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Romney Is Loyal to the Church

By City Weekly Readers
Posted // September 26,2012 -

Joseph Smith Jr., the founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, once stated that the Constitution of the United States would “hang by a thread” and the priesthood of that church would be the only ones who could save it.

This is widely viewed as gospel by Mormons throughout the country. Many Mormons today openly declare their belief that we have reached that critical juncture and the Constitution does, indeed, hang by a thread.

All that is of utmost importance given that Mitt Romney could possibly be elected president this November. Romney holds the church’s high priesthood; he possesses a temple recommend, which grants unfettered access to any Mormon temple in the world.

Within temple walls, he has sworn allegiance and loyalty to the Mormon prophet (currently Thomas S. Monson), whom Mormons put on the same par with Abraham, Moses and Paul, above everyone else on Earth. Loyalty to the Mormon church takes priority over family, country, and even the electorate who may send him to the Oval Office.

A friend of mine recently characterized the election of Romney as tantamount to electing a Roman Catholic cardinal. Even non-Catholics know that a cardinal’s first loyalty is to the Pope, and that is as it should be. In the same vein, Romney’s first loyalty is to the Mormon prophet.

If Romney were completely honest and forthcoming about his faith, he would readily admit that:

1. The Mormon church is “the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth,” as proclaimed by its founder and believed by Mormons today.

2. All other churches are “abominations” in the sight of God, as Mormons believe Jesus Christ told Joseph Smith in person, face-to-face, in 1820.

3. The president of the Mormon church is a prophet, seer, and revelator just like Moses, and as such, his authority is without question and his edicts must be obeyed by anyone who believes the foregoing.

4. Because the Mormon church is all about obedience to God’s appointed apostles and prophets and eternal exaltation in the hereafter (available only to Mormons), a Mormon like Romney must put loyalty to Mormon leadership ahead of loyalty to anyone or anything else.

If the preceding weren’t enough, Romney has already taken a significant step demonstrating my thesis. He appointed former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt to head up the effort to determine appropriate candidates for administration positions (read: transition team). Leavitt, like Romney, is an active, temple-recommend-possessing, high-priesthood-holding Mormon. Speculation across the web is mounting that Leavitt could even become White House Chief of Staff.

Is this what America really wants to replace the Obama administration?

Shouldn’t the president’s first loyalty be to the American people regardless of political bent, doing what’s best for the country as a whole? Mitt Romney would not be that kind of president. From the people he would appoint to the Cabinet, White House staff, ambassadors and diplomats to foreign policy positions and the overall course of his administration, Romney would do it all with deference given to what the Mormon church and its prophet and apostles would want.

SCOTT CHRISTIAN BAUER
Salt Lake City

 
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REPLY TO THIS COMMENT
Posted // October 16,2012 at 21:04

Nevermind that the FBI regularly recruits return missionaries from the Mormon church because of their high level of integrity.  There are MANY, MANY Mormons in Hollywood and the Government.

 

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Posted // September 28,2012 at 10:51

If Romney is elected President, he will be loyal to the American People, not the Mormon or the LDS Church.

 

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Posted // September 26,2012 at 09:30

You forgot to mention in order to get a temple reccomend, one of the questions is, ARE YOU HONEST IN ALL YOUR DEALINGS WITH YOUR FELLOW MEN?  I believe that is something we want in Washington and have not been given, and won't be given if Romney is not elected. Yes Romney is the kind of man we want as president. This is God's Land and we all should be praying to keep it free as our fore fathers did, even as George Washington did.

 

Posted // September 28,2012 at 14:31 - "Are you honest in all your dealings with your fellow men?". . . Well, apparently he didn't deserve that temple recommend and does not deserve the presidency. He has been anything BUT honest! "Harvesting" companies for maximum profit and throwing average Americans out of work so that we could line his pockets and make his children rich without having to work is NOT honest. He has been quoted twice on camera saying that anyone who pays more tax than what is due is not qualified to be president. He intentionally did not declare 2 out of 4 million in charitable write-offs because to do so would have lowered his tax rate to as low as 9. 6%. He didn't think that would look good to Americans so he intentionally declared less so that his tax rate was around 14% for that year. After the election, win or lose, he can file an amended return and get about a quarter of a million tax dollars back. Until then, he has "paid more taxes than due" just to dupe the public. The list goes on and on. He is a deceitful opportunist and not worthy of the office, nor according to that question, the Mormon priesthood.

 

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Posted // September 26,2012 at 09:01

I am not a Romney supporter, but I am LDS. It seems you have conveniently forgotten about the 13th article of faith where we believe in abiding by the laws of the country we live in. If a Mormon is elected President, they would have to swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States and would not do anything to go against it. I don't see the point of your scare mongering against a Mormon President. If a Mormon becomes President, nothing is going to change. Democrats will still fight for social issues and Republicans wil still fight for big business.

 

Posted // October 11,2012 at 14:19 - If a Mormon church elder believes that his immortal soul is at stake when making a decision, then having a Mormon president is something to fear, even with the 13th Article loophole. Besides, who wants a president that believes in all of the fantastical nonsense that the Mormon religion preaches--the magic hat, Jesus in North America and evil Indians? I don't want a brain that's capable of such illogical imaginings to be in ANY important government office. It's bad enough having to tolerate a "normal" Christian in the president's office, though fortunately, some of our presidents have been Sunday-only Christians who belong to a church only because 48% of America is delusional and think that they'll be rewarded with immortality if they pander adequately to an imagined Sky Father. There are lots of reasons to hate Romney and what he stands for, (a) I've never seen anyone crave power the way Romney does, changing his mind constantly according to what the polls dictate (b) belongs to an anti-science, creationist political party (c)he's an elitist and has gone on record to say so to undercover cameras, much to his chagrin. I could go on and easily list many more, but you get the point. And, we're still waiting for the undisclosed 1040s, not just the one whose showing was orchestrated to make him look like he claimed less rather than more. Will the real Romney please stand, you know, the one with millions in hidden, untaxed, offshore accounts?

 

 
 
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