Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What It Takes Now To Be Presidential Material: Secret Vows, Masonic-Derived Handshakes, Passwords, And Your Cult's Old Symbolic Death Oaths

"Romney, like all 'temple Mormons,' made his secret vows using Masonic-derived handshakes, passwords, and symbolic death oaths that he promised in the temple never to reveal to the outside world",...When Mitt says he belongs to a church that doesn't tell him what to do, that's false; it's a 24/7, do-what-you're-told-to-do church."

- Steve Benson, an ex-Mormon (who refers to it as the "Mormon cult" with a "weird Mormon God") as reported in Editor & Publisher Magazine.

Everything I know about Mormonism says all the critic's charges are true: The racism, polygamy, and other assorted weirdness. And also the mandate of church control. Romney can't run from it and should be questioned, vigorously, for more on what he believes. His speech isn't supposed to be the end of a "dialogue" but the beginning. A dialogue that starts with music playing:

Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, Dumb,...