Israel held the priesthood.  So this is not unprecedented even in christian theology.

  5. The dark skinned people of the Book of Mormons are (or were) not African Americans.

    Those of us who had black friends before 1978, and saw them as children of God just as we were, will sorrow at any who misrepresent the Mormon Church or its faithful members.

    We are taught to return good for evil, and so will try to do so with any who bring up the race card relative to the Church or its good members like Mitt Romney.

    Psmithphd

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