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Inside a Nutty Secret Mormon Temple Ritual (aka Mitt Romney Believes This): VIDEO

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A hidden camera video purportedly shot inside a secret Mormon Temple ceremony and meant to expose some of the nutty traditions of Mitt Romney's religion appears to be going viral via Reddit.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

RomneyFor the first time in the 170+ year history of secret Mormon temple activity, those activities have been captured on film with a hidden camera.

Watch with your own eyes the sworn oath, known as the "Law of Consecration," that US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has raised his arm to the square and vowed to obey, an oath that requires faithful Mormons to consecrate 100% of their current AND FUTURE time, talents and everything they will ever be blessed with, to the Mormon church and its goal to achieve a worldwide theocracy headed by Mormons.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news (via jmg), here's a truck sitting outside the site of tonight's presidential debate in Boca Raton:

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  1. @ Rick,

    How do you define the "Far Left"? Anyone who isn't a self-loathing, closeted Xtianist asswipe like you? Please go to Home Depot, buy some large nails and a couple of two-by-fours, and then go crucify yourself. I'm sure your nasty evangelical Xtian parents will be well rid of you.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Oct 22, 2012 12:22:48 PM


  2. The Celestial Chamber looks like a hotel lobby.

    Posted by: Mikemike | Oct 22, 2012 12:24:02 PM


  3. Can we all stop and take a look at the comments we are posting. Every religion has rituals and aspects to it that we as outsiders find weird. As long as they are not causing harm to others than let them believe what they want and i will believe what I want. We get no where by tearing down other people for the rituals of there religion. I would hope spirituality and faith goes deeper than that.

    Romney and Obamas religion matters to the election only in the ways that their decisions might be made by their spiritual leaders and in ways their religion affects policy. Romney's policy towards gay people comes from his religion, so does Obama's. Its the level in which it affects us that matters, not the rituals of the church.

    Posted by: Thrutch | Oct 22, 2012 12:27:09 PM


  4. @ Thrutch,

    From your comment: "As long as they are not causing harm to others than let them believe what they want and i will believe what I want."

    But they ARE causing harm to others by funding anti-gay hate, to the tune of millions of dollars. That they are causing harm to others is precisely the point.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Oct 22, 2012 12:36:44 PM


  5. May the swiftboating begin!

    Posted by: FRH | Oct 22, 2012 12:39:46 PM


  6. I kept expecting to see a rabbit pop up, grab his tongue, and slam his ears together sounding like gongs being smashed.

    Posted by: Robert | Oct 22, 2012 12:45:24 PM


  7. I got out from under Mormonism by age 20. I warn my co-workers who plan to vote for Mitt that he will do what the Mormon Church tells him to do, that he will be in their pocket, no ifs and or buts. Don't doubt for one minute that Mormon rule is their goal.

    Posted by: robert | Oct 22, 2012 12:45:30 PM


  8. It is plain to see that the Mormon Church is a cult that hates LGBT people, blacks and other minorities and spend millions on keeping these people down. Now that they are working with the Catholics who spend more millions than any other Christian religion to stop gay marriage and the Evangelical Christians who hate and make trouble for gays by helping hate groups like NOM or National Organization for Marriage by giving them millions of dollars. These cult religions pay millions of dollars to stop LGBT people from having equal and Civil Rights. These same so called religious leaders have been exposed for being pedophiles who rape children and Boy Scouts and hide their evil acts behind their religion and use their money to buy silence from these children and their parents. They are nothing more today than criminal cults who rape and abuse children and they are the ones and they need to be arrested and put in prisons where they belong.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 22, 2012 12:47:56 PM


  9. As ridiculous as Mormonism is, I don't think this last minute rehash of that is going to be a net positive for the election. It could actually foster a kind of sympathy for Romney.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Oct 22, 2012 12:48:23 PM


  10. I've been a Mason since 1995, and I'm totally grossed out. The ancient procedures of the lodge room were never intended to be used in this way, this truly is a perversion. To see something so carefully handed down for at least 900 yrs now twisted into the service of a fictional Kolob overlord is irrationally stomach-turning. I mean, really, via a loudspeaker? They couldn't even have a real live initiator leading them through? Maybe it's the completely impersonal herding of veiled masses that is really disturbing, and that's before you actually listen to the script.

    Posted by: clint | Oct 22, 2012 12:51:59 PM


  11. I would vote for Mitt Romney only if he were running for President of Kolob.

    Posted by: trees | Oct 22, 2012 12:58:31 PM


  12. What isn't being addressed is that Mormonism is an offshoot, a SEQUEL to Christianity, that has diverged so far from its source that it CANNOT be said to be the same thing anymore.

    From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

    Cosmology- a : a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe
    b : a theory or doctrine describing the natural order of the universe

    Cosmology is the TOTALITY of your beliefs about how the universe works- how it was created, whether or not a deity did it and that deity's continuing role, what happens after you die- ALL of it. It doesn't apply just to religious people but everyone, your understanding of how the universe works.

    Mormon cosmology is VERY different from Christian cosmology, bringing in other planets and changing the relationships between central iconic figures. Their beliefs are SO different that Mormonism cannot legitimately be said to be a Christian religion. Yes, Christ is IN the Book Of Mormon but both he and the rules have changed.

    It's like if someone wrote a sequel to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy set in the old west and made Gandalf a gunslinger. You may LIKE the story but it's NOT the same thing! It's a separate entity from the original. The same thing applies to Mormonism and Christianity.

    But apparently it's only OK to question OBAMA's religious beliefs, not Mitt Romney's.

    Posted by: Caliban | Oct 22, 2012 1:06:06 PM


  13. I've always considerd the Mormon religion a cult, no matter how nice the Mormon people I've met in the past have been. It was created by a charlatan and this video looks pretty much how I expected it to look.

    This post is disrespectful? The only disrespect here is the disrespect to logic and reason by the Mormon religion.

    Posted by: Michael J. Hildebrand | Oct 22, 2012 1:12:53 PM


  14. So you picked a screen cap that is deliberately misleading because... why?

    The caption box prior to the one you show explains that the Oath of Vengeance is no longer given, but that it was "during the time of George Romney" ((1907-1995). So when was that, exactly?

    There's more than enough crazy in this video to go 'round, but taking a quote out of context was a cheap shot that didn't need to be taken. That's an act worthy of a Republican, or a Mormon, or a Republican Mormon... and I expect better than that from this blog.

    Let's fight for real issues and for real ideas. It's the only way to win in the end.

    Posted by: Elsewhere | Oct 22, 2012 1:26:16 PM


  15. To show this video in attempt to mock and ridicule people with deeply held beliefs is shameful and pathetic. Whoever filmed it had to be a complete liar in order to gain access to the ceremony under false pretenses. These ceremonies are 100%harmless, whoever says otherwise has no idea what they are talking about. I've attended them for 20 years and so have MILLIONS of good honest people. Posting this is absolutely disgusting.

    Posted by: BC | Oct 22, 2012 1:36:59 PM


  16. It looks like the Obama campaign is desperate. Their internal polls must be awful if they bring up Mormonism. They must know by now that they cannot win.

    Posted by: AG | Oct 22, 2012 1:48:41 PM


  17. Well, Elsewhere, since this wasn't TAPED in George Romney's time it seems that this ritual IS still being performed.

    BC, what's offensive is members of a Cult trying to impose their religious beliefs on other people by meddling in politics, as Mormons have done for decades all across the country. Prop 8 ring any bells for you?

    Payback is a b*tch.

    Posted by: Caliban | Oct 22, 2012 1:49:42 PM


  18. @LITTLE KIWI: Well-said. I agree 100%.

    Posted by: AJ | Oct 22, 2012 1:50:35 PM


  19. Creepy. Just like that soulless evil Koch Brother play toy Mitt.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Oct 22, 2012 1:59:38 PM


  20. All religions have rituals and practices that are odd to people outside that religion. College fraternities and sororities do too.

    I'm a pastor in the United Church of Christ and here's the deal. Something may seem odd to you, but we won't keep it a secret. We don't have secret oaths. All our rituals are open to the public, even to our critics. We'll take questions and try to answer them.

    For the most part, LDS doctrine and theology does not trouble me. I just don't believe it. I can show point by point how they differ from any form of Christianity.

    The LDS culture of secrecy, that, somehow, they are above scrutiny and questioning, troubles me.

    That culture shows through in Mitt Romney whenever he communicates through words or body language or actions that he is entitled to the Presidency and should not have to explain himself.

    Posted by: revchicoucc | Oct 22, 2012 1:59:56 PM


  21. I hate to defend Romney, but I have to take issue with your headline. Just because Romney identifies as a Mormon, it doesn't mean he believes everything the Mormon church teaches.

    It would be like saying every Democrat agrees with every part of the Democrat policy platform, or that every American agrees with the Second Amendment.

    Posted by: InscrutableTed | Oct 22, 2012 2:03:34 PM


  22. @Nil

    Yes, Battlestar's Galactica's Kobol was a reference to the Mormon Kolob. Gary Larson, creator of the original Battlestar Galactica, was a Mormon, and the show was inspired by (and possibly a metaphor for) the Mormon migration to Utah.

    Posted by: InscrutableTed | Oct 22, 2012 2:09:54 PM


  23. Inscrutable - the problem, unfortunately, is there is no cult-mentality in the Democrats, meaning that they're all forced to believe a certain thing lest they be punished by God in the afterlife.

    discernment, please.

    The LDS belief system hinges on believing that what the LDS believes is the unerring Word of GodElohimStarplanetKolobMan

    you show me a Mormon that actively stands up to their church and its teachings and i'll show you a Mormon who has been excommunicated and shunned.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 22, 2012 2:21:21 PM


  24. I am a practicing, temple-attending Mormon who has been in countless temple endowment ceremonies and I want to clarify something for the readers of this article. The "Oath of vengeance" cited at the top of the screen is blatantly false and not contained in any of the temple ceremonies. It is misleading, a lie and not fair to the LDS church. If you want to video-tape the ceremony and post it on line, i guess that is within your right (unethical to take it out of context as it is), though to lie is something else entirely. I call on the author to bring some credibility to her/himself and take the false oath down immediately.

    Posted by: Nathan | Oct 22, 2012 2:24:02 PM


  25. Nathan, what about the recorded voice? Is that really used?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Oct 22, 2012 2:36:48 PM


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