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Marriott promoting discounts to gay couples
times247.com ^ | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 04/21/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2

The Marriott hotel chain is known for its comfortable rooms and amenities. But in addition to a plethora of appeasing services, the popular company also offers value packages to individuals who are gay. Curiously, numerous hotels within the Marriott chain offer what they call “OUT” packages.

At the Renaissance Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C., for instance, the deal includes chocolate covered strawberries, sparking wine upon arrival and a copy of NaviGaytour Magazine, among other benefits. ...

The main thrust of the deals seem to be predicated upon an urge to attract a gay customer base, while distinguishing the company as particularly diverse and accepting.

(Excerpt) Read more at times247.com ...


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To: Theodore R.

>> “We’re not blind to Romney’s liberalism, but when GHWB, George W., Barbara, and Jebbie say get on board, we must do so!” <<

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N O T !
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51 posted on 04/21/2012 7:17:04 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: UnwashedPeasant

>> “Remember, they do not wash the comforter, and do not walk barefoot on the carpet.” <<

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That’s nothing, the Hindi owners of a motel we stayed in in Santa Barbara had not laundered the bed sheets for probably weeks! They smelled of body odor and numerous kinds of perfume mixed together.
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52 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Cailleach

>> “I guess though, being a man and a pregnant woman, we can’t pass as gay.” <<

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Sure you can!

Just tell them that your ‘partner’ is an incurable male lesbian that thought mistakenly that getting castrated made him sterile.


53 posted on 04/21/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Zakeet; All
Marriott promot[es] discounts to gay couples ... and is one of the largest of distributors porn in the world through its pay-per-view operations ... and is one of the largest dispensers of alcoholic beverages in the world through its vast network of bars ... and has extensive casino operations worldwide ... and is closely tied to the Mormon Church ... and is considered by many to be one of the Church's largest and most profitable commercial ventures.

The eventual "good news" is that Marriott has announced it's phasing out the porn profit.

Of course...after at least 23 years of porn profiteering -- with Romney at its Board of Directors' helm for many of those years -- so much for Romney (& Bill Marriott, CEO) being Mormon men of integrity.

According to David Rosen at ix.netcom.com, "Romney received an annual fee of $25,000 and stock options while serving on the Marriott board. He also received a campaign contribution of $80,000 arranged by J.W. Marriott. Romney left the board position at some point in 2007 but rejoined after the campaign was over. During the first decade Romney was on the board (1992 on)

So, here was Marriott, offering its rooms as the "theater of choice" to the film distributor, On Command Corporation. And even more recently, what has On Command Corporation, which has since become LodgeNet, offered as titles for Marriott? According to this article -- Marriott Boycotted Over Porn -- published in Oct, 2009: The groups [AIDS Healthcare and Pink Cross Foundations] organized a "porn-in" last night at the Marriott on Figueroa Street downtown to launch the boycott. As we speak, the organizations contend, some businessman in a dark Marriott room somewhere across America is watching Just Explicit Sex, Naughty Office Workers, Mothers Do It Better, or Daddy's Girl Takes it All -- titles they say are offered by the chain, titles that feature condom-free sex.

Oh...and Mitt's additional tie-in to ensuring Planned Parenthood has been funded? Well, look who's boycotted Marriott due to $ gifts to Planned Parenthood:
Life Decisions International

54 posted on 04/21/2012 7:26:40 PM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
...chocolate covered strawberries...

There went MY supper!

55 posted on 04/21/2012 7:57:40 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Vince Ferrer
When Mitt is in Indy, he speaks at the new Marriott downtown.

(Why am I reminded of the opening scenes in 2001:Space Odessy?



56 posted on 04/21/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Mears

Isn’t EVERYTHING?


57 posted on 04/21/2012 8:03:59 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: fatnotlazy

I stole one - back in ‘63.

From a small motel in St. George.

I still have it; as well as a newer one, too.

Too bad that the BoM is NOT the book in which most of the doctrines and practices of MORMONism are found.


58 posted on 04/21/2012 8:06:39 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: daniel1212

Just so you know the “Family Business” is larger than just Marriots as follows...and info:

The company is one of the world’s leading hoteliers with some 3,700 operated or franchised properties in more than 70 countries.

Its hotels include such full-service brands as..

‘Renaissance Hotels’...
‘Marriott Hotels & Resorts’
‘Courtyard’ and ‘Fairfield Inn.’
‘Ritz-Carlton’ luxury chain and resort

..... and manages about ‘45 golf courses’......

The firm spun off its time-share business, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, in 2011 and is selling its ExecuStay corporate housing business in 2012. The Marriott family, including J. W. Marriott Jr., owns about 30% of
‘Marriott International’.

Key numbers for fiscal year ending December, 2011:
Sales:................. $12,317.0M
One year growth:....... 5.4%
Net income:............ $198.0M
Income growth:......... (56.8%)

Officers:
Chairman and CEO: J. W. (Bill) Marriott Jr.
President, COO, and Director: Arne M. Sorenson
EVP Lodging Development, Select-Service and Extended-Stay Brands: Daryl A. Nickel

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/marriott-international-inc#ixzz1sjkQ9OLN


59 posted on 04/21/2012 8:43:15 PM PDT by caww
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To: Colofornian

Post #35 shows this company expands way beyond just Marriots...it’s a huge conglomerate! As with most of the LDS Investments etc.

I have no doubt some big bucks are “washed” throughout their companys and thru the church itself as it’s secrecy would prevent much if any investigations. Imagine what the globalist could do with the Romney as Pres. and his church “secrecy” in funneling money Internationally!


60 posted on 04/21/2012 8:49:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: Colofornian; All
Marriott promot[es] discounts to gay couples ... and is one of the largest of distributors porn in the world through its pay-per-view operations ... and is one of the largest dispensers of alcoholic beverages in the world through its vast network of bars ... and has extensive casino operations worldwide ... and is closely tied to the Mormon Church ... and is considered by many to be one of the Church's largest and most profitable commercial ventures.

The eventual "good news" is that Marriott has announced it's phasing out the porn profit.

Yes and No

You have presented a classic example of a situation where the Mormon Church appears to do the right thing under pressure of the public glare ... but upon closer inspection, clearly demonstrates its blatant hypocrisy.

The hotel rent a porn movie business was smashed after the lodging industry was forced by competitive pressure to adopt high speed internet. Why would customers pay, say, $10 for a blue movie for one night when they can log into a porn site and watch trash for free ... or pay the same money more or less as they would for smut and gain access to premium porn content. Many more titles; more perversion; for a month or longer. Therefore, Marriott can proudly announce it's closing its porn distribution operation, thereby belatedly doing the right thing in keeping with the widely heralded moral doctrines of one of its primary owners, the Mormon Church.

What Marriott didn't do, however, was tell the world that their decision was inevitable and was of almost no financial consequence to the corporation. Even worse, Marriott failed to install inexpensive and largely effective software on its servers that blocks access to most porn sites. Guests could still check e-mail messages, get caught up on news and sports, confirm travel reservations, and comply with widely proclaimed Mormon standards of moral decency. But many Marriott customers would take their business elsewhere. And that would cost the Mormon Church money!

So therefore, at the very time that I write this on a Saturday night, at Marriott hotels, motels, inns, lodges, resorts, spas and casinos around the world, people are watching hard core pornography, liquor is flowing, dice are rolling, and bell captains are procuring escorts. And most important, cash is flooding into Mormon Church coffers.

61 posted on 04/21/2012 9:28:27 PM PDT by Zakeet (Democrat idea of a balanced budget ... one-half smoke and one-half mirrors)
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To: Zakeet
Yes and No You have presented a classic example of a situation where the Mormon Church appears to do the right thing under pressure of the public glare ... but upon closer inspection, clearly demonstrates its blatant hypocrisy. The hotel rent a porn movie business was smashed after the lodging industry was forced by competitive pressure to adopt high speed internet. Why would customers pay, say, $10 for a blue movie for one night when they can log into a porn site and watch trash for free ... or pay the same money more or less as they would for smut and gain access to premium porn content. Many more titles; more perversion; for a month or longer. Therefore, Marriott can proudly announce it's closing its porn distribution operation, thereby belatedly doing the right thing in keeping with the widely heralded moral doctrines of one of its primary owners, the Mormon Church. What Marriott didn't do, however, was tell the world that their decision was inevitable and was of almost no financial consequence to the corporation. Even worse, Marriott failed to install inexpensive and largely effective software on its servers that blocks access to most porn sites. Guests could still check e-mail messages, get caught up on news and sports, confirm travel reservations, and comply with widely proclaimed Mormon standards of moral decency. But many Marriott customers would take their business elsewhere. And that would cost the Mormon Church money! So therefore, at the very time that I write this on a Saturday night, at Marriott hotels, motels, inns, lodges, resorts, spas and casinos around the world, people are watching hard core pornography, liquor is flowing, dice are rolling, and bell captains are procuring escorts. And most important, cash is flooding into Mormon Church coffers.

Excellent points...thanx for taking the time both to delve into this...and express it

62 posted on 04/22/2012 12:09:01 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: caww
...it’s a huge conglomerate! As with most of the LDS Investments etc.

It IS???

WHODA thunk!!!






Corporation of the President

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
of the
CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

STATE OF UTAH

COUNTY OF SALT LAKE

I, the undersigned, having been duly chosen and appointed President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in conformity with the rites, regulations and discipline of said Church, being desirous of forming a corporation for the purpose of acquiring, holding and disposing of Church or religious society property, for the benefit of religion, for works of charity and for public worship, under and pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 3, Title 19, of the Compiled Laws of Utah, 1917, on "Churches and Religious Societies," and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, for that purpose do hereby make and subscribe, in duplicate, the following

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

First: The name of this corporation shall be the CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

Second: The object of this corporation shall be to acquire, hold and dispose of such real and personal property as may be conveyed to or acquired by said corporation for the benefit of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religious society, for the benefit of religion, for works of charity and for public worship. Such real and personal property may be situated, either within the State of Utah, or elsewhere, and this corporation shall have power, without any authority or authorization from the members of said Church or religious society, to grant, sell, convey, rent, mortgage, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any part or all of such property.

Third: The estimated value of the property of which I hold the legal title for the purpose aforesaid, at the time of making these Articles of Incorporation, is One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars.

Fourth: The title of the person making these Articles of Incorporation is "PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS."

Fifth: The corporation seal shall contain the words, "Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," and an impression thereof is hereto affixed.

[Seal] [Signed] Heber J. Grant
President of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.

STATE OF UTAH
SS:
COUNTY OF SALT LAKE

On this 26th day of November, 1923, before me, Arthur Winter, a Notary Public in and for said County, personally appeared HEBER J. GRANT, who is known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and duly acknowledged to me that he executed the same as such President.

[Seal] [Signed] Arthur Winter
Notary Public
Residing at Salt Lake City, Utah.
My commission expires Dec. 1, 1923.


AMENDMENT TO

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
of the
CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
STATE OF UTAH ss.
COUNTY OF SALT LAKE

HEBER J. GRANT, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:

That he is now and for more than twenty years last past has been the duly chosen and appointed President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as such President has been since on or about the 26th day of November, 1923, and now is, the legally constituted Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter=day Saints, a corporation sole; that under and pursuant to Section 18-7-5 R.S.U. 1933 he hereby amends Article "Fourth" of said Articles of Incorporation as now of record in the proper offices of this and other states, said article as amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE FOURTH

Fourth: The title of the person making these articles of incorporation is "President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." He and his successor in office shall be deemed and are hereby created a body politic and corporation sole with perpetual succession, having all the powers and rights and authority in these articles specified or provided for by law. But in the event of death or resignation from office of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or in the event of a vacancy in that office from any cause, the President or Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of said Church, or one of the members of said Quorum thereunto designated by that Quorum, shall, pending the installation of a successor President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, be the corporation sole under these articles, and the laws pursuant to which they are made, and shall be and is authorized in his official capacity to execute in the name of the corporation all documents or other writings necessary to the carrying on of its purposes, business and objects, and to do all things in the name of the corporation which the original signer of the articles of incorporation might do; it being the purpose of these articles that there shall be no failure in succession in the office of such corporation sole.

[Signed] Heber J. Grant
President of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints,
corporation sole.
[Seal]

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18 day of June, 1940.
[the name of Notary Public not shown on copy of amendment]

(Original in State of Utah Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah)


ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT
TO THE

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
of the
CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.


A UTAH CORPORATION SOLE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16-7-5 of the Utah Code Annotated 1953 (as amended) relating to amendments of articles of incorporation of corporations sole, the CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, a Utah Corporation Sole, does hereby amend its Articles of Incorporation by adding an additional Paragraph V thereto as follows:

Upon the winding up and dissolution of this corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the corporation, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation, which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or religious and/or scientific purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused these presents to be executed this 19th day of November, 1973.

CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY
SAINTS, a Utah Corporation Sole

By: [signed] Harold B. Lee
Harold B. Lee, Corporation Sole

STATE OF UTAH ) ss:
County of Salt Lake )

HAROLD B. LEE, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That he is now and ever since July 7, 1972, has been the duly chosen and appointed President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and, as such president, is now and ever since said date has been the legally constituted CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, a Utah Corporation Sole; that the original Articles of Incorporation of said Corporation Sole were executed by Heber J. Grant, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; that he, Harold B. Lee, is the successor in office to the said Heber J. Grant; that he, Harold B. Lee, executed the foregoing Articles of Amendment as said Corporation Sole.

[signed] Harold B. Lee

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 19th day of November, 1973.

[signed] Wilford W Kirton, Jr
NOTARY PUBLIC
Residing at Salt Lake City, Utah
My commission expires:
2-3-77


Articles of Incorporation as amended:

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

First: The name of this corporation shall be the CORPORATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

Second: The object of this corporation shall be to acquire, hold and dispose of such real and personal property as may be conveyed to or acquired by said corporation for the benefit of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religious society, for the benefit of religion, for works of charity and for public worship. Such real and personal property may be situated, either within the State of Utah, or elsewhere, and this corporation shall have power, without any authority or authorization from the members of said Church or religious society, to grant, sell, convey, rent, mortgage, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any part or all of such property.

Third: The estimated value of the property of which I hold the legal title for the purpose aforesaid, at the time of making these Articles of Incorporation, is One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars.

Fourth: The title of the person making these articles of incorporation is "President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." He and his successor in office shall be deemed and are hereby created a body politic and corporation sole with perpetual succession, having all the powers and rights and authority in these articles specified or provided for by law. But in the event of death or resignation from office of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or in the event of a vacancy in that office from any cause, the President or Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of said Church, or one of the members of said Quorum thereunto designated by that Quorum, shall, pending the installation of a successor President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, be the corporation sole under these articles, and the laws pursuant to which they are made, and shall be and is authorized in his official capacity to execute in the name of the corporation all documents or other writings necessary to the carrying on of its purposes, business and objects, and to do all things in the name of the corporation which the original signer of the articles of incorporation might do; it being the purpose of these articles that there shall be no failure in succession in the office of such corporation sole.

Fifth: Upon the winding up and dissolution of this corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the corporation, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation, which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or religious and/or scientific purposes and which has established its tex-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Sixth: The corporate seal shall contain the words, "Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," and an impression thereof is hereto affixed.



63 posted on 04/22/2012 3:17:10 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: caww
...and this corporation shall have power, without any authority or authorization from the members of said Church or religious society, to grant, sell, convey, rent, mortgage, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any part or all of such property.
 


 
Not ONLY are individual MORMONs DECIEVED by the demonic heresy of MORMONism; they have NO clue as to what their 'church' actually is!
 
It is no WONDER that the 'church' higher ups are ALL business men!!

64 posted on 04/22/2012 3:20:14 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Zakeet
And most important, cash is flooding into Mormonism, Inc. Church coffers.
65 posted on 04/22/2012 3:21:52 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Zakeet
The hotel rent a porn movie business was smashed after the lodging industry was forced by competitive pressure to adopt high speed internet.

Golly!

That sounds SO similar to the way FINALLY relented (in 1978) and 'allowed' blacks to hold the PRIESTHOOD.

(Ignore that BYU thing and sports...)







"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.

The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.

This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race--that they should be the 'servant of servants', and they will be, until that curse is removed."

Brigham Young-President and second 'Prophet' of the Mormon Church, 1844-1877- Extract from Journal of Discourses.



Here are two examples from their 'other testament', the Book of Mormon.

2 Nephi 5: 21 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'

Alma 3: 6 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'



August 27, 1954 in an address at Brigham Young University (BYU), Mormon Elder, Mark E Peterson, in speaking to a convention of teachers of religion at the college level, said:

"The discussion on civil rights, especially over the last 20 years, has drawn some very sharp lines. It has blinded the thinking of some of our own people, I believe. They have allowed their political affiliations to color their thinking to some extent.I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after."

"He is not just seeking the opportunity of sitting down in a cafe where white people eat. He isn't just trying to ride on the same streetcar or the same Pullman car with white people. It isn't that he just desires to go to the same theater as the white people. From this, and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage."

"That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have. Remember the little statement that we used to say about sin, 'First we pity, then endure, then embrace'...."

(Rosa Parks would have probably told Petersen under which wheel of the bus he should go sit.)



1967, (then) Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson said,

"The Communist program for revolution in America has been in progress for many years and is far advanced. First of all, we must not place the blame upon Negroes. They are merely the unfortunate group that has been selected by professional Communist agitators to be used as the primary source of cannon fodder."



We are told that on June 8, 1978, it was 'revealed' to the then president, Spencer Kimball, that people of color could now gain entry into the priesthood.

According to the church, Kimball spent many long hours petitioning God, begging him to give worthy black people the priesthood. God finally relented.



Sometime before the 'revelation' came to chief 'Prophet' Spencer Kimball in June 1978, General Authority, Bruce R McConkie had said:

"The Blacks are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty.

The Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow there from, but this inequality is not of man's origin, it is the Lord's doings."

(Mormon Doctrine, pp. 526-527).



When Mormon 'Apostle' Mark E Petersen spoke on 'Race Problems- As they affect the Church' at the BYU campus in 1954, the following was also said:

"...if the negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory."



When Mormon 'Prophet' and second President of the Church, Brigham Young, spoke in 1863 the following was also said:

"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God is death on the spot. This will always be so."

(Journal of Discourses, Vo. 10, p. 110)





Yeah; Native Americans are althroughout the Book of MORMON; too.

 

“I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today ... they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people.... For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised.... The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.

At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl-sixteen-sitting between the dark father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents—on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather.... These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness.

One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated.

 

(Improvement Era, December 1960, pp.922-23). (p. 209)

 



 

66 posted on 04/22/2012 3:24:15 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
The object of this corporation shall be to acquire, hold and dispose of such real and personal property as may be conveyed to or acquired by said corporation for the benefit of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religious society, for the benefit of religion, for works of charity and for public worship.

Hello?

About these 'benefits'...

Anyone notice JESUS mentioned? anywhere??

Other than being purloined and inserted into the name of the 'church'???

67 posted on 04/22/2012 3:29:35 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
...to the way GOD FINALLY relented...
68 posted on 04/22/2012 3:31:05 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

69 posted on 04/22/2012 3:48:00 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

You MIGHT be a MORMON if...

http://www.holyfetch.com


70 posted on 04/22/2012 3:48:27 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

http://www.holyfetch.com/legends/SLC_tornado.html


71 posted on 04/22/2012 3:52:31 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Marriott promoting discounts to gay couples

While JESUS offers HOPE to homosexual couples!


Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20-21
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and
their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 19:4-7
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men
from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them
."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.

 

Psalms 12:8      The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Ain't this just FABULOUS??      More?

Isaiah 3:9   The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:13b  Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.


 

 

Ezekiel 16:49-50
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.



2 Peter 2

 1.  But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
 2.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
 3.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
 4.  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,  putting them into gloomy dungeons  to be held for judgment;
 5.  if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
 6.  if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
 7.  and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
 8.  (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
 9.  if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
 10.  This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature  and despise authority.   Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
 11.  yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
 12.  But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
 13.  They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.
Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.



But there IS hope!!!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

 9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
     Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

 


If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...

72 posted on 04/22/2012 3:54:08 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Zakeet
What is your church doing to help the male to stay true?
 




prophet kimball"All of this should be conveyed without having priesthood leaders focus upon intimate matters which are a part of husband and wife relationships. Skillful interviewing and counseling can occur without discussion of clinical details by placing firm responsibility on individual members of the Church to put their lives in order before exercising the privilege of entering a house of the Lord. The First Presidency has interpreted oral sex as constituting an unnatural, impure, or unholy practice. If a person is engaged in a practice which troubles him enough to ask about it, he should discontinue it."
- Official Declaration of the First Presidency of the Church, January 5th, 1982


spencer kimball"Prophets anciently and today condemn masturbation. It induces feelings of guilt and shame. It is detrimental to spirituality. It indicates slavery to the flesh, not that mastery of it and the growth toward godhood which is the object of our mortal life. Our modern prophet has indicated that no young man should be called on a mission who is not free from this practice. What is more, it too often leads to grievous sin, even to that sin against nature, homosexuality. For, done in private, it evolves often into mutual masturbation-practiced with another person of the same sex and thence into total homosexuality...."
- Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, Pages 77-79, 81-82

"Among the most common sexual sins our young people commit are necking and petting. Not only do these improper relations often lead to fornication, [unwed] pregnancy, and abortions - all ugly sins - but in and of themselves they are pernicious evils, and it is often difficult for youth to distinguish where one ends and another begins. They awaken lust and stir evil thoughts and sex desires. They are but parts of the whole family of related sins and indiscretions. Almost like twins, 'petting' and fornication are alike."
- Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 65


spencer kimball"Also far-reaching is the effect of the loss of chastity. Once given or taken or stolen it can never be regained. Even in a forced contact such as rape or incest, the injured one is greatly outraged. If she has not cooperated and contributed to the foul deed, she is of course in a more favorable position. There is no condemnation where there is no voluntary participation. It is better to die in defending one's virtue than to live having lost it without a struggle."
-
Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 196


"And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth." (Genesis 4:9-14.) That was true of murder. It is also true of illicit sex, which, of course, includes all petting, fornication, adultery, homosexual acts, and all other perversions. The Lord may say to offenders, as He did to Cain, "What hast thou done?" The children thus conceived make damning charges against you; the companions who have been frustrated and violated condemn you; the body that has been defiled cries out against you; the spirit which has been dwarfed convicts you. You will have difficulty throughout the ages in totally forgiving yourself."
-Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, "Love Versus Lust", BYU Speech January 5, 1965. Often-used quote still used today in LDS seminary classes.


kimball"I do not find in the Bible the modern terms "petting" nor "homosexuality," yet I found numerous scriptures which forbade such acts under by whatever names they might be called. I could not find the term "homosexuality," but I did find numerous places where the Lord condemned such a practice with such vigor that even the death penalty was assessed."
- Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, "Love Versus Lust", BYU Speech January 5, 1965


"If adultery or fornication justified the death penalty in the old days, and still in Christ's day, is the sin any less today because the laws of the land do not assess the death penalty for it? Is the act less grievous? There must be a washing, a purging, a changing of attitudes, a correcting of appraisals, a strengthening toward self-mastery. There must be many prayers, and volumes of tears. There must be an inner conviction giving to the sin its full diabolical weight. There must be increased devotion and much thought and study. And this takes energy and time and often is accompanied with sore embarrassment, heavy deprivations and deep trials, even if indeed one is not excommunicated from the Church, losing all spiritual blessings."
-Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, Page 155


"How like the mistletoe is immorality. The killer plant starts with a sticky sweet berry. Little indiscretions are the berries -- indiscretions like sex thoughts sex discussions, passionate kissing, pornography. The leaves and little twigs are masturbation and necking and such, growing with every exercise. The full-grown plant is petting and sex looseness. It confounds, frustrates, and destroys like the parasite if it is not cut out and destroyed, for, in time it robs the tree, bleeds its life, and leaves it barren and dry; and, strangely enough, the parasite dies with its host."
- Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, General Conference Address, April 1, 1967.


73 posted on 04/22/2012 3:54:52 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
HMMmmm...

I wonder if Grampa's magazines are still under his socks in the dresser??



74 posted on 04/22/2012 3:59:08 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
... and a copy of NaviGaytour Magazine, among other benefits. ...
75 posted on 04/22/2012 3:59:48 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Now I am wondering what OTHER means!!!


76 posted on 04/22/2012 4:00:21 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Now I am wondering what OTHER means!!!

If it is anything like "... and so forth..."?


Here is MORMONism's own creed:
 
 

Articles of Faith

The Articles of Faith outline 13 basic points of belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Prophet Joseph Smith first wrote them in a letter to John Wentworth, a newspaper editor,
in response to Mr. Wentworth's request to know what members of the Church believed.
They were subsequently published in Church periodicals.
They are now regarded as scripture and included in the Pearl of Great Price.

 
THE ARTICLES OF FAITH
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541
 
 

  1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
  2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.
  3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
  4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
  6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
  7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
  8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
  9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
  10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
  11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
  12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Joseph Smith


 

77 posted on 04/22/2012 4:02:13 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
 

If you have cable TV, there won’t be much on to watch.


 

 

 

 

If there isn’t much on to watch, you will answer your door whenever someone rings.


 

 

 

 

If you open your door, you will see mormons.


 

 

 

 

If you talk to mormons, they will trick you into “praying about whether something is true”.


 

 

 

 

If you rely on your feelings, you may become a mormon.


 

 

 

 

If you become a mormon, you will have to wear magic underwear!


 

 

 

 

If you wear magic underwear, people will immediately label you as a cultist.


DON’T be a cultist!
Get DirectTV.


78 posted on 04/22/2012 4:03:22 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Zakeet; Elsie

http://blogs.standard.net/the-political-surf/2012/04/17/same-sex-relationship-sent-lds-church-patriarch-into-exile/

This dude would have loved Marriotts.


79 posted on 04/22/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger
On display at the gallery, adds Bergera, “are the black leather shoes Smith wore in 1933 when he appeared on stage in “Death Takes a Holiday.”

Foot fetish, too?

80 posted on 04/22/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Utah Binger
It is noteworthy that only one of the top leaders of the mormon church has any theological training. "Business" is the preferred degree for the corporation.

Council on the Disposition of the Tithes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Council on the Disposition of the Tithes (also known as the Council on the Disposition of Tithing) is a leadership body in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, composed of the First Presidency, the Presiding Bishopric, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Council determines how the tithing funds of the church will be spent. The Council oversees revenue, investments and expenditures valued at billions of dollars per year.

While the Church employs an independent auditing department which provides an annual report to the Church[1], it has not published full financial reports since 1959.

The Council was established by church founder Joseph Smith, Jr. on 8 July 1838.[2] As of April 2009, the members of the Council are:


81 posted on 04/22/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Gee... All I have to do is act happy at the check-in desk and I get free strawberries, Champagne and a discount?

The next time Nurse Christine and I stay at a Marriot, we will be quite gay and happy at the check-in!


82 posted on 04/22/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: greyfoxx39
It is noteworthy that only one of the top leaders of the mormon church has any theological training. "Business" is the preferred degree for the corporation.

Feelings, Nothing More than Feelings.....

83 posted on 04/22/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Elsie
they have NO clue as to what their 'church' actually is....It is no WONDER that the 'church' higher ups are ALL business men!!

The Only ones who recognize LDS as a "church" are those who have not made it to the higher level where the control of the finances are. Those at the top recognize fully LDS is an Investment Corperation with accountability among it's leadership only.

The members tithes and their recruitment efforts are to finance those investments and keep them with a steady flow of revenue as they enlarge and grow their Corperation here and Internationally.

On the World Stage it is and always will be who has the greater revenue sources....LDS Holdings and Investments are across the globe....and afford the leaders political power. The membership is simply the means to keep their balls rolling.....masked in the form of a false religion, which counterfeits Christianity, and appeals to those who need to "feel" special and secretive.

Like Masonary, Scientology and other 'Clubs'....but calling themsleves a church, when in fact they are a typical of false religions and cults.... which keep the membership "in line" and controlled via their ritualistic practices, oaths taken, and working up the various levels of acceptance.

Very sad for the uninformed who are trapped within it's false teachings. The Christ they serve is a fraud and Counterfeit of the Christian Christ....."another Christ"...just as Jesus said would be.

84 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT by caww
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To: Elsie

The (LDS) corporation seal shall contain the words,

“Corporation” of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,”

.. and an impression thereof is hereto affixed.

[Seal] [Signed] Heber J. Grant
President of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Quite amazing the members do not see the ride they are ....but then the “brain-washing” is clearly complete when they begin to offer their monies, often at great sacrifice to their own families well being......and “punished” when they don’t meet that tithe.

Disgusting doesn’t say enough....


85 posted on 04/22/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Yes, and i remember reading a few ago that the LDS “church” would be part of the Fortune 500 cos if listed as a company.


86 posted on 04/22/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: daniel1212

Yes, I read of that as well. They are a huge con-glomerate...wealth hardly says enough for with it they weld power here and Internationally among the Elites.

Romney is well funded...can you imagine what LDS leadership can accomplish for their political/religious agenda by having Romney , and others such as Reid, in so many positions of power? and it will continue to be hidden from the pubic...What they, Globalists and the Elites can funnel thru the church resources (corperations) will be astounding....what accountability?


87 posted on 04/22/2012 8:34:31 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

And there is also a similarity btwn Swedenborgism (http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/Swedenborg.html) and Mormonism as regards delusions of meeting many notable persons of Scripture (incldg. for Smith, that of meeting Elijah and Elias, due to the Greek rendering in the N.T.), and his own revelations being Scripture).


88 posted on 04/22/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: Elsie

“that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; “

And they accuse Evangelicals of imposing beliefs (which is exactly what the liberal ethos does)!

Unlike Christianity, Mormonism is indeed a “white man’s religion,
made in America. Though i think they would like to put you out of the country.

And what about Romney fulfilling some Mormonic prophecy?

Then there is nasty issue of thinks like a massacre and the Utah War.

.


89 posted on 04/22/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to forgive+save you,+live....)
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To: caww
Quite amazing the members do not see ...

Maybe the FONT isn't BIG enough!!


MORMONS; read the following FACT about MORMONism:





90 posted on 04/23/2012 4:19:27 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

We,, they can have cheap rooms..but they can never become gods.. so there !!!


91 posted on 04/24/2012 12:25:43 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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