Skip to comments.Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'
Posted on 05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."
"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to pressure from Roman Catholic bishops."
(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...
Quite an accusation!
Do you equate EVERYONE who refuses to vote for Romney, for whatever reason, to be an Obama SUPPORTER?
That was the way it was in the beginning, Hughes died a prisoner isolated by these loyal trust worthy people.
Can I assume that HH has been proxy baptised by a faithful, TR holding MORMON?
I am sure he was, I mean according the the mormons HH left them 25mil to 125m depending what account you read.
Hey is that the same Bill Gay who later got to be high up in the Mormon business ???
The one whose young teenage daughter ran away from home to New York ???
You mean the girl who went to a rave got strung out and hid from her dad, and Romney levitated over the city using his ex-ray vision to look into buildings to find her, single handily of course.
I just checked
the Dad of the Mormon dope addict was Robert Gay...
Hes now a GA, a CEO with the Mormons
a member of the first quorum of the 70..
70 what ??? little dwarfs ???
Whats the betting though that Robert Gay and Bill gay the Mormlon who was with HH when he died of starvation and an overdose of codeine etc are related...
Would not surprise me. The men that HH hired to protect him, neglected him to death.
That Bill Gay was the father of Robert Gay
Bill Gay was sued for $50 MILLION for conspiracy after HH died...
Frank William "Bill" Gay (September 11, 1920 May 21, 2007) was an American executive who oversaw several entities for Howard Hughes. He was chairman of the board of directors of the Hughes Air Corporation. He served as a senior vice president and member of the board of directors for the Hughes Tool Company. He was also president and chief executive officer of Summa Corporation.
After Howard Hughes' death, he was sued for $50 million by the Summa Corporation for conspiracy. He settled out of court.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was a student at University of California, Los Angeles when he was hired by Hughes. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gay put together the so-called "Mormon Mafia" that comprised Hughes' inner circle in his later life. Appointed by the Delaware Court of Chancery, Gay served as trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1984 until his retirement in 2006. He had previously served on the Institute's executive committee from 1971-1984.
He was an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.
His son is Robert C. Gay, a co-founder and CEO of Huntsman Gay Global Capital, and before that managing director of Bain Capital for sixteen years.
You throw scriptures around like you know what they mean and you spam the forum with lies from Media Matters. You're also actively working for the election of a 3rd party candidate while pretending you're defending Christianity.
Of all the people who qualify to be called "sinners", you anti-Romney zombies win the prize.
What “general admonitions”? Gandhi said, “Hate the sin, but love the sinner.” The “general admonitions” of Jesus were to not judge or throw stones or condemn the speck in your brother’s eye while ignoring the beam in yours. Stuff like that.
Rending my garments in shame because "the Deb" disapproves of those who disapprove of Romney, and highly disapproves if the mormon cultic beliefs are brought into the light...
We should all bow down to the superior (Elsie?) words of wisdom being dispensed in thread after thread after thread where the word "mormon" is a standing invitation to "the Deb" to come and dispense her words of wisdom...ooops! Did I already say that?
We shall all have to learn from Obama how to kowtow to "the Deb".
Oh woe, woe, woe.
Ya know, Deb sweetheart...if you weren't following us from thread to thread you might not have to be so irate. All that gnashing MUST be hard on your teeth!)
I don't need lectures from you and your pack of Constitution Party hacks, on my reading of the Bible.
You idiots quote Gandhi and pretend its the Word of God. I fully expect you to blast people with Shakespeare next.
Is that you ???
I love the smell of RomneyBots grinding their wheels in the afternoon.
You throw scriptures around like you know what they mean
Deb I realize you dont understand this...
But we post scriptures from the Christian Bible because we DO know what they mean...
The fact you would admit your sorrow at not being able to know what God is saying in his Word, tells me thast is one fo the reasons you are against the Christians in these threads...
Personally Deb Ive been around people who hate God for many years..
and Ive been around Mormons for more than 40 years..
There is little you can throw at me that will hurt me...
I feel very sorry for you that you feel you have to attack the Chrsitians in these threads
but this ill-treatment from you is part of what the LORD Jesus Christ warn us about ...
You want to speak evil of us...
We want to tell you about a forgiving God who loves you and died to save you and the Mormons...
BTW yes a stroke is like a brain injury...
But as you know the LORD Jesus Christ healed me of that stroke years ago...
But if it maskes you strangely joyful to throw it at me...
It appears you dont have much else going for you...
And using the Bible to advance your political candidates is the most disgusting example of “evil” I can think of.
And yet it doesnt seem to have inhibited you in any way..
Fair enough. Its fun to watch you all chatter to each other and pretend you're doing God's work, but if you can't handle it, I won't hurt your fragile feelings any further.
As to Elsie's "superior words of wisdom"...I assume that's an attempt at comedy. The blatherings of the flying monkey brigade are always hilarious and slightly sad, but please don't stop 'cause you're really changing hearts and minds. Honest.
Yes, I do. Hey, you’re not as stupid as everyone says.
Neither are you Sandy, I mean Deb.
Point 1, We do not use God...he is using us.
Point 2. Deb dear, we have been actively posting against YOUR weak candidate since '07. At that time, mormon propaganda was flooding FR and was unanswered.
The information we have posted and are still posting is directly from mormonism's leaders and doctrinal material and simply can't be truthfully refuted. That's why you don't see the propaganda here now especially after JR refuted a mormon's article claiming that Joseph Smith was an Apostle of God...although with defenders who don't know anything about the sect (like you) pushing Romney on the rest of us, I expect the big bosses in SLC will order another wave of it from the faithful.
The blatherings of the flying monkey brigade are always hilarious and slightly sad, but please don't stop 'cause you're really changing hearts and minds. Honest.
I'd be interested in your proving that statement, but in any case if you believe it then why are you so incensed at what we do? You spend an inordinate amount of time attacking something that you deem to be ineffectual. There are lots of other places on FR for you to spend your time..you could be exchanging recipes, posting poems, or..wait for it...you could be using the venom you are wasting on us in posting articles about Obama!
Or, you could even be praising Mitt's hair and his manly ways..we wouldn't try to stop you. I've been wondering...is Mitt the one you want brought to your tent?
You're doing the opposite of what CNN wants.
I agree with you. I’ve always felt Mormons as a whole had good moral character and were family oriented.
I alos think people who are concerned about Romney ‘preaching or pushing’ his religion need to look at if he has done so while in office. The answer is no - he has not. So, that’s one less thing everyone needs to be concerned with.
If you were auditioning for godhood -- like Temple Mormons are -- you'd be on your best outward behavior, too!
...and were family oriented.
Except that since Mormons believe they are married forever -- and can attach themselves to more than one spouse forever -- that would make them eternal polygamists upon death (if what they believe is so). How does eternal polygamy and "family oriented" square with you? If you are married, are you "OK" with your hubby living forever with one or two or more other "wives?"
For example, three current Lds "apostles" (Dallin Oaks, L. Tom Perry, and Russell M. Nelson) have all been sealed "for eternity" in the Mormon temple to two "wives" apiece...(they were widowers who remarried)...That means, they anticipate sleeping with both wives (literally on and off) in their "new life" beyond death...
Source -- From a previously posted article (found at What is "Celestial Polygamy"? [Mainstream Mormons say polygamy still occurring near Kolobian colony]:
According to an article in the April 20, 2008 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune: Though the LDS Church had disavowed polygamy, it is still enshrined in Mormon scripture (Doctrine & Covenants 132) and some believe it will one day be re-established, if not on Earth, at least in heaven. In his quasi-official 1966 book Mormon Doctrine, which remains in print, the late LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie wrote that the holy practice will commence again after the Second Coming and the ushering in of the millennium. And by policy, men can be sealed for eternity in LDS temple rites to more than one wife, though women are permitted only a single sealing. Three of the church's current apostles, for example, were widowed and remarried. Each will have two wives in the eternities (Modern-day Mormons disavow polygamy)...
I alos think people who are concerned about Romney preaching or pushing his religion need to look at if he has done so while in office. The answer is no - he has not. So, thats one less thing everyone needs to be concerned with. [Hollyb]
You honestly are trying to compare the power of a Bay State Gov with THE leader of the Free World?
Besides, you don't know Mormonism very well, do you? The issue isn't Romney at all re: what he might or might not initiate on his own from the White House. The issue is that he's the potential puppet and whatever "prophet" is in SLC over the next 4-8 years is the potential puppeteer.
No puppet never has to assume the initiative. To comprehend this further, review the Lds leaders' quotes I'll include in a chart in the next post.
Romney, for his Mass. oath used a King James Bible that his father used for his Michigan swearing in.
As I said last post: The issue isn't Romney at all re: what he might or might not initiate on his own from the White House. The issue is that he's the potential puppet and whatever "prophet" is in SLC over the next 4-8 years is the potential puppeteer.
No puppet never has to assume the initiative. To comprehend this further, review the Lds leaders' quotes I'll include in a chart in the next post.
|Lds Leader||Chronological 'Prophet' or Fundamental # (or Other Title)||Overlap Areas: Could the President of the U.S. become a 'puppet' to an Lds 'Prophet?' (The Lds Prophets -- in their own words)|
|John Taylor||Lds 'Prophet' #3||The Almighty has established this kingdom with order and laws and every thing pertaining thereto [so] that when the nations shall be convulsed, we may stand forth as saviours and finally redeem a ruined world, not only in a religious but in a political point of view. (Journal of Discourses, vol. 9, p. 342, April 13, 1862)|
|Orson Hyde||President of the Lds Quorum of the 12 Apostles for 28 years (1847-1875)||What the world calls Mormonism will rule every nation...God has decreed it, and his own right arm will accomplish it. This will make the heathen rage. (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 53)|
|Heber J. Grant||Lds 'Prophet' #7||"Elder Marion G. Romney recalled the counsel of President Heber J. Grant: 'My boy, you always keep your eye on the President of the Church, and if he ever tells you to do anything, and it is wrong, and you do it, the Lord will bless you for it.' Then with a twinkle in his eye, he said, 'But you don't need to worry. The Lord will never let his mouthpiece lead the people astray'" (in Conference Report, Oct. 1960, p. 78)." Cited in Official Lds publication Search the Commandments: Melchizedek Priesthood Personal Study Guide, p. 209 (1984)|
|Harold B. Lee||Lds 'Prophet' #11||...President Harold B. Lee said: 'We must learn to give heed to the words and commandments that the Lord shall give through his prophet, '...as if from mine own mouth...(D&C 21:4-5)...You may not like what comes from the authority of the Church. It may contradict your political views. It may contradict your social views. It may interfere with some of your social life. But if you listen to these things, as if from the mouth of the Lord himself..." Cited in official Lds publication Remember Me: Relief Society Personal Study Guide I, p. 27 (1989)|
|Spencer Kimball||Lds 'Prophet' #12||"President Spencer W. Kimball said: '...We deal with many things which are thought to be not so spiritual; but all things are spiritual with the Lord, and he expects us to listen, and to obey..." (In Conference Report, Apr. 1977, p. 8; or Ensign, May 1977, p. 7) Cited in official Lds publication Come, Follow Me: Melchizedek Priesthood Personal Study Guide 1983, p.12 (1983)|
|What about Marion G. Romney, cousin to Mitt's father?||Who was he in Lds hierarchy? (Title: 'President' - Top 3 of church as 2nd counselor to both #11 & #12 Lds 'prophets')||"Elder Neal A. Maxwell has said: 'Following the living prophets is something that must be done in all seasons and circumstances. We must be like President Marion G. Romney, who humbly said, '..I have never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional, and political life' (Conference Report, April 1941, p. 123). There are, or will be moments when prophetic declarations collide with our pride or our seeming personal interests...Do I believe in the living prophet even when he speaks on matters affecting me and my specialty directly? Or do I stop sustaining the prophet when his words fall in my territory? if the latter, the prophet is without honor in our country! (Things As They Really Are, p. 73). Cited in official Lds publication, Search the Commandments: Melchizedek Priesthood Personal Study Guide, pp. 275-276 (1984)|
|Ezra Taft Benson||Lds 'Prophet' #13||Benson speech given 2/26/80 @BYU. Summary: remember, if there is ever a conflict between earthly knowledge and the words of the prophet, you stand with the prophet (See excerpts re: 3 of 14 'fundamentals' below) Source: Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet|
|Benson (cont'd)||Fundamental #5||5. The prophet is not required to have any particular earthly training or credentials to speak on any subject or act on any matter at any time. (My Q: Ya hear that Mitt Romney?)|
|Benson (cont'd)||Fundamental #9||9. The prophet can receive revelation on any matter, temporal or spiritual. (My Q: Still listening, Mitt?)|
|Benson (cont'd)||Fundamental #10||10. The prophet may advise on civic matters. (My Q: What say ye Mitt?)|
|B.H. Roberts||LDS Historian and Seventy. Note: Roberts was an elected Democratic Congressman from Utah in 1898 -- but was NEVER seated by Congress because of grass roots uproar vs. Roberts, who took a THIRD simultaneous wife in the early 1890s. Grass roots America collected 7 MILLION signatures on 28 banners and presented them to Congress...in pre-mass media 1800s!||[T]he kingdom of God... is to be a POLITICAL INSTITUTION THAT SHALL HOLD SWAY OVER ALL THE EARTH; TO WHICH ALL OTHER GOVERNMENTS WILL BE SUBORDINATE AND BY WHICH THEY WILL BE DOMINATED. The Rise and Fall of Nauvoo, 1900, p. 180|
|Mitt Romney as POTUS???||Aside from above prophetic impositions, why would Mitt not only honor what these 'prophets' have spoken, but what a future Lds 'prophet' may tell him to do?||The Law of Consecration Oath Mitt Romney has sworn in the Mormon temple (done before marriage/sealing in temple): "You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you do accept the law of consecration as contained in this, the book of Doctrine and Covenants [he displays the book], in that you do consecrate yourselves, your time, talents, and EVERYTHING with which the Lord has blessed you, or WITH which he MAY bless you, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for the building up of the kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion." Source: What is an LDS Church/Mormon temple marriage/sealing? [Q: Please define 'Zion': The LDS PR Web site (lds.org) defines its primary meaning: "membership in the [LDS] church."]|
What if an Lds "prophet" -- seeing the sheer PR value of inserting the Book of Mormon -- tells Romney to use the BoM?
Are you suggesting that Romney would disobey his own "prophet?"
What you don't understand is when it comes to THE supposed "leader" of the free world...If that man's a Mormon...guess what? He still is beholden to his "prophet" who wields authority over him!
Less than 15 minutes later, very next post: The general admonitions of Jesus were to not judge or throw stones... [Deb, 1:28:03]
...A few hours later: ...using the Bible to advance your political candidates is the most disgusting example of "evil" I can think of. (Deb, 3:46:05)
The above is what you call an afternoon sandwich ... albeit one where the outer portions in no way matches its internal content.
Care to tell us which Deb committee member submitted the internal "meat" of that sandwich? (And how she finally managed to get a word in edge-wise?)
I don’t worry about the lds people, but I worry about the nutcases who think they speak for God.
Where was the CNN insightful coverage of the increase in Islamic adherents in Washington, D. C., and how many of them were in positions of power under this president?
Where were in in-depth reports on how Islam is in a death-throws battle with Christianity, and that Obama was a ‘Christian’ who has never recanted his Islamic beliefs?
I’m not a big Mormon fan, but this is an out and out hatchet job on Romney by way of his religion, and this from a news organization that couldn’t have cared less if Obama was the son of Satan in 2008, and doesn’t care if he is now.
This thread is very disappointing. A lot of vile and bile and lack of respect for others.
FR used to be a lot better than this.
Better than Islamists who bow to Saudi Arabia 5 times a day, every day and never speak out against the human rights violations there or the death penalty for any lowly non-muslim who’d dare enter their segregated cities.
They will read no one comes unto the Father except through me in the Bible they say they follow, and in turn look down on a Christian who says that those outside the faith are condemned because its mean and "hateful"...
A prime example of this is the supposedly Conservative Christians here trying to condemn those who are confronting the very heretical Mormon cult that insult the very name of our savior instead of standing for Christ or at the very least standing aside if they do not have the stomach for it.
Things are still good for the truth here.
Aren't there Cafeteria Mormons just like Cafeteria Catholics? Could Dingy have rose to the level in the church that he's comfortable with, and now flaunts his occasionally anti-Mormon ideals in the Senate because he knows the homers in Salt Lake (and neighboring Nevada) won't dare oppose his power.
Mormons no longer practice polygamy. I think it is you who do not know Mormons very well.
Furthermore, if Obama won...and having won the second term, he could begin to "remove his mask," what if Obama elected to swear on the Quran?"
Irony upon irony upon irony...so you preferred to see that farcical kabuki Bobo pulled with the Bible in '08, rather than him being honest and place his hand upon the Koran? Ye shall know them...
That’s ridiculous. As a Christian, the New Testiment says to spread the gospel, to pray without ceasing, I can name many others if you’d like. Does that mean I share the gospel to everyone I encounter, No. Does that mean I do nothing, but pray...no. You are taking things to the extreme.
JFK was President for nearly 3 years...any influence is out there in the open for the record.
Neither did St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher ... but there were plenty of proto-Protestants who couldn't wait to take the Oath of Supremacy ...