As Bishop of the Ward for the LDS Church, Mitt Romney taught that PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE LOATHSOME.
FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/07/18 15:52:23
Romney held several specific positions in the local lay clergy, which generally consists of males over the age of 12. Around 1977, he became a counselor to the president of the Boston Stake. He served as bishop of the ward (ecclesiastical and administrative head of his congregation) at Belmont, Massachusetts, from 1981 to 1986. As such, in addition to home teaching, he also formulated Sunday services and classes using LDS scriptures to guide the congregation.
Personally, I could give a crap what a President's religion is. But when a candidate for the Presidency not only belongs to a religion, but has taught "scripture" to the congregation as a Bishop of the Ward, which has doctrine such as THIS.. YOU BET his religion matters. This is not someone I want in charge of the country. Teaching this from a pulpit under the guise of a religion is no different than screaming it from under a hood in front of a burning cross.
"And [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God; I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities." (Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 5:21)
Now.. This was not written 2000 years ago.. This was written less than 200 years ago and is what Mormons actually believe. This teaching is fundamental in understanding Josephs Smith's scriptures. It is one of the basic principles of the Book of
Mormon and is what ties Native Americans to the Ancient Hebrews (Which
has now been proven impossible through Mitochondrial DNA research.)
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