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Thursday, September 13, 2012



Mitt Romney's bid to be President of the United States has made the question, "Who are the Mormons?" It's not a simple question to answer. One place to start is to understand, "Where did the Mormon culture come from? What is their history?"

"LYIN FOR THE LORD": Wikipedia says: "Lying for the Lord refers to the practice of lying to protect the image of and belief in the Mormon religion, a practice which Mormonism itself fosters in various ways. From Joseph Smith's denial of having more than one wife, to polygamous Mormon missionaries telling European investigators that reports about polygamy in Utah were lies put out by "anti-Mormons" and disgruntled ex-members, to Gordon B. Hinckley's dishonest equivocation on national television over Mormon doctrine, Mormonism's history seems replete with examples of lying. Common members see such examples as situations where lying is justified. For the Mormon, loyalty and the welfare of the church are more important than the principle of honesty, and plausible denials and deception by omission are warranted by an opportunity to have the Mormon organization seen in the best possible light. This is part of the larger package of things that lead many to describe Mormonism as a cult. "Lying for the lord" is part of Mormonism's larger deceptive mainstreaming tactics, and conversion numbers would drastically lower if important Mormon beliefs were fully disclosed to investigators."

It's a Mormon thing "Lying for the Lord". It's a tenet of the Mormon faith. Mormon ideology suggest that it's OK, that when in doubt just bald-faced lie, so long as it's a lie that somehow furthers the Mormon cause.


Is this why Mittens won't release his tax returns?
One Mormon blogger writes: "When I was a missionary, the church’s official Missionary Guide instructed missionaries to avoid providing direct answers or solutions to investigators' questions or concerns." On his mission, he "fell back on rhetorical tricks or even outright denials."

Mormon Molly Bennion writes:
"Many have argued, often under the guise of 'milk before meat,' that we must not disillusion the new or weak with all-too-human history or the questioning of the Lord’s anointed–questioning being by definition under this theory, criticism, even heresy. Better the lie." Mormon missionaries won't tell you they think God--a man who became a god--physically lives on a planet near a star-base named Kolob. Why? Because it is "meat".

Mormons often appeal to the concept of "milk before meat" to justify not disclosing potentially shocking and embarrassing doctrines.

Is this why Mittens doesn't discuss his religion with us?

The Mormon Church believes that lying for the Lord is under certain circumstances an acceptable practice. An example of that is when Mormons lie or obfuscate about their belief that God the Father had physical sexual contact when he impregnated Mary.

Some believe that Romney lied when he was running for Mass Governor and did not advocate restricting abortion, introducing his Obama like Health Plan, or defending the Rights of Gay People.

Now he has assumed diametrically opposing positions, like acceptance of the GOP abortion plank without exceptions for rape or incest. Was he lying then or is he lying now?
NFTOS Fact: Even atheists value truth. ”Truth”, may be a religious concept, but more importantly it’s a value, a character trait, a matter of morality. I don’t care what your religion is, or if you are religious, but I do care if I can’t trust you to tell me the truth.

Mittens has been labeled a flip-flopper, Perhaps he isn’t flip flopping, maybe he is just “Lying for the Lord”. Perhaps voters will be unwilling to vote for Mitt Romney, not because their religion is different than his, but because of the difference we place on the importance of telling the truth.

This is why America can't trust believing Mitt Romney with our nation. Mormons do not believe that it's necessary to tell the truth, how can Mittens do what's right for others, or safeguard the nation if he believes that it's necessary to do otherwise to protect the Mormon Church?

Roger West