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Time Magazine on Mitt Romney

Time Magazine has an article on its web site about Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney titled, “What Romney Believes.” While the article does not get into the religious beliefs of Mitt Romney, it does get into some of the moral flip flops that he has made in his past in order to gain the support of the voters he is trying to reach.

Isn’t it interesting how the Mormon Church has done the same thing in it’s past? Here are a few changes;

      • In 1890 the Mormon Church issued what has been known as “The Manifesto.” This statement condemns polygamy and was necessary to institute in order for Utah to be admitted into the Union as a State.
      • There once was a time when Mormons downplayed the term “Christian” and instead wanted to be known as Mormons. Now, in an attempt to be accepted, they claim to be Christians.
      • In 1978 the LDS Church changed it’s doctrine regarding blacks holding the priesthood. Because of outside political pressure, blacks are now accepted.
      • In 1990 the Mormon Church made significant changes in their temple ceremonies because it became known that those rituals included blood oaths and the mockery of Christian clergy.

      Is Romney just following the example of his Church or does he really flip flop on important issues? Either way, it makes me uncomfortable to think about a man running for the Presidency when he changes back and forth. I can’t help but ask the question, what is he promising now that will change once he gets the position he desires? A wise man once said;

      But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil. (Matthew 5:37)

      Top ten reasons to vote for a Mormon President

      I received this from a friend of mine (Dave Roberts) who has ministered in Utah for a long, long time. Some of these will not make sense unless you know Mormonism pretty well.

      Go, Mitt…

      10) The National Cathedral could be renamed the National Tabernacle.

      9) NASA could commission a satellite to ‘hie to Kolob.’

      8) The Secret Service could be renamed the Sacred Service.

      7) All official government prayers could include the phrase ‘that we all can get home safely.’

      6) Napoleon Dynamite could get someone other than Pedro elected.

      5) The President could not only explain things in Layman’s terms, but also Lemuel’s terms.

      4) The President could issue pardons in exchange for 100% home teaching.

      3) Not only could he pronounce ‘Nuclear’ but also ‘Mahonri Moriancumer’ and ‘Maher Shalal Hash Baz.’

      2) At his inauguration he would swear on the Bible ‘as far as it is translated correctly.’

      1) Finally, a first family large enough to fill up the White House.

      Mitt Romney and Mormonism

      Here is a good video put together by some colleagues in the ministry. A number of our friends were interveiwed for this 32 minute video. Check out the section starting at 1:30 and ending at 2:32.

      Hmm… If Mitt is open to talking about the most unusual thing about his religion, Noah’s ark according to Mitt’s own lips, then why does he refuse to talk about the things that are not as unusual to Mormonism, say like, Jesus coming back to Missouri or God having a material body and being fathered by another God?

      Another another note, Mitt said to the interviewer “You haven’t exactly got those doctrines right.” If she got them wrong, what exactly was wrong and why didn’t he correct her?