by Steve C. Halbrook
1. Supporting Mitt Romney contributes significantly to making the anti-Christian Mormon cult mainstream.
With the highest political office in the land comes enormous power and influence. If elected, Mitt Romney will be able to use this power and influence to further the Mormon cause. This can either be done actively (whether overtly or behind the scenes), or passively (via popular influence).
Indeed, a president's enduring "role model" status alone has more than enough potential to legitimize his religion – not just while he is in office, but throughout succeeding generations.
It should go without saying that a nation's acceptance of its ruler is an acceptance of that ruler's religion (which is why nations should only elect qualified Christians). As far gone as this nation is, it still would not accept an atheist or a Satanist in public office, regardless of how mainstream his political platform is. Americans are still to some extent repulsed by these religions; deep down they know that character (which is molded by religion) matters. The so-called dichotomy between a politician's character and his public policy is patently false.
But it is a bad sign indeed that a large number of Americans are willing – or at least considering – voting for Romney. If enough Americans decide to support him and he is elected, then a national stamp of approval has been given to Mormonism. Even though many may not have supported him, the national inhibitions against Mormonism would have been officially removed, with the result being that many of his opponents may find themselves desensitized to the Mormon threat over time.
Of course, even if Romney doesn't win, his supporters could already do enough damage. The following from a recent article in the Wall Street Journal is most disturbing:
Members of Mitt Romney‘s church praised his role in publicizing Mormonism in a positive light as they attended a service with the Republican presidential candidate Sunday.“There has never been as much positive attention to the church, thanks to the wonderful campaign of Mitt Romney and his family,” said J.W. “Bill” Marriott, chairman of hotel chain Marriott International Inc. and a member of a prominent Mormon family said at church in Wolfeboro, N.H., Sunday. “Today we see the church coming out of obscurity.” ...“I think he’s a marvelous ambassador of who we are,” said a member of the Archibald family, another prominent Mormon family. ...Mr. Romney spoke about his faith openly in his 2008 presidential bid, including delivering a speech on Mormonism. But after he failed to secure the nomination that year, he and his campaign advisers opted for a streamlined 2012 message on the economy.As a result, Mr. Romney rarely spoke about his religion, except to occasionally share stories about his time as a lay pastor. Recently he and his campaign switched gears again, emphasizing his community service and ties to the church at the Republican National Convention.
Christians, then, who support Mitt Romney in any capacity should repent immediately and withdraw support completely.
It is a package deal; the Romney political campaign is simultaneously a Mormon propaganda machine. To back the former is to back the latter; to support Romney is to oppose Christ. One is either with Christ or against Him.
For the basic beliefs of Mormonism, see Mormonism 101 by Kevin DeYoung
Sara Murray, "Fellow Mormons Praise Romney," The Wall Street Journal (September 2, 2012). Retrieved September 3, 2012.
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