CNN's Jessica Yellin and Russ Schriefer, a Romney Campaign Strategist, discuss the war of words between Romney and Gingrich.
No investigative reporting has been done on the real importance of a Mitt Romney presidency. It is not about Mormonism as a cult, it is about personal loyalties and the constitution. In the Mormon Temple, Mitt Romney swears an Oath that has rendered himself ineligible for the Presidency of the United States of America.
Oaths are common in our system, jurors, witnesses, presidents. The Presidential Oath includes:
“…I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The last phrase is the key. In order to preserve, protect and defend the constitution, you must believe in it, support it, and place it first. Mitt Romney falls short in this regard. I specifically refer to the oath that he makes repeatedly in the Mormon Temple. The following is a direct quote from the Mormon Endowment Ceremony:
“TEMPLE NARRATOR: “All patrons stand. Each of you bring your right arm to the square. You and each of you covenant and promise before God, angels, and these witnesses at this altar, that you do accept the Law of Consecration as contained in this, (The Officiator holds up a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants again.), THE BOOK OF DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, in that YOU DO CONSECRATE YOURSELVES, YOUR TIME, TALENTS, AND EVERYTHING WITH WHICH THE LORD HAS BLESSED YOU, OR WITH WHICH HE MAY BLESS YOU, TO THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, for the building up of the Kingdom of God on the earth and for the establishment of Zion."
Each of you bow your head and say "yes."”
Two things are important here:
1. The Book of Doctrine and Covenants, although revised several times to make it politically correct, Section 132 advocates plural marriage – referred to in the vague term of “Celestial Marriage.” Simple historical check will validate this.
2. But MOST important, by taking upon him the temple oath, Mitt Romney has sworn to use everything at his disposal (as President this would include his office) to build the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! In doing this, he cannot also swear an oath to defend the constitution which stands as a witness of separation of Church and State and does not permit identification of the Government with any one religion. The oaths conflict each other.
Is it constitutional to have a president who swears an oath to a Church first and the Constitution of the United States of America second?
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