Mitt Romney v. Brigham Young (And Is Jerry Falwell, Jr., Sure These Values Are “Most Closely Aligned” with His?)
Bonus ‘splain-this-if-you-can statement: Brigham Young clearly (and repeatedly) differentiated between Mormonism and Christendom — blowing to heck LDS, Inc.’s constant insistence that Mormons are Christians. (Don’t yell at us — Brigham Young said it!)
“So it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.”
— Mitt Romney
Commencement address, Liberty University
CNN, May 12, 2012
“The Bible, the only work accepted by the nations of Christendom, as a divine revelation, sustains this doctrine [of a plurality of wives], from beginning to end. …
“…[T]he history of the world goes to prove that the practice of this principle, even by nations ignorant of the Gospel, has resulted in greater good to them than the practice of monogamy or the one-wife system in the so-called Chistian nations. …
“Where are the natons that have existed from time immemorial? They are not to be found in Christian monogamic Europe, but in Asia, among the polygamic races — China, Japan, Hindostan and the various races of that vast continent. Those nations, from the most remote times, practiced plural marriage handed down to them by their forefathers. Although they are looked upon by the nations of Europe as semi-civilized, you will not find among them women prostituted, debased and degraded as she is through Christendom. …
“It is a fact worthy of note that the shortest lived nations of which we have record have been monogamic. Rome, with her arts, sciences and warlike instincts, was once the mistress of the world; but her glory faded. She was a monogamic nation and the numerous evils attending that system early laid the foundation for that ruin which eventually overtook her.”
— Brigham Young
Journal of Discourses, Volumes 13-14
“My father often preached that Christians should vote for the candidate whose positions on the political issues are most closely aligned with their own, not the candidate who shares his or her faith or theology.”
— Jerry Falwell, Jr.
President and Chancellor, Liberty University
“Mitt Romney speaks at Liberty, says marriage between one man, one woman”
May 12, 2012
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