Skip to comments.Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history (Mountain Meadows card played)
Posted on 05/21/2012 7:33:28 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
CARROLLTON, Ark. On the wildflower-studded slopes of the Ozarks, where memories run long and family ties run thick, a little-known and long-ago chapter of history still simmers.
On Sept. 11, 1857, a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where most of the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call the first 9/11.
Many of the locals grew up hearing denunciations of Mormonism from the pulpit on Sundays, and tales of the massacre from older relatives who considered Mormons evil.
There have been Fancher family reunions for 150 years, and the massacre comes up at every one of them, said Scott Fancher, 58, who traces his lineage back to 26 members of the wagon train, which was known as the Fancher-Baker party. The more whiskey we drunk, the more resentful we got.
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LOL... and I thought that liberals are idiots with low IQ... Do you really think that voters are going to be more effected by an event that happened in 1857, before the Civil War, and tie this event to Romney and then they are going to be OK with Obama muslim Kenyan father, muslim Indonesian step father, his muslim upgringing and then being a disciple of Jeremiah Wright? If Liberals are going to make religion as an issue we are going to crush them and crush Obama in these elections is a way they cannot even imagine in their worst nightmare.
Because who gives a damn about an event that occured in 1857, before the Civil War, and how the hell Romney has anything to do with this? This is insane and the only people who would accept this without laughing their ass off are the stupid liberals and those on our side who hate Romney...
The goal of the Wash Post here is to sow confusing into independent voters about Romney in order to help Obama. So the same folks who have ignored the utter lack of documentation for Obama in this life are raising something from 150 years ago as an issue for Romney.
And apparently, in your loathing for Mormonism, you are more than glad to wave the Wash Post hatchet yourself.
And who cares if they'll be attacking someone like Sarah Palin tomorrow? Go, Wash Post! Git dem Mormons! Show 'em good!
And I really don't care about Mormons, one way or the other. Nor do I have any inkling or desire to support Mitt, and my posting history bears that out.
But I see the MSM/DNC axis of evil as a much greater long-term threat to this country than Mitt or Mormons.
Apparently, you feel otherwise, so we'll just have to leave it at that.
Lashing out with personal insults did not help your point, whatever it was.
Mitt Romney is the candidate now, today, not before the Civil War.
How did you get so confused about this post?
*”Really, a radical black minister and a parishioner, versus a leader in a polytheistic cult?
A man who is destined to become a God?”
Mitt will be a fine President. The Lord will take of it.
I voted for Mitt Romney the first day of early voting in Arkansas.
Tomorrow, Tuesday May 22, is primary day in Arkansas and the Republican slate has good conservatives down ticket as well as Mitt Romney at the top. I was proud to vote
straight Republican from top to bottom.
I love irony. It's so .... ironic
RomneyBot the doings of the Mormon god or gods might be directed by men...
But not the LORD Jesus Christ...
He is God ALmighty and He tells men what to do...
You cannot sin and expect the God of the Christian Bible to clean up your mess...
It doesnt happen that way...
He just laughs at you ...
I hate MORMONism. I know it is a heresy. GOD says to point this out.
Come ON now Nana; admit it!
You KNOW you'd love to be a GODDESS!!
16Therefore, when they are out of the world they neither marry nor are given in amarriage; but are appointed angels in bheaven, which angels are ministering cservants, to minister for those who are worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory.
17For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are aangels of God forever and ever.