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Mormonism Revealed; Twelve Facts Most People Don’t Know About The Mormon Church’s Past


I grew-up being indoctrinated in the faith known as Mormonism, and as a teenager I began to understand that several things didn’t add-up and lost my faith in a religion that to me, seemed to be of man and had nothing to do with God other than enriching the hierarchy of the Church leadership. Since I was a Mormon at one time I believed that I was well versed in Mormon history, but after watching the new H2 History Channel last night titled “Ten Things You Don’t Know About” which related to Mormon history, I realized there are many teaching that are not taught to members of the church, and according to polls on H2, approximately 80% of the general population remain in the dark about the true history of the Mormons. Some of these facts are sad, others are despicable, and one or two items are downright hilarious (to me) when I look back and remember the strict moral guidelines that the average members of the church are forced to adhere to. We subscribe to these History Channels and NatGeo to increase our knowledge and understanding of history and science and I hope that you find these facts as interesting as I did, whereas I’m sure that Mitt Romney and Mormons in general will not appreciate me attempting to convey their sordid past to the rest of the general public whom do not have the time or ability to view the H2 History Channel.

1.  The Mormon Church Is The Richest and Fastest Growing Church Per Capita In the United States

This is a fact that needs little or no commentary from me, and how they obtained some of their riches will be revealed as you go down through the list.

2.  Joseph Smith Was A Treasure Hunter

Joseph Smith was the founder of the Mormon Church. The family of Joseph Smith moved five times and finally settled in Palmyra, N.Y.  His father dabbled in a form of Fortune Telling known as Scrying in which a “Peep Stone” or Crystal were used to locate buried treasure. At thirteen years old, Joseph Smith also began scrying for buried treasure. He became known as a pretty good scryer; his method to find treasure was much like his father’s and he placed crystals in a top-hat and would then place his face directly into the hat which he claimed gave him visions of where the treasure was buried.

In 1825, he was hired by a Pennsylvania farmer who believed that Spanish Conquistadors had mined silver on his land. He was paid a generous salary, given room and board, however did not find any silver and was subsequently arrested and brought-up on charges for being a “disorderly person” and an “imposter;”  he was subsequently convicted of the charges. There is no record available whether or not he was fined or punished for said conviction. The conviction put an end to his treasure hunting and he formally renounced scrying. Eighteen (18) months later, he claimed to find another buried treasure and this one would change history!

3.  Book of Mormon says American Indians Were Jewish

In 1823, Joseph Smith stated that he was visited by an Angel named Moroni who told him that there were ancient texts written on solid gold plates which were hieroglyphs buried 1,400 years earlier on a nearby hill hidden (buried) under a rock. He found the hill and located the Golden Plates buried under a rock as the Angel had stated; he was also given a pair of “spectacles” by an Angel that allowed him to translate the plates to a friend, and this is the origin of the Book of Mormon.

Joseph Smith was able to convince another friend to sell his farm and publish the 588 page Book of Mormon; soon thereafter he incorporated the Church and within a year he had over a thousand followers. (In this particular time in our history, most churches were teaching “fire and brimstone” whereas Joseph Smith taught his followers that “they were the chosen ones of God” which seemed to make his teaching far more effective to people than continuously being bombarded by the thought that they were sinners and bound for Hell if they didn’t change their ways.)

4.  Masonic Rituals Inspire Mormon Rituals

Joseph Smith stated that all of the rituals incorporated in the Church doctrine were via direct communication with God; however, many of those rituals resemble those of the Freemasons. (Smith himself was a Mason and achieved the rank of “Master Mason.”) Without visual aids as I watched on H2, I won’t go any further into this piece of trivia except to mention that Mitt Romney is a 33rd Degree Mason himself.)

5.  Mormons Are Targets of Genocide

In 1831, Joseph Smith told his followers that God had commanded him to move to a new “Garden of Eden” located in Jackson County, Missouri. The people of Missouri resented the large influx of Mormons into their State and subsequently “tarred and feathered” their men, burnt down their houses and other infrastructure, and raped dozens of Mormon women. The Mormon’s retaliated by raiding non-Mormon towns, burning down their buildings and stealing their food supplies. In 1836, Missouri’s Governor Lilburn Boggs issued the following infamous order that was to be carried out by the State Militia:

“The Mormons must be treated as enemies and must be exterminated… Or driven from the State if necessary for the Public Peace – their outrages are beyond all description.” LINK

Days later, the State Militia conducted a surprise attack against a Mormon settlement that became known as the Haun’s Mill Massacre. Most of the Mormons escaped into the surrounding woods, although seventeen (17) Mormons and one (1) Mormon friendly individual were slaughtered on the spot before they could escape. In order to ensure that no more Mormons were murdered by the Missouri Militia, Joseph Smith led his people into nearby Illinois where they founded the town of Nauvoo.

6.  Joseph Smith’s Wife Threatens to Take Multiple Husbands

Unbeknownst to the majority of people, especially those of the Mormon faith (IMO), Joseph Smith had the tendency to fall in love with lots of women. It struck him that God would not care based on his belief that something that felt so good that it had to be right. How could God frown on something that was so pleasurable? With that mind-set, he began to practice polygamy and made it a proclamation so that other Mormon men could engage in the same practice.

Well, his wife Emma wasn’t buying it so she threatened to take on multiple husbands herself. (Evidently, that didn’t stop Joseph Smith or other Mormon men from engaging in “what felt so good it had to be right,” thus the practice of polygamy became one of the Doctrines of the Church.) Joseph Smith’s polygamy proclamation infuriated non-Mormons and set-off a fierce struggle between Mormons and non-Mormons. When Smith was arrested for destroying an opponent’s printing-press, a mob stormed the jail and murdered him on June 27, 1844.

(I’ve always wondered how Mormons are able as a majority to remain faithful to their wives in a percentage that exceeds the norm for non-Mormons… Maybe they have taken-up Emma’s philosophy in demanding multiple husbands if their husbands are unfaithful. LOL )

7.  Mormons Agree To Leave The United States

After the murder of Joseph Smith, nine (9) defendants were brought to trial for the crime and all nine of them were acquitted. This inflamed the Mormon community and once again, violence erupted between Mormons and non-Mormons. (Brigham Young, who was also a polygamist, was one of several that competed to lead the Mormons after the death of Joseph Smith. Rather than a “proclamation from God,” Brigham Young won the election by the Mormon community to take-over leadership of the Church.) The Governor of the State of Illinois brokered a ceasefire if the Mormons agreed to not only leave the State of Illinois, but the United States. The Mormons agreed.

Brigham Young decided they should move to a barren region of the Mexican Territory now known as Salt Lake City where they believed they would be safe from interference from the States or the U.S. government. After they were there for scarcely a year and after the conclusion of the Mexican/American War, the United States annexed the territory where Salt Lake City was located. Brigham Young then applied for Statehood; the U.S. Congress granted the Mormons “territorial status” and named it the Utah Territory because of the Ute Indians whom lived there far before the Mormons became its primary residents.

Brigham Young was appointed Governor of the new territory, and even though he was in title a “Governor,” he was more of a King and his word was the law of the land. Not only was he the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he was adored by his followers and they came to believe that he was a Prophet with a direct line to God. Not even the President of The United States held that kind of power….

8.  U.S. Deploys Troops To Subdue The Mormons

Joseph Smith was morally opposed to racism; Brigham Young did not share Smith’s views and believed in an ideology that today would be considered racist and under his leadership, Utah became a Slave Territory.

In 1857, when James Buchanan came into office, The Utah Territorial Legislature announced that it would not enforce any laws that it deemed unjust and that it would eject any Federal Official that didn’t live-up to the Mormons moral standards. President Buchanan then set out a laundry list of alleged treasonous activities by the Mormons, and in May of 1857, he sent 2,500 heavily armed Federal Troops to subdue the Utah Territory. President Buchanan believed that declaring war against a common enemy that everyone hated, the Mormons; he would be able to unite what was quickly becoming a divided country between North and South.

9. Mormons Massacre 120 Innocent Pioneers

In 1847, a wagon-train with approximately 145 pioneers arrived in Utah. There were rumors circulating in Salt Lake City that some of the pioneers participated in the Haun’s Mill Massacre and some of them were involved in murdering Joseph Smith, their beloved Prophet and founder of the Church. On September 6, 1857, a group of Paiute Indians and Mormons disguised as Indians attacked the group in a valley called Mountain Meadow.

The pioneers were able to circle their wagons and withstand the siege for five (5) days. After the initial attack failed and the siege lasted longer than expected, the Paiute Indians decided they wanted nothing more to do with it at which time the Mormon Militia was called-in whom decided to kill every last one of them who were still alive. After the Mormon Militia arrived, they sent in a Peace Emissary (Sic) that stated they were there to protect the pioneers from the Indians. The Mormon Militiamen marched the pioneer men out of the encampment in single-file and after about 30 minutes, the leader of the Militia screamed out “Halt, Do your Duty!” Each of the Militiamen then shot, at point-blank range, each and every one of the pioneers they were supposedly protecting from the Indians. Within a matter of minutes, all 120 of the pioneers they had marched from the camp were dead…

10.  Mormons Own Brothels

Mormon doctrine prohibits prostitution, but by the late 1800’s, Salt Lake City has become one of the largest cities in the West, and like other cities and settlements in the West, Brothels were common. The Brothels in Salt Lake City served a clientele that was mainly non-Mormon. Most of the Madames did not own the Brothels, but instead paid rent to their Mormon Landlords.

In 1847, the Mormon leadership figured-out a clever way to use their involvement in the Sex-trade to fight the government’s crack-down on Polygamy. They would hire prostitutes to entrap Federal Government Officials like the Utah Territorial Governor who was known to enjoy Ladies of the Night. They could then argue that prostitution was against the moral values of Christianity and it was the government whom were the hypocrites, not them. The strategy didn’t work and the government continued the crack-down on Polygamy.

Under pressure from the Federal Government, Church President Wilford buckled and in 1890, he subsequently revealed that “God had changed his mind on the whole question of Polygamy and now considered it morally wrong.”  The U.S.Congress then admitted Utah as a State with the express condition that a ban on Polygamy was written into the State Constitution.

11.  Mormon Banks Finance Mob-Owned Hotels and Casinos in Las Vegas

In 1954,a small Mormon backed bank called the “Bank of Las Vegas”  loaned money to the Sahara, the Fremont, and the Stardust, all of which had one thing in common; they were all Mob-owned by Mafia Kingpins like Frank Costello and Myer Lansky. Legitimate sources of money to build the Mob’s Casinos has not been available until the Bank of Las Vegas allowed them to access “Legal Money” which until that time had never been available to them.

Everyone made out; the Mormons made millions of dollars in cash and tithes and the Mob was able to access “Legitimate Loans” which had eluded them in other areas of the nation. The windfall in tithes came from a large community of Mormons who worked in the casinos and lived in Las Vegas. (The rank and file membership of the Mormon Church are known as some of the most trustworthy people in the United States and are highly sought-after by many of our alphabet agencies, especially the FBI, and they still maintain a commanding presence in Las Vegas Casinos)

12.  Another Politically Motivated Revelation From God by The Mormons

This entry I did not glean from the H2 History Channel, but is an opinion of my own. I remember when blacks were demonstrating around Temple Square in Salt Lake City, as they believed they were being discriminated against by the Mormon Church. (Blacks were allowed to attend Church Services, but were not allowed to hold the Priesthood even though they were devout Mormons and lived the strict lifestyle as dictated by Mormon doctrine.) The protests were big news in Salt Lake City and the Mormons were trembling with anger, and to this day, I remain unaware if their protests were reported upon by the Mainstream News Media. I had already lost my faith in the Mormon Church and spoke with my Mother and Grandmother about the situation, inquiring whether or not they believed the Church would reverse their stand on admitting Blacks to the Priesthood. Both replied “Absolutely Not! God doesn’t change his mind because of politics.”

I was not impressed and bet that within a month or two, another “Revelation from God” would be handed-down to the President of the Church, and much to my shock and surprise, the revelation I expected didn’t take months, but came within a few days. I look upon this in the same manner that I view Brigham Young’s revelation that “God changed his mind on Polygamy” when the United States Congress refused to admit Utah as a State until they agreed to ban Polygamy as a Church practice and incorporate it into the State Constitution. I also find it unsettling that someone appears to be trying to re-write history on Wikipedia. Please follow this LINK to see why I’m questioning the so-called facts that appear on their site in regard this issue.

Author’s Note:

This article was not written in an attempt to bash Mormons, but to disseminate past historical facts that the majority of the nation still remains unaware of, most of which I, who grew-up being indoctrinated as a Mormon, never was aware of myself. As anyone who operates a Casino in Las Vegas will attest to, the majority of the rank and file membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have a reputation of being some of the most trustworthy people in the world – and I believe that is 100% correct. Those who follow their doctrine don’t drink alcohol, coffee or anything else that contains caffeine, they attend Church and church-related functions on such a regular basis that it was one of the reasons I decided to leave the faith myself because it left little or no personal time for me or my family and I found that to be unacceptable.

The Church also has its own “Welfare” system and they look-down on members that apply for Social Services, because in reality, Mormonism is a religion where they take care of their own to a degree that would shock those who know little or nothing of the real intricacies that involve being a Mormon. I was Baptized when I was 12 years old, and even though I have never been excommunicated from the Church, that may change soon after the publication of this article. I also do not believe that the Mormon religion is a cult any more than any other religion, and for those whom believe that their religion is the one and only path to Heaven, I would suggest that our personal behavior and belief that we have a duty to help one another while not causing other people harm is probably a far easier way to reach Heaven is such a place exists.

 

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  • catharine

    there are so many areas of untruth and bending and stretching the truth in your story that I don’t know where to begin…but lets start with this one…the bank that lent money to finance casinos was indeed owned by a person who professed to be a member of the mormon faith..but.you imply that it was a MORMON owned bank…as if the church owned the bank….using your logic…I could label wells fargo a presbyterian bank because the founder, henry wells was raised in the presbyterian church!…. the mormon church is not responsible for the actions of people who consider themselves members….

  • Kathay57

    How convenient for you. It’s always the “ex-mormons” who, because they can’ t or dont want to hack the ridget spiritusl standards that the Church demands, start “kicking against the pricks” as it says in the scriptures. You are a true don of perdition who can leave the church, but you can’t leave it ALONE. You know you are perdition, and with that comes bitter gall and, like Lucifer, your desire is to make as many souls miserable like unto yoursrlf as you can. I hope you realize that the innocent folks that read your hate-filled trash will suffer like you, but will have the chance to accept the truth in this life or the next, UNLIKE you will be able to. Have your fun or repent and recend all of these lies with a public declaration. You should pray snd search your soul and ask God to make Satan release your heart so you can live. You make me sad for you and for the uninformed that would have accepted the church if not for the cunning man, and that’s you, Brother.

    • http://thepoliticalbandit.com/ William Cormier

      Kathay57;

      Now that the commenting system is fixed (Temporarily at least) because someone was stupid enough to disable comments on a recent article I wrote I came to notice your comment. It’s obvious that you don’t believe in free speech nor did you take note of the courtesy in which I attempted to treat the rank and file membership of the Church. I also noted that you failed to post any substantiation that what I wrote above is incorrect.

      1. First of all, I left the Church decades ago, so your comment that “You are a true “don of perdition” who can leave the church, but you can’t leave it ALONE” is false on its face, as this is the first negative (If you call historical facts “negative”) article I have written about the Church since I left so very long ago…

      2. I will not make a public statement to rescind what I have written because what I have written is the truth. (BTW, learn to spell; rescind is not spelled “recend.”)

      3. Thankfully, I am not your “Brother.”

      4. What made me write an article like this would be the most obvious question, however, it’s not one that you asked but one that I feel needs an answer. There are five or six reasons, and it wasn’t one singular incident that made up my mind to leave the Church:

      a. In the early 80’s my Mother ran a small business that supplied labor to clean apartments and homes that were brand-new; yes, they have to be cleaned, as they are dusty, have stickers and marks on the windows, etc., and all that is associated with constructing new apartment and homes. She did not clean homes and apartment that were inhabited because of the associated liability.We were active Church members and she was asked if she would consider cleaning some of the condominiums that were lived in by many of the High Priests of the Church located on the hills above the Temple in Salt Lake City. Mom didn’t want to do it, however, she was offer $10.00 per hour, and in the early 80’s, that was nothing to pass-up.

      The Condo’s we were cleaning back then ranged from 1.3 Million dollars and up, many of which were only one (1) bedroom. Our jaws actually dropped in disbelief as we saw bathrooms that contained bathtubs that actually had Golden Lion’s heads where the water flowed into these magnificent creations that we had only seen in movies and to be honest, often thought as them as exaggerations – not a true representation of reality. Were they solid gold? I honestly don’t know, but they were Gold Plated and we were were warned not to use anything abrasive on them when they were cleaned (No, they were not lacquer coated nor any other type of clear-coat;) we also noticed that if they had been brass, there would have been some evidence of being slightly tarnished where it was extremely hard to reach in crevices, etc. – none of which had any signs of tarnish whatsoever. The Condo’s that we cleaned rivaled or surpassed many of the homes that we currently see on television that the “Rich and Famous” live in and made an indelible impression on us that to this day I nor my Sister will never forget. (My Mother has already passed on, so I cannot ask her to testify to what she witnessed. There were a couple that only she was allowed into to clean as we had not been in the church as long as her and for reasons I am still unaware of to this very day am unsure why there was such secrecy on what was contained in two or three of those residences.

      Since you’re obviously so religious I’m sure you remember your Scriptures – correct?

      Matthew 19:24: (American King James Version) “And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

      3. Another reason I wrote this article is because Mitt Romney was running for President of the United States and as he blatantly made the public aware of, he represented the 1-5% of the American public, not the Middle-class, and certainly not the poor and disadvantaged. (He was far too much like Orin Hatch, another GOP’er that practiced obstructionism and was more interested in tax cuts for the wealthy rather than representing the “Average Joe” whom is representative of the bulk of our population.

      The reason I’m not mentioning all of the reasons I left the Church is because I do like and respect the rank and file membership of the Church, and as I stated above, if I had to choose a religion, it would be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I did not write the above essay to “bash” rank and file members, but to educate those who are unaware of the Church’s true history, and if you have evidence that what I wrote above is incorrect, then please, by all means please add it in a comment and I will immediately change the essay to reflect any and all of the mistakes I made. I also believed that if Mitt Romney would have been elected as our next President the destruction of the Middle-class would have continued unabated and like George W. Bush would have made matters in this nation even worse than they are now – and being a Progressive Independent, I felt that it was my duty to those whom are unemployed and having trouble feeding their families to try and prevent someone who constantly changed positions, was caught in too many lies to mention, and would have substantially made this nation far worse than what it is today.

      Here’s the real shocker to those that are reading this essay and comment. I’m willing to bet almost anything I have that the individual that posted this comment is not a woman, is extremely well educated, almost to the point of being a prodigy in the computer industry, and truly believes what they are stating. I also believe that it is this individual who has been hacking this site and works for a major corporation in this nation and falls into one of three categories…

      1. It’s an LDS member working on our government’s Cyber Crime Division and/or the new Unit that was established to counter cyber attacks and establish an offensive capability against those of whom it has been proven are hacking into our country’s DOD and other sensitive agencies and pose a serious threat to our national security.

      2. An individual working for a major corporation that meets the above profile.

      3. An individual who is a shirt-tail relative that I know is a computer prodigy whom is LDS and has in the past tangled with me before on issues that he/she had no real knowledge of and assumed facts that they had no real knowledge of.

      I imagine that anyone would ask how I came to the above conclusion(s). It’s actually rather easy once I sat down and analyzed what little data I had. After I got our DISCUS commenting system back online, I noted that someone was still turning off the comments only on selective articles, and one of them was this one that referenced the LDS Church which was written eight (8) months ago. The venom and hatred in the above comment is wholly uncharacteristic for the Church that I remember and the LDS faith as a whole, so this tells me that I may be dealing with someone that states they are LDS but is in reality is fooling themselves rather than anyone that is intimately acquainted with the Mormon faith. They may believe they are somehow helping the Church but I believe the comment above demonstrates a certain amount of personal hatred towards me personally that has nothing to do with the above comment and to use a Biblical term, has hardened their heart and is devoid of what it means to be a Christian/Member of the Church.

      To whoever it was that wrote the above comment. Leave me and this site alone and in a couple of months I will make this article private so that it is still filed away but will not be available to the public. You may not know it, but you may be under surveillance at this very moment. I have had a long-time former employee that is also a computer prodigy looking into this matter and I have talked to one of the Corporations that I suspect he/she is employed at. One last thought; look at what you wrote above and ask yourself if you’re helping the Church or in fact making it obvious that some Church members, perhaps the leadership themselves, are hateful and devious to the point of breaking the law, the latter of which I believe is an extremely remote possibility. I’m also guessing that if your employer finds out that you’re the one hacking into this site you may lose your job and also be reprimanded by the Church, as this is not how matters are handled within the LDS Church, at least to the best of my knowledge and belief.

      Please note that I have not Tweeted this comment nor made it public on any of the Social Networking sites to enhance my traffic. I want this BullS**t to stop and I’m willing to compromise on an issue that I normally wouldn’t do in deference to the rank and file membership of the Church. This is the only warning you will receive.

      Finally, if it is the government that is hacking this site, then the road ahead will be long and fought with a lot of stress and hard work on my part to keep the comments open and free of censorship. Even if I were to pass on tomorrow I have made arrangement that family members will pay for the monthly fees to keep it online as this is my legacy and what information is contained in ten years of writing I wish to live on long after I leave this world, especially as it concerns predictions I have made in regard geological matters.

      I hope you have an extremely Happy New Year and come to understand that your actions are at best misguided and at worst, criminal – not something that your God would look upon too kindly.

  • Tex

    Yes William you are correct “if I cant explain then why post”. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. Yes a “Mormon” the very nickname that the mobs gave the members of the church. I have been a member for a long time also and am of my years so I too know a thing or two about the history of the church.
    I get this feeling though that somewhere along the way something happened that would cause you to spend so much of your time trying to diminish the belief of others. I don’t usually explain myself in these circumstances because I get the feeling that it wont change the way you feel, so why explain?
    There are many things in history that I wish I could go back and change due to others choices but it still wont change anything. I have family that have grown up in other religions who are now proud of their faith but if I were to write of something I wouldn’t spend my time writing about negative aspects of those faiths just because my family had some negative experiences.
    From what you’ve told me neither one of us have much time left so I think we should spend the time we do have left writing or whatever we do in positive notes, because articles like this wont change a thing. I can also explain to you what is twisted in this article until i’m blue in the face but it seems like you would rather believe in something you’ve heard on TV or read in a book from people who don’t know much about the religion.
    I’m sorry you have had a negative experience with the Mormon faith and I’m sure that has weighed heavily on you. there are people that have offended me many times in the church but I often go back to the fact that the church is perfect and the people are not. I saw this program on H2 just a few days ago.was this your production? or are you just printing what you’ve heard? there are explanations about what you’ve written here and about your experiences but i’m not the one that will explain it.
    I’m imperfect so I am sorry if I have offended you in any way it’s just that it gets tiring hearing about such negativity from people that try to derail others just because they are different, but no matter what you say and you can even post your white Horse Prophesy explanation, would lead me to disbelieve what I know to be true.
    I wish you the very best.

    • http://thepoliticalbandit.com/ William Cormier

      Your post today definitely earns you a Kudo for your tone and honesty, and I am sincerely appreciative for your honesty in spite of not attempting to debunk the article itself and understand that the very essence of religion is faith – and that doesn’t matter what religious beliefs that anyone chooses to endorse and/or believe in… That said, fact-checking various belief systems helps to separate the obviously made-up religions from those that may have some discoverable historical context and/or validity. I classify myself as spiritual but not religious and place my belief in the Golden Rule and the concepts of Karma; as a child I always wondered why evil always seemed to be so prevalent and questioned why those whom made it their life goals to wreck destruction and misery on those less fortunate appeared to be “bulletproof”, a question that my Grandmother always answered with: “The Devil always protects his own.” That answer served me well as a child but as an adult it it no longer has any relevance and is an excuse – not an explanation that should be considered by anyone other than a child.

      Finally, let me say this; the rank and file membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are some of the most honest and trustworthy people in the entire world. Today, if I was forced to choose a religion it would be LDS – not because I believe in the doctrine, but because of the people. That statement DOES NOT include the hierarchy of the church who, in my opinion, are nothing more than thieves and hypocrites who will engage in any activity to enrich themselves while enforcing a double-standard for the rank and file membership. It’s a known fact that our nation’s alphabet agencies, i.e., CIA, FBI, NSA, etc., go out of their way to recruit Mormons to fill their ranks because of their exceptional honesty and moral turpitude. For those who are unaware of the Church’s beliefs, Mormon’s do not believe in drinking alcohol, caffeine, or any other substance that will alter and/or hurt their bodies. They sincerely believe that our bodies are Temples and should be treated as such. Because of their belief system, LDS Agents are almost impossible to blackmail or be turned into double-agents and possess a work ethic that far surpasses the average American. (IMO – and I base this on experience, not merely opinion.) Again, for those that are unaware of the legendary honesty of the rank and file membership, Howard Hughes, as eccentric and quirky as he was would only employ Mormon bodyguards in his latter years. Furthermore, Mormon workers are highly sought in Las Vegas to work in the gambling industry – again because of their honesty and work ethic, even though the Church DOES NOT condone gambling of any type. As a footnote, I don’t believe there is another religion in the world that takes care of their own like the Church does and they even have their own welfare system for those whom are struggling and frown on members using public assistance.

      It may appear that I am painting a rosy picture of Mormonism, and to some degree I am, however, please do not apply anything I’ve said to the Church Leadership, 98% or more of which are Republicans and still remain some of the most hypocritical, sorry SOB’s on the face of the earth. For those who have followed Orin Hatch’s career and Mitt Romney, it should be obvious that as a religious entity, the LDS Church endorses any and all governmental policies that favor the 1% and could care less if the 99% die or find somewhere else to live – as long as it’s not around them. LDS doctrine mandates that the Church follow the “Law of the Land,” however, that doctrine is conveniently ignored by the Church’s leaders whenever they can get away with it and stay off of the public’s radar.

      Tex, I’d suggest that you try and do some fact checking on what I’ve written and see for yourself what I am referring to; the Church does not believe in gambling however allow their members to support what they believe is against God’s will. Can you explain that? The Church states that the law of the land should be respected, however, if you have ever lived in Utah, the Church DOES believe in a very high degree of censorship and for decades, until more non-Mormon’s moved into Utah, the state was a nightmare of censorship and discrimination again non church members, including but not limited to running some people out of the state entirely.

      Again, I appreciate your comment and we can agree to disagree, but I will always believe that facts and prior actions of the Church without question or doubt support my belief that the LDS Church is of man – not God.

  • tex

    Wow I love to see how things get turned around and misconstrued. Enough said!

    • http://thepoliticalbandit.com/ William Cormier

      You have stated that “things get turned around and misconstrued;” Please explain what exactly was “turned around and misconstrued” rather than simply stating that the article is incorrect, which at best is misleading and at worst is evidence that if you’re a Mormon, you don’t know the true history of the church. If you believe this is misleading then explain exactly how and why it is otherwise why bother to post a comment at all?

      Next I will be writing about the “White Horse Prophesy” and if you didn’t like this piece I’m quite sure your head will explode when I post that article, which is not common knowledge to anyone outside of the church. I’m 61 years old and grew-up as a Mormon so I know what I’m talking about. I also held the Priesthood so don’t think that I’m talking about matters that I am not privy to, and if anyone cares to fact-check this piece or the next one I’d be interested in hearing about it. Have a great day! :)

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