Mormonism



Just as the Roman Catholic Church has become  more liberal, the Church of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormon Church, has decided that “dark skin” is no longer the “mark of Cain.”  I tell…






Supposedly filmed via hidden camera, this footage of sacred, closed-to-the-public Mormon rituals — which come across as quite bizarre viewed from an outsider perspective — has been making waves. Prayers to the planet Kolob, horned oxen, baptism of the dead, golden curtains, secret handshakes, and everything else you might hope for are included:


So what did Mitt promise Billy in return for this? Colleen Curry reports for ABC News:

The prominent Christian evangelist Billy Graham has taken public steps to embrace Mitt Romney for president this week, removing Romney’s Mormon religion from a list of cults on his website and taking out an advertisement that appears to urge people to vote for Romney.

Graham’s Evangelistic Association removed the word Mormon from its website, where it used to be listed along with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Scientology as a cult…


Valerie Tarico turns some Mormon undies inside out to shake out their secrets, for AlterNet: To outsiders there is little more fascinating about the Mormon religion than the secret underwear that Mormon…


Reports Edward-Issc Dovere in the Politico:

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.

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.

Now that Romney’s secured the Republican nomination, the media attention to his religious beliefs has already kicked off a sort of national Mormonism 101. Deep into his second run for president, Romney’s Mormonism remains one of his great mysteries — and obstacles — in many voters’ minds. The Senate has more Mormons than Episcopalians or Lutherans, but polls consistently show that Romney’s religion has remained a factor…


Below is an open letter to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), but first watch this:

The recent, and flagrant, disregard of the wishes of the families, and peoples, of the deceased by the Mormon Church is cause for great alarm. These baptisms can be performed on anyone with or without their living permission, and although certain people are supposedly exempt, for instance Jews who died in the Holocaust, the wishes of the dead and their families are still being violated by the Church. This practice is troublesome and must be ended…


Book O fMormonReports the AP via Google News:

US financial regulators charged a father and son in Utah state with operating a $220 million property investment Ponzi scheme which targeted fellow members of the Mormon church.

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Wendell Jacobson and his son Allen Jacobson, of Fountain Green in central Utah, with selling shares in their purported real estate business and using the funds from some investors to pay returns promised to others.

It said that since 2008 the two had solicited investments into their business of ostensibly buying, rehabilitating and then renting out properties.

They appeared to use the memberships in the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — the Mormon church — “to make connections and win over the trust of prospective investors,” the SEC said.

Securities in their businesses were sold to investors without registering with the SEC as required by law.


Now you may think this headline is stating the obvious, but actually less than half of Americans have any idea that he’s a moron Mormon according to the Washington Post: Less than…





The inimitable Christopher Hitchens says the taming and domestication of religious faith is one of the unceasing chores of civilization, at Slate: A recent blizzard of liberal columns has framed the debate…