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Mitt Romney, Mormons views on Blacks as a whole.

NO this isn't race baiting, it's an interesting read on Mormonism




(ThyBlackMan.com) Mitt Romney refuses to talk about his Mormon faith on the campaign trail and it’s probably a sound political strategy since his religion teaches that black people are cursed by God.Even though the overwhelming majority of African-American voters will support President Barack Obama in the general election over Mitt Romney, black Republicans have been particularly silent about how Mormons view black folks.For decades, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has taught that black people are “inferior” and “cursed” by God because of something sinister that blacks did before they were born.“And [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sorecursing, because of their iniquity,” according to a bizarre passage from the Book of Mormon. “For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, thatthey 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.”Shades of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials of 1692.


So where are the tough questions for Romney from black Republicans? Did they fold up their tents and go into hiding, hoping this religious controversy blows over? They should hold Mitt Romney’s feet to the fire instead of giving him a free pass. Many blacks view the Mormon church as racist and the African-Americans who make up only one percent of the six million Mormans in the United States are hard-pressed to convince critics otherwise.“Right now is a great opportunity for the church to say, ‘Let’s clear the air once and for all,’” Darron Smith, co-editor of the book “Black
and Mormon,” told USA Today. “But they won’t do it. And that’s going to put reasonable doubt in people’s minds about Mitt Romney and the Church.”Last week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) insisted that Obama’s campaign team will use Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith against him during the
presidential campaign.“You watch, they’re going to throw the Mormon church at him like you
can’t believe,” Hatch, who also practices the Mormon religion, told a group of Republicans.
Mitt Romney, the GOP frontrunner for president, has not spoken substantively about his religion and does not usually take questions about his Mormon faith. When he was recently asked by a GOP delegate about whether he agreed that black people were cursed by God, Mitt Romney, who seemed very agitated, answered “no” and quickly walked away. For Hatch, however, that was enough.


“You can find some pretty outlandish statements by some of our early leaders that we’ve all had to live with from time to time, but he handles it very well and I think [ Mitt Romney ] is going to do a good job,” Hatch told GOP delegates in Salt Lake City.Doing a good job? Mitt Romney hasn’t talked in depth about the warped notion that black people are cursed and he’s declined to take a position on the longstanding ban of black men from the Mormon priesthood. Until 1978, priest positions were only available to white men. The church, which also barred black men and women from temple
ceremonies, has never apologized for its discriminatory principles or explained its backward reasoning.

Here’s another reason Romney refuses to speak publicly about his faith: He already has a huge problem attracting women to his campaign, and his religion –created in 1830 …..…..and encourages polygamy – will certainly not ingratiate him with women voters. Mitt Romney’s faith will clearly become an issue in the campaign and will probably cause him some political headaches before it’s over. The billionaire White House hopeful continues to play his cards close to the vest. Mitt Romney, a successful businessman is shrouded, to some extent, in secrecy. He refuses to divulge all of his investments, he hides his financial holdings, and he always keeps the press at a
distance.

For a seemingly devoted public servant, Mitt Romney sure insists on his privacy. And when it comes to his questionable Mormon doctrine, he remains loyal –even to a fault. “I’m very proud of my faith, and it’s the faith of my fathers,” Mitt Romney said in a 2007 television interview. “And I’m not going to distance myself from my faith in any way.”

Read more:http://thyblackman.com/2012/04/11/mitt-romney-mormons-views-on-blacks-as-a-whole/


Added: Apr-11-2012 
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  • Predictable.
    They were bound to come after his religion sooner or later.
    Almost like they cannot help themselves.

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    • @wharris of course their going too, they've done it every president, especially obama and now romney, even though his is super cultish...then again i think all religion is

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    • @StopTheCancer
      Morman=Crazy ?

      I thought we were told the left was all about diversity and tolerance? Where is the love?

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    • @wharris Religious people are crazy to begin with lol !

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  • First requirement for any and all world leaders: No religious affiliation. The world would be a much better place.

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  • No journalist will ask Mitt if he wears the magic mormon underwear either

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  • The story probably comes from a belief that while Eve was out trying to find herself she was accosted by "an ape like being" that could talk who convinced her that she would not surely die if she ate the forbidden fruit. Some versions say the "being" pushed her into the tree and when she didn't die she also believed she wouldn't die if she ate the fruit. Additionally, in another versions the "being" knocked her up resulting in her, but not Adam's, first son Cain. More..

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  • Fascinating!!!! I had no idea that mormons felt this way. I guess I am not too old to learn something new. Thank you for the post.

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  • As an ex Mormon I can say that racism is fairly rampant in the church... Which BTW is actually more like a CULT :P

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    • @mylostsoul
      I'm a BYU Alumni and served a mission.

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    • @ConsortiumCzar
      I never saw it. I actually saw quite the opposite, with Mormons being over the top inviting to people with color. Are there racist Mormons? I'm sure there is as there is in any group.... to even include Blacks themselves.

      Notable black Mormons:
      Since her baptism in 1997, Gladys Knight has strived to raise awareness of black people in the LDS church.

      Thurl Bailey, basketball player and singer.
      Alex Boyé - actor and musician.
      Gladys Knight, who joined the church in More..

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    • @Fire37Rescue which byu ? provo, oahu, or idaho ?

      2 of my friends, and 1 non-mormon went to byu hawaii, best experience in hawaii, despite their honor code and having to keep a low profile despite living with them for a few weeks lol

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    • @mylostsoul
      I broke the honor code many times...like most rules, they were made to be broken.....

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    • @Fire37Rescue hahah touche, it just sucked we had to have code works for drinking, saying we were buzzed or drunk.

      the girls were either squares or kinda slutty lol

      and going to town or north shore was fun in oahu

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  • i wonder how this is going to go because from my understanding evangelicals really really dont like mormons not just on the simple superficial things, but rather on a fundamental level in that evangelicals are intensely against the idea that any human can become a god and live among him in heaven his as an equal. also theres a conversion war between the two of them so theres fierce competition for converts. but on some imagined evangelical hierarchy, does a non-denominational christian (though s More..

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  • "not race baiting" yet only Liberals bring up race and religion in any discussion.

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