It looks like the big blockbuster of a scandal that some were buzzing about before the weekend doesn’t really amount to much. It appears to be an anti-Mormon book with nothing new to say. Will it have any impact on the race? Doubtful.
This exciting new book — Mitt, Set Our People Free! — published by Revelation Press, reveals just how Mitt Romney’s sacred oath to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known as the Mormons or the LDS — including a vow of obedience to the “Living Prophet,” the President of the LDS Church — will impact his ability to govern as President of the United States.
While there are those who have voiced similar concerns about the Mormon Church putting pressure on politicians, such as a President Romney, it’s not like this is anything new or earth shattering.
Jesus said that man cannot serve two masters — but if Romney is elected President, he will have to serve two conflicting oaths. American Presidents swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. However, this Presidential Oath is in direct conflict with Romney’s sacred oath to his Mormon Church — a blood oath which puts Romney’s life, fortune and obedience at the unrestricted service of his Church. This obedience is defined by the Church’s Living Prophet, the President of the Mormon Church and — as they believe — the literal Voice of God on earth.
I mean it’s not exactly news that the real President would be the Mormon Church if Romney were to be elected. So what’s new about this? (By the way, I’m kidding.)
According to author Mike Moody, “One of the LDS Church’s basic tenets is a prophecy from founder and First Prophet Joseph Smith that in the latter days, the U.S. Constitution will ‘hang by a thread as fine as silk fiber’ until a Mormon leader rides in on his White Horse to save the U.S. and the Constitution — then use his control of the United States to set up a world-wide theocracy, one based on the clearly unorthodox beliefs of the Church of Latter Day Saints.”
Scaremongering or a legitimate issue? You be the judge. It seems like many were perhaps correct: this is just someone trying to sell a book.