Iowa Home schooler and Attorney, Justin Levan, can’t vote for Romney because he is “Mormon” and not “Christian”. You can hear the bigotry loud and clear here. This is quite interesting in light of the recent push-polling going on in Iowa and New Hampshire. To what lengths would enemies of Mormonism or supporters of Mike Huckabee or Rudy Giuliani go to destroy Mitt Romney?
What is fascinating is that this spurning hatred has existed since the Latter-Day Saint Church’s inception, and not one heinous effort has succeeded in catalyzing its demise. In fact, the Church grows at an unprecedented pace. I can attest, that from my own experience, their hatred and vicious attempts to stop my investigating the Church only served to witness to me that I was on to something profound. No one bothered me when I investigated other faiths. Satan isn’t interested in those he already has.
What is it about the Latter-day Saint Religion that so gets under people’s skin, they just can’t leave it alone? Like moths driven to a flame, they tirelessly attempt to “attack” and often trigger their own spiritual death pursuing their purpose. They speak out of two sides of their mouth: preaching “Christ’s love” on one day, but catechize hatred in their “cult classes” the next. Replace this week’s news on the push polling with the Jewish faith or Catholicism and you would never get such vile loathing.
This is out and out bullying. These are the people of our country who get great pleasure in tormenting and torturing others in a mob mentality. There are people of this country willing to holocaust their neighbors generation after generation.
Perhaps this is the greatest compliment a group of people could embrace – the persecuted, that is. The Bible reminds us of who we are and that:
It is important the we remember who we are as we weather this storm. I look at how certain oppressed and exterminated groups are never allowed to be “re-birthed” into society as “whole” and a “restored” people. I’m thinking of Native Americans at the moment. I have to wonder if it is ever likely that a debased group can re-emerge into mainstream society. How does the world consider the Jews after the scourging of their nation?
It seems theirs and other groups, including Latter-Day Saints, must thrive by stealth avoiding the light of the campfire. These are the great and mighty beasts and men who have learned to live at odds with the “pioneer man” because of an inherent distrust and knowledge that this “pioneer man” exists only to destroy him for a prize or trophy.
The “pioneer men” are the brazen, unsophisticated frontiersmen who feed only on the audacious diet of the saloon mindset. No, the Anti-Mormon Evangelicals probably don’t drink or miss the spittoons, but as they stagger and swagger amongst each other; they feed off the ideas that they are somehow the zenith of our modern-day pioneer town. On the surface they pretend to be the Dudley Do-Rights but their exterminating posse has already been dispatched. Its only a matter of time before the attempt to tar and feather Mitt Romney will be executed.
This is the chance for history to rewrite itself. This is the chance for the Atonement to right centuries of wrong or a chance for our nation to make a major course correction. Will it be allowed to happen or will the Latter-Day Saint faith be forced to remain in bondage for another couple hundred years? Ironically, of all the faiths, it is the Latter-Day Saints and the LDS Church, who knows oppression more than most denominations. The Mormon Church has as its primary purpose the desire to restore the identity and dignity to those of the poorest of poor, the oppressed of the oppressed, in every corner of the world. The LDS Church breaks records for being the most responsive and restorative to any member of any society.
It is now the task of Latter-Day Saints to comprehend that the souls most in need of compassion and forgiveness, are those who spew the vilest of assaults. These are people who are indoctrinated in hatred. These are the people who were once persecuted themselves, but unable to recall their past and unable to forgive, they ignorantly huddle around the campfire rehashing one distortion and lie after another. Their lives are shallow and perverted. Without their hatred, they would cease to exist because the glue that binds them together would dissolve. And that is what terrifies them. And in the morning when the sun rises, light will be shed on their bogeymen. Their deluded paranoia will no longer define them. The scales will fall from THEIR eyes and they will be see things as they really are.
Pity them if you can; pray for them you must. It is staggering to think that wars are fought and civilizations collapsed over the mere perpetuation of the ideas of man. Wherever you stand on this issue, you are a part of His Story or history. What role will you play?