Mormons Don’t Want You To See This

Officially this blog supports free practice of religion if done so peacefully, even the ones as bizarre as Mormonism.  The Mormons fought to have this video suppressed because it reveals some pretty ugly truths about them. Theses truths include not only bizarre beliefs about becoming Gods and galactic councils but a fundamental racism they would rather not have become public knowledge. The YouTube page with this video does include references to the Mormon literature that the information in the video came from and when I checked it for myself I found it to be correct. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q6brMrFw0E

“Are the Mormons abolitionists? No … we do not believe in setting the Negroes free.” Joseph Smith

The Church denies being racist but until 1978 they were officially a racist organization only changing their policy when the law forced them to. In all fairness it does seem as though they are trying put that ugly piece of history behind them. So what’s with the secrecy? Wouldn’t an honest admittance of a dark past give the organization more integrity?

Then there’s the misogyny something that is common to many religions but the Mormons take it to a level almost equal with fundamentalist Muslims.

“…woman’s primary place is in the home, where she is to rear children and abide by the righteous counsel of her husband” (McConkie 844). This attitude, coupled with the doctrine of polygamy and the absolute power claimed by the men of the church, created a legacy of profound sexism which modern Mormonism has been unable to escape.”(Longaker 1996)

While there are many issues with Mormonism that could take much more than a blog post to properly explore (i.e. polygamy) it is important to keep putting this information out there because even a potential president (Mitt Romney) belongs to this racist and sexist religion that refuses to acknowledge that many of their beliefs are simply unacceptable in a civil society.

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7 Responses to Mormons Don’t Want You To See This

  1. I don’t think Mormonism is as misogynistic as Islam… it’s often on par with Catholicism for its time. It’s woefully behind the times in my view, but I don’t know if I would say it’s remarkable (in that there are extreme cases which are non-representational of the norm in all demographics).

    And what’s wrong with polygamy?

    I try not to harp on the issue of race with Mormons, unless someone does something racist, because I think they’re genuinely embarrassed about that aspect of Mormon doctrine. To their [dis?]credit, they have been doing far more missions to non-white areas. But yeah, super racist past.

    I think the real crime is their attempt to stifle that video. It’s very disconcerting that the major religions original to America (I’m thinking also of Scientology) work so hard to stifle any nay-sayers.

    • James says:

      There are a number of things “wrong” with polygamy, which led to the Supreme Court of Canada recently ruling that anti-polygamy laws are a reasonable infringement on religious rights in Canada.
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/11/23/bc-polygamy-ruling-supreme-court.html

      • A number of things… like?

        That link is ambiguous and pretty much assumes the reader finds polygamy inherently wrong. There’s nothing wrong with consenting adults forming a union between more than just one man and/or more than just one woman. When Christians stamped out public approval for homosexuality, they relied on a similar focus towards only abusive instances (tying homosexuality to pederasty, in particular). We now know (or most of us, anyway) that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, and that it is distinct from pedophilia. There is also nothing wrong with polygamy; a monogamous marriage can be between an old, greasy man and an under-aged girl who is victimized and whose children are neglected or warped.

        Like I asked, what’s wrong with polygamy? I’m genuinely curious if someone has a legitimate problem with it.

      • bryanbr says:

        I don’t have an opinion on polygamy. Although I do think middle aged men marrying young teenage girls is wrong no matter what the reason.

  2. James says:

    The thing about misogyny always gets me. Women can’t serve as priests because it’s the man’s job. Mormonism, despite being newer than most religions, has always struck me as being really archaic.

    Some Mormons are crazy (Warren Jeffs, Winston Blackmore of Bountiful BC, etc), and they deserve to be shunned. There are some moderate Mormons, though (I’m related to some), and I kind of think Romney falls into this category.

    There are Presidents who belong to various denominations of Christianity, which has its own absurd beliefs, of course…

  3. Not to mention the DNA research of Native Americans which proves they are not Israelites. Perhaps they were drinking too much moldy Ephedra (a.k.a. Mormon tea, which happens to be psychoactive.)

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