In my last post about Barack Obama on Same Sex Marriages, I asked a question. I wanted to know if the liberty that is being given gradually to same-sex relationships will open the door for the acceptance of child sexual abuse. There were several people who came on my page and commented, without even reading the article. Because of the title (which was supposed to be strong enough to make you open it), people assumed that the article was my own thoughts when in fact, I spoke from various sides, providing unique perspectives for a wide-bodied dialogue. Instead I was accused of having an inflammatory focus, being discriminating, and even called an oppressor.
As a result, I would like to further the discussion. In that article I spoke of one group of people who make up the homosexual population who want the right to have a same-sex marriage. While some of the gay population were excited by Obama’s personal admission, others felt that it was an effort to gain voters. Another group of people do not agree with same-sex marriage at all; Christians (who are not homosexual). These Christians are in various sects of Christianity. And, there is a group of people who do not believe in the institution of marriage altogether and are hoping that same-sex marriage can be a right so that the next argument can be to abolish marriage at once.
Still, there are more thoughts on the same-sex marriage debate and as a child sexual abuse awareness, prevention, and healing advocate; conference speaker, I wanted to know what of the prediction that homosexuality may pave the way for the acceptance of child sexual abuse. While there are many groups with many views on the issue, even in the Christian community, the vantage point that I chose for my theory was that Leviticus 18 is the chapter which focuses on sexual immorality. According to the bible, homosexuality is sexually immoral. Leviticus 18 is not the only place where this is shared.
After reading on a predator’s website who was promoting his book which had a cover photo that included a man and a boy with an inappropriate view of their connection, where he proclaimed confidently that after homosexuality is accepted it would only take one hundred more years for men to love boys and for them to engage in a relationship to be perceived as normal, I wanted your thoughts on this matter. Since, his statements were clearly what we know to be child sexual abuse, this is a topic that I want to deal with, without people calling me what I feel are inflammatory and judgmental statements. Instead, focus on the content in the article. I have provided a free space for everyone to comment and to say whether you agree or disagree and why, not to find issue with me personally.
I’m not apologizing for asking this question because although uncomfortable it is a matter that deserves deep introspection, and whether you believe it or not, this topic is relevant right now in the current election, and my articles could be predicting what lies ahead. If anything, this is a way for us to consider what presents itself.
MITT ROMNEY RELIGION
With that said, Mitt Romney is a Mormon whose father (also a politician and former presidential candidate), was born on a Mormon community where polygamy was practiced. In the last blog, I shared that according to an article in the Baltimore Sun, Obama has cut all funding for child abuse in 2013.
The significance of Mormonism is the religious indoctrination. Also called the Church of Latter Day Saints, I am not going to call them a cult, and I am not interested in focusing on anything other than child sexual abuse. What child sexual abuse you may ask? Polygamy. Many people are unaware that polygamy is not just having multiple adult wives, it almost always involves young children; girls in their pre-teens who are taken in as first “spiritual wives.”
Before people say that Mitt Romney may not believe in the ideology of polygamy and child sexual abuse, we must examine key principles of the doctrine. Mormons use four books which guide them. The bible is the least of these.
In an article by a former practicing Mormon entitled, The Fourteen Fundamental Articles Or Beliefs Of Mormons the writer says that Mormons believe that GOD was a physical man who lived on another planet. He says that this is the most important teaching of Mormonism. Their belief is that GOD died a physical death, resurrected and then evolved to become a God. In the Mormon religion, GOD was and is still married, and many in their faith believe that he was or is (not sure) a polygamist.
In his third “article” or number three on the list, he explains the origin of Jesus Christ which is believed by Mormon people that he was conceived through a physical (literal) sex between GOD (who was first in the flesh) and Mary. I do not know if you are aware of this, but Mary was around twelve years old when she was pregnant with Jesus.
This means that they do not believe in immaculate conception as they believe that GOD himself sexually abused a child. Many non-believers say that this was a non-consensual experience, i.e, God raped Mary and then came Jesus. According to the bible, she was in fact consenting and felt honored to be chosen for immaculate conception.
I do not want to baby my audience. I am asking that these posts be read maturely. I am not commenting on this religion, I am sharing with you what their Journal of Discourses (one of their books) says. I am sharing information so that you can make an informed, enlightened decision in the voting booth.
Here is the reality, presidents are no different from judges. While we want to keep the church separate from state, there is a reason that if Obama is a secret Muslim he would hide it (because it is unlikable to the majority who may vote for him he may believe) and if Mitt Romney believes in Polygamy whether he is a polygamist or not, he would also hide those details.
Judges are people and they make decisions based on their experiences, perceptions, likes, and dislikes. They are not machines and sometimes that may work in someone’s favor, and for others it could be the end of their natural-born life even in their innocence.
What this post is attempting to do is bring back the question again, Is Same-Sex Marriages paving the way for the acceptance of child sexual abuse? When I first asked this question people kept saying, No but they do believe it will open the door for polygamy. Forgive me for being confused but I could not figure out why that was the opinion. And then I thought that maybe people were saying this because of the liberality that would come with same-sex marriage. And, then the light bulb came on.
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Polygamy, Polygyny or plural marriage, was founded by Joseph Smith Jr. in the 1830’s and was defended in 1852. Polygamy is said to be responsible for the Utah War, and although Polygamy was made illegal in 1890, still today, there are rallies, and polygamists’ families that protest for the opportunity to engage in plural marriage.
Mitt Romney has openly shared that he is a Mormon. The doctrine of their beliefs states that GOD is married, and some Mormon followers believe God to be a polygamist. They believe that GOD had literal sex (because he was a man first), with Mary who, was around twelve years old when she conceived Jesus.
These are all considerations. What a man believes in his heart so is he, and while we are not perfect and always growing one of the things that has made Mitt’s campaigns for 2008 and today very difficult is that even his teams do not always know his stance on certain issues. He comes across to them and others as fickle. While both candidates have taken an unwritten oath to avoid religious debates as a part of the race, I can understand why many people may choose to examine a man’s beliefs. We are what we believe.
How important is child sexual abuse in the debate? We always talk about war, economics, and such, and people always debate that they have the better plan. I want to know the plan that will protect children. It is fine to talk about everything else, but here these questions are raised so that we can become informed and sensitive to issues that may be overlooked.
Dr. Ressurrection Graves is a Child Sexual Abuse Conference Speaker, and Pastor. She writes about child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and healing at:www.ressurrection.wordpress.com She is currently accepting both national and international speaking invitations on topics that include Spiritual and Child Sexual Abuse. Please join our petition: Make Child Sexual Abuse A Felony