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Satan’s Dominion

I was privileged to be one of more than 1 million peaceful protesters in Washington DC this past weekend. I felt strongly I needed to be there. I’ve been feeling strongly about a lot of things lately. I decided to cancel all my social media accounts last week. Many in Big Tech believe they are the lawful arbiters of free speech. They censor anyone who disagrees with them. They are peddling propaganda and I believe are complicit in trying to steal this year’s elections. These companies are so self-righteously smug and hypocritical. They let psychopaths livestream beheadings and publish porn, but won’t let someone share conservative ideas that oppose their viewpoint and expose their agenda. They are bullies and it is they who are Fascists and who control free speech.

I also canceled mainstream news, most notably Fox News. It’s obvious these people mock us who love our country, our God, our families, and our religion. And they too, are complicit in the fake polling and in encouraging election fraud, in part by sustaining this fake president elect even before he’s been certified as such and while the election is being legally contested in many states by countless parties. It’s obvious to any honest person that there was massive fraud in this election, and yet almost no mainstream media outlet wants to look into it. It’s shameful and it’s treasonous.

I’ve also canceled the NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, and Hollywood. I canceled Netflix and YouTubeTV and many other Apps. They all want to cancel us and our freedom, so I’ve decided to cancel them. I can’t just sit back and let these people take over our nation. None of us freedom loving people can.

I was surprised when I landed in DC at how few American flags there were. There used to be one on every building and on every lapel. But this time it felt dark. People dressed in black and many people openly sharing their disgust for our president and for our “system” that they say is only working for a few, privileged white people. One Uber driver said she hoped things never returned to “normal.” “The masks are great, the riots and violence are great.” She and many other locals seemed very happy with BLM and Antifa. “It’s time to burn it all down and do something different.”

I became discouraged that my trip was in vain and that perhaps few people would attend the pro America rally the next day on November 14th.

Then, I began to see people here and there in town and at our hotel, who were coming in from all over the country with flags on their cars. People wearing Make America Great Again hats and Trump t-shirts. It gave me some hope.

The next day as I walked to Freedom Plaza to meet the group, I became overwhelmed with emotion. There were not hundreds, or thousands of people. There were hundreds OF thousands and some said, as many as 2 million people, in attendance! A sea of red, white, and blue! Families, small children, baby strollers, moms, dads, old people, vets, people in wheelchairs. Singing the national anthem, and God Bless America. Chanting USA! People of all colors and from all backgrounds! From all 50 states and from many countries! I met people from Chile and China and Hong Kong. Almost no one wearing masks, in fact many saying they believed that CoVid was not a pandemic at all. Chinese people handing out anti-CCP literature alleging that China created and let this virus loose to do exactly what we are witnessing. To destroy Western civilization and to get rid of Trump.

I began to walk with these patriots and was so profoundly touched that I was not alone in my love for my country! The Amish were there! Catholic priests! Jews! I sang with them. I prayed with them. No one social distanced. People shook my hand, gave me hugs, spit in my face as they talked! It was so refreshing to be human again. To be American again!

Surely if CoVid as a veritable pandemic is real, which I don’t believe it is, this should be the greatest super spreader event of the century! 1+ million people from all 50 states going home after zero social distancing and no masks. Time will tell.

There was such a contrast between these people who descended upon Washington and those who live there. Many who feed off the DC swamp seemingly have lost their way. These Patriots came in and with their singing and smiling faces, brought a Spirit back to this spiritually war torn Capitol. A Spirit that said, “WE WILL NOT HAVE OUR FREEDOM STOLEN FROM US! WE WILL NOT LET THIS BE DONE IN DARKNESS!”

After we sang the National Anthem, a huge bird (hawk or eagle) appeared out of nowhere and flew directly over our heads and circled around. A woman near me cried out, “It’s a sign!”

I have never experienced anything quite like this in all my life. At one point, president Trump was said to have driven through part of the crowd, waving and smiling and showing his gratitude for the outpouring of support.

Here are some more pictures from this amazing day.


We listened to rousing patriotic speeches from Congressional leaders. There were TV personalities. My favorite speech was from a black democrat named Vernon Jones. He was awesome! We visited with each other. There was no violence. No arguing. Everyone was friendly and all felt safe. I noticed as I talked to people that there was a consensus that this election is being stolen from President Trump and from many other Republican candidates and that NONE of these people were willing to stand idly by and let it happen.

This was in stark contrast to what I was sensing from the locals I met who not only celebrated a Biden victory, but who also were doing all they could to show support for BLM and Antifa. Signs in windows and in front of churches. Perhaps so that they would not be vandalized or perhaps because they too are fooled into sympathy for a transgender terrorist organization.


As the million+ crowd of American patriots peacefully dispersed, and as it became dark, Antifa and BLM took to the streets and began to terrorize these good people. This was a picture of them as they walked by where we sat for dinner on the sidewalk. Sadly, the local couple next to us began cheering and dancing when these animals blasted their F-Trump rap music and spewed vile racist profanity. One of their gangster leaders had a megaphone and was getting everyone all riled up. He looked at me and I thought he might come over and harass us as we ate. The restaurant owner ran out and began cheering for them! Moments earlier I watched her turn down a large party of young college student MAGA supporters, saying their group was too large, even though there was plenty of room in her restaurant. It was all very unsettling.

This man with the megaphone was later arrested for knocking out a man out for no reason, among many other things. He has a criminal record and is a convicted child molester.

And then these evil animals stomped and kicked this innocent man as he lay in the street. What was his crime? He supported his president. He loved his country.

I went back to my hotel room and watched the news of other violence and like you, I became so angry and at one point just cried. Children, old people, special needs people — all being tormented by these criminals who hate America.

A week earlier, many of these same people danced in the streets. Ignoring their own rules of social distancing. They had no flags. No red, white, and blue.

No Trump supporters attacked them. They were allowed to express themselves without any concern for their well-being.

The only flags to be seen across the country for those celebrating a Biden victory, seem only to be Gay Pride flags. I think this shows where their allegiance lies.

As I watch these events unfold, I mourn what I witness to be the unraveling of our great nation.

America is still a little behind nation’s like Germany who are breaking into people’s homes to arrest them for being “anti-lockdown.” Videos like this one below should truly be disturbing IF in fact this Doctor is being arrested for not complying with CoVid lockdown laws.

https://rumble.com/vb92wv-german-anti-lockdown-activist-dr.-andreas-noack-arrested-while-livestreamin.html

I say we are “close behind”, but I’m not sure that’s accurate. Even here in Utah, our rights are being trampled upon by our Governor. And we’ve seen soccer moms arrested and pepper sprayed for not having a mask on while outside in some states. And now these crazies are canceling Thanksgiving and trying to control our freedom to assemble.

I personally am not conceding nor will I give up! It is 100% obvious to me and millions of others that this election was rigged and that these evil people want to take over our country. I predict that the fraud will be uncovered sufficiently so as to secure a Trump victory and possibly even control of the House in addition to the Senate. It would be ironic if the new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett breaks any tie in the Supreme Court. If I’m wrong, which is very possible, it may be peaceful enough in the short term, but it will be the end of the USA as we know it.

I am so grateful for people like Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, attorneys advising the Trump administration. They are people of unquestioned integrity. They are truth tellers, patriots, and spiritual warriors. May God bless them and protect them. May we all pray for them and for our President.

I’m almost more concerned about what happens if and when my prediction comes true and Trump wins. I think it could be the beginning of a civil war. When it is shown that this and MOST elections in our world are pre-determined by a group of global elites whose “dominion” covers the entire earth, the very jaws of hell will gape open. Darkness will rear its vile head and inspire the hearts of men to violence like we have never seen.

And the Kraken has been released…

So, what will you do to defend our Constitution? What can we do? I’d say join in peaceful rallies and protests. Call our nation’s leaders. Write them. Email them. Let them know how you feel! Fast and pray. Get your house in order. What’s at stake? Everything good. If we lose this battle, we lose our nation.

Tomorrow the president of the LDS Church will address the world. I hope and I pray that he talks about the importance of our Constitution, our freedoms, and our religious liberty. I hope he denounces specifically the violence of BLM and Antifa. I hope he does not say a word about “racism” — further fueling that false narrative of those organizations. I hope he’s bold! I hope he does NOT allege or assume that Joe Biden has won this election. I hope he denounces cheating and fraud and I hope he calls it out. I hope he speaks in favor of the rule of law. I hope he encourages people to get involved in the fight for freedom. I hope he reminds church members to get involved and to not be afraid to exercise God-given rights. I hope he calls out the hoax of this “pandemic.” I hope he calls for faith and not fear. I hope he reminds us that we have a right and a duty to be civilly disobedient to laws and edicts that are unconstitutional. I hope he doesn’t cave to the whims of political correctness and bow the knee to hypocrites making policies they themselves are unwilling to obey. I hope President Nelson stands up for truth tomorrow.

This is communism and socialism or it is freedom. This is good versus evil. This is gay marriage in our temples and the continuation of their leftist indoctrination of our children. This is abortion on demand and court packing. This is give me liberty or give me death. This is about Dominion. We now know that they cheat and once they are back in power, their dominion will be over the entire world.

President Nelson has an opportunity to clarify where the Church stands, rather than leaving it to LDS politicians.

Latter Dissent

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We are at the greatest crossroads our nation has perhaps ever faced. Our Constitution literally hangs by a thread.  Every freedom we hold dear is in jeopardy. Our speech and even our very ideas are already being censored and controlled. This is real. How it’s happening is beyond me, but it is happening.

Our freedom to worship is being controlled. Some in our country are still not allowed to attend Church, even after almost a year of staying home. Utah just imposed, by illegal governor decree, new stricter regulations that prevent visitors in our own homes. Sports are canceled. Masks must now be worn everywhere and by all, businesses not complying will receive a $10,000 fine per incident. What world are we living in?  And why is conservative Utah all of a sudden going the other way?  Does it have anything to do with the so-called “president-elect Joe Biden?” Is this in preparation for a new Pharoah and for his new reign? So we can “practice” getting along with the new socialist administration?

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And yet, this presidential race is far from over. And every Constitution-loving soul should raise their voice and contribute to the cause in any legal, ethical way they feel inspired to!

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I want to know where the dissent is among Latter-day Saints. Where is the outrage? Where is the fight? Where are the patriots who cannot, who WILL NOT let this nation be ripped from us? Are you so focused on “obeying the laws of the land” that you will let our very laws be upended? Does one obey the new “laws” under a Hitler regime? Or do you fight against them? Do you practice “diplomacy” or do you practice dissent?

So much is at stake! The promise of court-packing and added liberal states and Senators. Eliminating the electoral college. The continuation of big brother-big tech, unchecked.  Revenge enemy lists being compiled by leftists.  Social credit. The complete destruction (perhaps intentional) of our economy.  Hollywood at the helm. The DOJ and military corrupted further, weaponized to spy on and punish citizens. And every scandal we’ve seen!?… will disappear as quickly as Hillary’s emails. They will control everything and will never let go again.

This election was not just about ideas or left versus right. Democrat versus Republican. It is literally the last battle over our Gentile nation. The City on the Hill. This is not just another election where “ya win some and ya lose some.”  This was and is the most important election in American history. If it’s lost, America is gone.

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And yet, Mitt Romney, the Mormon Senator (not from Utah), is doing TV interview after TV interview, praising Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the winners of this uncertified, still contested election. “This election was a referendum on one man…on a personality… Trump should display grace, which he’s incapable of and make this a peaceful transition… to a good man and a woman of great character, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.” Mormon Jeff Flake even voted for Joe Biden! As is likely for Romney.  

How dare our Senator undermine our election process!?  Romney basks in the sunlight as if somehow vindicated by the media promoted, alleged Biden victory. I pray to God Romney is wrong.

Meanwhile, it’s not over by any stretch. Not so long as good people stand up and speak the truth. And the truth is, as surely the whole world suspects, this election is being stolen. This is not conspiracy talk. This is reality. And if they can succeed this time, they will succeed every time.

And by the way Senator Romney, we have a process wherein the Mainstream Media does not declare winners and losers of elections. That’s not their job and it’s sure as hell not yours.  Yes, we believe in a free press but that does not make you and them our election arbiters.  Romney’s complicity in meddling in the results of this election, I hope will never be forgotten.

Romney, as a Mormon, should know better. The Church, I pray, does not share his arrogant, shortsighted world view. Mormons have led so many great causes! Prop 8, as one example. The fight against Gay Marriage. They have stood for religious liberty! For America! For freedom!

But, has the Church lost some perspective also?  Why doesn’t it denounce Mitt Romney and Jeff Flake and Frank Fox? Has the Church become so globally focused that its allegiance to America is dissipating?  They make deals with communist nations and pay fees (bribes) to advance their cause abroad. This is a reality. I did business in China for years and I can tell you that in order to ship packages from China to the US, you have to bribe the Chinese government. Just to ship a package. Imagine what goes on to get missionaries into countries or to get meetinghouses and temples approved and built.

Has the Church become too comfortable with its ability to influence governments with its billions of dollars and with its diplomatic and legal prowess so that it’s okay with America becoming just another lost nation?  Where is the dissent from the Church? An election is being STOLEN right before our eyes! Where is your press release? Where is your statement on election integrity? On the Consitution being an inspired document? Does our Godly inspired Constitution not merit the dissent of a Church, or its leaders and its people, when crimes against it are being committed? Do you really think we can afford to let it slip away? Let others fight the good fight and we say and do nothing?

The Church’s website today, as this election is contested, and while our Constitution hangs in the balance, highlights this article:

Is this prophetic? Is this seership? Elder Oaks may want to know that #BLM tweeted this after election night, “F*ck Trump, F*ck Biden, death to America! We want something better than this trash, and we’re going to take it.” (Source)

Who is racist Elder Oaks? Them or us? Should the Church really be focused on fake racism and playing into the false liberal narrative while an election is being stolen? What do you wish to accomplish by giving them a voice? Not a mention of the election or of the Constitution. Sad.

I was on Twitter on the eve of the election last week and saw that there was a call to prayer organized by Lara Trump. Curious, I joined in. There were dozens and dozens of prominent Christian leaders, each displayed in a little Zoom box on the computer screen. Each participant took turns praying. Pleading. Begging God to bless our nation with four more years of Donald Trump. They each listed their reasons as they petitioned our Lord. The unborn children being slaughtered. The forces trying to destroy the family. To maintain our freedoms of religion and of speech and to be able to bear arms. Prayers against the lasciviousness of Hollywood and the perverse sexualization of our nation. The prayers went on for well over an hour. One could hear the sincerity of these heartfelt prayers. Some were emotional. All were passionate. There were many amens and praises to God.  I knelt down in reverence and raised my hands towards heaven in prayer with these fellow Christians I did not know. As they prayed I remarked at how different our LDS prayers are from theirs. As they finally concluded, they thanked all the Christian churches which they said included “almost all Christian faiths.” But I noticed that there were no LDS church leaders on this call. Not a single LDS prayer.

The Christians of this nation, by and large, support our President. They know that he, although imperfect, IS a fierce defender of our Constitution. He supports life. He supports freedom. He supports and loves our country. He is FOR the rule of law. I assume the LDS Church also holds these values dear, but I’m not sure they support our President. I hope and I pray BYU Professor Frank Fox is wrong. I hope the Brethren are at least secretly supporting him.

IF they are supporting him, I would suggest that now is the time to be making it clear where our Church stands! Do we stand with our fellow Christians? Can we proclaim that we will suffer death rather than give up our freedoms? Our right to defend ourselves? To worship where and how and when we choose! With all its influence in Utah, why isn’t the Church pushing to open our state rather than shut it down?

A word on this pandemic. I can say it, because I’m not a Church leader or a politician trying to keep his office. This IS NOT a PANDEMIC! AND YET, look at the freedoms we have relinquished when ONLY 230,000 people (MAYBE) have died “with” CoVid. Not 7+ million as some false prophet-fool had proclaimed. Now, I recognize that many people are vulnerable to this virus. Those people should be careful like one would with any virus or flu. The rest of us should be business as usual. We should not live in fear. We should not wear masks unless we are somehow vulnerable. I have tried to catch this virus! And as Dave Chapelle says, “It’s as hard to catch as the kid from Home Alone!” This is a plandemic, not a pandemic. I bet a dollar that this was a Chinese designed virus aimed at helping the world get rid of Trump. Call it crazy. But if you think this is a pandemic, I’m sorry, THE SCIENCE you worship simply does not support it.

Your “scientists” are the same ones counting votes in MI and PA and WI and GA and Nevada. The same scientists who created Dominion Voting Systems (interesting name). The software now in question for having potentially changed millions of votes in 28 states. The software that the Clinton Foundation has helped fund. The word dominion means to dominate, rule, or control, among other things. The Left is absolutely trying to unrighteously dominate this election. To dominate our Nation and to surrender US to the Global Society.

This is a time of great urgency. Most of us see it for what it is. This is the fight for our nation. If America goes, the world goes. Millions, if not billions will suffer and will die, IF and WHEN we lose America. The Church will not flourish under Biden and under Socialism. It will perish. The world economy will perish. Our freedom to worship will be conditioned and controlled. It is foolish to try to be friendly with a Biden Harris regime. WE MUST FIGHT AGAINST IT! There is still time!

Let us remember the words of Winston Churchill and let us DISSENT from this current trend to ACCEPT the results of a FAKE election!:

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France (Michigan and in Pennsylvania and in Georgia and in Arizona and in Wisconsin), we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

My words added in parantheses.

STAND UP PATRIOTS! STAND UP LATTER-DAY SAINTS! DO NOT LET THIS election be stolen! This should be our battle cry! We MUST flood the airwaves and the Internet with our VOICES! We MUST fill the streets! We MUST RALLY for the cause of AMERICA!

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Zion will come, that is certain. But, we will not be worthy of Zion if we do not fight for the very system God ordained it to stem from. America and the Constitution are the templates and while Jehovah may replace it with His Kingdom, WE MUST FIGHT FOR WHAT HE HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED. In my humble opinion. It is not a coincidence that an earthquake knocked a trump from the Angel Moroni’s lips this year, just as the Plandemic was starting and now the year ends with a Trump being robbed of our 72 million votes. The trumps are sounding and the Lord shall soon return. But to stop fighting for righteousness IS NO WAY TO PREPARE FOR HIS RETURN.

Wagering One’s Soul


BYU American Heritage icon Frank Fox, spoke out recently against the President of the United States and made the bold claim that he would “bet his eternal salvation” that the Brethren were not quietly supporting President Trump, as Mike Pence is alleged to have said recently in Arizona.

Mr. Fox begins his letter by reminding readers of his bonafides and noting that he’s worked directly with the First Presidency on many important matters over the years. Fox sets the stage so as to say that “he would know,” if the Brethren were voting for and supporting President Trump or not. And he’s so confident that they’re not, that he’s willing to wager his soul on the question.

This is from his letter:

One final comment.  It was recently reported that Vice President Pence, in visiting Arizona, intimated that the General Authorities of the LDS Church were quietly supporting the President.  I will bet my eternal salvation against that. The values of patriotism, truthfulness, justice, honor, decency and respect for the law are deeply ingrained in LDS culture.  Few church members in full possession of the facts would condone what I have described above. (My emphasis added)

IF this is true, the Brethren wouldn’t be the only prominent members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “unable and unwilling” to support Trump. Jeff Flake, former Senator of Arizona, is so anti-Trump, that he’s joined a coalition of like-minded Republicans, whose sole focus is to make sure Biden beats Trump this November. Flake also voted against Conservative Justice Kavanaugh and threatened other political tricks to show his disdain for the President as he was leaving his senatorial seat.

New York Times, Evan McMullin Anti-Trump, 44 yr single Mormon who endorses Biden

Evan McMullin, failed presidential candidate in 2016, whose sole purpose in running for president, was with the hopes that LDS people all over (especially in Utah) would vote their “consciences” as the Brethren were signaling, and thus create a brokered convention, where the Republican Party would choose a candidate other than Trump to run against Hillary, is another die hard LDS never Trumper. The posturing was all pointing to Mitt Romney to save the election just like he “saved the Olympics” — after all, he was leading the charge against Trump, “the phony, the fraud, the film flam man,” as Romney openly name called him. This was his and McMullin’s and maybe the Church’s plan to get Romney in instead of Trump. Now it would seem that Romney’s only goal in the Senate today is to “protect the world from Trump.“ He made history as the only Republican Senator to vote to impeach and remove Trump from the Office of President and yesterday announced proudly that he had voted in Utah and NOT for Trump. This, despite Trump’s many endorsements and support of Romney over the decades.

Are we, as members of the Church, to believe that this anti-Trump sentiment also exists among the 15 top leaders of the Church and that they too will NOT be voting for President Trump? The Brethren do not ever signal that they disagree with Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, Evan McMullin, Frank Fox and other LDS public figures. They’ve not said otherwise. Is it possible that these LDS political voices are simply a reflection of private conversations with LDS Church leaders? I sure hope not.

Let me tell you why I believe the Brethren and every member of the Church SHOULD be voting for President Trump this November. (Assuming we believe Gospel principles matter).

First of all, let’s establish one important reality: NOT voting for Trump, IS a vote for Biden. And a vote for Biden IS a vote for a long list of things that should offend freedom loving religious people of all faiths.

  1. Abortion
  2. Gay marriage
  3. Liberal Supreme Court Justices
  4. The abolishment of the Electoral College
  5. The continued advancement of Transgender “laws”
  6. The advancement of pedophilia
  7. The continued legalization of drugs
  8. Higher taxes
  9. More Federal regulations
  10. Court-packing
  11. Adding DC and Puerto Rico as States making it impossible for conservatives to win the Senate or the Presidency or the House.
  12. Orwellian News Control (see Facebook and Twitter as 2 examples of many)
  13. Using the IRS to punish conservatives (see what Obama did D’Souza and many others)
  14. The end of Conservatism as we know it
  15. Closed down economies for “pandemics”
  16. Closing down Churches for our “public safety”
  17. Mask shaming
  18. Riots
  19. #BLM
  20. Antifa legitimized
  21. Defunding police
  22. Defunding the military
  23. Green New Deal
  24. The destruction of our economy
  25. The punishment of anyone not complying or supporting
  26. And much more…

Now, for any who believe my list is exaggerated, I would cite you to research each of the topics listed above. It’s all out there. From liberal media outlets such as Netflix who are in legal and criminal jeopardy for their movie “Cuties” that glamorizes child sexuality — to today’s news that Joe Biden will appoint a commission to “review the Supreme Court’s number of seats” — to Facebook and Twitter being subpoenaed for playing news gods. This list IS what today’s Liberal leftists are pushing for.

If the Brethren are in fact in favor of anyone but Trump, as Professor Fox suggests in his open letter, and are voting accordingly, then here is my open letter to them:

Dear Brethren,

You have spent your entire lives teaching us members of the Church to uphold and sustain righteousness and to discern between truth and error. You have preached against such evils as abortion and homosexuality and have spent millions of tithing dollars in the fight against gay marriage. And we finally have a President who is nominating conservative Supreme Court Justices and hundreds of other conservative Federal Judges across this nation, thus setting the stage to overturn Roe v. Wade, gay marriage, Obamacare, and who knows, maybe even Federal Income tax AND YOUR consciences won’t let you support the man responsible for all this? With all due respect, what on earth are you thinking?

You who call yourselves Prophets and Apostles should be able to see that good is coming from President Trump’s presidency.

Have you forgotten Israel? Has Israel ever had a better ally than President Trump? Look at the peace he and his administration are negotiating in the Middle East! Is this of no value? This is Biblically historic! Obama, Biden, Bushes, Clinton and Hillary did the opposite in the Middle East. They promoted war and desolation. Trump should be given a dozen Nobel Peace prizes for what he’s doing. Instead, he’s given no credit and he’s treated like a buffoon. Under Hillary and Biden and Obama, we got Benghazi. Which, once they unitedly decided to let a US Ambassador and several other American soldiers die, they then fabricated a lie that the attack on the US Embassy in Libya was caused by a video that offended Islam. They are liars and they are murderers. One of my best and dearest childhood friends was killed in Afghanistan. How many more souls will be lost fighting wars, that if they ever had a moral foundation, are immediately politicized by traitors and cowards — most often Democrat politicians and the liberal media. NO President has done more in the last 20 years than President Trump in bringing soldiers home from unending global wars. We should be praising God for that.

Has anyone done more than Trump to uphold the rule of law by nominating more than 200 Federal Judges? Numerous prominent people have argued that President Trump’s actions to appoint conservative Judges throughout the nation will positively impact and reshape our country in ways impossible until now for issues such as gun control, voting rights, abortion, immigration, the environment, etc. Do you no longer believe such issues are important?

Is it true, as it is for Romney and Flake and others that somehow Trump’s personality or his morality offends you too deeply and won’t let you vote for him?

And yet, let’s talk about morality. Senators Flake and Romney, who were so offended by the weak accusations of Christine Ford, against Justice Kavanaugh — 30 years ago — where she “thinks,” she “remembers” the said accused being at a party where bad things were happening. She “thinks” he was there. You holier than thou fools who joined the chorus of idiots screaming that “every woman should be believed!” Jeff, who I know from playing Church ball 30 years ago, you looked so concerned as those women accosted you in the elevator. Their voices invoked deep and solemn, contemplative emotion that YES, you needed to do something. So, you convicted a man, his family, his character — on the foundation of the hearsay testimony of a democratic activist that “thought” she may have seen Kavanaugh at a party 30 years ago!? Are you truly so self-righteous and so foolish? Brethren, did you support Senator Flake in his display of sanctimony? Did you call him to offer your support for his courage?

And yet now, Mr. Flake, you openly endorse Joe Biden, who is being accused by at least one very credible source, of being raped while she was an intern for him in D.C. Unlike, Dr. Ford’s testimony, her’s is corroborated by those she reported the incident to WHEN IT HAPPENED. And she told many witnesses. She wasn’t drunk at some party, Mr. Flake and Senator Romney (and the Brethren, if you agree with them), she was walking the halls of Congress as a sweet and naive young volunteer when she alleges that Joe Biden forced her against a wall, forced himself on her, and pinning her there, “fingered her” and said he wanted to “F— “ her. For a list of many other credible X rated accusations against Biden from other victims, you can read here.

It is worth noting that NONE of these victims are Trump supporters. They deserve to be believed and be heard and be given the same level of concern that you Jeff Flake and you Mitt Romney GAVE Dr. Ford. Not believing Tara Reed and others, after what you did to Justice Kavanaugh, is an utter disgrace.

Now Brethren, let’s talk about another issue that should offend your consciences. And I begin with a question: Did you support or instruct Senator Romney to vote to remove our President from Office? If so, shame on you. Especially given now that we have the facts.

Fact one, President Trump simply asked the new president of Ukraine to look into the many allegations of corruption related to American political figures such as Joe Biden, who admitted on video that he forced Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating his son Hunter Biden, or he would make sure Ukraine did not get 1 Billion Dollars in aid that had been promised. Fact two, the prosecutor WAS fired and their case against Hunter and other felons was dropped. Fact three, it turns out now we KNOW, that the “Big Guy” (aka Joe Biden) had reason to be concerned about this investigation because the money trail went up to him. Fact four, this is only the beginning. 30,000 or more pictures of crack pipes and child porn are on Hunter’s computer and witnesses are already testifying against Joe and Hunter for the damning evidence on the device confirming illegal activities including money laundering and who knows what else. Fact five, Joe Biden is a truly compromised man. He sold his office and President Obama’s Office to the highest bidders. Does this not offend you? What else will we discover Mitt, about Hunter and Joe? Are you concerned about your own son who also makes money in the Ukrainian Energy sector? Or your top adviser, Joseph Black, who served alongside Hunter Biden on the Board of Burisma? (See here)

It appears that Romney, Kerry, Biden, McCain, Pelosi, Clinton, Mueller and Schiff all have ties to Ukrainian firms. VP Biden bragged on camera that he was able to force the former Ukraine President to fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, Hunter, by threatening to withhold $1 BILLION in US loans from Ukraine – all with approval from Obama!

It’s also alleged, “Ghislaine Maxwell’s father, Robert, a close friend of Jeffrey Epstein, helped Mitt Romney build his fortune at Bain…” (Source) This ought to give anyone concern given what we know about Maxwell and Epstein.

Mitt, is your disdain for Trump due to the fact that he has dirt on you too? Are you worried that Trump will uncover something in Ukraine that incriminates your family? Your relationship with Joe and Hunter Biden and Jeffrey Epstein?

Brethren, you of all people, should want darkness to come to light as it pertains to all these vital moral and ethical issues. And now, you know for a fact, that Senator Mitt Romney was wrong in his vote to remove our President from Office. Senator Romney should be apologizing right now for having cast his vote and should be repenting of his actions by asking President Trump for forgiveness and acknowledging his error and foolishness before the world. Instead, Romney is doubling down. Do you agree with him?

Do you quietly sustain Senator Romney? Are you secretly voting for Joe Biden or are you writing in some other candidate to assuage your consciences? If yes, I would sure like to know. Just in case your tenures in office have caused you to forget what real LDS conservatives think and feel, let me help you.

We LDS conservatives still revere leaders like President Ezra Taft Benson. He understood the threats we now see taking over our government. We love our country and recognize the current threat and reality that our nation and our freedoms are hanging in the balance. Benson, like Captain Moroni, would take Black Lives Matter at their word, that they are avowed and trained Marxists, and he sure AS HELL would NOT march with them as did Mitt Romney. Brethren, are you not concerned about the message that Church member Mitt Romney’s sympathy for a violent Marxist group sends? President Benson would NOT sustain Senator Romney and like the current Pope who disavows Joe Biden as a Catholic, I guarantee you that President Benson would disavow Romney as a member of the Church and call him an enemy of the State.

Brethren, are you comfortable with the recent statement from the Kremlin that endorses Joe Biden and the Democrat Party?

The Democratic Party, he said, is “traditionally closer to liberal values, it is close to the ideas of social democracy,” and these positions could help build contacts with Russia. Mr. Putin noted that he was for 18 years a member of the Soviet Communist Party. “Ever since, I have liked many of the leftist values,” he said.

Source

Do you really not think it’s important to teach members in a way that makes it more clear as to what form of government we should sustain? You certainly made it clear how you felt about Prop 8. Why so silent today when the stakes are so high? Do you really think we will ever establish Zion if we abandon our love of freedom and knowledge of good government?

Would President Benson NOT vote for Trump, knowing the alternative is the continued road to Socialism and Communism? I think President Benson would be ashamed of Brother Romney and Brother Flake and Brother McMullin and anyone else who doesn’t vote for the obvious less evil candidate we have to choose from, including any of you Leaders of the Church.

Brethren, we conservative members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, join the rest of the country in seeing Mitt Romney as a self-righteous, pompous, snake. He epitomizes hypocrisy. He makes our Church look bad. Just like Harry Reed, Mitt Romney puts the Church in a very bad light. And as a friendly bit of advice, I think many members are starting to wonder if Flake, Romney, McMullin, and even Reed, may actually be an extension of you and your beliefs.

I personally know the daughter of a prominent general authority who most people know was a Democrat. This woman openly supports Black Lives Matter and is voting for Joe Biden, as an active and devout LDS member. She’s one of many LDS people I now see who think it’s “OK” to support such groups, who OPENLY teach things CONTRARY to what THE CHURCH SAYS IT BELIEVES.

I find it ironic that if I associate with a group that you see as a wrongful association, i.e. I choose to read a book that focuses on Christ (The Second Comforter), you threatened my Church membership, BUT you don’t seem to have any issue with members OPENLY supporting and AFFILIATING with Communist, Marxist, Transgenders inciting violence, murder, and mayhem.

And recently President Nelson, you made a statement in General Conference that I think reinforces my concern. You said,

“I grieve that our Black brothers and sisters the world over are enduring the pains of racism and prejudice. Today I call upon our members everywhere to lead out in abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice. I plead with you to promote respect for all of God’s children.”

Such a statement may cause members to wonder if you too would have marched with Mitt Romney in a #BLM parade. At a minimum, this statement shows you, as the leader of our Church, adding credibility to the idea that there is systemic racism in our country. If we conservative LDS people are being honest, this feels very much like what the Church has done on all major political issues of late — i.e. jump on the bandwagon. If you truly believe that our nation suffers from systemic racism, then you, like Joe Biden, have perhaps been in office too long.

Most of us LOVE our country. We LOVE its people — of all colors! WE don’t think America is racist! And most of us conservative members LOVE President Trump! Despite any moral failings he has, HE has done more to uphold our Freedoms and our Constitution than any of you or any other President in the last 40 years. YOU should sustain him. YOU should be more supportive. And it should concern YOU that so many LDS people are supporting Biden… I think, following your examples.

Are we to believe that you also side with Lebron James? Stephen Colbert? Madonna? The cast of the West Wing? Oprah Winfrey and Ellen? The NBA and NFL players who last I checked are morally bankrupt? Are you joining hands with Hollywood? It sure feels like it. Google? Facebook? Twitter? Netflix? Amazon? Do you not see that these are the enemies of America and of Religion? As a side note — look at what #BLM is doing to professional sports. The LDS Church risks the same outcome by jumping on this bandwagon. The bandwagon of Babylon.

President Nelson, your words play into a false narrative that incites division and violence. Can you not see that? You apparently wanted to be on record siding with the progressives. The same progressives who are literally destroying our states and our cities.

The contrast and the choice are clear. That form of government leads to cities being overtaken by anarchists who kill and destroy. It leads to law enforcement being disregarded and/or assaulted and killed. It leads to racism ironically. Anger towards a white privilege that doesn’t exist. All these cities And states are run by Biden-supporting leaders. President Nelson, do you support this kind of leadership? Your words and your silence both seem to indicate it. Flake and Romney and Fox, do you also believe that the Democratic leadership that is now on display, aligns with LDS Gospel principles? No rule of law? Anarchy? Soft on crime? Two tiered justice? Ballot tampering and election fraud? Statues destroyed? Destruction of life and property? Allowing graffiti everywhere? Allowing cars to be set on fire? Businesses and homes to be burned down? Allowing (encouraging) murder? Homeless people everywhere? Defecating and doing drugs in the streets?

Honestly I cannot say it any other way and I’m not trying to be offensive, but, what in the hell is wrong with you Frank Fox?

How about JUST the issue of abortion alone! Biden and his Judges WILL lead to many many more abortions. They not only admit it — they celebrate it! Look at the liberal states in our country. They see the destruction of innocent human life as a civil rights issue, even partial birth abortion. Trump and Pence proudly fright against it. They support LIFE. They protect children. THE MOST VULNERABLE. That issue alone should NOT allow you to vote for Biden or any pro-abortion candidate. Your support of Biden, is a vote for the murder of children. Shame on you Frank Fox. May God damn your efforts to stop a candidate and his running mate from being elected. You expose yourself as a fraud and a fool. You are no conservative, that’s for sure.

I call on you Brethren, to OPENLY avow or disavow Professor Frank Fox’s statement that YOU do NOT support our President. He’s wagering his salvation on it. The least you can do is set the record straight. If it’s true, I want to know. If he’s right and you hate our President as much as he does and if you are quietly supporting Joe Biden over Donald Trump, I will resign from this Church today and will renounce you as blind fools and false prophets. That’s a promise.

White Horse Prophecy Fulfilled?

The likes of Mitt Romney and Jeff Flake undoubtedly view themselves as the Elders who are meant to save the Constitution hanging by a thread. And yet, surprisingly to many observers, these Constitution Savers now endorse Joe Biden, who vows to take our Nation further down the road of Socialism. It’s as if Flake and Romney and many other so-called conservatives (Colin Powell, Tom Ridge, Bushes, Kasich, McCains, Dwayne Johnson, etc.) are so fixated on the current president’s personality, that abortion, gay marriage, taxes, and freedom all take a back seat. Joe Biden, he’s our man! Even if he is the exact opposite of conservatism, at least he’s not Trump. Oh and by the way, we’re going to save the Constitution, because we have the Priesthood.

The White Horse Prophecy is not completely verifiable although it’s attributed to Joseph Smith by Edwin Rushton in the year 1900. He was “said” to have made this prophecy in 1843. The substance, which is embellished at each telling of it, of the Prophecy, is:

In 1855, Brigham Young reportedly wrote that “when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the ‘Mormon’ Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it.”

In 1858, Orson Hyde, another contemporary of Smith, wrote that Smith believed “the time would come when the Constitution and the country would be in danger of an overthrow; and… if the Constitution be saved at all, it will be by the elders of [the LDS] Church.”

In 1922, the LDS Church’s fifth presiding bishopCharles W. Nibley, stated that “the day would come when there would be so much of disorder, of secret combinations taking the law into their own hands, tramping upon Constitutional rights and the liberties of the people, that the Constitution would hang as by a thread. Yes, but it will still hang, and there will be enough of good people, many who may not belong to our Church at all, people who have respect for law and for order, and for Constitutional rights, who will rally around with us and save the Constitution.”

In 1928, the LDS apostleMelvin J. Ballard remarked that “the prophet Joseph Smith said the time will come when, through secret organizations taking the law into their own hands… the Constitution of the United States would be so torn and rent asunder, and life and property and peace and security would be held of so little value, that the Constitution would, as it were, hang by a thread. This Constitution will be preserved, but it will be preserved very largely in consequence of what the Lord has revealed and what [the Mormons], through listening to the Lord and being obedient, will help to bring about, to stabilize and give permanency and effect to the Constitution itself. That also is our mission.”

In 1942, J. Reuben Clark, an LDS apostle and a member of the church’s First Presidency, said that “You and I have heard all our lives that the time may come when the Constitution may hang by a thread…. I do know that whether it shall live or die is now in the balance.” On the Constitution, Clark went on to cite its “free institutions,” separation of powers, and the Bill of Rights. He added that “if we are to live as a Church, and progress, and have the right to worship… we must have the great guarantees that are set up by our Constitution.”

In a 1986 Brigham Young University speech, LDS president Ezra Taft Benson stated, “I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. But it will not be saved in Washington. It will be saved by the citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church – men and women who will subscribe to and abide by the principles of the Constitution.”

In 2010, Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke at a Constitution Day Celebration and warned about the importance of preserving the US Constitution. To that end, he claimed that “all citizens—whatever their religious or philosophical persuasion” should maintain several responsibilities regarding the Constitution: understand it, support the law, practice civic virtue, maintain civility in political discourse, and promote patriotism.

The greatest irony of all? It just may be that Mormon Elder Harry Reid ends up saving the Constitution hanging by a thread. How so, you ask? Because in 2013, Mormon Senator Harry Reid led the charge to change the rules from a 60 vote majority rule to a 51 vote majority rule for Federal Judicial appointments. This was intended, it is assumed, to help Obama and other Democrats get their Federal Court Nominees through when the seats in the Senate are so very close (i.e. upend built-in checks and balances). This has led to President Trump getting 3 Justices on the Bench (including Amy Barrett) and potentially 2-3 more in the next 4 years if he is re-elected. Assuming they are all true conservatives (not likely but maybe), this ALONE could help save the fragile Constitution now hanging by a thread for a bit longer.

In the meantime, Elder Harry Reid, not Mitt Romney or Jeff Flake, may have saved the Constitution. And Mitt and Jeff and other great Mormons are voting in favor of abortion and Black Lives Matter and Antifa instead of riding on White Horses.

Not Many Years


Not many years before the Lord sent fire and earthquakes and tempests and pestilence to America as a prelude to His coming, the Judges in the land became corrupt.

And seeing the people in a state of such awful wickedness, and those Gadianton robbers filling the judgment seats, having usurped the power and authority of the land, laying aside the commandments of God and not in the least aright before him, doing no justice unto the children of men, condemning the righteous because of their righteousness, letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover, to be held in office at the head of government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world; and moreover, that they might the more easy commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills — now this great iniquity had come upon the Nephites in the space of not many years — and when Nephi saw it, his heart was swollen with sorrow within his breast. And he did exclaim in the agony of his soul, Oh that I could have had my days in the days when my father Nephi first came out of the land of Jerusalem, that I could have joyed with him in the promised land! Then were his people easy to be entreated, firm to keep the commandments of God, and slow to be led to do iniquity, and they were quick to hearken unto the words of the Lord. Yea, if my days could have been in those days, then would my soul have had joy in the righteousness of my brethren. But behold, I am consigned that these are my days and that my soul shall be filled with sorrow because of this the wickedness of my brethren.

Helaman 7:4–7 (emphasis added)

This week’s Supreme Court Ruling conveniently timed to pander to the anarchist transgender mission of Black Lives Matter, may prove to be the most wicked and abusive legislation of our Nation’s history.

Dissenting remarks made by Justice Alito are worth studying to better understand the consequences of this ruling.

The Church and LDS politicians such as Mitt Romney who have been so focused on wanting to be seen as empathetic and compassionate and have even gone out of their way to make pandering statements and to openly protest with the Opposition, will now reap what has been sown by neglecting to fight enough against this wickedness. Rather than “leading the nation” with cutting edge, sophisticated LGBTQ legislation for Utah, that NO DOUBT inspires such Supreme Court decisions, how about a return to the Doctrines of the Gospel? A return to both Repenting and teaching Repentance?

Just as a sampling, this new Law written from the Bench will make it illegal for the Church or any public or private institution (at some point) to not let a man go into a woman’s bathroom or locker room in an LDS Church or Temple or school, if they should decide that day they are feeling like they are a woman. This law will make it illegal for a person to discriminate against a Transgender Person for any reason. The implications are huge and are best put forth by Justice Alito below.

Consider this one example — imagine your 18 year old daughter showering in the women’s locker room after a hockey game when a 45 year old man walks naked into the showers with your daughter, alone, late at night. He says that in that moment, he identifies as a woman. Is it wrong to feel violated as a young woman? To be scared for your safety? Your virtue? Your life? Are you now racist or transphobic because you as a parent feel vulnerable and refuse to let your daughter play on this person’s hockey team? Will you or your daughter be sued for referring to him as a he instead of by his preferred pronoun? Will this happen at BYU? It will happen immediately on other college campuses. If a young man or young woman wants to play on the “opposing sex’s” sports team, nothing now prevents them.

Or how about if your kindergarten child has a teacher who decides to do a sex change procedure over Christmas break? Your child’s role model and perhaps the most important one they have outside of their home, is now sending a very conflicting and potentially traumatizing message to your 5 year child. We have no idea what affect this can have on impressionable little children.

Sadly, this is only the tip of the iceberg, we now HIT as a nation.

If we think things are bad now as we see our nation unravel, I think things are about to get worse as a result of this new law, decided unconstitutionally by 6 Judges who have lost all Wisdom.

So much is taking place in such a short period of time. It ought to give us all reason to be deeply concerned and to prepare for what is now here. God help us all.

NEWS & POLITICS

Alito: Court’s ‘Preposterous’ Trans Ruling Threatens Religion, Speech, Privacy, and Safety

BY TYLER O’NEIL JUN 15, 2020 3:38 PM EST  Share  Tweet  Email Comments

FILE -In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito speaks at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention in Washington. Alito is giving the graduation address at a historic Roman Catholic seminary near Philadelphia. Alito will also be awarded an honorary degree during Wednesday’s ceremony, May 17, 2017, at the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary near Wynnewood. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County (2020). In a powerful dissent joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito condemned the ruling as “preposterous” and betraying “breathtaking” arrogance. He noted that Congress has tried and repeatedly failed to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in just this fashion and that no one interpreted the law this way until 2017. In this decision, as in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court usurped the power of Congress by creating “legislation.”

Perhaps most importantly, however, Alito warns that the decision will have wide-ranging destructive impacts on key freedoms Americans hold dear, and he predicts that “the entire Federal Judiciary will be mired for years in disputes about the reach of the Court’s reasoning.”

“As the briefing in these cases has warned, the position that the Court now adopts will threaten freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and personal privacy and safety. No one should think that the Court’s decision represents an unalloyed victory for individual liberty,” Alito warns. His dissent lays out seven different realms of American life that will be affected by this ruling.

1. Bathrooms and changing rooms

Naturally, the Supreme Court’s position that a ban on discrimination on the basis of “sex” includes a ban on discrimination on the basis of gender identity is not only a preposterous extension of the 1964 law but a dangerous reading of federal law in general.

As Alito warns, “the Court may wish to avoid this subject, but it is a matter of concern to many people who are reticent about disrobing or using toilet facilities in the presence of individuals whom they regard as members of the opposite sex. For some, this may simply be a question of modesty, but for others, there is more at stake. For women who have been victimized by sexual assault or abuse, the experience of seeing an unclothed person with the anatomy of a male in a confined and sensitive location such as a bathroom or locker room can cause serious psychological harm.”

Based on broad understandings of “transgender status” that could include those who identify as “gender fluid” and those who have not undergone any surgery to alter their bodies. “A person who has not undertaken any physical transitioning may claim the right to use the bathroom or locker room assigned to the sex with which the individual identifies at that particular time,” Alito reasoned.

This is not to say that transgender people are predators, but to note that women have passionately fought for their rights and now their private spaces will be open to biological males. The true concern is not that a male who identifies as a female will abuse women, but that prurient men will abuse this loophole and some women who have experienced sexual assault will be victimized by being forced to share intimate quarters with biological males.

2. Women’s sports

Alito also warns that “the right of a transgender individual to participate on a sports team or in an athletic competition previously reserved for members of one biological sex” may arise under Title VII and Title IX due to the Court’s ruling in Bostock.

“This issue has already arisen under Title IX, where it threatens to undermine one of that law’s major achievements, giving young women an equal opportunity to participate in sports,” Alito notes. “The effect of the Court’s reasoning may be to force young women to compete against students who have a very significant biological advantage, including students who have the size and strength of a male but identify as female and students who are taking male hormones in order to transition from female to male.”

Alito also warned that this ruling may affect professional sports, as well.

Indeed, women in Connecticut are challenging a school rule that forces them to compete with biological males. Even the Journal of Medical Ethics, which has published an article calling for Child Protective Services to remove gender-confused kids from their parents if the parents won’t give them experimental transgender drugs, also published an article condemning the “intolerable unfairness” of the Olympic Committee’s pro-transgender rules.

3. Housing

Bostock “may lead to Title IX cases against any college that resists assigning students of the opposite biological sex as roommates,” Alito warns. It may also force rape crisis centers for women to admit biological males who claim to identify as women. One such center has already been vandalized with transgender slogans, and some centers have fought long legal battles over the right to allow safe harbor only for women.

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4. Religious employment

Alito cites “briefs filed by a wide range of religious groups––Christian, Jewish, and Muslim–– [that] express deep concern that the position now adopted by the Court ‘will trigger open conflict with faith-based employment practices of numerous churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious institutions.’ They argue that ‘[r]eligious organizations need employees who actually live the faith,’ and that compelling a religious organization to employ individuals whose conduct flouts the tenets of the organization’s faith forces the group to communicate an objectionable message.”

Alito warns that this problem is “perhaps most acute” in the employment of teachers. “A school’s standards for its faculty ‘communicate a particular way of life to its students,’ and a ‘violation by the faculty of those precepts’ may undermine the school’s ‘moral teaching.’ Thus, if a religious school teaches that sex outside marriage and sex reassignment procedures are immoral, the message may be lost if the school employs a teacher who is in a same-sex relationship or has undergone or is undergoing sex reassignment.”

5. Health care

“Healthcare benefits may emerge as an intense battleground under the Court’s holding,” Alito warns. “Transgender employees have brought suit under Title VII to challenge employer-provided health insurance plans that do not cover costly sex reassignment surgery.”

“Such claims present difficult religious liberty issues because some employers and healthcare providers have strong religious objections to sex reassignment procedures, and therefore requiring them to pay for or to perform these procedures will have a severe impact on their ability to honor their deeply held religious beliefs,” he explains.

Indeed, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just finalized a rule rightly defining sex as biological sex and reversing the Obama administration on these issues. Does Bostock make that HHS rule unconstitutional?

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6. Freedom of speech

Alito warns that “the Court’s decision may even affect the way employers address their employees and the way teachers and school officials address students. Under established English usage, two sets of sex-specific singular personal pronouns are used to refer to someone in the third person (he, him, and his for males; she, her, and hers for females). But several different sets of gender-neutral pronouns have now been created and are preferred by some individuals who do not identify as falling into either of the two traditional categories.”

“Some jurisdictions, such as New York City, have ordinances making the failure to use an individual’s preferred pronoun a punishable offense, and some colleges have similar rules. After today’s decision, plaintiffs may claim that the failure to use their preferred pronoun violates one of the federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination,” the justice warns.

7. Constitutional claims

While Title VII cases are different from cases about the Fourteenth Amendment, Alito warns that Bostock “may exert a gravitational pull in constitutional cases. Under our precedents, the Equal Protection Clause prohibits sex-based discrimination unless a ‘heightened’ standard of review is met. By equating discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity with discrimination because of sex, the Court’s decision will be cited as a ground for subjecting all three forms of discrimination to the same exacting standard of review.”

“Under this logic, today’s decision may have effects that extend well beyond the domain of federal antidiscrimination statutes. This potential is illustrated by pending and recent lower court cases in which transgender individuals have challenged a variety of federal, state, and local laws and policies on constitutional grounds,” Alito warns.

Although the six justices in the majority on Bostock likely had honorable intentions in redefining the word “sex” and effectively making law in this decision, it was “irresponsible” for them not to consider its wide-ranging consequences, Alito warns.

“The updating desire to which the Court succumbs no doubt arises from humane and generous impulses. Today, many Americans know individuals who are gay, lesbian, or transgender and want them to be treated with the dignity, consideration, and fairness that everyone deserves,” he writes. Even so, “The Court’s brusque refusal to consider the consequences of its reasoning is irresponsible.”

“If the Court had allowed the legislative process to take its course, Congress would have had the opportunity to consider competing interests and might have found a way of accommodating at least some of them.” Instead, the Supreme Court has made law, just like it did in Roe v. Wadeand Obergefell v. Hodges.

Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

Pierre Delecto

While many view him as a modern-day Judas, Mitt Romney sees himself apparently as Peter, the perfect stone — “Pierre Delecto,” a secret pen name chosen by his truly.

This is not the first time Mitt Romney has come off as self-righteous or strange. Remember when he was asked what his greatest weakness was as a presidential candidate?  His reply was that his greatest weakness was that he “had so few weaknesses.”

Is this kind of self-delusion a common theme among Mormons?  If so, what causes it?  Do we think ourselves superior because “we have the truth?”  Is it a feeling that we’re somehow extra special as God’s children with a manifest destiny to convert the world to Mormonism?  Is it because we’re clean-cut, well dressed, success-driven, and don’t drink or smoke?

Mitt Romney, sadly, is a terrible example of Mormonism in my opinion (and this is coming from someone who defended him and voted for him every time there was the opportunity) — he is traitorous, petty, self-righteous, lacking in discernment and judgment, duplicitous, backstabbing and disloyal.  In real life, he may be a really nice guy, but he is a pathetic advocate for truth at a time when our nation needs inspired leaders.  Maybe he does really like to hunt squirrels, but surely he will never ride a white horse and save the Consitution.

There are some today, apparently, who see themselves as beautiful stones in the Lord’s hands.  I don’t feel such a confidence in them or in myself.  Pierre Defecto would be a truer description for myself.

False Christs

I’ve always been curious about this idea of False Christs.  I personally have never heard anyone falsely claim that they were the Lord Jesus Christ.  I’m not familiar with any historical figure who believed himself to be the Savior, besides the Lord Himself.  I assume they exist, but surely it’s not a very common occurrence.

And yet in the scriptures, we’re warned to beware of False Christs that will come in the Last Days.

For in those days there shall also arise false christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that if possible, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant. Behold, I speak these things unto you for the elect’s sake (Mark 6:4).

The Words of Mormon 1:6 describes how pernicious these false christs were in ancient American times:

And it came to pass that after there had been false christs — and their mouths had been shut, and they punished according to their crimes — and after there had been false prophets, and false preachers and teachers among the people — and all these having been punished according to their crimes — and after there having been much contentions and many dissensions away unto the Lamanites, behold, it came to pass that king Benjamin, with the assistance of the holy prophets who were among his people — for behold, king Benjamin was a holy man, and he did reign over his people in righteousness; and there were many holy men in the land, and they did speak the word of God with power and with authority, and they did use much sharpness because of the stiffneckedness of the people — wherefore, with the help of these, king Benjamin, by laboring with all the might of his body and the faculty of his whole soul, and also the prophets, did once more establish peace in the land.

So what is a false christ exactly?  Does a person need to proclaim they are Christ in order for them to be a false christ?

A friend of mine recently shared the following helpful idea regarding this question:

Those who claim “leadership” and want people to ”follow” them put themselves in the place of Christ. They are, in effect, a false Christ. It was prophesied they would come in the last days to deceive the “very elect” as false Messiahs (see Matthew 11:3,6).

I also recently learned that “christ” simply means anointed or made holy.  Jesus Christ is simply the Greek form of “Joshua the Anointed.”

If we change the word to more aptly fit our day, we might say:

“Beware of people who say they are Anointed by God, but who are not, and thus who are false prophets and false christs.”

The 16th Chair

I think it would be a true statement that our leaders are “anointed” if in fact, Jesus visits them and personally anoints them.  Joseph Smith taught that a prophet of God is ordained by God Himself and not by a man.  If this is or was the case with our prophets, I think calling them anointed or Christened would be appropriate.

But IF they are not…

I was reminded this week that some members still believe Jesus DOES visit LDS Church leaders on a regular basis.

I met with a man who worked as a contractor in a Salt Lake Temple remodel.  He said he had been in the very room where the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles meet on Thursday mornings.  This is the room referred to when the Apostles speak of the Upper Rooms of the Salt Lake Temple.  It’s always referred to by them very reverentially.  This contractor told me he was puzzled when he counted the chairs in the room and noted there were 16, not 15 chairs.  He remarked that the large ornate chair in the middle was the one he assumed the Prophet sat in.

Then this man stated that he was related to an Apostle through marriage and at a later date was able to ask him why there were 16 chairs in this room. The Apostle then went on to explain that the large chair in the center was the Lord’s and that “He always attends those meetings.”  He went on to say that he was told “unequivocally” by this Apostle that the Lord leads those meetings, looks over blueprints, tells them where to buy land, makes political decisions, etc..  This sweet man, who I know has many personal trials in his life right now, became teary-eyed as he bore his testimony to me of these truths.

I looked at this man inquisitively and tried to have an open heart and mind.  I wanted to believe him.  I would have believed him 10 years ago before I became the bishop of a prominent Church leader.  And then came a flood of thoughts that quickly created quandaries for me:

If the Lord is literally in those meetings and is leading the Church in such a personal way, then why does the Church get so many things wrong?  E.g. Why flip flop on children of gay parents being able to be baptized?  Why struggle to know if we should stay in Scouting or not?  Why the need to make so many adjustments in the Temple ceremony?  Or to the structures of the Church?  Why change the garment?  Why remove threads and screenprint the marks?  Why buy the wrong websites, i.e. LDS.org?  Why use the word Mormon incorrectly for so long when referring to the Church? Why does the Church do things that seem politically expedient if being led, literally, by the Lord?

So, here’s where I think some Mormons make a very big mistake.  They have so humanized this Jesus, that they believe He is not much greater than the rest of us.  He’s our “Elder Brother” not much further along than ourselves.  Prone to mistakes and bad judgment apparently.  So human that He puts on His spectacles and rolls up His sleeves and sits in that 16th Chair and leads the Corporation of the Church of Jesus Christ.org as THE CEO.  Surely He is never late to those meetings and hopefully, He wears the uniform of the Priesthood–a white shirt and a tie and a finely twined suit from Mr. Mac’s.

Is this why we see ourselves as Pierre Delecto rather than Dust Defecto?  Because Jesus is our CEO and we are not much less than Him as His leaders?

Pierre Delecto, I shall never vote for you again.

Hanging By A Thread

Romney does it again

Well, I’m quite surprised to report that LDS Living has scooped every major news outlet in the country in having predicted months ago that Mitt Romney would eventually enter the 2016 presidential race.  All credit surely will be traced back to some obscure Relief Society Teacher, somewhere – or maybe to Mitt’s bishop.  All kidding aside, in case you’ve not heard, the latest news in this year’s election saga is that GOP billionaires and millionaires have recently met and raised $100M to stop Donald Trump and to stage a coup to make sure an establishment candidate wins the Republican nomination, no matter the cost.  They’ve told Marco Rubio that if he loses Florida, he’s OUT and Mitt Romney is coming IN to save the Republican Party.

This would indeed be historic!  I’m left wondering if Romney and the Church believe this is the “Save the Constitution moment.”  Part Deux of the Mormon Moment.  I’m inclined to think they believe that it is.  Don’t get me wrong, I too agree that our Constitution hangs by a thread and that our freedoms have been undermined by both parties as well as by corrupt lawyers and judges who have laid the foundation for our destruction.  But I think Mitt Romney entering this race against an unprecedented populist tide would be a potential disaster for the Church.

What Mitt and possibly the Church do not understand is that a large percentage of the American people are completely disillusioned with ALL POLITICIANS!  I.e. the Establishment.  They are tired of people like Orrin Hatch going to Washington young and full of promise and principles, only to become soul-less 80-year-old politicians who never retire and who have long forgotten their base.  Our trust in them has waned and/or is gone.  We have learned by sad experience that when a man gets a little power and authority as he supposes, he becomes a part of the establishment in Washington and is given a leadership position on some Congressional Committee… or something like that.

If Mitt enters the race, I think several things are likely to happen.  Americans are likely to further reject the Establishment and will bitterly oppose and resent Mitt the Mormon who thinks himself above the fray.  An unsullied savior to rescue us poor naves from ourselves, will be the perception.  He will force out Rubio and Cruz (maybe) and the others, all except for Trump.  Trump supporters will become more zealous in their anti-establishment push for a Trump-like figure to win.  Mitt will be seen as a self-righteous spoiler who is fighting against the voice of the people which is far less inspired by Trump, the person, than by Trump “the idea.”  This energetic mob-like force is more interested in throwing out the establishment bums, like Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, John McCain, and 535 or so others, give or take a few.

Mitt would also not have a chance of winning, in my opinion.  If 5 million voters stayed home when he ran the last time, 10 million more would stay home this time.  Romney could end up actually ruining the Republicans’ chance to regain the White House and he would be hated by 50% or more of America.  The same 50% the Church likes to target in their proselyting efforts. The name Romney will become a verb like “Borked” and the Church will wish he wasn’t their poster boy.  Oh and by the way, if you think Trump will pull any punches against Romney and his faith as he is attacked by Romney (happening as we speak), and that Romney will do better than 15 other opponents have done, then you underestimate Trump and the “mad as hell” supporters backing him.

The other likely outcome of Mitt entering the race is that Trump could decide to run as an independent which is more likely to end in a Ross Perot – Bob Dole outcome than in a victory for Trump or Romney.  Again, Romney and the Establishment will be more hated than ever before and in my view, the Constitution will hang by a thread more so than ever, with the Mormon Elders having done more damage than good.  Once again proving the Church’s political ineptitude (see Prop8, LGBT, immigration, Boy Scouts, etc).

In many ways the LDS Church Establishment and the current Political Establishment have the same problem.  They’ve lost the confidence of many of their constituents.  This has happened as a result of NOT listening to their base with whom they have lost touch and whose support they’ve taken for granted.  This is a big mistake and may prove to be devastating for both institutions.  Despite obvious institutional differences, neither can long survive without the vote of confidence from the people they are called or elected to serve.

For Republicans, they elected people they believed would overturn Obama Care, de-fund the CFPB and Planned Parenthood, and who would fight harder against abortion and same sex marriage.

For Church members, we have sustained Church leaders most believed would pull out of Boy Scouts if they allowed gay leaders; oppose LGBT legislation rather than enact it; oppose illegal immigration; protect, not punish children of same sex couples, etc…  The list goes on and on and on.

In short, this is the era of insurgency and the Church would do well to get back to its foundational roots.  Where votes mattered and where people were not thrown out for merely disagreeing with their leaders.  People of faith and people around the country are tired of being taken for granted.

This is not the year for a Mormon or for the Church to play politics.  Perhaps there should never be another year for them to do so.  Never that is, until men and women can again be trusted by God to do His will and to seek inspiration rather than adulation.  Such a trust only comes one way and from One Source.

In times past, both Church and State have enjoyed a bully pulpit and favorable rules that have allowed them to more easily control the people and the process.  They controlled the media and they controlled the historical narrative.  Today, with greater access to truth and information than ever before, people are waking up.  And they’re upset.  They want to throw away the so-called rules.  They want to send a message that they will not be overlooked – that WE have the power to destroy the craft by de-funding them and by voting them out of office even if it means leaving them to their own devices and voting with our feet.

Let me just add that this is not meant to become a political discussion of which candidate would be best or worst for our country.  Some of us may have our preferences.  I think most of us can simply agree that this is a year in which choosing the lesser of evils will never be such a difficult task AND that our political system becomes more fragile each and every day.  May we unite in the Doctrine of Christ and not be divided by the passion of this moment.

God bless and thank you by the way for your love and prayers.