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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-12 12:43 PM
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Rmoney uses grad ceremony at 'Extremist U' to politically attack Gay rights
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/12/romney-marr...

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has reaffirmed his staunch opposition to gay marriage just a few days after President Barack Obama's historic statement in support of it.

Speaking on Saturday as a guest at a graduation ceremony at Liberty University, America's largest college for evangelical Christians, Romney used the occasion to reiterate his belief that marriage could only exist between a man and a woman.

"Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman," Romney said to a large cheer from the crowd of students, parents and faculty at the Virginia-based college.

"This is a very potent weapon, if you will, for Governor Romney if he's willing to step up and take advantage of a president who is very much out of touch with the values of America," Santorum told an Arkansas TV station.

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Let the Summer of Anti-Gay Rhetoric begin!

Oh, Ricky, like we didn't know you and the rest of your fundamentalist types would jump all over this to rile up your wolf pack of bigoted voters!

And what's with this Uni? Who would want to hire someone who went there...


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WOH, Mark, I've never been so close to a man since I held down that long blond haired guy my senior year!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-13-12 05:08 AM
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1. Or a union of one man and a dozen women.
Romney's ancestors converted to Mormonism in England in 1839 and came to the U.S. not long after that.

Smith's revelation that God authorized polygamy remains in Article 132 of the Church's doctrine and covenants. In addition, Mormon widowers who remarry today believe they will live in eternity with their multiple wives. Mormon genealogical records, among the most detailed and complete of any religion, show that two of Mitt Romney's great-great grandfathers, Miles Romney and Parley Pratt, had 12 wives each.

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All seemed well for the Romney's until Congress finally passed the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act in the 1880's which made polygamy a felony after an earlier act that President Lincoln passed called the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862 was virtually ignored because Lincoln didn't want Utah involved in the Civil War. The Edmunds Act finally made the United States take a serious stance against polygamy. After the bill was passed, life for the Romney household took a rather bad turn. (pg. 51)

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It's pretty confusing trying to track the Romney genealogy, but Mitt Romney's great-grandfather fled with his three wives to Mexico so they could continue their polygamist lifestyle with a multitude of other Mormon polygamists and settled there, cutting land deals with Mexican president, Porfirio Diaz using funds that came from The Mormon Church. President Diaz was happy to have the Mormon settlers there as a buffer against the Apache Indians. (pg.51)


http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/romneys-grandfathe... (quoting, of all things, Fox News and then a book entitled "The Story of George Romney").

Crooks and Liars mentions that both the U.S. and the Mexican government paid off the U.S. to Mexico Mormon felons.

Mitt Romney, of course, has said that he cannot imagine anything worse than polygamy.

This is pandering bs as many things are clearly worse than polygamy. However, he is saying that he cannot imagine anything worse than the way of life his ancestors until his father cherished above all else, including their native land, England, and then their adopted land, the United States.
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