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A mormon Blogger is in big trouble the his
David Twede, 47, a scientist, novelist, and fifth-generation Mormon, is managing editor of MormonThink.com, an online magazine produced largely by members of the Mormon Church that welcomes scholarly debate about the religion’s history from both critics and true believers.
This mormon blogger is in trouble because of some articles that are truthful.
On Sunday, Twede says his bishop, stake president, and two church executives brought him into Florida Mormon church offices in Orlando and interrogated him for nearly an hour about his writings, telling him, “Cease and desist, Brother Twede.”
This is how a cult works. In this group the top man (prophet) claims to talk with god and all mormons have to listen. This is one of the reasons some people have concerns about a mormon president. Can Mitt Romney think for him self (if so he has not shown it) or will he have to follow directions of the mormon leader.
Here are some of the things that Mr. Twede dared to put in print.
“The Political Rule of the Church” and commonly referred to as “the political Manifesto.” This policy would have required LDS Church officials to obtain approval from their priesthood superiors in the church prior to taking on “any position, political or otherwise.”
So according to long standing church policy, Mitt would have gone to the prophet to get permission to run for President of The United States.
Other stories that Mr. Twede or mormon blogger published….
LDS prophet & president Heber J. Grant visited Germany and urged the members to remain in country, get along, and not cause trouble. Grant had also evacuated all non-German Mormon missionaries within a year. By the next year, German LDS leaders were known to support anti-Semitism. German LDS leader Arthur Zander was a fervent member of the Nazi Party, even to the extent of affixing notices to the LDS church door stating “Jews not welcome”.
From its founding in 1830 to 1978, a decade after the civil rights movement and assassination of Martin Luther King, the LDS church refused to allow male members of African descent to hold priesthood authority.
In 2008, the Mormon Church pulled out all the stops to pass Proposition 8, which was to preserve religious traditional marriage and ban same-sex unions. There is ample evidence† that LDS hierarchy called upon Mormons, even those who were not California voters, to donate often several thousands of dollars per family, to the cause of Prop 8. Hesitant members were simply and subtly reminded of their “temple covenants” which they understood as reference to the Law of Consecration, to obey, to sacrifice, and to consecrate whatever the church demanded of them. [emphasis added]
This brings us back to Mitt. Members must obey, sacrifice or consecrate whatever the church demands of them! Mitt is under the control of the church and can not be President!
“The public should be aware of what is happening within the walls of the Mormon church to those that dissent during this ‘Mormon Moment’ ” – David Twede