Romney, Polygamy, Racism and the Mormon Church
Well tomorrow is a big day for Iowa. The elections on Tuesday night (January 3, 2011), are supposed to be a good indication of how the rest of the nation might look for the big vote come this November. Let’s pray that people will make good decisions when choosing who they want to represent this great nation of ours!
One of the main concerns I believe people should have when choosing a president is the moral character of that person. Case in point is obviously the Mitt Romney topic. If this guy supports the Mormon Church then of course his tithe money is going to be sent to Salt Lake City. Remember, those are your tax dollars.
Now if Mr. Romney believes and condones what the Church does then I can tell you straight up that he’s not going to believe Mormonism has any culpability in the debauchery still going on with the residual fruits of Joseph Smith.
The LDS Church will not admit that because of Joseph Smith’s philandering ways there has arisen many sectors of his so-called restoration of the gospel. And the adoration they pour forth for this man is and should be questionable, but you won’t find any questions like this coming from Mitt Romney. If he can’t question the moral character of someone like Joe Smith shouldn’t that tell us something about Mr. Romney’s decision making process? Read our latest thought of the day about Mormonism and Joe Smith’s way of thinking here http://lifeafterministry.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/thought-of-the-day-about-mormonism-32
Writing about the various problems arising from the sects of Mormonism has been sitting on a back shelf of my to-do-list for years now and while I may or may not get to all that I have to say regarding this subject one thing is very clear in my mind.
Polygamy breeds incest.
There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, that gets me moving faster than when someone steps in to defend those who practice this nauseating, slime-ball behavior. The iniquitous conduct of Mr. Joseph Smith still permeates the Mormon psyche today as I write this. His “residual fruits” of Mormonism are found in the likes of Warren Jeffs, Kody Brown, Tom Green, Rulon Jeffs and the rest of them.
The mainstream Mormon Church can give all the publicity statements they want when telling the public at large these aren’t part of the Mormon Church but the truth is that these miserable groups are cut from the same cloth. The Book of Mormon is waved proudly from their pulpits and remember; this is what Romney reads. I’m praying he also reads the article I saw in the Huffington Post today about this subject.
The author and editors should be applauded for standing up and speaking truth. The author, Sam Brower, spoke of the effects of polygamy and what you don’t see behind the scenes. Birth defects, illegally taking government welfare money, underage brides and STD’s are but a few of the problems incurred when living that lifestyle. The detail and thought that went into his article are important reminders to all of us why polygamy was outlawed to begin with and should continue to be so.
But let me tell you what it was like growing up in mainstream Mormonism, two generations after polygamy. The mindset doesn’t change. The only difference between those bygone days and the Church today is that there’s only one set of sheets to change. Everything else is the same.
Women still think of themselves as a baby producing machine and see no other virtuous qualities about her while falsely believing her spirit has been sexually begotten by a polygamous god and one of his wives in heaven. Everything still revolves around sex. Not even her soul is created without mentioning it was because of sex.
Much like the major change in 1978 about the blacks receiving the priesthood, only the public display of diversity looks better. Blacks can get into the priesthood now but the holy Mormon scriptures still teach that blacks are inferior and made poor choices in a pre-existent spirit world. The Mormon Church says they don’t practice polygamy today, but their books still say it’s the only way to heaven. It’s kinda like my mother. She says she has no problem with people of color in the Church, but my mother is racist. You can hear it in her vocabulary when she’s referring to anyone on the television who isn’t white. It’s very telling.
Growing up in mainstream Mormonism I was taught how to be proud of my polygamous ancestors. They toiled, they pushed handcarts, and they struggled to make Utah what it is today. My grandmother “didn’t care” that she had to share her wedding bed with her sister and three other women. Really? As a grown woman I just can’t imagine such a thing.
What you won’t see in the pictures that lined the hallways of our homes are the stories each of those women held. The majority of them lived through a nightmarish hell. Jealousy, back-biting, degrading, soul ripping torture is what goes on inside the people who have to live like this.
And how do I know this? I’ve read diaries, spoken to hundreds of relatives and others just like my family who all tell the same stories. A good friend of mine had two aunts that came over from England in the late nineteenth century and the two sisters were promised everything short of the moon if they’d make the trip to Utah. Things were not as they were promised when they arrived and both young women killed themselves over the polygamy issue. How holy is that?
The author of the Huffington Post article brilliantly pointed out that people like Kody Brown and his entourage get high public ratings for living an unconventional lifestyle, but no one cares about the kids. Most girls don’t have more than an 8th grade education. Is that what you want for your daughter? What about your son? Do you want him booted out of the home because he’s the competition?
The only time that polygamy should be a private matter is when kids aren’t involved. If you want to aspire to having a harem of women slobbering all over you have at it, but don’t bring kids into your sick scenario and then raise them to believe they have to do the same thing. Sex for salvation is a tawdry game and that’s all this whole thing is about.