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)