Romney's 'Faith in America' Address

"Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin." (1)
"I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law." (2)
"If I am fortunate to become your President, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause, and no one interest." (3) (Published December 6, 2007 New York Times)

"Parley P. Pratt**, [Joseph Smith's right hand man], warned in 1838 that the Book of Mormon had "set the time for the over throw of our government and all other Gentile governments on the American continent. (History of the Church, vol. 4, 80.) Pratt made another bold announcement that same year:'" I will state as a prophesy, that there will not be an unbelieving Gentile upon this continent 50 years hence; and if they are not greatly scourged and in a great measure over thrown, within five or ten years from this date [i.e., 1888], then the Book of Mormon will have proved itself false. "' (One Nation Under Gods, Richard Abanes, pg 184-185)
*The first three quotes from Romney's 'Faith in America' address states that Romney will not be influenced by the Mormon faith nor its leaders. He is wrong when he makes such a bold statement. The quote from Parley P. Pratt is just one of many statements made by other church authorities.
** Parley P. Pratt is the great-great grandfather of Mitt Romney!

"I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers-I will be true to them and to my beliefs." (4)
*The 'faith of my fathers' is referred to the documentation of church history that is designed to produce 'faith' in all those who read the history in this day. Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sought to leave an accurate and complete record of its history, the official 'history' is a con
glomerate of well written and designed stories so that by reading them, one would feel uplifted and satisfied with the subject read.

"There is one fundamental question about which I often am asked. What do I believe about Jesus Christ? I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind. My church's beliefs about Christ may not all be the same as those of other faiths. Each religion has its own unique doctrines and history. These are not bases for criticism but rather a test of our tolerance. Religious tolerance would be a shallow principle indeed if it were reserved only for faiths with which we agree." (5)
*The prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley himself states that the Mormons do not believe the same Jesus as other Christian churches do.

"John Adams put it that we are 'thrown into the world all equal and alike.'" (6)
*Here's a few quotes from Mormon leaders from the past.
"Had I anything to do with the Negro, I would confine them by strict law to their own species..." (Joseph Smith, Jr. 1843)
"If that Negro is faithful all his days, he can enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant." (Mark E. Peterson, 1954)
"When God allows a spirit to take on a Negroid body, do you suppose He is unaware of the fact that he will suffer a social stigma? Therefore, if you say this Church is unjust in not allowing the Negro to bear the Priesthood, you must, to be consistent, likewise say that God is even more unjust in giving him a black skin." (The Glory of Mormonism, 1963)
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." (Brigham Young)
Note: In reference to quote 6, Romney did not use his own words in this part of his address!


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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.