Hey...Mormon leaders have traditionally hankered after imposing some Mormon-based political rule upon the nation & world...So if the Mormons can politically scheme behind the scenes, then there's no hermetically sealed "religion vs. politics."
Bible-wise, there isn't either that kind of false dichotomy.
What do I mean by such Mormon schemes?
Time: June 4, 2007...during Romney's previous campaign.
Publishing source: Salt Lake Tribune,
Excerpt: Note especially the bold face portion below:
WASHINGTON - It's Mormon lore, a story passed along by some old-timers about the importance of their faith and their country. In the latter days, the story goes, the U.S. Constitution will hang by a thread and a Mormon will ride in on a metaphorical white horse to save it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it does not accept the legend - commonly referred to as the "White Horse Prophecy" - as doctrine. The issue, however, has been raised on those occasions when Mormons have sought the Oval Office: George Romney was asked about it during his bid in 1968, Sen. Orrin Hatch discussed it when he ran in 2000, and now Mitt Romney. "It is being raised," says Phil Barlow, a professor of Mormon history and culture at Utah State University. "I've heard it a bit lately." Romney says he doesn't believe in the supposed prophecy, nor did his father when he ran. "I haven't heard my name associated with it or anything of that nature," Mitt Romney told The Salt Lake Tribune during an interview earlier this year. "That's not official church doctrine. There are a lot of things that are speculation and discussion by church members and even church leaders that aren't official church doctrine. I don't put that at the heart of my religious belief." The disputed prophecy was recorded in a diary entry of a Mormon who had heard the tale from two men who were with Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Ill. when he supposedly declared the prophecy. "You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed," the diary entry quotes Smith as saying. "It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber." Not only will the Mormons save the Constitution, under the prediction, but the prophecy goes further, insinuating that Mormons will control the government. "Power will be given to the White Horse to rebuke the nations afar off, and you obey it, for the laws go forth from Zion," the prophecy says.
In light of...
...Mormon "scriptures" like D&C 103:7, where Lds "saints" are promised to "possess...the earth...forever and ever"...
...and statements like Lds "apostle" Orson Hyde claiming "Mormonism will rule every nation"...
...and Lds "apostle-turned-'prophet'" John Taylor saying that Mormons would become "political...saviors"
...The White Horse prophesy is one of arrogant Mormon control.
a friend of the family converted to Mormonism out of college. She’s now a pastors wife.: not mormon. She told me she met many Mormons who believed in the White Horse and that’s why she was very concerned for his election.(she gave me no information, but your post explains why she expressed fear. I know understand some of her other thoughts.
IMO it doesn’t matter if Romney, the bishop, believes if a few million people think he’s riding the horse and that’s why they are following him....
It’s the White Horse and earned Grace that bothers me most
Still wish JR would post or have one who has the material just one thread with links to TRUTH articles/not bashing the faith to inform people what Romney’s faith stand for. He could lock the thread immediately so it wouldn’t turn into a fist fight but place it in a prominant place so it would reach many people.
BTW did you know that Huntsman is his cousin and that the Huntsman family fortune is intertwined with Bain/Romney? Why not transparency? IMO we had a straw candidate run only in NH to keep the ABR vote from falling into unfriendly hands. He got two delegates, but will have a seat at the table for platform issues, and they may have known out of the gate that it was going to convention.
Pray for US.