Monday, November 05, 2012
Mitt Romney and the Mormon Question
Lordy. I must admit that I didn't think Mitt Romney's deep involvement with the Mormon Church should be an issue in the U.S. election campaign.
For compared to all his other liabilities, and character defects, or his many crass sermons in the Temple of the One Percent, it seemed so trivial.
And besides in religion-crazy America, what's one more homophobic, women hating faith, or cult?
But now after watching this video I feel I might have made a big mistake.
Christ will appear in Jerusalem, Romney said, waving his hands for effect. “That’s where the coming and glory of Christ occurs,” he said. “We also believe that over the thousand years that follows, the millennium, he will reign from two places, that the law will come forward from one place, from Missouri and the other will be in Jerusalem.”
Because let's face it eh? Mitt seemed awfully...um...agitated, when he was talking about religion, and didn't know he was being taped.
And anyone who believes that some deity, any deity or Monkey God, could rule over us from Missouri a.k.a. Missoura, shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a nuclear button. Anywhere near the White House.
Or for that matter, anywhere near a White Horse.
Mitt Romney wants voters to see him as the man to save the economy and right the country, the redeeming American hero riding in on the proverbial white horse. Just not that White Horse.
That’s the one in the old Mormon prophecy attributed to Joseph Smith, which predicts that after the banks fail and when the Constitution is nearing collapse, Mormons flush with wealth — the White Horse, in the prophecy’s metaphor — will rise and lead America back to greatness.
Because never mind the Magic Mormon Underwear eh?
This is scary stuff:
After warning signs of trouble in the Middle East and anti-Mormon sentiment pervading the government, “You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber,” the prophecy has Smith saying.
But “it will be preserved and saved by the efforts of the White Horse,” who will “stand by the Constitution of the United States as it was given by the inspiration of God.” There will be a Black Horse — American blacks, as the text is commonly interpreted — that sides with England and France, but eventually they’ll all submit to the White Horse as the religion fulfills its world-conquering destiny in an Armageddon-style war with the Russians—while keeping an eye on the looming threat of China.
So I really wish somebody had asked the former Mormon Bishop this question:
Who inspires you the most Mitt ? The Billionaire's Club that bankrolled your campaign, some mysterious old geezer in your secretive, and extremely political and reactionary church, Bain Capital, or Jesus of Missoura?
And could you give us a rough idea when the Third World War might start? Because the rest of us REALLY want to know. So we can start digging, or stocking up a year's supply of food, like Mormons are commanded to do.
But nobody did.The MSM was too afraid of being accused of religious persecution. It was just another question Romney never answered. Another attack that didn't land.
So millions of Americans will vote for a man without having any idea about his bizarre beliefs, or where he might take them.
Or even what the White Horse might look like...
Oh boy. Everyone duck and cover. Or assume the Mormon missionary positions.
Or just pray to anyone or ANYTHING. The American election is almost here.
And it's going to be a long and scary night...
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