Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and Freedom of Religion

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Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president.  As a Mormon, Romney may become the first non-Christian president of the United States.  With president Obama we had our first African American president, something unimaginable a couple of decades ago.  It is something to be proud of!  American society is evolving.

Now we have the possibility of our first Mormon president.  This is a very good thing: a stride forward for religious freedom. Mormons are nice people, and even if I don’t share their beliefs, I respect their beliefs and wish them well.  A Mormon president would free American politics from the control of the Christian right.  If Mitt Romney is elected president that will mean the evangelical Christian right’s political power has been tamed.  The evangelical lion will lose its roar.

Mormons have some crazy beliefs, but which religion doesn’t?  One religion is no wackier then any other.  The story of Joseph Smith and the beginning of Mormonism are filled with supernatural/paranormal events.  The origin of the Book of Mormon began with the plates of Nephi, a manuscript engraved with Egyptian characters on plates of gold written by the angel Moroni.

This story reminds me of Enochian, the language of angels channeled by John Dee and Edward Kelley in the 16th-century.  Did Joseph Smith encounter the same entities that gave John Dee his “Language of Angels”?  Did Joseph Smith channel Enochian spirits?  Was Smith a spiritual medium? Is Mormonism essentially Enochian angel magic?

I can understand why Christians may have issues with Mormonism.  But maybe Moses was a shaman, a spiritual medium/channeler as well.  Moses communicated with a divine spirit, as did Joseph Smith.  Who is to judge any of this?  That is why we have freedom of religion.

For those of us who embrace freedom of religion, having a Mormon president would be wonderful.  Mormons are a tiny minority, and thus can’t impose their beliefs on the wider society even if they wanted.  Evangelical Christians are a majority, and they work very hard to legislate their beliefs into law.  I prefer religion to be politically neutral.  A Mormon president would help accomplish that.

January 21 UPDATE:  Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina Republican primary.  Outside of politics, what is the religious significance of this?  An adulterer who converted to Catholicism won over a Mormon.  Not so long ago Catholics were considered to be outside of Christianity.  In the 1960s President John F. Kennedy was elected the first Catholic president.  That was considered a significant issue back then.  Nowadays it seems that such a controversy was so…damn ass backwards.  Christian Republicans can now nominate America’s first Mormon presidential nominee.  Will they do it?

Below is a video by occultist Lon Milo duQuette concerning Enochian Angel magic:

7 Responses to “Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and Freedom of Religion”

  1. Liz davis Says:

    Do you have an interest in the Washington momument

  2. David Says:

    Hi Liz,
    Yes, I blogged about the Washington monument:

    I am interested about what you see as a Mormon connection/influence regarding the Washington Monument. You raise an interesting idea. Myself, I don’t know enough about Mormonism to make any connection.

  3. Alisha Singh Says:

    I too beleive in freedom of religion. One can follow their own religious practices.

  4. mahonri Says:

    Because of Romney’s wealth being masked by a “Blind Trust”, the Republican establishment has a blind trust with Romney. They blindly trust he’s their savior. And to those religious voters who blindly support the Mormon candidate, they really have a blind trust in him. When a presidential candidate of the LDS faith, who is known to have sworn an oath of loyalty and allegiance, consecrating all that he has (his time, talent and resources) to the Mormon church – and has done so as a covenant made with God in the holiest of places, the temple – shouldn’t this person’s worldview merit further scrutiny?

    Even with his following quote, “Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the nation begin”, he could, and would, as a devout Mormon, attends to his duties in their temples and, while in there, he could be associating with members of his church leadership – away from any other public or media witnesses – and easily be given political advice. He’d still be consistent with his qoute for the simple reason the church leadership won’t be “exerting” any influence on him because he’ll be willingly accepting and implementing their advice of his own free will and accord – without any exertion from the LDS leadership. And there would be no other witnesses outside the Mormon circle to know what was said between them.

    This is very plausible possibility. Yet, no non-Mormon in the electorate seems too interested. Oh yes, there is plenty of religious talk being thrown around because of Santorum, but no one in the media seems to be asking the right questions about Romney’s Mormonism.

    It appears Romney relies on the “Blind Trust” to mask his ever increasing privileged wealth, as well as to mask his very-different-JFK religion issue.

  5. David Says:

    Hi Mahonri,
    I really don’t know enough about Mormonism to have an opinion, outside of some of the general weirdness inherent in Mormonism. But then all religions have their share of wackiness. I have to believe most people don’t “drink the Kool-Aid” and actually believe half of what their churches tell them is truth. I hope so. Might be just wishful thinking on my part.

  6. amber Says:

    hey guys. i myself happen to be a mormon, and stumbled here in hopes of finding other people’s reviews and opinions on mitt romney’s religious backround. if i may tweak one tiny thing, mormons are indeed christian. though “mormon” is the name most know us by, our true name is ‘the church of jesus christ of latter day saints” just in the second sentence it reads, “As a Mormon, Romney may become the first non-Christian president of the United States. ” being a highschooler, it’s a common mistake i know correct instinctivly. :)

  7. Ruthann Says:

    He says he is for religous freedom but says gays and lesbians should not be aloud to marry a argument based entirely on ” God’s law”! As Christians their Faith say no,but what of pegans and Wiccans and Greeco-Egyttians their faiths say yes.

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