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Insurrection of the Just

I have already written about a phone call I made to the First Presidency last year, sharing my concerns that they were already congratulating Joe Biden on his “victory,” while the election was still being legally contested and was yet uncertified.  The response from their spokesperson was not a reassuring one.  His focus was on the Church keeping their 501c3 status and on making sure they were friendly with the potentially new administration, rather than defending election integrity in an election that will be proven to have been stolen.  (One source of many)

The Church, led by the Brethren, have continued in a trend that seems afraid of accidentally offending the current powers that be.  Or worse, they’ve simply become woke.  A recent recording of Elder Rasband highlights this concern.

There are some concerning statements Elder Rasband makes in the above recording.  On one hand he notes that “most members” are obeying the prophet’s “request” to wear a mask and to get vaccinated, and that it’s a small minority that they are disappointed with for not complying.  He states he would not hesitate for a second to call such people to repentance.

My questions to Elder Rasband are:

  1. If it’s just a “request” then why are you upset that some are choosing to not obey the request?
  2. If vaccinations work so well, then why be concerned about the small minority who decide not to get them?
  3. If most LDS are getting vaccinated, then why still wear masks and social distance?
  4. Do you really believe in a person’s right to choose?
  5. If it’s just a “request” then why are you NOT allowing unvaccinated young adults into BYU Hawaii or the MTC?
  6. If it’s just a “request” then why are you telling missionary applicants they will NOT be able to serve a foreign mission without the vaccine?
  7. If it’s just a “request” then why are you shaming members who don’t wish to wear a mask anymore at Church?  Vaccinated or not?

Elder Rasband suggests that “among his Brethren” they have discussed how sad it is that those who refuse to comply with their counsel are failing in such a small thing–that this represents us failing a test of some sort in their minds, he says.  Imagine if they asked us to do some great thing!  he adds.

I am personally troubled by Elder Rasband’s tone and disagree with what seems to be the Brethren’s approach.  My 18-year old son’s friends, for example, who are opposed to the vaccine, are now all relenting because they want a chance to serve a foreign mission and don’t want to do “home MTC.”  What happens if they don’t get called to serve a foreign mission even after getting vaccinated?  Will they feel betrayed?  Or if they have medical complications caused by the vaccine?  Abandoning their strong feelings and concerns over the untested and unproven vaccine is the end result of the Brethren’s coercion.  The vaccine, they say, is just a request.  Most of these friends of my son have had CoVid already and many medical professionals and scientists are warning that getting the vaccine if you’ve already had the virus, and are young, is an unnecessary risk.  (one source here of many)

We’ve heard much from the Brethren of late of following the “wise counsel of world leaders and of scientists,” by complying.  “Be good Christians.”  “Good global citizens.”  (Source)  The implication of course is obvious and their clumsy attempt of pretending like everyone’s agency is actually being respected rings hallow.

I find myself far more inspired by the reaction of indignant citizens like the ones in the videos below.  Lest we forget, their responses, as intense as they may be at times, represent a far more normal reaction to having your freedoms stolen from you than the current response of the Brethren, who, in my view, are yet again on the wrong side of this debate.

Many of these people being labeled as crazy, insurrectionists are on the right side of liberty and will be on the right side of history.  It is people like them who are actually showing courage.  It is many of these so called “insurrectionists” who are JUST, in my view.  May there be many more of them, rather than more blind followers.  There is no virtue in blindly following men who are trusting in the arm of the flesh.  It is not their title that matters at this point, it is their fruits.  We must discern and choose for ourselves what is right.

A friend reminded me today of the account of a young LDS man who the Church excommunicated for standing up for truth.  It was only decades later after his death that he was vindicated.  16-year-old Helmuth Hubener was tortured and killed for standing up against Hitler and the Nazis while the Church did nothing to save him.  (See the story of Helmuth Hubener)

Today these same types of forces are overtaking our freedoms yet again.  History does not always repeat itself, but it always seems to rhyme.  We will see one day who was on the right sides and wrong sides of this battle for human liberty.  Will we be valiant or will we simply follow the seemingly wise counsel of our leaders?  I say be valiant.

And here’s a normal reaction from an honest citizen regarding the recent election coup.  I wish the LDS Church leaders were still encouraging its members to do as this man.  It seems like the days of American Patriotism and the encouragement of civic duty are no longer being emphasized by the Brethren.

The Lord’s Strange Act

After Joseph and Hyrum were killed, the Church was confronted with a veritable succession crisis.  We don’t appreciate this dilemma well today and the Church never discusses it, but it was the quandary of a lifetime for the newly forming Church.  Could you imagine leaving your home country to join the Church, leaving all you possess, potentially being disowned by your family and loved ones, making the long and dangerous journey to Nauvoo… only to find that the Church’s beloved founding Prophet and his successor had just been killed and no one knew what to do?  For three and a half years!

Brigham and Sidney were among those putting their names in the hat for who would be the Church’s custodian until Joseph’s son, Joseph III (only 11 years old at the time) was old enough to be the Church’s leader.

Most, if not all, factions proposing succession solutions, believed the Smith family had some lineal right to lead the Church.  I know this idea doesn’t resonate for most LDS people today.  I recall many times in my Church experience the idea being conveyed that this was one of the things “wrong” with the Smiths and with the RLDS.  “They simply didn’t understand that authority doesn’t just follow some family line… That’s just not right — they’re not entitled to anything.  That’s nepotism and the Lord doesn’t work that way.”  Of course, this disagreement is what truly distinguished the LDS and RLDS churches. This and polygamy, which were the main points of contention between Brigham and Emma / Joseph.

When Joseph died, Brigham’s first words were, “We’ve lost the keys.”  Emma went on to say shortly thereafter, “If there is no Joseph, there is no Church.”  Both of these comments from two of the most important remaining Church leaders (The president of the Quorum of the Twelve and the president of the Relief Society), point to the fear that in losing Joseph and Hyrum, they had potentially lost the ability to continue as a Church.

After 3 1/2 years of the Church not having a leader, Brigham persuaded a large enough portion of the Church that he, as the President of the Quorum of the Twelve, should be entrusted to lead the Church… until Joseph III was old enough.  That group eventually migrated West with Brigham and the Utah LDS Church was born, while Emma and Joseph III and many others stayed back or went elsewhere.

But before getting to that point, Brigham’s dilemma would be satisfying the concerns of those loyal to Joseph and sympathetic to Emma.  Emma and many others did not trust Brigham and Brigham despised Emma as the “most damnable liar.”  Eventually the RLDS Church would be formed where Joseph III would became its leader, but in the meantime, while the Church was still in full succession crisis, and perhaps in order to appease the Josephites, in May of 1845 Brigham, as Senior Apostle, ordained William Smith (Joseph’s and Hyrum’s brother) as Presiding Church Patriarch, thus replacing Hyrum.

Brigham would later excommunicate William for apostasy who then went on to become the Presiding Patriarch for the James Strang LDS branch. Brigham replaced William Smith with “Uncle John” Smith, Joseph Smith Sr’s brother — all of which corroborates the belief at the time that “a Smith” needed to be had in this position, whether in the LDS, RLDS, or Strangite branch of Mormonism.  William went even further and claimed that as a Smith, he had some sort of right to preside due to the “doctrine of lineal succession.”  (Source)

“Smith’s relationship with Young remained strained until Young’s death in 1877. Smith believed that Young had arranged for William’s older brother Samuel to be poisoned in 1844 to prevent his accession to the presidency of the church.”  (Source)

Hyrum had been the Church Patriarch when he was killed and he was given a “lineal ordination” by his father Joseph Smith Sr. who at the time was literally on his own deathbed.  Hyrum, as Church Patriarch, was the rightful successor to the Prophet Joseph when he died. 

So, Brigham and the LDS Church, it would seem, “honored” the Smith family by giving this High Office of Church Patriarch to a Smith descendent in 1845 and 1849 and thereafter.  This person would eventually ordain the next prophets and on the Church’s hierarchy charts would be shown as equal to the First Presidency, although he would no longer be next in line for succession.

Photo from here

But, in 1979, the LDS Church decided to discontinue the calling of Presiding Patriarch.  Can you imagine?  Discontinue the office of the man they believed held the keys to ordain the new President of the Church?  And they did so without consulting the Office of the Patriarch.  Eldred G. Smith was the Patriarch at that time and it’s been reported that he was livid.

I had a friend who in 1979 was just beginning his new career as a full time seminary teacher. He said that Eldred Smith was scheduled to speak to a group of seminary teachers at Timp View High School, when he received the news of his office being made emeritus.  My friend confirmed that Smith was very upset and told this group that “the Church has no idea what it’s done.  They can’t take away my authority even if they kill me!” Smith reportedly said.  My friend also said that after Eldred Smith’s remarks, there was a lot of frantic damage control to reassure these seminary and institute teachers that the Church was still true.

Nonetheless, for the next 36 years, Eldred Smith was given a small office and was allowed to give blessings and to travel around the Church with Smith family relics that his family owned, independent of the Church.  The box the Gold Plates were kept in.  Emma Smith’s footstool.  Hyrum’s clothes he wore when he was killed.  His pocket watch that was hit by a bullet, etc.  (Source)

Image from KSL.com

Image from KSL.com

Smith died at age 106 on April 4, 2013 and he was not replaced with any member of the Smith family line.  As a result, the Lineal office of Presiding Patriarch that had been established by the Lord was no longer being honored by the LDS Church in any way, shape, or form.  The Smith family and the “keys” or authority it held, were now officially being set aside and disregarded, without a revelation from the Lord in 1979 and now in 2013, the Church had effectively snuffed out its Patriarchal connection to Joseph and Hyrum Smith, completely.

Is it possible that the death of Eldred G. Smith at the age of 106 on April 4, 2013, was some sort of sign regarding the LDS Church’s authority?  Or perhaps a sign regarding the condemnation the Church was / is under for its role in the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum?

The best interpretation I’ve read for what Eldred Smith’s passing could signify is given by a man who happened to be excommunicated shortly after Eldred Smith’s passing.  He had been a member of the LDS Church for 40 years to the day.  You can read more about this here. 

This man, Denver Snuffer, wrote a letter of appeal to the First Presidency, which was denied.  Snuffer did not want to be excommunicated and pleaded with the LDS Church to not commit the offense of cutting him off.  I was there when this all took place and I can testify that Joseph and Hyrum have no greater mortal advocate than Denver Snuffer.  The Church was wrong by cutting such a man off.  Denver’s writings on Joseph and on the Restoration are remarkable.

As we commemorate 177 years this week since Joseph’s and Hyrum’s martyrdom, I’m incredibly grateful that there is some person and some group that is trying to honor the work of the Restoration which began with Joseph Smith in the Spring of 1820.  Praise God for His Strange Act now again under way.

To Be Seen Of Men

And it came to pass as Jesus taught his disciples, he said unto them, Take heed that you do not your alms before men to be seen of them; otherwise, you have no reward of your Father who is in Heaven. Therefore, when you do alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly I say unto you, they have their reward. But when you do alms, let it be unto you as your left hand not knowing what your right hand does, that your alms may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret himself shall reward you openly. (Matthew 3:27 RE)

And after this, Jesus sat opposite the treasury and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And Jesus called his disciples and said unto them, Truly I say unto you that this poor widow has cast more in than all they who have cast into the treasury; for all the rich did cast in of their abundance, but she — notwithstanding her lack — did cast in all that she had; yea, even all her possessions. (Mark 5:48 RE)

Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?  (Temple recommend questions)

Courage

July 22, 2015 file photo, Capt. Matthew Lohmeier

As of today, Matt Lohmeier’s brand new book Irresistible Revolution is the best seller on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Matt has spent much of his life in service to our country and I know firsthand that he is a man of tremendous faith and character.  Friday, he was fired from his position in the military for comments he made regarding the influence of Marxism in the Armed Forces in an interview speaking about his new book.  Now, in large part because Matt has been fired for standing up for his beliefs, the news of this important book has reached nearly every media outlet in the world.

This is what courage looks like. We would all do well to remember that courage is what people are longing for.  Many of us shy away from controversy, because we don’t want to lose our jobs or become a target.  It’s understandable, of course, especially now when there’s a real threat of being canceled, harassed, or even worse.

I’m grateful for courageous people like Matt and his family who stand with him.  I pray for them.  I’ve bought two copies of his book so far and plan to buy many more to send to people I think would benefit from reading it.  I also stand with many of you, ready to help Matt and his family, in any way we can as things progress.  That’s a promise.

About 7 years ago, I found myself driving to a presentation being made by a friend.  The venue was Boise and as I was making the drive, another friend called me to warn me that the person I was going to listen to had just been excommunicated.  My friend was calling me from the East coast and seemed to almost have his information in real time.  He was very concerned for my welfare.  I was a bishop, he reminded me, and “I had a family I needed to take care of.”  My East coast friend was well-intentioned and was only trying to help.

As a result, I became fearful and wondered what I was doing.  I had read some books from this person speaking in Boise.  In fact, his books were changing my life.  My eyes seemed to be opening and my heart swelled within me as he expounded the scriptures in those books.  This man, who by this time I had known for several years, testified that he had seen the Lord.  Somehow, I knew he was telling the truth and I believed him.

BUT, I was a respected bishop.  I was in a position to make a difference in my ward and community.  In fact, up until then, I had been sharing this man’s books with ward members and was witnessing the positive effect his words were having on the people I was serving.  Was I now risking all that by attending the speech of a person the Church now called an apostate?  My East coast friend knew I was heading to Boise… would he tell on me?  In fact, my friend was good friends with one of the Twelve (soon to be two).  And let’s not forget, a high ranking church leader or two were in my own ward!  One of them already knew I was friends with this new enemy of the Church.

I reluctantly and sheepishly found a place to sit in this venue in Boise surrounded by people I did not know.  The group seemed a little informal and in my state of mind, I saw them generally as strange.  What on earth was I doing there!?  To make matters worse, my wife, at that time, did not approve in the least.

As this man began his speech, I was filled with anger, fear, angst, and regret… when suddenly something amazing happened.  The Lord spoke to me through this newest excommunicated obscure man.  He said:

Cowardice is largely predicated upon fear.  Don’t be cowardly.  Don’t be fearful.  Fear is the opposite of faith.  For goodness sake, you’re already in the battle!  You’re already going to be overtaken.  The fact of the matter is that no one gets out of here alive.  Live this life nobly, fearlessly.  When you take the wounds that come your way, you make sure that they come to your front!  Don’t let them shoot you in the back. Go about your life boldly, nobly, valiantly.  Because it is only through valiance in the testimony of Jesus Christ that you can hope to secure anything–not valiance in your fidelity to anything other than Jesus Christ.  The fact of the matter is that faith must be based in Him, and Him alone. (Be of Good Cheer, Boise, Idaho September 10, 2013, my emphasis added.)

The timeliness of these words struck me with such power and my heart immediately rejoiced!  Fear, doubt and anger all left me! Instead I wanted to stand valiantly and boldly and I wanted to shout Hallelujah!

Here was a man who had just been excommunicated, literally only a couple hours earlier.  I knew this man was a good man and that his actions did not merit being kicked out of the church.  Here was a man now about to be shunned by his community and forsaken by “friends.”  And yet, there he stood, unafraid, filled with God’s Spirit, and speaking words that brought power to my heart and mind.  I now knew this man was telling the truth and he may not know it, but those words have carried me through many dark moments.

This too is what courage looks like. Thanks in large part to this man, I know that fear is the opposite of faith.  I also pray for this man and his family and stand ready to defend his honor and character before the earthly and heavenly councils.  I know I do not stand alone and I praise God for it.

This man’s name is Denver Snuffer.

Brazen Servants

Brazen Servants

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, brazen supporter of liberal causes. AP Images – Rick Bowmer

In light of Dieter Uchtdorf’s recent financial support for political candidates and causes that promote the killing of innocent children, the Church felt like it was a good idea to lead with him at this weekend’s conference–as if to say, “We still have confidence in our Apostle… and you can too.”

Sadly, the Church was complicit if not responsible for Uchtdorf’s official, less than forthright response.  They should have just told the truth.  Instead they now continue to seek to cover up their sins.

The saddest truth emerging from this experience is that we can now know, by the fruits of this alleged prophet, seer, and revelator, that he is not any of these things.  He can’t be, even by the Church’s own definition, which would prevent him from holding a temple recommend.

Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?  

As a bishop, I interviewed an Area Seventy for his Temple Recommend.  His reply to this question was, “Yes.  Boy Scouts.”  I laughed, and agreed with him.  His answer was truthful.  But, he went on to say that this was not the real intent of the question.  It was targeted towards polygamy and “apostasy,” he said.  Ironically, Biden is considered apostate by many leaders of his own church.  (Read here)

Elder Uchtdorf and likely other members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve financially support and agree with individuals and groups whose teachings and practices are contrary to and oppose those accepted by the Church and as taught in the Scriptures.  These individuals and groups support abortion, gay marriage, deviant lifestyles, and they teach propaganda and lies to our children.  Even if Uchtdorf does not agree with some of the leftist communist agenda, his financial support to these groups and people is funding the above mentioned evils.

In President Benson’s day such members who openly supported socialism and communism and abortion and the agenda of Sodom, would have been dealt with if not excommunicated.  They would have been fired from BYU or other Church employment.  Released as a Church leader.  But today, it is these woke “prophets” who are financially supporting such wickedness, with no apologies.

As I watched Elder Uchtdorf today, I was both sad and offended.  I am not so easily persuaded by flowery words with no mention of his “deep regret” for breaking Church law and lying about it.  Don’t have him speak first and pretend like nothing happened.  They would have us look to him and his apostle colleagues and to President Nelson as a brazen serpent to be saved rather than be honest about their public sins and point us to Christ.  In their minds, it is only through them that we are saved.  On Easter Sunday weekend, that idea is deeply offensive.

They are indeed brazen.

Dieter F. Dupdorf

Latter-day Saint leader says oversight led to campaign donations made in his name to Biden, others

Elder Uchdorf gave financial contributions to fraudulently elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this last year as well as to other democratic candidates and organizations.  He also gave money to the two liberal Senatorial candidates in Georgia, which gave complete, dangerous control of power to the liberal left.

I find a few things very troubling about this information.

First of all, Elder Uchdorf knowingly went against Church policy by supporting political candidates.

Secondly, he and the Church are now being dishonest about it.  The official statement is:  “Elder Uchdorf regrets the oversight of political contributions made in his name using a family account online.”  In the words of Elder Uchdorf’s new fake president I’d have to say: “Come on maaaaan!” Do you really think ANYONE believes that?  Be honest.  Own it.  You supported him and you know it.

Thirdly, I simply cannot believe that a man who calls himself a prophet, seer, and revelator, would support abortion, gay marriage and all other liberal causes AND cannot see that these recent events that he supported may lead to the end of religious freedom and to the end of our Nation.  This is most disappointing of all—especially coming from a man whose family escaped Naziism and was able to become an American citizen.

The Separation of Church and Estate

Vice President Joe Biden Receives Special Gift from Elders ...

The problem with doing business and real estate deals in various States and Countries, is one of compliance and compromise.  The entity wishing to have a legal and physically recognized presence in any domestic or foreign jurisdiction is required to comply with rules, laws, whims, bribes, and extortions of the sponsoring state.

The Church, for example, is literally required to make and keep covenants with Communists, in order to have a Church and Temple presence in China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, and elsewhere.  One of the reasons the Church took so long to build a temple in France was because it was unwilling to keep the “covenants” of the Socialist French government that required access to its properties as a precondition, among other things.  And then the City of Versailles of course had a lot to say about what the temple had to look like.  It was an arduous process that was both a negotiation and series of compromises.  And it took more than 150 years.

The Church finds itself today in a very difficult position. The more it expands, the more it thinks it must appear neutral.  Unoffensive.  “Kind.”  “Good Global Citizens.”  The more it builds, the more it must compromise and the less it is able to say or teach about important issues, especially as the world falls apart around us.  People are craving guidance while the Church is trying to avoid being canceled and is attempting to navigate very turbulent political waters.

If the Church had been critical of the recently stolen election for example, it not only offends some of its members, it also offends all the mainstream media outlets, most world leaders, Antifa and BLM, Hollywood, Pro Sports, most major retailers and Big Tech companies, Congress, the new administration, members of the Supreme Court, local governments… and especially China, who helped orchestrate “the steal” and it invites the wrath of power structures that would seek to destroy it.

The Church would definitely never get its temple in China if it spoke the truth on many issues, especially human rights in China.  It would never get its meetinghouses.  And if it had those structures, they would be at risk of retaliation, violence, confiscation, and destruction.

We could cite many scenarios highlighting where the Church is vulnerable if it stands up and speaks truth.  In the US, it could lose its 501c3 status.  This is effectively what Wilford Woodruff “saw” in vision (envisioned may be a more accurate way to say it) when the Church was literally losing its freedoms over its stance on polygamy.  The Church was forced to eventually comply.  Otherwise prison and confiscation of properties was the alternative.

So the Church has chosen to remain neutral.  Which sounds fine on its face.  “Be diplomatic and kind and don’t talk politics…”  We all know the drill.  But what about when it comes to abortion or other moral issues?  What about when it comes to election integrity and Constitutional issues?  Right to bear arms?  Freedom of speech?  Freedom of assembly (see CoVid)?  Right to not be vaccinated?  The right to pray in public and private squares?  The right to petition and protest?  The right to not wear a mask?  Especially when you’ve already been vaccinated or had CoVid already…

Let’s take the issue of private property rights.  Think of the couple who are literally being prosecuted and crucified in the media for standing with unloaded guns (brandished but not pointing) in front of their own home as a mob ran towards them… on their own property.  Does the Church not believe in being able to enforce trespassing laws?  Castle laws?  Does it not want to defend those freedoms to protect oneself and one’s family?

Remember when the protestors used to roam through Temple Square with pickets and pamphlets?  They are all gone now, because the Church was far from “neutral” in that political matter.  It stood up for its rights to prevent people it deemed unsavory from standing on their private property.

So what does the Church do?  It’s damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t speak up.  I recognize and I sympathize with their dilemma.  Sadly at some point in the near future they may face being forced to perform gay marriages or get vaccinations that were created using aborted fetal tissue if they want to send missionaries out to foreign countries, or even just to remain a non-profit.  Why?  Because we are so tied to Babylon and to the State.

Here’s a crazy thought.  What if the Church had no property?  Or maybe just one temple and one big piece of land?  We are accustomed to feeling like we need churches, but do we?  We’re proving right now that we can do Church at home or over Zoom…  What if instead of going towards properties, tithing actually went to care for the poor among us?  Did Christ build churches?  Did He build a temple?  Why didn’t He?    

Did Joseph Smith build meetinghouses in the 14 years he was prophet?  Not a single one.  They built the Kirtland temple and tried to build the Nauvoo temple with the goal being to build and keep one temple that would be the center point of Zion that the Lord could come to and dwell in.  But, Joseph did not build or have plans to build a single church house I am aware of and he had no vision to dot the earth with temples.

Members during Christ’s day and Joseph’s, met in members’ homes and outside when weather permitted and rented halls as needed.  They did not enter into agreements with governments to the extent we do now, especially as we seek to establish abroad, largely because its mission was not property expansion driven as it seems to be today.  Yes, we wanted to bring the gospel to the corners of the earth, but at that point, members would immigrate to “Zion” or continue to meet locally in fellowships in homes and halls.

Imagine if our Church leaders could speak unrestrained like the prophets of old.  Sure, they would become targets and would likely be threatened with violence, if not killed.  Many of us would.  But there would be no temptation to enter into covenants with the Great Whore or temptation to compromise as we do now as a result of billions of dollars and thousands of properties and hundreds of thousands of jobs all being at stake.  We would be less tempted to feel the need to protect those worldly things.  Perhaps we would speak our minds more freely.  We’d be much more able and willing to flee.  The Church clearly spoke its mind more freely and taught truth more openly in days when it was not a global church.

Here’s an idea.  What if the Church sold almost everything?  “Sell all that thou hast and give to the poor.”  And separated the Church from the world and took care of its own.  Preached more boldly.  Built a place of refuge in the mountaintops, away from the madness of this world.  Built a place for a people to flee to.  Then perhaps we could teach truth and not cower because of who we are subject to.  This seems like the pattern of Scripture does it not?  Flee Egypt?  Flee Babylon?  Flee Sodom?  Flee Jerusalem?  Flee Missouri?  Find our waters of Mormon and our secluded Jordan River and our Promised Land… Our Zion.  Care not what man can do or how we will live.  Look at the lilies of the field and how they are adorned and cared for.  Travel without purse or scrip.  All flesh is grass.  Oh I know it’s idyllic.  But, maybe not…

One thing feels sure:  The Great Whore sits upon the many waters and has dominion over the whole earth and we have contracts and obligations to her and all institutions seem to be failing right before our eyes.  It’s comply or be cancelled.  Very few are not complying.  Very few are standing up.  The only way to eventually escape will be if we are able to flee to Zion, which will not be a “stake” but will be a City and NOT Salt Lake City.  A Holy City at the tops of the Mountains.  In order to do so, we must find truth and we must repent and we must prepare.  Cities in Florida and Malls in Salt Lake City and Philadelphia will soon serve no purpose, as Babylon falls and as the Whore loses her kingdom.  They will provide no milk and no shelter from the storm that is coming.

I can’t speak for you, but this last election has taught me one very important lesson that the flesh cannot be relied upon and that the truth is all that matters now.  I will not be lied to or dragged about any longer by the false and vain leaders of this world.  I repent of my political idolatry and seek to adopt the counsel of a very wise friend who recently said:

“Politics makes a poor religion.”

Wars and Rumors of Wars

There are three likely reasons I can think of for why 30,000 troops are currently in the nation’s Capitol.

1) To deter Trump from invoking the Insurrection Act and declaring Martial Law.

2) Trump will be invoking the above and the Troops are for him to do so.

3) Our nation is preparing to be attacked by China.

One thing is certain—30,000 troops in DC is unprecedented and I can assure you it’s not to protect Inauguration participants from wild Trump supporters.  They won’t be there.

Some predict that Civil War is coming soon and that States will at some point attempt secession, which is not likely to be welcomed by a Leftist Federal Government, assuming Biden takes office.

Any of this would have sounded crazy just a year or even 8 weeks ago.  But, as we sit here on Sunday January 17, 2021, we are literally less than 3 days away from knowing the fate of our nation.

Will we be at war with some foreign nation?  Will a corrupt man be placed in office, who any honest or discerning person KNOWS did not win in a fair election?  If so, our nation has ended.  Or will Trump and others have the courage to stand up against this coup and do what the Constitution requires of him?  He needs our prayers right now.  Our nation needs our prayers.

I’ve been discouraged lately about the LDS Church’s focus and messaging.  They’ve taken this “pandemic” very seriously, for example, which I’m sorry, but I do not.  Is it deadly?  Sure, for people with co-morbidities, it has proven to be.  How many have died FROM CoVid we may never know, but some have reported that the number is that somewhere between 6 and 16% of the deaths being reported are legitimate CoVid deaths.  My family and I and millions of others have been sick with CoVid and have survived.  Even generous numbers show that 99.97% of all people who get the illness, recover.

And so my question to the Church, and to anyone of sound mind is:  Is shutting down the world, relinquishing freedoms we will NOT get back, normalizing the wearing of masks, social distancing, and quarantines, while forcing companies out of business, destroying lives, normalizing the dehumanization of society… IS THIS the right way to respond to a flu?  I expected and hoped for more vision and leadership from the Church on this issue.

Instead, they have placed themselves at the forefront of wokeness, and are calling upon members to wear the mask and obey the “science” as a sign of “Christlike love” and global obedience.

Our nation is literally being taken over by Communists, this fake pandemic is a part of their plan, and we as members of the Church are being told to be good citizens by wearing the mask, recommending getting an untested vaccine, and by doing what we’re told to do.

During the bloody destructive racist protests of this year from BLM and Antifa, started by the false flag of George Floyd’s death, what was the Church’s response for that event?  It was “We condemn racism!”  And Mitt Romney walking with BLM in parades (not social distancing) while the rest of us are still under lockdown.  Then there was the talk from President Oaks about “Black Lives Matter being an eternal principle.”  Where was the outrage against BLM and Antifa for the violence?  Sure, it was casually alluded to, but their messaging was clear.  They wanted the world to know they were on the Woke Team.

But today the Church is REALLY wanting to make sure that everyone knows that they NOW DO condemn violence.  Not the violence caused by the gay transgender BLM movement which was understandable because of the racist killing of George Floyd, and not the violence of a black Capitol police officer against an unarmed white woman who supported Trump, but rather the violence at the Capitol that was being falsely blamed on Trump supporters, where police tear gassed families and old people who were not burning or breaking anything but who were picking up trash and singing Christian songs.  So it’s the violence that might have been committed by Trump supporters and was supposed to be committed by them that the Brethren are worried about?

“We will not participate in the violence threatened by those disappointed with the outcome,” said President Oaks.  The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles “condemn violence and lawless behavior, including the recent violence in Washington D.C. and any suggestion of further violence.”

Should this be their message right now?  It’s surely the common woke PR theme now as conservatives all over the world are being cancelled.  Marriott for example just announced it would never again give financial support to the Congressmen who voted against the electoral results from the 6 or 7 states that, by the way, submitted two opposing slates of electors.  Most companies have done the same.  Some are now calling for the removal of Senators Hawley and Cruz or even for their prosecution.  This, just after a one day impeachment proceeding, where zero credible evidence was relied upon to AGAIN impeach a president for having done nothing wrong.

Old ladies are being ripped off planes because they said the name Trump.  People are now on the terrorist no fly list because they dared chant USA and traitor to Mitt Romney on a flight.  Banks and Credit Card companies and phone companies are tracking and punishing their customers if they were in DC on January 6th.  Parler shut down.  100s of thousands of conservative Twitter accounts purged while people who have F bombed and threatened the lives of conservatives including hostile terror regimes are kept online.  Liberals like Maxine Waters have told democrats to “Get up in their face in the restaurant!”  Facebook, the company the LDS Church has 1 billion dollars of stock in, literally helped steal this last election.

I would have hoped that the Church would have sent out a message regarding the importance of election integrity, the importance of due process, of honoring the Office of our President, the value and importance of standing up against tyranny, the importance of not giving up our freedoms out of fear, the importance of free speech and not banning or canceling the speech of those you disagree with…  The list could go on and on.  Why hasn’t the Church been speaking out in defense of our freedoms?  Why won’t the Church condemn the Left, and yet is so quick to condemn the Right?  All while saying it remains politically neutral.

Is the Church out of touch with reality?

This week the Church came out with a new publication called Deseret Magazine.  Its first cover highlights what seems to be their current thinking.

And who do they turn to to lecture us on how to fix America in this first issue?  Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Cindy McCain, and Ben Sasse.  To me, this represents a very dire incorrect world view, if they believe that anyone in America thinks these people can provide us with AN OUNCE of healing wisdom.  These fools are the problem in our political system.  They represent everything many of us have come to hate: hypocrisy, duplicity, treachery, dishonesty, cowardice, and self-righteousness.  Is that what the Church wants to lead with in helping heal the nation?

Meanwhile the Church seems intent on doubling down on what it believes is most important right now.  Not election integrity or the importance of America surviving a communist coup, but rather how can we better love the LGBTQ community.  Deseret Book was leading with this advertisement just this week in its mass emails.  (Keep in mind that the Church’s website is devoid of anything relating to the current political situation except reference to its statement on condemning Trump supporters)

Forget how sacrilegious it is to mock God’s covenant rainbow and forget how insincere and foolish it is to pander and stereotype and tacitly encourage perversions…  forget all that for a moment and let’s just focus on the timing here.  We are literally 3 days away from potentially losing our NATION and the Church thinks it needs to do more to make LGBTQ people feel more  at home.

Was the Church of Jesus Christ of Sodom-day Saints promoting how to better love their gay neighbors when God sent fire from heaven down to destroy them?  Was that their focus then?  Meanwhile the gay neighbors were trying to have sex with the angels sent to Lot’s house causing Lot to offer his virgin daughters up to them to satisfy their insatiable, societally-accepted normalized sexual appetites.

Of course we’re supposed to LOVE everyone, but that does not mean we pander to them.  I love liberals and have many gay and liberal friends.  But, I will not pretend like I don’t think THEY and their ideologies are not largely responsible for the current loss of our nation which if and when it actually happens will lead to the deaths of hundreds of millions of people.  For God will NOT be mocked!  Their complicity in abortion alone is sufficient condemnation for our nation’s destruction. This is not to say that there is not ample wickedness on all sides to invoke the wrath of God, but Sodomy is named after Sodom for a reason.

Other messages from the Church at this time of world crisis are:

And…

And let’s not forget the courageous story about Cosmo the Cougar coming out as gay…  that too can be found being showcased at a Deseret Book near you.

Is this true leadership at a time when we need it most?  Does this demonstrate seership or even discernment?  What would Captain Moroni say at this time, if he were here with us?  What would President Benson say?  I thought we were supposed to stand for what is right and let the consequences follow?  Is Communism no longer a threat?  Was he wrong?  Was President Benson old-fashioned?  Would he be happy with our new LGBTQ focus?  If not, then was he a false prophet?  What does the Church believe about free speech?  Censorship?  The right to bear arms?  Illegal immigration?  The rule of law?  American greatness?  The Constitution?

The Church I was raised in fought against the gay agenda.  It was actively involved in politics against gay marriage and abortion.  The president I revered the most spoke out about the imminent threat of Communism and warned us they were trying to infiltrate every aspect of our society by pushing God out of our schools and by taking over the education of our children among many other things.  Again, I ask WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP TODAY?  We need it!  WHERE IS COURAGE?  WHERE IS PROPHECY?  Where do we turn and where will we go IF and WHEN our beloved America is no more?

…Where is Zion?

I weep for the current state we find ourselves in.  I had hoped that wickedness would not prevail in this current coup.  It’s not just a president that is having his office stolen from him.  It’s a nation having its freedoms and its Constitution taken.

If the Troops turn out to be there for Trump, then we will be facing very tough times ahead.

If the Troops are there for the Leftists, we will be in for even worse times than we can possibly imagine.

If we are going to be attacked by a foreign adversary at this time of transition, then God help us all.

These are sobering times.  Like you, I’ve been in mourning and pleading with God to save our nation.  We now see what they will do when they get full power.  Perhaps the most disappointing thing for me has been the acknowledgment that nearly ALL institutions are failing us.

As I was looking for answers this week I opened the scriptures and noticed a verse in Nephi that had been highlighted.

And it came to pass that I looked and beheld the whore of all the earth, and she sat upon many waters, and she had dominion over all the earth, among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people. And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, and its numbers were few because of the wickedness and abominations of the whore who sat upon many waters. Nevertheless, I beheld that the church of the Lamb, who were the saints of God, were also upon all the face of the earth; and their dominions upon the face of the earth were small because of the wickedness of the great whore whom I saw. And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together in multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God. And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth. And they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory. And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God was poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth. And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations, the angel spake unto me, saying, Behold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots, and behold, thou seest all these things. And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots — which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose foundation is the Devil — then at that day the work of the Father shall commence in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel.

What is the whore of all the earth?  Is it ANY and EVERY institution that has been corrupted by money, fame, fortune, power, etc?  How many of these institutions “depend upon” China for example?  Or upon Government?  Are controlled by the media or Big Tech?  Are addicted to power and wealth?  Sex?  Have been brainwashed by public education?  Fear being canceled, sued, deplatformed?  Walmart, last I checked, was a patriotic company.  But, today they are beholden to the Whore and have shown that their business model is more important than their nation.  What members of Congress surprised you recently because of their ties to the Whore?  How many have caved to the pressure?  Their funding, their offices, the safety of their loved ones… all is at risk if they do not pledge allegiance to the Great Whore.  Its dominion is over the whole earth.  And now She, who is the Mother of Abominations (sexual perversion, abortion, murder, lying, stealing, etc.) is gathering together among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God.  Who are they fighting and what are they fighting against?  THEY may not even know exactly WHY they are doing what they are.  Satan and his allies know that their kingdom is about to be toppled.  And there’s ONLY one people it is concerned with.  The people who have a covenant from God who are scattered upon all the face of the earth.  For all we know the number of people scattered is 8.  Or 800.  None of that matters.  This small group with a Covenant from almighty God threatens the adversary’s rule, reign, power, and existence.  When God lifts up the small Ark of the Covenant people, Satan’s kingdom, now amassing and consolidating, and that currently has dominion over the whole earth, will fall.  And great shall be the fall thereof and MANY there will be who are swept off.

The Book of Mormon warns us of what we now see happening.  Sadly, even the LDS Church seems to be acting like Walmart.  Just doing what it needs to in order to survive.  It fears the loss of its 501c3 and the destruction of its property.  It fears offending the 20% or so within the Church who are now liberals.  It fears offending future progressives in nations around the world it hopes to convert.  I was told this last week that a handful of the Brethren (Top 15) are liberal and would support Biden and Romney and that most did not like Trump.  This was from someone who would know.  I feel sorry for them if this is the case and I predict that many will lose faith in the Church as a result.

To put it into perspective the Church is aligning with:

  • Hollywood, including Lady Gaga. In fact, if Biden wins, the Tabernacle Choir will be singing at the same event as Lady Gaga who was recently seen in a disgusting picture drinking the blood of children.
  • Big Tech
  • Big Business
  • Communist China
  • The NBA, including Lebron James
  • Professional Sports
  • MItt Romney and Harry Reed and Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Lightfoot, and Governor Cuomo, and Gavin Newsome and Chuck Schumer and ALL the liberals who are so corrupt you can’t put it into words.  Hillary, Bill, Bill Gates, Obama…
  • Big Pharma

The Church is aligning with the World.  Babylon.  The Whore.

This is the team the Church is on by calling Joe Biden and congratulating him while the election was and IS being contested.  This is the team the Church chooses when it makes woke statements timed with the events of riots, and plandemics, and false flag operations…  This is the team the Church chooses when they PROMOTE LGBTQ rights.  And when they set up a website for LDS Transgenders.  And when they negotiate with murderous communist China to try to get a Temple in their country.  The Church IS choosing THIS team.  You can decide if that offends what you believe or not.  But don’t tell me it isn’t a shift in direction for them.

The Church should look at the Republican Party’s base and realize this truth — WE WILL NEVER TRUST THEM AGAIN!  I for one, will never vote again, let alone vote for a Republican.  We see them now for what they are and conclude that they are just all talk.  Sounding brass and tinkling symbols.  The Church may face the same reality here soon if they do not change course.  And thanks to them and every other cowardly institution, afraid of being cancelled, we may very well lose our nation this week.

Release the Kraken

If you’re like me, you haven’t slept well for weeks. It feels like we’re living in some alternate reality. I’ve spoken to hundreds of other people who are fervently praying that this attempted coup of our country fails. Surely we can’t go down like this. Not the Nation Under God, the City on the Hill! Not the Land our Fathers and Mothers have fought for — have given their lives for!

My family came to this land in 1635. I’m so grateful to my great-great—grandfather who commandeered his own small vessel to the British American colonies in search of something greater. Like many of your ancestors, mine fought in all the great wars that have preserved our freedoms. They fought for both the North and the South in the Civil War that nearly destroyed our Great Union of States. They truly gave their wealth, their honor and their lives for what we have so richly enjoyed.

No nation on earth has what America has — a divinely given Constitution, and a people whose majority still hopefully worship Almighty God. While I worry that our days our numbered as a nation, I am still praying we survive this latest attempted coup. Please Dear Lord, if it be Your Will, spare Your vineyard a little longer.

When I was in DC, an attorney named Sidney Powell made a statement that they were going to “release the Kraken.” Sidney Powell is one of the most feared and respected lawyers in America. She was admitted to law school at age 19 and has had an amazing career. She’s best known lately for taking over representation for General Michael Flynn, who was pardoned today by President Trump, after being set up by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jim Comey and others in a seditious hoax obstruction trap. His family was threatened by a vile and corrupt DOJ led by the aforementioned criminal politicians, and so he pled guilty to false charges, which plea he later withdrew.

Although I knew Powell was credible, “releasing the Kraken” seemed like hyperbole. But, she continued to mention it, nearly every time she spoke.

The Kraken is a reference to a huge octopus from the Clash of the Titans used in battle to destroy enemy ships

And then, Lin Wood, another amazing attorney from Georgia, known for his representation of Richard Jewell, Nicolas Sandman, and Kyle Rittenhouse — and who is consulting Sidney Powell and indirectly the Trump team, recently re-posted something about what the Kraken might actually be:

https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2020/11/22/sidney-powells-kraken-is-dod-cyber-warfare-program-we-are-at-war/

Click on the link above to learn more. According to this article, the “Kraken” is actually a DoD-run cyber warfare program that tracks and hacks various other systems to acquire evidence of nefarious actions by the deep state. Trump loyalists in the Air Force, Space Command and now in certain sectors of the DoD and even the NSA have all the evidence of vote fraud and election-related treason. Trump has all this now and will be using it against the enemies of America very soon.” (see source)

Now, admittedly when I read this and saw that the mainstream news media (MSM) was reporting that the Trump administration was distancing itself from Powell (and I assumed Wood), I became discouraged that perhaps this is all hyperbole and too good to be true.

As I write this, and as a skeptic, I concede and admit that it all still sounds too good to be true, BUT I do think the following ideas are very interesting and promising:

  • Now we know that Sidney Powell and the Trump legal team have simply bifurcated their legal arguments. This allows Powell to be a little more bold in her approach without risking all the claims and arguments. She’s attacking Dominion Voting Systems among other things. She can go for the jugular without tainting Trump.
  • “Powell is registered as a military lawyer and can prosecute treason…” (Source)
  • Upon concern that Trump has been strangely quiet of late, Powell tweeted to not worry that “Trump can now sit back and relax and watch because he has released the Kraken…”
  • Lin Wood has mentioned numerous times that “Biden is going to Prison.” And that hundreds of other high ranking officials and people will go to prison when all comes to light. Everyone will be exposed! He said it will shock us to find out who has occupied the White House in past administrations. Pedophiles and criminals. Bold indeed!
  • If Lin Wood (or Sidney Powell) was tweeting something false about the military (i.e. the DOD program Kraken), one would think that General Flynn would correct him or ask Sidney to.
  • Even Twitter doesn’t censor Wood. Remember he just won a defamation case for a rumored $250,000,000 against CNN for his 18 year old client Nicholas Sandman. He is both credible and feared.
  • Trump mysteriously and abruptly fired his Defense Secretary Mark Esper immediately after the election and replaced him with Christopher Miller, a known Trump loyalist and patriot who was acting as the Director of National Counterterrorism. No one knows what to think of this. Why fire and replace your DOD secretary when you fear election fraud?
  • Miller immediately led a DOD seizure of servers located in Germany, that are believed to contain evidence of election fraud and foreign interference, among other criminal activities. These servers were alleged to be CIA servers…
  • This seizure was done without the CIA’s (Gina Haspel) and without the DOJ’s (Chris Wray/Bill Barr) knowledge. It seems unprecedented to take CIA servers or any servers without consulting these two department heads.
  • The DOJ has already said it won’t be doing anything to investigate election fraud. This is also shocking and makes NO SENSE. Now, I know some are convinced that the DOJ and FBI are completely incompetent, but even as corrupt as they may be, NOT investigating fraud in this year’s election seems implausible…
  • Unless DOD is handling it!!!! I.e. the release of the Kraken! Miller and Trump may very well be acting to protect against enemies domestic and foreign and won’t be needing DOJ for now. Are we talking war crimes? Espionage charges? Military tribunals?
  • Then last night Trump tweeted the same story as Lin Wood:

  • Why on earth would President Trump, who is in charge of the military, tweet a story that isn’t true?
  • Is this the Trump card? Trump knew this was coming and warned it would be the greatest fraud we have ever seen, even greater than the Russia and impeachment hoaxes. When I heard that I thought it was just Trump being dramatic. None of us could have imagined, after all we’ve seen in 2020, that there would be something bigger than CoVid, Russia Hoax, Impeachment Hoax, etc.
  • And because he knew it was coming, it would seem impossible for Trump to do nothing to prepare….
  • In 2018, Trump signed an executive order (EO) that very few people are aware of, which “created command structure to combat election fraud.” (See it here)
  • This EO declares a State of Emergency and gives the president and his administration very broad powers to combat election interference. Ironically, this EO was seen as a Trump apology by the MSM so as to appear as to be concerned with the election interference he and Russia were accused of in 2016, i.e. the first great conspiracy against Trump, which included illegal, treasonous spying on American citizens with fraudulently acquired warrants. Now it appears it may have been a brilliant move by Trump who knew this was coming.

Meanwhile, the MSM and many dishonest and/or foolish people have coronated their president-elect Biden into an office that doesn’t even exist, and before the electoral college or even the States have certified the results. Trump has vowed he is not conceding.

I should also point out that Wood and Powell and others have accused Republican and Democratic governors of making backdoor deals with China during the CoVid pandemic and of self interested deals with Dominion.

I still believe Trump will pull this off. Even while Biden picks his cabinet and picks out his drapes. Notice that Kamala Harris has yet to quit her Senate seat. They are all pretending like they’ve won and like Trump is being a pig for not conceding, and the MSM is acting like there isn’t a shred of evidence of fraud. Ignore the fact that Pennsylvania sent out 1.8 million mail in ballots and received 2.5 million back. Ignore the 4 am data dumps all for Biden that overcame 800,000 vote leads in one state alone. Ignore the hundreds of whistleblowers and the thousands of eye witnesses. Ignore all the video! Ignore the truth and tell us we are crazy. Trump was impeached because of ONE whistleblower who proved to be a corrupt insider and who wasn’t even a firsthand eyewitness! And here, we have countless whistleblowers and thousands of pages of affidavits from eyewitnesses and yet no one cares!!!!! I have news for you — America isn’t going down like this.

And I’m sorry, but where is Mitt Romney? Where was President Nelson when he had the opportunity in his address to the world? Is it too “political” to make a statement as the Church President and as a World Global Faith Leader (as he’s being now called) to call out lies, corruption, cheating, fraud and scandal as it pertains to one of our most important institutions? I know he made a casual reference to “dishonesty,” but it was very broad.

Why is Lin Wood, an attorney in Georgia, more bold and more righteously indignant about this attempted coup than the President of the only true and living Church? More inspiring? Aren’t the prophets suppose to weigh in on such things? Moroni sure did. Joseph Smith sure did. Ezra Taft Benson sure did. Moroni wrote letters to Pahoran, the Governor and called him out for what he thought was sedition. He warned he would come and destroy Pahoran or anyone who sought to overthrow their freedoms.

Is the Church so concerned about its “safety” that it will never again be courageous in its statements on abortion, LBGTQ issues, socialism and communism, the Constitution… or unwilling to call out fraud when it threatens to literally topple our government? The very government that is intended to protect our religious freedoms! Biden and the Leftists literally want to encourage 5 year olds to embrace their transgenderism. Just google it. It should disgust anyone from any background. Why would the Church NOT be more vocal against such important issues? About this election being stolen by those who promise to turn our Nation into a perverted, progressive, hedonist paradise!

There are even Democrats like Overstock founder Patrick Byrnes who are standing up to fight! Why? Because it’s the right thing to do! And if good people do nothing, evil prevails and in this case NO ONE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEIR VOTE AGAIN!

Instead, we are told to use the very social media platforms complicit in stealing this election to #givethanks. It’s like saying, “Hey, I know the boat we’re on is sinking, but let’s take 7 days to carve the things we’re grateful for onto the ship’s walls.” Hell no, I say! Get up and do something to help save this our Country! And while you’re at it, get OFF social media!

Let’s all pray in the meantime, that Release the Kraken or something like unto it is real. I think if this darkness is exposed and people finally go to prison for their crimes, and for a brief moment truth prevails, I will fall to my knees and weep. I could be wrong in all this, but I will for now speak what I believe to be truth.

I am consoled to know that our Lord loved His Nation too. His will be done, not ours, on earth and in Heaven and may glory be to Him, who is Worthy, forever and ever, Amen and Amen.

O Jerusalem O Jerusalem, by Greg Olsen