Monday, June 25, 2012

If Mormons Are Willing To Violate Their Own Articles Of Faith; Then How Can We Really Trust Romney To Obey The Presidential Oath Of Office?

The Dangers Of Electing A Mormon President.
This is how Mormons REALLY think behind your back.

Issue # 2                                                                                                                           June 25, 2012

If Mormons Are Willing To Violate Their Own Articles Of Faith; Then How Can We Really Trust Romney To Obey The Presidential Oath Of Office?

Joshy is a frequent Mormon Defender of the Faith on Yahoo Answers. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that Joshy is always right; just that he has many unsubstantiated opinions.
"Romney has said that it's a state's matter to decide [same-sex marriage], in other words, he would be allowing people to decide for themselves." (Unrine)
This would certainly prove that Romney values Mormon Article of Faith #11:
"We claim the priviledge of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same priviledge, let them worship how, where, or what they may." (Friend)
As we shall see though this isn't the truth; Romney wants to take away from the states their right, as a state, to dictate their own state laws regarding marriage. Romney's own Senior Compaign Advisor, a Roman Catholic, Ed Gillespie, went on MSNBC's Daily Rundown, and stated Romney's position loud, and very clear:
"Romney will actively push for a Constitutional Amendment to take away rights of states to voluntarily extend marriage equality to same sex couples." (Isreal)
A Constitutional Amendment takes away not only a state's right to legislate marriage, but it denies that right to same-sex marriages to the people as well.

Joshy that is not "allowing people to decide for themselves." (Unrine)

Romney's very own words reveal his anti-same-sex-marriage attitude. While at the 2012 CPAC convention, Romney boldly proclaimed from the pulpit:
"On my watch we fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from turning into the Las Vegas of gay marriage." (Isreal)
So proud is Romney at this ability to contain the viral spread of the sinful same-sex marriage movement, that he made a similar comment when he said, while Governor, he was so consumed with worry that Massachusetts would become "San Francisco East." (Barbaro)

Romney Is Against Same-Sex Marriage AND Civil Unions.

Some people and organizations have proposed civil unions as a compromise to same-sex marriages; to give same-sex couples the same benefits as a marriage. There are problems associated with civil unions that federal laws would still have to work out - filing tax returns for instance. But this compromise has been ruled out by Mormon Romney:
"My view is the same as it's been from the beginning," Mr Romney told a CBS affiliate in Denver. "I don't favor civil unions, if it's identical to marriage, and I don't favor marriage between people of the same gender." (Barbaro)
When Romney was asked to explain why he isn't for civil unions, he expressed that he feels that civil unions are just marriage by another name.

Who Get Married? Who Conducts Marriages?
Who gets married? Atheists get married. Buddists get married. Wiccans get married. Many people get married, and many of those couples are not Christian. Marriage isn't a Christian religion event, like communion, marriage is a civil function available to the public; Christian and non-Christian alike.
"The marriage issue now in the United States is a legal/governmental matter. Listen carefully the next time you happen upon a ceremony, near the end of the religious or secular event the official will utter 'by the power invested in me by the state of (insert state), I now pronounce you..." commented Brian Hoover (Feiler)
Anyone desiring to be married goes to the local government to obtain a marriage license, then they find someone authorized by the state to perform the marriage, once the ceremony is complete, the authorized official completes the marriage license and files the license back with the local government which issued it.

Sometime later, twenty-four percent of Americans will seek a divorce. These individuals will hire attorneys, who file divorce papers in local divorce courts, which dissolve the marriage.

Nowhere is a religious organization required in the United States to perform a marriage. In some states, like Florida, any Notary Public is authorized to perform marriages.

What Are Mormons Thinking BEHIND Your Back?
Many Mormons apparently believe that same-sex marriages involve the homosexual couples consumating the marriage in the church ceremony.
"I'm sorry I didn't know homosexual activity was considered worship. I didn't know gays wanted to have sex in church. In fact none of the churches you have listed here practice homosexuality as part of their worship services." says J.P. on Yahoo Answers. (Unrine)
Same-sex marriage inititatives are not petitioning churches to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their churches. I suspect that many same-sex couples would be turned off by religion after being bashed by churches for so many years.

The same-sex marriage initiatives involve granting same-sex couples the right to get married to their partners, whether that marriage occurs in a church, chapel, court house, or in a local park. Same-sex marriage is not about religion, it's about individuals wanting to have the priviledges and rights afforded to heterosexual married couples.

Then along comes Erika Strass:
"This article of faith speaks about worship. Sexual relations between same sex are part of your worship?
"The Church does not interfere and never interfereed with the practice of worship of any religion. However we are not neutral with respect to gay marriage. We have a firm stance against this practice! Homosexuality is not a religion . .. .at least not yet!" (Unrine)

Article 11 claims Mormons "have the priviledge of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same priviledge, let them worship how, where, or what they may."

Erika makes a strange claim. Erika asks if homosexual sex is a part of my worship? A part of same-sex marriage worship? Erika would be surprised if she went to a Metropolitan Community Church service - Erika, members of the MCC worship God and Jesus Christ, members of the MCC wear clothes to services, most not suits and ties, but they are more modern and dress casually.

Sorry Erika, but there is no gay sex in the aisles.

Homosexual sex is as much a part of worship in "gay" churches, as heterosexual sex is in a Mormon church. But by denying the MCC the ability to perform marriages for it's same-sex couples - Mormons ARE violating their own Article Eleven, and interfering in the MCC's religious faith of being inclusive of the LGBT community.

Behind your back, Romney's Mormons are being taught, in church, or out of church, that same-sex marriages involve sex in the church. That homosexual sex is a religion.

Probably from the same Propaganda Ministers would claim that pedophiles are largely homosexuals. Where the truth, as reported by the National Institutes of Health, is that there are eleven heterosexual pedophiles for every one homosexual pedophile. (Freud)

There are many Christians whose sexual orientation is homosexual. That doesn't mean they worship homosexual sex any more than heterosexual couples worship sex in their own churches. Sexual orientation is an orientation; not a religion as Mormon bigotry is portraying.

Conclusion:
This is cause to VOTE NO for a Mormon in the White House. Romney supports banning same-sex marriages and civil unions. Romney, while careful in his speeches, was a high ranking Mormon, so most likely shares Erika's and J.P.'s misperception of sex in the aisles of 'gay' churches.

Previous Issues:
#1 - http://nomormoninwhitehouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/mormon-church-does-pull-romneys-strings.html

References:
Barbaro, Micheal, "Romney Reaffirming Opposition To Marriage, Or Unions For Gay Couples," New York Times, May 9,2012.

Feiler, Bruce, "Hate Speech From The Pulpit," Here & Now 90.9 wbur, Jun 7, 2012.

Freud, K, & Watson, R.J., "The proportions of heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles among sex offenders against children: an exploratory study," National Institutes of Health, 1992.

Isreal, Josh, "Romney Adviser Gillespie Constitutional Marriage Ban," Think Progress, May 10, 2012.

Unrine, Timothy L., "If Mormons Violate Their Own 11th Of Their Articles Of Faith?, Yahoo Answers, June 2012.

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