Skip to comments.Hispanic Mormons Speaking Out Against Romney
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 faiths 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 arent supporting him because of his stance against immigrants.
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Let me take a wild guess...this “newspaper” has a liberal editorial page.
Ping to New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Indiana and all points in between.
That newspaper has no clue. I only read it online to see who has died in my former hometown.
Uh. gee, “immigrants” are one thing, and ILLEGAL PARASITES are another.
So the Church should be supporting illegals ? I think now.
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.
I’m certain Mr. Flip/Flop will suddenly come to his senses with pure testimony to the poor little Aztec maiden.
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?
But, but, but what about the white and delightsome ones?
Why would they criticize one of their own, considering Daddy was born in Meh-Hee-Co?
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.
How many more ways can we be divided?
Immigrant or trespasser?
Left or right handed?
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.
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.
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.
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 cant fly due to their immigration status
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