Why And How: On Mitt

topic image
Friday, Apr 28, 2006, at 10:48 AM
Why And How Romney's Mormonism Should Be An Issue In The Campaign
Original Author(s): Baura

As a RM and former SP etc. Romney has been through the temple, has "taken out his endowments" and been married in the temple. Part of the endowment ceremony involves the Law of Sacrifice in which the participant agrees to consecrate EVERYTHING he has including his time and talents to the building up of the Kingdom of God which is defined as the Mormon Church.

Again when Romney was married part of the marriage ceremony was to vow to keep every covenant and promise that he made in the temple. This isn't something of minor importance to him. It is intricately woven into his very self, marriage and family life.

Now GAs (OK Packer) have pointed out to academics that they should not view the Church through their field of specialty but should view the field of their specialty through the lens of the Church. Packer even suggested that if by doing so they lose professional standing in their field then this is part of their "sacrifice" for the Kingdom of God.

Ezra Taft Benson's famous "14 steps in following the prophet" talk stated emphatically that "the Prophet" (president of the Mormon church) can be involved in the political realm.

Now isn't this something that a member of the American electorate should be aware of when voting for the President of the United States? Let's not say "Vote against Romney because he's a Mormon" and let's not say "Vote for Romney because he's a Mormon." However let's say "here are some facts you should know when evaluating Romney as a candidate."

Isn't that the point of a campaign? To get to know about the candidate? Shouldn't Romney's temple oaths and their implications (as defined by Church leaders themselves) be part of the discussion of his fitness to become the most powerful man in the world? Shouldn't the oaths Romney took in the temple which involve everything he does outside the temple be discussed and dissected by the media? Shouldn't Romney be grilled in detail on this?

Romney shouldn't mind discussing this--after all, he hasn't "slit his throat" while promising secrecy for over 16 years now.

*Please click on the heading above to go to Mormon Curtain and read several articles about Mitt when he ran for President back in 2008.*


About Me

My photo
Michigan, United States
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.