Wingnut: Vote Romney Because Constitution is Part of Mormon Faith


It’s certainly been fascinating seeing Christian right leaders construct elaborate arguments for why it’s okay to vote for a Mormon candidate, especially on the part of those who argued against doing so in the primaries (I’m looking at you, Robert Jeffress). But one such leader says Christians should vote for Mitt specifically because of his Mormonism:

Governor Romney has been criticized by some for being a Mormon. I find this curious given the fact that little criticism has been given to the President who belonged to a church headed by a pastor who condemned the United States of America.

The Mormon Church is the only religion that has canonized the Constitution of the United States as biblical truth. The scripture in point is Doctrine and Covenants, Section 101, Verses 77-80. In verse 80 the Lord is speaking, “And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.”

Mormons believe the principles within the Constitution are eternal principles given to us from God Himself for the benefit of all mankind. They support the Constitution, they revere it, and they will defend it with all their strength. It is fundamental to their belief.

If you are an evangelical and concerned about the federalization of moral values without consideration of the 9th or 10th Amendment, if you are a small business owner concerned about unfair taxes from a big business viewpoint, if you are a community banker concerned about onerous regulations based upon the concept of “big banks are too big to fail,” if you are worried about federal judges who legislate from the bench and do not respect the Constitution or state laws, then Governor Romney is the answer for your security.

I’m guessing that James Madison didn’t know that he was “raised up” by a deity living on a planet called Kolob.

Comments

  1. eric says

    The Mormon Church is the only religion that has canonized the Constitution of the United States as biblical truth.

    Maybe so, but I bet Romney won’t receive three fifths of the vote.

  2. Alverant says

    “The Mormon Church is the only religion that has canonized the Constitution of the United States as biblical truth.”
    That’s why they’re trying to violate the “nonestablishment of religion” clause.

  3. says

    Mormons believe the principles within the Constitution are eternal principles given to us from God Himself…

    How do they feel about the provisions that allow for amending this document filled with “eternal” principles?

    (Oops, forgot, facts and history are not important to Mormons. Amendments:Constitution::New Revelations:Mormon doctrine)

  4. DaveL says

    Mormons believe the principles within the Constitution are eternal principles given to us from God Himself for the benefit of all mankind.

    Especially the 18th Amendment, which was eternal from 1919 to 1933, at which point it ceased to be eternal and the 21st Amendment became eternal in its place.

    Then, of course, there’s the 27th amendment, which didn’t become an eternal principle until 1992.

  5. greg1466 says

    I find this curious given the fact that little criticism has been given to the President who belonged to a church headed by a pastor who condemned the United States of America.

    Oh, you mean the same way every right wing fundigelical condemns America on a daily basis on behalf of God?

  6. says

    They support the Constitution, they revere it, and they will defend it with all their strength. It is fundamental to their belief.

    In other words, they’ll treat it like a Sacred Writ that can never be questioned or changed by other people, while steadfastly ignoring what it really says. Which is exactly how they treat the Bible and their Savior’s most basic teachings.

    I cna’t tell whether these people are lying, or flat-out insane. Either way, they can’t be trusted.

  7. gshelley says

    Mormons believe the principles within the Constitution are eternal principles given to us from God Himself for the benefit of all mankind. They support the Constitution, they revere it, and they will defend it with all their strength. It is fundamental to their belief.

    They also believe that god sends out a new revelation if the old one gets too inconvenient

  8. says

    Also, I notice they promise to “revere” and “defend” and “support” the Constitution — but not to understand or apply or obey it.

  9. chuckonpiggott says

    If they will defend the constitution with all their strength why did not Mitt or his five strapping sons serve in the military? That would seem to be only natural.

  10. ewanmacdonald says

    Governor Romney has been criticized by some for being a Mormon. I find this curious given the fact that little criticism has been given to the President who belonged to a church headed by a pastor who condemned the United States of America.

    Haha, what? Little criticism? My recollection is very, very different. Obama was absolutely pilloried over Jeremiah Wright’s comments (which were pretty awful, it does need to be said.)

  11. newfie says

    I’m guessing that James Madison didn’t know that he was “raised up” by a deity living on a planet called Kolob.

    He’s likely been posthumously baptized to Kolob a few times to hear it first hand, eh?

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