Why I Cannot Vote For Romney

I cannot vote for Mitt Romney because he refuses to repudiate his racist past.

From June 1966 to December 1968, Mitt Romney worked to promote and to sign up new recruits for an organization that defined non-white persons as inferior and accursed; and which denied them full participation in the organization—as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

2 Nephi 5:21 states that dark skin is a curse from God:  “And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, and they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.”

When dark skinned Native Americans come to believe the Mormon gospel, they will become white:  2 Nephi 30:6 “...their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people.”

Black people were barred from the priesthood in the LDS “church,” until 1978, when, after 140 years of official racial descrimination, the policy was changed, without explanation and without apology.

This is the system that Romney promoted.  He has been asked to repudiate the racist policies of his church, to which he ascented and under which he labored, and has quietly passed on the opportunity to do so.  He is unfit to lead.


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