It is my opinion that there are more than enough things to disqualify Willard from assuming the Presidency without ever touching on his religion. He is a completely disconnected, clueless rich man who knows how American lives and works the way I know about how to reattach severed limbs. He’s not his dad, who was a far different kind of individual. Like many sons of wealthy men, Willard seems to have grown up believing that he is somehow entitled to all the wealth he can lay his hands on, simply because he is who he is.
This sense of entitlement that Willard and his wife have (she did say, after all, that THEIR time has come) is what makes examining their religion relevant, as opposed to examining the religion of the President, or even the other Rushpubliscum candidates. Rapture Rick and Newt may offend us with their religious lunacy, but their religion isn’t, in and of itself, necessarily a cause for concern.
We can’t say that about Willard, as our commenter KatzKids pointed out yesterday.
It’s called “Lying for the Lord” which is fully blessed and promoted by the SLC leadership of the Mormon Church. They aim to bring our country under Mormon rule and have from Joseph Smith’s first “prophecies.” So any and all of Willard’s lies are in pursuit of glory for the Church, his first and only allegiance. Certainly not for the American people – with the exception of the 1%.
Here’s some interesting reading about it.
All of these links are relevant, and they are disturbing. Especially the last link. There is where we learn about the oath that Willard took, an oath that flies in the fact of the United states Constitution and in and of itself should make someone ineligible for the Presidency.
Each of you bring your right arm to the square.
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.
Each of you bow your head and say, “Yes.”
That will do.
No, that will NOT do. It sure as hell will not. The last thing we need is someone in the Presidency who is obligated to do what Joseph Smith told him to do. Smith was, most assuredly, a flim-flam man, and most of his oaths were self-serving. Willard is also a self-serving flim-flam man, of course, but it becomes easier to figure out why he’d have no problem doing what he does, since he took an oath to follow the dictates of a flim-flam man who exalted lying to people as a Divine practice. Hell, Joseph didn’t hesitate to lie to HIS OWN people, if he decided that the Lord wanted it that way.
I have nothing personally against LDS members. I’ve known a lot of them, and they are overwhelmingly decent people with a strong sense of family and community. But they have not, and cannot, repudiate a lot of their teachings. Among those teachings are that it is OK to lie to “Gentiles” if you’re doing it for “the cause,” and that whole thing about me being an accursed Lamanite. Yeah, they don’t mention these things on a daily basis, but those things are still a part of the D&C.
And what is alleged in this lawsuit would also be OK. The LDS itself does not openly do things like this by and large, but their offshoots are well-known for screwing over “Gentiles,” both inside and outside of the Government. If this turns out to be true, it wouldn’t be shocking.
The fact that it wouldn’t be shocking is why Willard is going to have to answer some of the questions put to him. Unfortunately, of course, he can lie all he wants, because it’s OK to lie.
To most of us.
Former executives from Bain Capital, a company founded by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, have been accused of firing six out of seven members of a management team for not belonging to the Mormon church.
David McCurdy and four other co-plaintiffs are suing Sorenson Capital Partners (SCP), Care Holding Co., Care Senior Living, and SCP Care Acquisition because they say the private equity firm fired them from their jobs at Care Senior Living because they were not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), according to Courthouse News Service.
“Despite the promise of 5-years employment, in mid-November 2011, after only 7 months Plaintiffs were told that their employment would be terminated effective February 2012,” the lawsuit (PDF), which was filed in federal court in Oregon, states.
“During their tenure with Defendants, Plaintiffs learned that SCP strongly favored hiring, employing, and doing business with other members of the LDS Church,” the suit continues. “SCP partners, in particular Curtis Toone and Mike Scott, made comments about religion and questioned the beliefs of Plaintiffs and other employees.”
Remember that this would be perfectly legitimate behavior for these guys, according to the dictates of their religion. That’s why I decided to post on it. I feel like we need to understand how Willard may think, and this lawsuit may give us some insight into that.
And even if the basis of the lawsuit gets thrown out, we will have to watch carefully to see why. An improper filing is a lot different from a finding of innocence on behalf of the defendants.
There is certainly the potential here to expose some ugliness. An ugliness that may have led certain people to feel that they are entitled to behave as they please, as long as they keep to the oath. Especially if it is THEIR time to do so.