|Will A President Romney Expose Illegal 'Mormon' Polygamy?|
By J. Grant Swank, Jr.|
The Post Chronicle - Denville, New Jersey
Right now there are illegal polygamy settlements in America that claim ties to Joseph Smith and the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon).
If Mormon Mitt Romney becomes US President, will he see that these colonies are shut down?
This is not a theological matter such as Mormons not accepting the full divinity of Christ. This is not a religious debate over whether or not to accept the Book of Mormon as 'holy writ.' This is a legal issue which involves mistreatment of youth, male as well as female. It focuses on child abuse. It is a cultic mindset that warps young people via mind control in the name of "legitimate religion."
Per Reuters' Jason Szep, Arizona is one of those locales where such macabre goings-on take place, all masked as a clean, wholesome community of God-fearing adults and offspring. In fact, it is just the opposite. Will Romney expose such unseemliness in order to clean it out in our Republic?
"When Ephraim Hammon returns home from a day of working construction near Arizona's border with Utah, he's greeted by his wife SherylLynne. And then by his wife Leah.
"Polygamy, once hidden in the shadows of Utah and Arizona, is breaking into the open as fundamentalist Mormons push to decriminalize it on religious grounds, while at the same time stamping out abuses such as forced marriages of underage brides.
"The growing confidence of polygamists and their willingness to go public come at an awkward moment for mainstream Mormons, who are now in the spotlight as Republican Mitt Romney, a prominent Mormon, seeks the U.S. presidency."
There have been television exposes breaking wide open for public view what really goes on in these compounds. Now what are lawmakers going to do to cut out this cancer sore? And what will Romney do if in the Oval Office?
After all, Salt Lake City's headquarters of the Mormon ecclesiastical machine once baptized polygamy as God's will via Joseph Smith's so-called visions from the divine. So will Romney begin at the start to admit the cancer's origin?
"Historians say Smith took at least two dozen wives, some of them before 1843, the year he announced a revelation from God saying polygamy was a crucial key to entering the Kingdom of Heaven."
With homosexual lifestyles being considered morally acceptable by some mainstream Protestant denominations as well as segments of Roman Catholicism, some advocate that polygamy should then be morally accepted. With political liberals holding hands with theological liberals in accepting sodomy, will these same politicians write into law books the legality of polygamy?
What will Romney's position be in the showdown?
"The attorneys general of Utah and Arizona said in separate interviews they had no intention of prosecuting polygamists unless they commit other crimes such as taking underage brides -- a practice authorities said was rampant in a Utah-Arizona border community run by Warren Jeffs before his arrest in August.
"'We are not going to go out there and persecute people for their beliefs," said Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard.
"Adds Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: 'We determined six or seven years ago that there was no way we could prosecute 10,000 polygamists and put the kids into foster care. There's no way that we have the money or the resources to do that.'"
Originally published July 3, 2007
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