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Hispanic Mormons Speaking Out Against Romney
The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 02/20/2012 | Russell Contreras

Posted on 02/20/2012 8:03:01 AM PST by Utah Binger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard converted to the Mormon Faith 20 years ago, she said it was like “coming home.”

The Catholic-educated Packard, who grew up in “the middle of Mayan ruins,” appreciated the faith’s strong sense of family and conservative values. She also saw her own history in the Book of Mormon with stories of migrations, tragedies and triumphs of a people many Mormons believe are the ancestors of some present-day Latinos.

But two decades after her conversion while a college student at Mississippi State, the 43-year-old Packard finds herself on a new mission: defeating Mitt Romney and any Mormon politician who betrays what she sees as a basic Mormon principle of protecting immigrants.

As Romney continues to seek the Republican presidential nomination while rarely discussing his faith, a growing number of vocal Hispanic Mormons say they intend to use Mormon teachings as a reason to convince others not to vote for him. They have held firesides (equivalent to a tent revival) on immigration, protested outside of Romney campaign events and have traveled across state lines to help defeat other Mormon politicians with similar harsh immigration stances.

“Yes, we are happy that we have a Mormon running for president,” said Packard, a Saratoga Springs, Utah, resident and member of Somos (We are) Republicans. “But a lot of us aren’t supporting him because of his stance against immigrants.”

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.net ...


TOPICS: General Discusssion; History; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: hispanics; mormon; romney; utah
Seems there are some very confused illegals (Mormons?) running around the Southwest.
1 posted on 02/20/2012 8:03:04 AM PST by Utah Binger
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To: Utah Binger

Let me take a wild guess...this “newspaper” has a liberal editorial page.


2 posted on 02/20/2012 8:05:32 AM PST by kjo
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To: Elsie; greyfoxx39; Zakeet; colorcountry

Ping to New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Indiana and all points in between.


3 posted on 02/20/2012 8:05:56 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: kjo

That newspaper has no clue. I only read it online to see who has died in my former hometown.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 8:08:31 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Uh. gee, “immigrants” are one thing, and ILLEGAL PARASITES are another.

So the Church should be supporting illegals ? I think now.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 8:08:46 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Utah Binger
She also saw her own history in the Book of Mormon with stories of migrations, tragedies and triumphs of a people many Mormons believe are the ancestors of some present-day Latinos.

Well, that's a new one. Makes sense I guess because now mormon "archaeologists" are claiming that the BofM didn't actually happen in the (now) US but Mexico and Central America.

It (being the exposure of mormonism) just gets weirder and weirder.

6 posted on 02/20/2012 8:09:29 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: jimt

They do.


7 posted on 02/20/2012 8:10:23 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: jimt

now=not


8 posted on 02/20/2012 8:12:00 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: svcw

I’m certain Mr. Flip/Flop will suddenly come to his senses with pure testimony to the poor little Aztec maiden.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 8:12:26 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger
Sounds to me like they are unhappy because Romney earns a whopping C+ on immigration issues, as compared to the D range or worse for every other candidate in the hunt. Except one.


Seven reasons for Rick Santorum


  1. Who has won the most states without the benefit of their own money, last election's organization or a billionaire casino sugar daddy?
  2. Who is everybody's second choice when he isn't their first?
  3. Who can get both the Romney people and the Gingrich people, who hate each other, to vote for him?
  4. Who has the best record on immigration?
  5. Who has the best plan for repealing ObamaCare? And is the only GOP candidate who didn't help write or approve legislation which helped spawn this fiasco?
  6. Who has the best plan for expanding the American economy and strengthening American families?
  7. Who is the closest thing we have to the "generic Republican" which polls show consistently beating Obama and is most likely to make the election about Obama's sorry record rather than about himself?

10 posted on 02/20/2012 8:35:31 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Utah Binger; All
Forgive my ignorance, but aren't Latinos direct descendents of aboriginal Americans, and these the Lamanites mentioned in the Book of Mormon ... the same ones who became Dark and Loathsome when they rejected Jesus when he supposedly visited the New World?

Aren't Latinos still carrying the stain of their transgression through their brown skins and inferior status?

If so, then why in the world would Latinos ever be expected to embrace Bishop Romney and his aberrant faith?

11 posted on 02/20/2012 8:41:26 AM PST by Zakeet (The idiot Obozo is to competent leadership as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: Zakeet
Free stuff. Being able to milk the host government is good. Being able to milk the host government and a church is even better.
12 posted on 02/20/2012 8:47:56 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Zakeet

But, but, but what about the white and delightsome ones?


13 posted on 02/20/2012 8:47:59 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Why would they criticize one of their own, considering Daddy was born in Meh-Hee-Co?


14 posted on 02/20/2012 8:48:56 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Zakeet

LOL

15 posted on 02/20/2012 8:56:55 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: dfwgator

The brethren haven’t sent out the proper message yet. You know, the Thou Shalt Not message? I am certain they are already on their way to meet with Sister Antonella today.


16 posted on 02/20/2012 9:00:40 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

How many more ways can we be divided?

Hispanic
Honduran born
Mormon
Immigrant or trespasser?
Left or right handed?
Male/Female?
SSAD/Straight (aka normal)
Left or right wing?

Does an UN-HYPHENATED American appear anywhere, anymore?

Seems we no longer have a melting pot and the ruling class will use this to divide and conquer.


17 posted on 02/20/2012 10:49:00 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Zakeet

You cannot separate a man from his faith. those unfamiliar with the Mormon church must read “The God Makers”, by ed Decker and Dave Hunt. then decide for yourselves if Mitt Romney is fit to sit in the White House.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 1:54:27 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Zakeet

You cannot separate a man from his faith. those unfamiliar with the Mormon church must read “The God Makers”, by Ed Decker and Dave Hunt. then decide for yourselves if Mitt Romney is fit to sit in the White House.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 1:55:13 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Utah Binger
“We view immigration as a God event,” said Ignacio Garcia, a history professor at Brigham Young University and a Sunday school teacher at his Mormon ward. “The book says no one comes to the Land unless they are brought by God.”

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Garcia said it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of Latino Mormons are illegal immigrants. He said the church has responded by hiring members whose sole jobs are to transport some Latino missionaries from state to state because they can’t fly due to their immigration status

20 posted on 02/21/2012 2:04:19 PM PST by x
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To: x; Elsie; Zakeet; colorcountry; greyfoxx39

Garcia said it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of Latino Mormons are illegal immigrants. He said the church has responded by hiring members whose sole jobs are to transport some Latino missionaries from state to state because they can’t fly due to their immigration status.

Yes and which Article of Faith is it that says Mormons live the laws of the land? Freaking liars!

21 posted on 02/21/2012 6:15:33 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Paperdoll
those unfamiliar with the Mormon church must read...

Or just hang around FR a while.

We Flying Inmen are getting the word out.

And; we have been augmented here lately by a fine, growing group of newcomers!

22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:27:26 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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