Sunday, July 1, 2012
Much has been made by the Left, and its propaganda division, the Re-elect Obama Press, about how divisive Romney's Mormonism is among religious people, especially evangelicals. I've always been curious about that term, since Jesus made it clear we are all to evangelize His Testament. I suppose to their narrow, intolerant, uniformed bigoted minds, and evangelical is any person with traditional values and believes Jesus Christ is who He said He is and that makes them right wing extremists.
Very much of how the Left\Democrats and Obama operate is to divide and pit one group against another; Black vs White, Rich vs Poor, Hispanic vs White, Illegals vs Citizens/ legal immigrants, and whatever else they can come up with, Secular vs Religious. They take a very wrong turn thinking they can pit religious denomination against religious denomination. In the religious community, because of God as the centerpiece, an attack on one is an attack on all.
Even an attack on Mormons is seen as an attack on religion, and cannot be tolerated. When Obama attacked the Catholic Church demanding they jettison a couple thousand years of belief and tradition and provide abortion, contraception and sterilization, all Christians perceived this as an attack on freedom of religion. Of course the Left, as it does, denies it's doing what's wrong when caught. Rev. Rick Warren: “I’m not a Catholic but I stand in 100 percent solidarity with my brothers and sisters to practice their belief against government pressure.” ... “I’d go to jail rather than cave in to a government mandate that violates what God commands us to do. Would you? Acts 5:29.” ["But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men"]
In their letter of protest, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: “We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom.”
There's been lots of religious persecution in this country by government officials. In 17th century
(then New Amsterdam) government officials
tried banning Jewish immigration; couldn't do that so banned synagogues. Ulysses
S Grant issued General Order 111, to expel all Jews from Kentucky, Tennessee and . Mississippi overruled the
order. Mormon Reed Smoot was appointed Senator to the new state of Lincoln , and they refused
to swear him in; he eventually was. Utah banned Mormon missionaries of the time. The main
reason Mormons moved as a group was because in the East, it was open season to
kill them. Governor Lilburn Boggs in 1838 issued an order that Mormons “must be
exterminated or driven from the state if necessary for the public peace.” That
wasn't lifted until 1976. New
Secularists, Democrats, Leftists, don't get the unity of the religious. They only understand unity when various groups of people they've divided up decide to become subservient to them, the State. That there are people, like in Acts 5:29, that are subservient to God, not men when the occasion warrants, is incomprehensible to them.
Religious people take the 1st Amendment very seriously, even if Leftists and Our Dear Leader don't. By their continual attacks on the religious, they are creating a huge voting block against themselves.