Mitt Romney against 'Big Love'
By Stone Martindale May 11, 2007, 14:53 GMT
Former Governor of Massachusetts and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican\'s Abraham Lincoln Unity Dinner, 14 April, 2007, in Des Moines, Iowa. Ten republican presidential candidates spoke to more than 1,000 supporters at the dinner. EPA/STEVE POPE
Mitt Romney is said to be troubled by Mormonism's polygamous past.
No mentions however about that whole black people being directly descended from Cain thing.
Brigham Young, the 2nd Prophet of the Mormon sect said: "You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, sad, low in their habits, wild, and seemingly without the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so."
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, once governor of the bluest blue state ever, Massachusetts, has whole-heartedly gone after the conservative religious voter by holding up a squeaky clean image.
He claims his Mormon religious faith's history of polygamy could trouble American voters but that he too is bothered by it.
The former Massachusetts governor, whose Reuters reports his great-grandfather having five wives and whose great-great-grandfather had a dozen, said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday that the practice banned by the Mormon church in 1890 was "awful."
"That's part of the history of the church's past that I understand is troubling to people," he said, according to comments to be aired on the CBS network's "60 Minutes" television program. Excerpts were released on Thursday.
"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 polygamy," he said.
Romney has raised the most money among Republican candidates. Public opinion about him is lesser than his coffers bounty suggests. The other Republicans are beating him in various polls.
Joseph Smith, founder of the once-isolated sect based in Salt Lake City, Utah, took at least two dozen wives, say historians. His successor, Brigham Young, had about 20, reports Reuters.
Romney, 60, is the fifth Mormon to seek the White House. His father, former Michigan governor George Romney, ran in 1968 and the church's founder, Joseph Smith, was shot to death by a mob during his 1844 presidential campaign, reports Reuters. more-Mormon-sayings-and-race-rants