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Did Mitt Romney Lie About Father Marching With MLK?
News One for Black America ^ | Jan. 18, 2012 | Casey Gane-McCalla

Posted on 01/19/2012 10:15:47 AM PST by Colofornian

In December 2007, Mitt Romney was asked by “Meet The Press” host Tim Russert about the history of racism in the Mormon church, which excluded African Americans from participation until 1978. Romney claimed that his father marched with Martin Luther King. Romney would also claim that he “saw his father march with Martin Luther King” in a speech about his Mormon faith earlier that month. In 1978, Mitt Romney would tell the Boston Globe that he and his father both marched with Martin Luther King.

The problem is, Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, the former governor of Michigan, never marched with Martin Luther King. Mitt Romney would concede that fact to the Boston Globe in 2007. The Boston Phoenix could find no record of Mitt’s father, George marching with Martin Luther King at all.

Still Politfact reports that while George Romney never marched with Martin Luther King, he was supportive of King’s goals and of the Civil Rights movement,

But it’s also clear that George Romney, who served as governor from 1963 to 1969 and died in 1995, supported King’s goals at a time when few politicians did. When King visited Detroit and led a rally of 125,000 people in 1963, Romney issued a proclamation and sent personal representatives. (The Times report noted that Romney was Mormon and did not make public appearances on Sundays.) Two years later, Romney led a march of 10,000 people in Detroit to protest events in Selma, Ala. (King wasn’t there.) When King died in 1968, George Romney attended the funeral.

George Romney’s support of the civil rights movement put him at odds with the Mormon Church, whose Apostle, Delpert Stabley wrote him a letter criticizing him for helping “the negro cause” which went against the Prophet, Joseph Smith and God, who had cursed the Negro. So while Mitt Romney’s father was not a racist, Mitt Romney’s “prophet” Joseph Smith, who believed that the Black people were cursed, was.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: georgeromney; inman; march; martinlutherking; mittromney
From the article: In December 2007, Mitt Romney was asked by “Meet The Press” host Tim Russert about the history of racism in the Mormon church, which excluded African Americans from participation until 1978. Romney claimed that his father marched with Martin Luther King. Romney would also claim that he “saw his father march with Martin Luther King” in a speech about his Mormon faith earlier that month. In 1978, Mitt Romney would tell the Boston Globe that he and his father both marched with Martin Luther King. The problem is, Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, the former governor of Michigan, never marched with Martin Luther King.

More myths from The Mythster Romney.

And the following will be the daily diet of the MSM if the Mythster is nominated...get used to it...GOP...you will be linked with the following...because of your support of the Mythster:

George Romney’s support of the civil rights movement put him at odds with the Mormon Church, whose Apostle, Delpert Stabley wrote him a letter criticizing him for helping “the negro cause” which went against the Prophet, Joseph Smith and God, who had cursed the Negro. So while Mitt Romney’s father was not a racist, Mitt Romney’s “prophet” Joseph Smith, who believed that the Black people were cursed, was.

1 posted on 01/19/2012 10:15:55 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian

I don’t read genocidal racist press. And I seriously wonder about those who do.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 10:21:01 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Rich21IE

It would only be news if Romney was actually telling the truth.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 10:21:53 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Colofornian

You know how I can tell if Willard the Lib is lying?


4 posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:21 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Colofornian

MLK was a commie, dont care for him or anything about him. Charlatan.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 10:22:57 AM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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To: CainConservative

If Mitt was there, Obama would have remembered.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 10:24:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Colofornian

Marching with MLK has become as big a lie for the 60’s generation as saying you were at Woodstock. If as many people had actually attended as say they attended the line would have stretched all the way to the Hoover dam.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 10:25:43 AM PST by circlecity
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To: CainConservative

Yes.

Whenever his hair is perfectly coiffed, he’s lying...


8 posted on 01/19/2012 10:30:03 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: All

No but Jessie Jackson lied about being with him when he was killed.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 10:32:46 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Colofornian

He may have.
However, marching with MLK is just like the people who say they were at Woodstock.
If all the people who said they marched or had family that marched with MLK and those that said they were at Woodstock would be in the muti millions in both places.
On this I take Romney’s statement with a grain of salt.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 10:36:25 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: svcw

Considering the fact that they were members of a church who openly denied blacks salvation, I’m guessing yeah he lied - just like he always does.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 10:43:05 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Colofornian

Boy are you out of bounds with this posting!!

For your information, Lying for the Lord is a commanded practice for Bishop Romney's faith. And didn't the religious leader hone his technique daily for two years in France while others less connected slogged through rice paddies in Vietnam? And what's wrong with supporting gentiles suffering from the Mark of Cain for their transgressions in the pre-existence?

So there!

12 posted on 01/19/2012 10:49:55 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Colofornian

Since you cannot believe a word the man says, this, too, must be a lie. Malibu Ken has no conscience! I’ve watched him voice his bald faced lies with his Stepford face in every debate so far. Mitt is literally unbelievable!


13 posted on 01/19/2012 10:51:13 AM PST by Paperdoll
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To: MARKUSPRIME

thank you....too many here drink mlk hemlock


14 posted on 01/19/2012 10:52:45 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: reaganaut; All
Considering the fact that they were members of a church who openly denied blacks salvation, I’m guessing yeah he lied - just like he always does.

The Mormon church still has the "scripture" J. Smith made up as part of their "Doctrine"...found in Doctrine & Covenants 134:12:

'Twas mid-1835. Smith is churning out new “Scripture.” Smith is taking aim at new converts. But in that time, did he believe the Mormon “gospel” to be aimed at slaves? (No, not unless express “permission” was granted by their “owners”).

Can you imagine the Mormon church claiming that the Mormon "gospel" is for women who are sexually trafficked--but only if their Pimp-owner says "Yes?"

I mean, imagine if you will, for a moment, that you are the God of the universe; God of every planet; God of the earth; Creator of every person. Imagine for a moment you are speaking forth universal eternal truth. And then imagine that someone claims you (as God) made the following “Scriptural” statement:

”We believe it just to preach the gospel to the nations of the earth, and warn the righteous to save themselves from the corruption of the world; but we do not believe it right to interfere with bond-servants, neither preach the gospel to, nor baptize them contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor to meddle with or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life, thereby jeopardizing the lives of men; such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every government allowing human beings to be held in servitude.”

D&C 134:12 is LDS “Doctrine” that has never been removed or rescinded!!! This passages makes it quite clear – in contrast to the apostle Paul who vied for the religious freedom of Onesimus while treating him as a full Christian brother and encouraged Philemon to do the same--somehow, LDS think that "religious freedom" applies to everyone except slaves!

D&C 134:12, written in 1835 pro-slavery America, made it quite clear that instead of the Mormons having a universal god who issued eternal truth applicable to all cultures, he is instead an American-sounding god who speaks only in King James English & was beholden to the American slavery industry.

D&C 134:12 "settles" the issue for the Mormon: Are slaves & trafficking victims worthy of the "gospel?" LDS Answer? Nope! "neither preach the gospel to, nor baptize them..." says LDS "Scripture.

And why not? Well, says D&C 134:12: We don't want ya ta meddle with the Mastuhs' business “property,” or to say it as precisely as LDS "scripture" says it: nor to meddle with or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their situations in this life...

(Nah. We can't have unhappy slaves or trafficking victims now, can we? Too disturbing to their "stations" of life, eh?)

Now what are the ultimate reasons for this again? D&C 134:12 provides the answer:

Reason #1: ...such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust... (There ya have it...wouldn't want to be "unjust" by giving slaves the gospel & baptizing them, would ya?)

Reason #2: ...and dangerous to the peace of every government allowing human beings to be held in servitude. (And, of course, the "closer": Wouldn't want to disturb the peace & quiet of slavery-sanctioning governments, now would ya?)

15 posted on 01/19/2012 10:57:59 AM PST by Colofornian (If 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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To: Colofornian

16 posted on 01/19/2012 11:03:54 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Maverick68

“Jessie Jackson lied about being with him when he was killed.”

But JJ had MLKs blood on his hands, face, jacket and slacks to prove it.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 11:06:40 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Colofornian

Since you cannot believe a word the man says, this, too, must be a lie. Malibu Ken has no conscience! I’ve watched him voice his bald faced lies with his Stepford face in every debate so far. Mitt is literally unbelievable!

What means do they use when doing their missionary (recruiting)work abroad? I am ceretain they do not reveal that Mormonism is a secret society made up in l8th century by a man with a little knowledge of freemasonry, Hinduism, Islam and justa smidgeon from the Holy Bible in oarder to claim Christianity.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 11:08:15 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Colofornian

Excuse the he typo......the l9th century.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 11:12:10 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Maybe he was standing right next to Jesse Jackson when MLK got killed too?


20 posted on 01/19/2012 11:19:47 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Colofornian

Lemme guess, Papa Romney and Papa Obama car pooled together down to Selma, right?


21 posted on 01/19/2012 11:26:05 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Colofornian

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1943384/posts


22 posted on 01/19/2012 11:31:41 AM PST by stormer
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To: Colofornian

http://books.google.com/books?id=Fa_f3oz0Q2kC&pg=PA487&dq=%22Governor+George+Romney%22+%26+King&lr=&sig=GWo5eaPFVy1dyIMgA4eVSPCrQ14

http://books.google.com/books?id=584-3unXLocC&pg=PA205&dq=%22Martin+Luther+King%22+%26+Romney&lr=&sig=ubMMjjX1JGOS8MnjZDVUQfj0whY


23 posted on 01/19/2012 11:47:40 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL


24 posted on 01/19/2012 11:50:04 AM PST by Colofornian (If 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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To: Colofornian

MLK..

KKK...

So he was a few letters off. Hey, it was a long time ago, alright?


25 posted on 01/19/2012 12:43:39 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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26 posted on 01/19/2012 12:50:33 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Colofornian; All
Mitt Romney's father, then-Michigan Governor George Romney, and Detroit Mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh led a march in Detroit around a federal building on the same day as the MLK, Jr. March in Selma.

It was planned in support of the King March in Selma.

It wasn't in the same city, but Romney's father marched with King for civil rights on the same day. By plan. And you know I'm not a Romney supporter.

27 posted on 01/19/2012 1:48:52 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster; All

Mitt Romney said he “saw” his father marching with Martin Luther King. He said nothing about him marching on the same day. Either Mitt has delusional visions or he was lying. Both answers disqualify him for president.


28 posted on 01/19/2012 3:47:55 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Waryone; Scoutmaster
Mitt Romney said he “saw” his father marching with Martin Luther King. He said nothing about him marching on the same day. Either Mitt has delusional visions or he was lying. Both answers disqualify him for president.

Scoutmaster, I'm with Waryone on this one.

There would have been LOTS of ways for Mitt to say how supportive or how much in solidarity his father, George Romney, was with Martin Luther King without using the phrase that Mitt "SAW his father marching WITH Martin Luther King."

As an attorney, you especially know the power of supposed eyewitness testimony -- saw an activity happen -- when specific people present.

George Romney wasn't where Martin Luther King was.

Mitt Romney didn't see George march with Martin. It never happened. He didn't say he marched with a DC event in Detroit...or even a DC event by proxy...or whatever.

The operative words are "saw" and "with" a specific person...on a specific day...when that march was held.

29 posted on 01/19/2012 4:28:30 PM PST by Colofornian (If 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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To: Colofornian; Waryone; All
I agree that it was worded this way specifically to give the impression that George Romney was physically present with MLK. But of all the things for which you can prong Mittens, I think this one is technically true. Weasel words, specifically chosen to convey something that didn't take place.

But this one wasn't made up of whole cloth. Lots of Mitt-isms are crafted from unicorn poots and fairy thoughts.

30 posted on 01/19/2012 4:57:52 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Colofornian

Wow. Off the the chart BS that means nothing. George Romney could have been MLK’s barber, chef and chauffeur and still 90% of the African Americans are voting for the Bambster.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 5:02:04 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Colofornian

Did Mitt Romney Lie?
Is the pope catholic?
Does a baby bear shit in the woods?


32 posted on 01/19/2012 5:04:42 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Harley; All
George Romney could have been MLK’s barber, chef and chauffeur and still 90% of the African Americans are voting for the Bambster.

Yeah, and had Rick Perry not been ambushed by the MSM over a rock on his family's hunting ground, who knows where his true chances would have stood in the primaries. And let's face it, 90% of blacks probably wouldn't have voted for Perry, either.

But you're missing the issue.

Around the time of that rock incident, Perry's ratings further plumeted. Not among black voters, per se. But among GOP voters.

Wait til the full escalation of what the MSM has not Mitt race-wise, per the chance that Mitt is nominated, and you will see a fuller departure among...
...Independents...
...Evangelicals (toward a 3rd party -- or just not voting)
...and even also true among some conservative GOP voters...

33 posted on 01/19/2012 5:16:33 PM PST by Colofornian (If 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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I'm doing a full 180 degrees, claiming I'm an idiot, and apologizing. Mitt also said he "saw" his father march with MLK.

Regardless of whether Mitt was trying to pull a fast one by alluding to the fact that his father, George Romney, marched in Detroit on the same day as King marched in Selma - Mitt didn't *see* it. Mitt wasn't there.

As Mittens explains: "I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort."

I'm wrong. Total, complete, 100%, lying, Romney, horsepucky.

34 posted on 01/19/2012 5:25:10 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Colofornian
Wait til the full escalation of what the MSM has not Mitt race-wise, per the chance that Mitt is nominated...

First I don't think Perry's ratings dropped because of a saying painted on a rock. They fell because he couldn't string a coherent thought together at a debate. He even admitted he didn't like debates and said he didn't do good at them. Big mistake.

As far as Mitt Romney as the nominee, the MSM is compiling stories about the "cult of Mormonism" like you can't imagine. Mitt will be portrayed as a member of a group that not only has multiple wives but encourages eating of babies and whatever. There hasn't been much negative coverage of Mormonism, but they are compiling and waiting.

Finally, I don't believe that Barack Obama will get as many votes from blacks in 2012. Why, because a lot of them feel like he let them down and they won't be as encouraged to go out and vote for him again. The old, "Please baby, give me one more chance" isn't going to work on a lot of blacks.

35 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:04 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Colofornian; Waryone; Scoutmaster

Romney has claimed that his father AND HE BOTH marched with MLK.

BOSTON GLOBE: “Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald. Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said: ‘My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.’ Yesterday, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom acknowledged that was not true. ‘Mitt Romney did not march with Martin Luther King,’ he said in an e-mail statement to the Globe.”

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/21/romney_never_saw_father_on_king_march


36 posted on 01/19/2012 6:44:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Colofornian

Perry’s problem was not a rock or even being perceived as a racist. Perry fell like a rock as he seemed to call honest Americans racists when he decided to paint us as “heartless.” Perry ruined his chances when he decided conservatism meant giving things to illegals. His problem was pandering to illegals and thinking conservatives were on board with it.

I don’t think anyone took that rock silliness as serious. But what they do take seriously is having their tax money stolen and being called racists for complaining about it by someone looking for their votes. If Perry had ever understood any of that, he never would have done it. Then even his later gaffes about which dept. he would eliminate might have been ignored.

After calling Americans heartless, all the kings money, and all the kings men could not put Perry on top again.

But you are correct about Romney. The MSM and the DNC are salivating at the thought of having Mitt to run against. Every racist sounding word in the book of Mormon will be highlighted. He will have OWS hounding him every minute as the poster boy of the one per centers. Unions will be busting heads in protest over real or imagined companies that Bain gutted. His liberal past will be played up by super PACs in the South. All of the Mormon departures from Christianity will be highlighted. There will be people in Flipper suits and flip flops raised high every where you look.

The only reason we have to support Romney is that he is not Obama. I’m sure Obama’s people will play up everything Romney has done that mirrors Obama in an effort to desensitize moderates and demoralize conservatives. Romneycare, gays in the military, gay marriage, gun control, TARP, etc. etc. He will be portrayed as the white and delightsome version of Obama himself.

If Romney is the nominee, we have all that to look forward to seeing.


37 posted on 01/19/2012 11:04:34 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: ansel12

Thanks, I didn’t remember the 1978 Boston Herald interview. What a big fat liar he is.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 11:08:38 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: ansel12; All
Aww, gee. The explanation by the Romney folks gets worse. It's not Mitt's fault because other people were stupid, too. And you know who is really to blame for this? The television stations and their high-falutin' montage technology, according to Romney's growing "Setting the Record Straight" website (which (a) does no such thing and (b) wouldn't have been necessary if Mitt weren't, well, Mitt):

They claim Romney fabricated seeing his father march with Martin Luther King, Jr. However, Mitt is not the only one with this impression.

[R]esidents had reason to make a visual association between the two because Michigan television showed both leading marches, with stock footage montaged together. Thus people "saw" them marching together, consistent with the impression expressed by Romney, who was a young teenager during the 1963 March.


39 posted on 01/20/2012 2:52:59 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Colofornian

If it does not fit, do not vote Mitt!


40 posted on 01/20/2012 5:01:27 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Scoutmaster

For those of us that remember, we saw all of the defenses and explanations by the hard core Mitt/Mormon freepers during the 2008 cycle, it was a rabid and aggressive defense (like they always did) until Mitt himself finally crumbled and gave up the claim.


41 posted on 01/20/2012 8:52:41 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Colofornian

Did Mitt Romney Lie About Father Marching With MLK?
__________________________________________

Maybe Daddy lied to Wee Willie Mitty

say in 1978...


42 posted on 01/20/2012 2:56:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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