This is simply amazing. Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, has gone on record as saying,
“Look, the polygamy, which was outlawed in our church in the 1800s, that’s
troubling to me,” he said, “I have a great-great grandfather. They were trying to build a generation out there in the desert. And so he took additional wives as he
was told to do. And I must admit, I can’t imagine anything more awful than
Huh? How in the world can Romney honestly say this? Be sure to read the whole article, “Romney Slams Mormon Church’s Past Practice.” I find it hard to believe that Romney does not know that the LDS Church teaches that polygamy is necessary in order for one to become a God. The current Doctrine and Covenants section 132:1-4 still states of this practice,
“1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph, that inasmuch as
you have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord,
justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and
Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of their having
many wives and concubines—
2 Behold, and lo, I am the Lord thy God, and will answer thee as touching this matter.
3 Therefore, prepare thy heart to receive and obey the instructions which I am about to give unto you; for all those who have this law revealed unto them must obey the same.
4 For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.
For the sake of argument, let us assume that Mormonism is correct and Mitt Romney is telling the truth. He believes that he can become a God, yet can’t think of anything more awful that polygamy. That still does not address the problem of whether or not he would be willing to practice it. If it is necessary to become a polygamist in order to become a God, would he do it? Would he obey God and engage in polygamy or would he dare to challenge God’s authority, reject the practice and lose his wife for all eternity? Remember, he cannot reject the covenant and be permitted to enter into God’s glory. If he was worried about losing the woman who was later to become his wife while he was on his mission, how much more pressure would he face with the thought of losing her for eternity?
I find it disingenuous for Romney to make such comments about “past”Mormon doctrine, while never admitting that the principle in which he finds awful will still be a problem for him in the future.