Mormon Church To Purchase 2% Of The Entire State Of Florida

mormon_churchJust when you thought Florida could not get any weirder…Russia Today reports:

The Mormon Church is poised to become the largest private landowner in the state of Florida after spending more than half a billion dollars to purchase hundreds of thousands of acres across three counties.

Representatives from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced Thursday they had bought most of the real estate owned by the St. Joe development company for $565 million. Municipalities in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties are included in the nearly 400,000 acres of land. The land, much of which is rich with timber, is located along the Florida panhandle.

The St. Joe Co. has owned the land for more than a dozen years and originally planned to profit from so-called master-planned communities in the region. That plan went sour when the real estate bubble bust,

23 Comments on "Mormon Church To Purchase 2% Of The Entire State Of Florida"

  1. Calypso_1 | Nov 13, 2013 at 11:06 am |

    They’ve been making quite a move into white trash regions of the deep south. Making appeals to survivalists. I can imagine the emergence of Warren Jeffs style compounds within the next few decades.

    • I doubt it. Every Mormon I know distances themselves from the FLDS. They likely purchased the land to use for cattle and cirtus for the food. WHich I bet a lot of goes into the the storehouse. This food is used to give to people in need, mostly mormons.

      • Calypso_1 | Nov 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm |

        Every conservative group I know distances themselves from their own fringes but they sure know how to use them as patsies.

        • I have no love for the LDS church, yet I fail to understand how your statement applies. If anything, the LDS church is the splinter. Considering the F in FLDS stands for fundamentalist.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm |

            One being the splinter does not exclude the origin from having become the fringe. Some splinters drive inwards.

          • Perhaps.

            The way I see it, Warren Jeffs tied his own noose.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 14, 2013 at 11:02 am |

            Might have tied it, but he was given enough rope.

          • The authorities sure let him do his thing for quite some time.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm |

            As I recall there is also a great deal of controversy about the witnesses/phone calls leading to the takedown.
            (for the record I think the guy is fullblown schizo/criminal & needed to be stopped).
            as a side note: I don’t think Jeffs could have been allowed to remain free and the there be a LDS pres. candidate.
            Cleaning house is an important public relations strategy.

          • Something about false info, and the kids being taken away or something. If it’s true that minors were being married to older men, then I’d say good call. Otherwise taking kids away from parents is usually a bad idea. Who is to say that the mothers weren’t/aren’t completely indoctrinated. WIth my experience of the LDS church, I can say that is very likely. I have relatives that pretty much ruined their family because of their devotion to the gospel.

          • Cortacespedes | Nov 14, 2013 at 1:19 am |

            Yes, Warren Jeffs is probably the heir apparent to the Joseph Smith dynasty. They are the true “Mormons”. Not only does the FLDS hold to “the principle” but they have not expunged the racist doctrine that is foundational to original Mormon belief. Funny how “the prophets” have their “revelations” when it’s politically expedient for them to do so.

            That being said, they are a joke. A very bad one. Hildale and Colorado City are tragedies. You almost wish they’d do a 1950’s style polygamy raid on their compounds.

            The so called “LDS church” proper, (a huge business masquerading as a religion) even does disinformation campaigns against them. The most recent was that Jeffs had instructed 3 church officials to impregnate every woman/girl over 13, regardless of whether they were married to them or not. I doubt this is true, tho it was reported as factual.

            Yes, most every Mormon distances themselves from these groups. Wouldn’t you?

            Every town in Utah has its secrets. There are families who fly below the radar, who practice “the principle” and attend mainstream Mormon functions. They belong to wards, gather at the stake center, and are allowed inside the temples. If the church is so anti-polygamy, why aren’t these “heretics”excommunicated?

            Not long ago, I was with a Californian friend shopping at a Utah Costco, when lo and behold an unmistakable local “family unit” appeared. My friend noticed the fairly odd grouping and asked me if….if…. and I replied, “yes”…”It’s just sister wives….shoppin’…. at the Costco.” No big deal. Heh.

          • If this is true, I doubt the bishopric know about what’s going on. There is no way they’d be allowed in the temples.

          • Cortacespedes | Nov 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm |

            There are some places, and some families, where they look the other way.

            A lot of the bishops have family history, they sympathize. At least here they do.

          • Possibly, yet I am pretty sure it’s the exception. Yes I know polygamy was sort of tolerated in Utah. That Green guy for example. He had a radio show for awhile.

  2. Cortacespedes | Nov 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

    My how the tentacles of the Mormon Church twist and turn.

    This RT article is a bit disinformative. First off, it’s not a “sect” of the LDS church that is purchasing the property, but a business arm called AgReserves (it is for profit and they do pay taxes). The other parcel of land mentioned is called “Deseret Cattle and Citrus” not “Desert Ranches”. (Anything called “Deseret” is usually Mormon affiliated.) This “ranch” is the largest cow-calf breeding operation in the U.S. and has been historically very profitable. Of course it would be successful, anything to do with breeding seems to work for them.

    The article then quotes KSL TV about the orange juice the ranch produces. You might as well quote the church, KSL is its broadcast media propaganda arm, they own that too.

    Christ, what don’t they own?

    So, why all this interest in food? Every Mormon is a prepper. Every single one of them.

    Then there was this interesting bit from a fairly recent speech to future missionaries by an extremely high level member.

    Entitled “Preparing the World for the Second Coming”

    “Have you ever thought about why you were sent to earth at this specific time? You were not born during the time of Adam and Eve or while pharaohs ruled Egypt or during the Ming dynasty. You have come to earth at this time, 20 centuries after the first coming of Christ. The priesthood of God has been restored to the earth, and the Lord has set His hand to prepare the world for His glorious return. These are days of great opportunity and important responsibilities. These are your days.”

    Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    • Calypso_1 | Nov 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm |

      Interesting tie-in

      That area is also playing grounds for alot o activity out of Eglin.

      • Cortacespedes | Nov 14, 2013 at 12:01 am |

        Hmmm. Yeah intriguing background information you got there. Gives me a few ideas on what I need to follow up on. Anyway… now it makes even more sense for a Mormon takeover and whitewash. They’ll seal it all up and make it “pretty”, those secretive bastards.

        I think the Mormons purchase property in strategic places much in the same way the U.S. government places global military bases. (A nice foothold to meddle in Florida politics, hmmm?)
        Perhaps they’re plotting a new “southern strategy” LDS style. Florida would be a great base to start from in order to divide and conquer the bible belt. One day you’re going to wake up with David Archuleta knocking on the door hand delivering you a BOM while this plays behind him.
        Look the hell out, they’re coming for their 10%.

        Eglin or Hill AFB. Stukas F-16 Fighting Falcons over Disneyland Mormondom! THE SOUND OF FREEDOM!!!

  3. Bigamy AND crocodile hunting! If nothing else, the Mormons are poised to have the reality TV industry sewn up.

    • If you knew any mormons you’d realize that your bigamy statement is as absurd as claiming that the freemasons are attempting to take over the world.

  4. I always thought the next great war would be between scientologists and mormons

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