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Mormon Fraud: A Reflection of American Naivete'
by Park Romney. April, 6, 2013

The wholesale fraudulent exploitation of the faith of countless Mormon adherents is among the most defining and ridiculous hallmarks of American culture. It is a remarkable curiosity that this insidious dynamic of unchecked propitiation of the Mormon hostility to a healthy epistemology (one of the most fundamental philosophical roots of mental health and social justice) continues. This curiosity has been recently punctuated by the absurdity of officials of the Mormon Church being tolerated, let alone invited, to speak at a Utah conference on affinity fraud in 2012. I cannot imagine that there are any greater perpetrators of fraud in the entire world, let alone the state of Utah, than the Mormon Church and those conspiratorial wolves dressed in sheepskins who call themselves the Mormon apostles, prophets, seers, and revelators.

As painful an epiphany as it is, for the steadily increasing numbers of Mormon adherents who gradually wake up to the realities of their own, personal brainwashing, the simple truth is that the biblical prophecy fulfilled by Mormonism is not the restoration from the so-called “general apostasy” via the Mormon “prophet” Joseph Smith. It is not the manifestation of the stone cut without hands that would fill the earth as prophesied by Daniel. It is not the reunion or unification of the stick of Judah and the stick of Ephraim as spoken of by Ezekiel. It is, rather, the full blown manifestation of the advent of false prophets who have come in sheep’s clothing, but who are inwardly ravenous wolves, as spoken of by Matthew. It is the reality of the exploitation of naive children, who are tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of man, and cunning craftiness, as they lie in wait to deceive, as spoken of by Paul to the Ephesians. It is the vain philosophical deception, after the tradition of men and after the rudiments of the world; the illegitimate judgment of others as to their meat or drink; and the wholesale beguilement of voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, by imposters intruding into things which they have not seen, while vainly puffed up by their fleshy minds, as spoken of by Paul to the Colossians.

Mormonism is an insidious, hypocritical and blasphemous fraud masquerading beneath a thin veneer of charitable platitudes, untenable religious sophistry, and an ostentatious display of wealth, power, and unmitigated political gall that belies the very essence of spirituality. It is not just irony, but, rather, the calculated objective, that the very organization that fabricated the Book of Mormon complete with its “ancient” prophesies of illicit secret combinations infiltrating every aspect of society in the future of this nation, can now boast that militantly obedient Mormon high priests, bound under the oath and covenant of the Mormon Melchizedek priesthood, and nurtured from youth in the culture of “lying for the Lord” and the duty to “return and report” to their priesthood leaders, have pervasively infiltrated the highest levels of American institutions. Mormon high priests enjoy executive rank in the FBI, the CIA, national security, national intelligence, state governments, presidential cabinets, homeland security and multi-billion dollar corporate conglomerates who are the recipients of coveted government contracts. The Mormon Church, itself, is actually the corporate sovereign of a vast empire of corporate holdings, who, through its negotiated executive board appointments, wields ungodly unseen influence that impacts on the daily lives of every American.

I could not help but muse, today, as I watched a video forwarded by a dear Jewish friend, featuring a noted ex-Catholic speaking out against anti-Semitism in Europe. Among other things, he made the point that the supposed Jewish “control of the world” has been exaggerated to the point of absurdity, while at the same time pointing out that to whatever extent such notions might be partially true, he was relieved at the thought that the wisdom, competence, human decency and compassion of the Jewish heritage might be so well placed. I, personally, share that view. I dare say, however, that there are some that would argue that Jewish influence at the highest levels of American institutions, business, and technology, while significant, might well be long since surpassed by the unseen influence of the “Mormon Mafia”.

Many individual Mormons, generally speaking, also enjoy a reputation of respectable levels of technical competence, compassion, and sincerity. Unfortunately, however, notable achievements by Mormons in areas demonstrating high levels of intelligence and wisdom are perpetually haunted by the looming specter of the inescapable evidence of Mormon naivete’, pseudo-spiritual hubris, and a historically damning lack of intellectual sophistication. Let those who cringe at what might otherwise be considered the lack of social propriety of this observation be reminded, that I am a former Mormon high priest, a life-long student of Mormon culture, doctrine, and philosophical aversions, and a refugee from Mormonism who did not escape the social, intellectual, psychological, and spiritual black hole of Mormonism completely unscathed. I am a wounded soul still in recovery, who knows from whence he speaks, and who feels obliged to risk the consternation of a world that really needs to thoughtfully consider that which it is not enthusiastic about hearing.

To overlook the spiritual and philosophical blasphemy of Mormon fraud, in an effort to satisfy the social demands of misplaced “religious” tolerance, is to overlook one of the most seriously destructive forms of exploitive child abuse. This abuse has pervasive long term ramifications, not only for the child, but for the community culture exposed to the infectuous social and intellectual disease of epistemological corruption with all of its social, psychological, spiritual, and practical ramifications.

Those of any faith who may beat their children do psychological harm and should be held accountable. Hopefully, the child’s instinctual primordial awareness of the meaningfulness of contradictions will be enough to at least facilitate the child’s recognition of the injustice and hypocrisy of the abusive parent for what it is. This awareness, while it still lasts, might be the link to sanity that enables the child to outgrow the parent’s immaturity and rise above the abuse in time. At least there is some hope. But what of the parent who lovingly nurtures a child into wholesale abandonment and abdication of the reasoning process as a way of life, complete with acceptance of patently absurd and irreconcileable contradictions in the pursuit of the self delusional intoxication of a false sense of spiritual insight born of the notion that every warm and fuzzy feeling must be a message from God confirming that what one desires to believe must be true by virtue of that warm and fuzzy feeling. What of the systematic disparagement of challenging thoughtfulness manifesting itself in the form of probing questions about obvious contradictions where such thoughtfulness is associated with Satanic contention? What of the intellectual and psychological oppression sugar coated with the paradox of nurturing dismissiveness and disapproval when an innocent child’s legitimate questions trigger the parent’s intellectual and spiritual cowardice. What of systematic psychological indoctrination that obvious clues of obvious fraud manifesting themselves in the form of factual contradictions should be ignored by repression in favor of self loathing for questioning God’s anointed?

Does any sane individual even partially informed as to the sociology of Mormonism have any doubt as to why Utah has led the nation for decades as the capital of white collar crime and affinity fraud? Yet, how does the "intellectual prowess" of the Mormon dominated culture in Utah address the problem of affinity fraud? It features representatives of the Mormon Church to address the gathering with “thoughtful observations” about the epistemologically rooted social epidemic of its own creation.

Nazi Germany became Nazi Germany amidst a nation of Christians. Mormonism is a front for a fascist corporate empire whose actual sophistication in what the Apostle Paul called “the sleight of man, and cunning craftiness” far exceeds its self serving appearance of a lack of sophistication. It is, quite possibly, the most successful religious cult in world history. And we are a nation of fools caught up in a foolish rush as we reward the Mormon phenomena with a measure of trust and deference it does not deserve. The largest and most sophisticated national security installation in the history of the world will now be located just South of Salt Lake City. How many Mormon high priests will be employed collecting and sifting through intelligence at this new, massive, data center, and whose empire, exactly, will they be reporting their findings to, and why?

Clearly Mormonism will never emmerge as a neo Nazi organization, notwithstanding its propensity toward religious fascism, historically, and corporate fascism currently. Mormon fascism is relatively benign, but for the exploitive fraud. Rather, it will benefit from general government corruption and exploitation that is dependent on general naivete. The corrupt epistemology of Mormonism, makes a dangerously serious social contribution to the naivete’ that must necessarily exist as a pre-requisite for general government corruption and general exploitation. This pre-requisite intellectual absenteeism was necessary for the Nazis to sieze control of Germany without much resistance from Christians of the day.

The Mormon Church has instilled such an astonishing measure of naïve and unquestioning subservience in its membership, that it has enjoyed virtually no meaningful accountability for its actual financial affairs for decades, amidst patently obvious fraud and controversies that would give rise to stockholder rebellion, or an opportunity for hostile takeover in most other corporations, at best, and criminal prosecution, more realistically. Each year, during a general conference, an oblique perfunctory announcement is made to the effect that generally acceptable accounting principles have been followed in keeping the records of the church. At this, the Orwellian state of Mormon group think, amidst the looming threat of Church discipline for questioning the Church leadership, is sufficient to keep the general membership nodding in blind trust and approval of secret "financial management" that disposes of staggaring revenues annually.

Unfortunately, naivete is socially contagious, and America’s collective naivete has given rise to a military industrial complex that is completely out of control and which perpetuates the perception of its own necessity by manufacturing unrealistic and unfounded fear beyond anything reasonably appropriate for the service of the actual risks and needs of its constituents. Massive corporations, including the Mormon empire, continue to enjoy ungodly wealth as a result of the exploitation of fear and naivete’ in America.





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DNA Evidence vs The Book of Mormon
(Mormon Fraud )
Excelent Video presentation in which Mormon scientists acknowledge the falsehood of the Book of Mormon as evidenced by conclusive DNA and a perponderence of other evidence. [1]


The political agenda of the Mormon Church
(Mormon Fraud )
Janis Hutchinson is recognized as an expert on cult recovery and the serious problems of former cult members when converting to traditional churches. Her knowledge of Mormonism comes from having been an active Mormon for thirty-four years during which time she served two local missions, married a former Mormon missionary, and sent a daughter on a full-time mission. [2]


Mountain Meadows Massacre - Worst Mass Murder in the History of the United States
(Mormon Fraud )
Brigham Young, is undeniably the worst mass murder in the history of the United States of America, just from the fruits of his preachings. [3]


Dangerous Cult Similarities in the Mormon Church, Branch Davidians and Jonestown
(Mormon Fraud )
These cults have some very clear similarities that classify them, by definition, as a cult. One of these is: the group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s), and members (for example: the leader is considered the Messiah or an avatar; the group and/or the leader has a special mission to save humanity). Joseph Smith, in starting his Mormon Church of Latter Day Saints, proclaimed he was a direct descendant of Jesus and his followers can become gods themselves, replete with their own worlds to rule with a plethora of wives. He urged followers to take up arms against the U.S. militia and died as a “martyr”. Branch Davidian leader David Koresh proclaimed messiah status in 1990 when he changed his name from Timothy Howell and strongly favored polygamy for himself and also dealt in illegal firearms. People’s Temple cult leader James Jones proclaimed exalted status where members even signed over custody of their children to Jones. All three men proclaimed a sense of divinity and demanded allegiance through intimidation and threats towards their followers. All three led their followers to an untimely, violent death in defense of the cult and its leaders. [4]


The Mormon Masterpiece
(Mormon Fraud )
On a spring day in 1820, Joseph Smith walked into the woods near his home in Palmyra, N.Y., and knelt down to pray. While on his knees within this grove of trees, he claims to have not only seen, but spoken with, God and Jesus Christ, thus beginning his controversial and remarkably ambitious creation—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This creation, like any work of art, was intended to evoke emotions, steer thinking in a specific direction and, most importantly, convince believers that what they are seeing, hearing and feeling is true and real. Nibley’s description of Smith’s work adds to his role as an artistic visionary: “The most singular contributions in every field of human endeavor have been made by persons who outraged the establishment by transcending the current rules; the productions of genius, to say nothing of divine revelation, are necessarily unconventional in method and offensive to the scholar.” [5]


The Other Romney on Mitt & the LDS Threat
(Mormon Fraud )
This is from Park Romney, Mitt's ex-Mormon cousin. Now, being a cousin to Mitt isn't as impressive as you would think, considering that they are not that greatly removed from their polygamists forefathers. That said, he knows more about Mormonism and what shaped the mind of Mitt Romney than anyone else.... [6]


Is a Pretty Young Mormon Woman Evidence of GOP Voter Fraud?
(Mormon Fraud )
A disturbing video is making the rounds: a pretty, young, fresh-faced Mormon woman outside a Safeway store in Colorado Springs registering voters. It may sound as innocent as she looks, but what lies beneath the surface seems a little uglier, especially given Adalia Woodbury’s coverage of Romney/GOP voter fraud yesterday. A patron, using her cell phone to record the exchange, confronts the girl and questions her: [7]


Can I sue the Mormon Church?
(Mormon Fraud )
Once the eyes open, and the once-faithful Mormon realizes that the church is a fraud, it's natural to think back about how stupid you were, and what you have lost in time and money. Every new ex-Mormon is going to ask, "Can I sue them?" After all, they cheated me, they took ten percent of my income, they duped me, they ruined my life and caused me untold anguish, and that's WRONG! I am frequently asked, "Can I sue the church? Can I get a refund of my tithing? Didn't the church commit fraud, extortion? Can we file a class action suit?" The answer to the question "Can I sue?" is, of course, "Yes, you can sue." But the more important question is, "If I sue, will I win?" DISCLAIMER ---- The following should not be relied upon as a definitive statement of the law. Your situation may differ, and you should obtain legal counsel only from your own attorney. The writer, although a retired attorney, is not presently authorized or licensed to give legal advice. The writer is speaking as a lay person only, and only in reference to the laws in the United States. ---- There are several possible legal theories under which one could sue the Mormon church for a refund of tithing. In my opinion, none of them would be successful. There are perhaps very limited situations for which one could successfully sue for other damages. [8]


Joseph Smith - Author of The Book of Mormon and founder of the religion - A Fraud!
(Mormon Fraud )
Mormon Fraud. Mormon Joseph Smith Founder and Fraud. Undeniable and absolute proof exits that Joseph Smith was a fraud. The Book of Abraham. Part of the mormons main doctrine, translated by Joseph Smith from Ancient Egyptian papyrus. [9]


Dealer in Mormon Fraud called a Master Forger
(Mormon Fraud )
DEALER IN MORMON FRAUD CALLED A MASTER FORGER He was shy, tentative and sometimes spoke so softly that he was barely audible. A kind of scholarly country bumpkin, Mark W. Hofmann flew to New York from the hinterlands bearing precious documents unearthed from America's past, or so it seemed, and he fooled everyone. On Jan. 23, Mr. Hofmann was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty here to two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of theft by deception. Investigators say he had sold dozens of potentially embarrassing and supposedly historical documents to the Mormon Church and then, in October 1985, used homemade bombs to murder two people in an effort to prevent them from disclosing that the documents were forged. [10]


Mormon prophet - Joseph Smith - Con Man - Wiki results
(Mormon Fraud )
Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, whose predominant branch is Mormonism. At age twenty-four Smith published the Book of Mormon, and in the next fourteen years he attracted thousands of followers, established cities and temples, and created a lasting religious culture. Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont, and by 1817 had moved with his family to the burned-over district of western New York, an area repeatedly swept by religious revivals during the Second Great Awakening. The Smiths believed in visions and prophecies, and participated in folk religious practices typical of the era. According to Smith, beginning in the early 1820s he had visions, in one of which an angel directed him to a buried book of golden plates inscribed with a Judeo-Christian history of ancient American civilizations. In 1830, he published what he said was an English translation of these plates as the Book of Mormon, and organized the Church of Christ as a restoration of the early Christian church. Church members were later called Latter Day Saints, Saints, or Mormons. [11]


Mormon Counterfeiter - Mark Hofmann - Wiki Results
(Mormon Fraud )
Mark William Hofmann (born December 7, 1954) is an American counterfeiter, forger and convicted murderer. Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished forgers in history, Hofmann is especially noted for his creation of documents related to the history of the Latter Day Saint movement.[1] When Hofmann's schemes began to unravel, he constructed bombs to murder two people in Salt Lake City, Utah. As of 2011, he is serving a life sentence at the Utah State Prison in Draper. [12]


Mormonism's Joseph Smith: Nineteenth century con man?
(Mormon Fraud )
Farr notices that this con mans suggests popular depictions of the prophet Joseph Smith, but she fails to explain that Smith, in the 1840s and 1850s was often pictured wearing a white cravat. The public career of Joseph Smith, Jr. was short and exceptionally eventful. It began in the late 1820s and ended abruptly, on June 27, 1844 at Carthage Jail. Within those few years, he burst upon the religious-political scene as a purported seer, recipient of visions, translator of dead languages, revelator of scriptures, president of an Ohio bank, mayor of the largest city in Illinois, and even a would-be candidate for the presidency of the United States. [13]


Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon Fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
Joseph’s “fertile imagination” inspired worldly doubt in his friends. They weren’t critical of his treasure digging, but when Joseph began to blur gold in caves with gold plates and God in heaven, several felt he was stretching the truth. Joseph himself wasn’t totally convinced of his visions. Some claimed that on several emotional occasions, Joseph admitted he had never seen anything with his peep stone. In Fawn Brodie’s telling phrase, there is a “savagely cynical account” by one of Joseph’s early confidants, Peter Ingersoll, about the origins of the Book of Mormon. According to Ingersoll, Joseph told him he’d brought home some fine white sand wrapped in his shirt, and his family wanted to know what it was. Joseph said, “I happened to think of what I had heard about a history found in Canada, called the golden Bible; so I very gravely told them I had received a commandment to let no one see it, for says I, no man can see it with the naked eye and live. However, I offered to take out the book and show it to them, but they refused to see it, and left the room. Now, I have got the damned fools fixed, and will carry out the fun.” [14]


Mormonism - Anatomy of a Colossal Fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
Beginning with a handful of members in 1830, the story of the Mormons has been marked by steady growth and success. Today they number around 9 million (only about half in this country), rake in $10 million a day, and wield influence beyond their numbers, being disproportionately represented in corporate management and in America's Intelligence apparatus. And their influence will continue to grow. Mormons are assiduous, if less than formidable, missionaries, and their emphasis on fecundity insures a constant growth in membership--after all, it's easier to breed new members than to convert them. Notorious for their squeaky-clean image, Mormons practice a religion born in controversy. The complete truth about their religion is not generally forthcoming--least of all from Mormons themselves--but is available from a number of sources. Exposes on the religion appeared early and often enough in the previous century, but tended to disappear for obvious reasons. Today their influence as well as a misguided form of tolerance, causes even some encyclopedias to shy away from unpleasant disclosures about the history of Mormonism. But the truth cannot be fully suppressed, and free from niceties, is presented below. [15]


Mitt Romney's Mormon religion is 'demonstrable fraud' says relative
(Mormon Fraud )
A relative of Mitt Romney is questioning whether he’s qualified to be a U.S. president because of his religion, Mormonism, is a “demonstrable contemporary fraud.” Park Romney, a former Mormon high priest who, raises the issue in an interview with the BBC for a documentary on Mormonism. The fundamental beliefs of the religion based on founder Joseph Smith’s translations of an Egyptian scroll, has been discredited by modern study of the documents, he said. “We are talking about a Church whose former prophet, Joseph Smith, declared himself King, and ordered the destruction of a private printing enterprise that was about to publish revelations about his personal indiscretions,” Park Romney says on his website. [16]


A Family Discovers the truth about Mormon Fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
A story of a family who recently discovered the truth of the Mormon Church I was born into the Church in 1957. I am the youngest of six children who are all active in the church, married in the Temple, etc. The whole time I was growing up I never really had a testimony of the church, and as I got older I was even embarrassed to admit that I was a Mormon. I guess it was because of the "sixties", short skirts, peace, love and freedom that I felt restricted to the dress standards, the word of wisdom and being forced to go to seminary at 6:00 in the morning. I remember my grandmother who was a member of the church, but who I was very close to as she was an invalid and I would spend the night there alot to help her with things, saying "What an un-Godly hour of the morning to have to get up and go to church." I thought she was pretty cool about that. [17]


Mormons and Fraud -- Affinity Fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
A recent Salt Lake Tribune article details the prevalence of "affinity fraud" and how Utah Mormons are particularly suspect to it. Here are two passages: Those characteristics make Mormons vulnerable to what regulators and government investigators label "affinity fraud" in which groups who through shared associations develop bonds of trust that can be easily exploited by con artists. Though other faiths are similarly vulnerable, that is particularly true in the insular Mormon culture of Utah. "There's this notion that if you pay your tithing and do what you're supposed to do, the windows of heaven will be open to you and God will pour you out a blessing such that there's not room enough to receive it," said Keith Woodwell, a church member and director of the Division of Securities, the state's chief investigator of investment fraud. "So it's very easy for someone who has [fraud] as their motive to use that doctrine and say, 'Look, you're a member in good standing and you pay your tithing and you're entitled to be blessed.' " In effect, people seem to think that they are entitled to decide how they are to be blessed and in what ways. People always seem to choose material "blessings" rather than something else. The view seems to be that those who God loves he gives money to. [18]


An American Fraud: One Lawyer’s Case against Mormonism
(Mormon Fraud )
"Each of us has to face the matter” either the Church is true, or it is a fraud. There is no middle ground. It is the Church and kingdom of God or it is nothing.” LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley, April ... [19]


Mormon Church a Fraud, Divides Families
(Mormon Fraud )
While GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney is not known for a willingness to discuss his Mormon faith in detail, at least during his political speeches, a family member and former Mormon has come out to accuse The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of being a cult and a fraud. ... [20]


Joseph Smith's flaws don't make Mormonism a fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
The logic behind this loss of faith — Joseph Smith was a fraud, therefore the religion that he founded is phony, and one’s entire experience as a Mormon is bogus — is actually just the reverse of how many Mormons approach their faith. If the Book of Mormon is true, the thinking goes, then everything Joseph Smith did or said was divinely inspired. And if Joseph Smith was divinely inspired in everything, then everything about the church is just how God wants it. I am an active Mormon and I love my church. At the same time, I can empathize with the disillusionment felt by those who investigate LDS history for the first time after having been exposed only to sanitized versions of church history. [21]


Romney's cousin: Mormonism is a Fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
“I became convinced that it’s a fraud.” “There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and wilfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable,” he explained. [22]


Is the Mormon church a fraud? How can I know?
(Mormon Fraud )
Is the Mormon Church a Fraud? How can I know? A couple of weeks ago I discovered this website and since that time I have been devouring the materials posted here and on those sites that are similar in nature. I'm a BIC Mormon and, after learning of the many problems and inconsistencies respecting the history of the church and the actions of its past and current leaders, I'm feeling frustrated, mad, conflicted, overwhelmed and confused. I find myself asking whether it could be possible that the historical accounts revealing the character and morality flaws that JS appears to have exhibited are mistaken? Is this the adversary's way of destroying the foundation of the church? This would make sense since the entire deck of cards (the church) rests on the validity and credibility of JS. [23]


Mormonism Cult founded on fraud of Joseph Smith
(Mormon Fraud )
All ideologies, political, religious and spiritual are NOT created equal. Let's get that out of the way. Private citizens are free to belong to whatever CULT they wish even those which have a rather bizzare belief system that resembles something out of Stephen King's 'Children of the Corn'. But should that 'Private Citizen' seek high national office, the highest in our land, it is fair to ask whether and how the peculiar tenets of his CULT membership will impact his leadership. Mitt reminds some of Rod Serling's TV series. Mormons have been referred to as "shape-shifters" and their 'faith' is widely regarded as a CULT. Given the evidence of Romney's continuing conflicts with himself and his ability to literally OUTRIGHT LIE ON CUE, many joke that the most fascinating Republican debate would be Romney vs. Romney. Others have theorized that his shape-shifting ways actually might be good for the country. I do not share that sentiment. Ironically, if you have read John Heilman & Mark Halperin's book 'Game Change' you will realize that the man seeking to stamp himself as the rightful heir of the Reagan mantle is one who is viewed by many in his own party as a man who lacks a soul and a set of guiding principles that the Gipper had. Even his "Gipper" pose is contrived. Or as stated by one Conservative writer, 'The flipper is no Gipper'. [24]


The Book of Mormon: Fraud or Fiction?
(Mormon Fraud )
There is no evidence that Joseph Smith ever translated anything, including the golden plates into the Book of Mormon. The facts are that he mistranslated portions of the Bible, as well as the Book of Abraham, the Kinderhook plates, and a Greek psalter. In addition, there is ample evidence that he did not translate the golden plates into the Book of Mormon. [25]


Why the Book of Mormon is a fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
WHY THE BOOK OF MORMON IS A FRAUD By Dr. P. Bradley Carey From his book And The Dead Shall Walk The Earth (c) 2005 First of all, despite claims to the contrary, the Book of Mormon is the work of man and is not inspired by God. Since its original publication there have been over 4,000 alterations made to this supposedly inspired writing. These changes include deletions of entire sections, the changing of characters named in the book, changes of the names of locations, and much more. Yet despite all these alterations, this book still contains numerous errors and contradictions. [26]


Park Romney: Mormonism Is a Fraud - Mitt's cousin, former high priest, has left their religion
(Mormon Fraud )
Not all Romneys are as enamored of Mormonism as Mitt. Take Park Romney, Mitt's cousin. He used to be a Mormon high priest, but finally left the religion. "I became convinced that it's a fraud," he tells the BBC. He doubts many aspects of the religion, such as founder Joseph Smith's prophecies, including those based on Smith's translation of an Egyptian scroll he said he purchased from a traveling mummy exhibit. The translation, which became part of the Mormon book of Abraham, has been discredited by Egyptologists. "There's compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and willfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable," says Park Romney, 56. [27]


33 Reasons why I left the Mormon Church
(Mormon Fraud )
In fact, I’ve found the Mormon Church is actually a huge fraud; a fraud like the Enron Corporation. When this became clear to me, it also became clear that there is really no positive side to Mormonism that outweighs or balances the simple fact that it’s a fraud. As much as I’d like to be balanced in my discussion about it, the fact that it’s a fraud, makes that goal impossible. [28]


Challenging the Book of Mormon
(Mormon Fraud )
If one scoffs at the missionary’s explanation of the Book of Mormon, he is in so many words claiming it to be false: That it is a deceiving fraud formulated through the efforts and talents of a common man. What is produced by one man can always be duplicated by another. The challenge that the Book of Mormon makes to the world is that of duplication. Because the book complies with every one of the following conditions, in order to produce a similar record, one must comply with the same conditions. [29]


Mormonism: A Racket Becomes a Religion
(Mormon Fraud )
In March 1826 a court in Bainbridge, New York, convicted a twenty-one-year-old man of being "a disorderly person and an impostor." That ought to have been all we ever heard of Joseph Smith, who at trial admitted to defrauding citizens by organizing mad gold-digging expeditions and also to claiming to possess dark or "necromantic" powers. However, within four years he was back in the local newspapers (all of which one may still read) as the discoverer of the "Book of Mormon." He had two huge local advantages which most mountebanks and charlatans do not possess. First, he was operating in the same hectically pious district that gave us the Shakers and several other self-proclaimed American prophets. So notorious did this local tendency become that the region became known as the "Burned-Over District," in honor of the way in which it had surrendered to one religious craze after another. Second, he was operating in an area which, unlike large tracts of the newly opening North America, did possess the signs of an ancient history. [30]


Museum walls proclaim fraud of Mormon prophet - New York Times
(Mormon Fraud )
Sacred Books Claimed to Have Been Given Divinely to the First Prophet Are Shown to be Taken from Old Egyptian Originals, Their Translation Being a Work of the Imagination---What a Comparison with Metropolitan Museum Treasures Shows. [31]


Mormonism: An American Fraud
(Mormon Fraud )
Meet Kay Burningham, attorney, advocate, and author of An American Fraud: One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism Here we discuss the truth about Mormonism--what people know, but are afraid to say and what others don't know, but are afraid to learn. [32]


Romney’s cousin: Mormonism is a ‘fraud’
(Mormon Fraud )
Park told BBC recently that he left the church because “I became convinced that it’s a fraud.” “There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and wilfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable,” he explained. Park points to one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s foundational documents, the Book of Abraham, which church founder Joseph Smith claimed to have translated from an Egyptian scroll. After examining the translation, British Assyriologist Dr. Archibald Henry Sayce determined that it was “difficult to deal with Joseph Smith’s impudent fraud.” [33]


An American Fraud. One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism by Kay Burningham
(Mormon Fraud )
AN AMERICAN FRAUD: One Lawyer's Case against Mormonism "Each of us has to face the matter--either the Church is true, or it is a fraud. There is no middle ground. It is the Church and kingdom of God or it is nothing."--LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley, April Conference, 2003. Many Mormons assume that this and other similar proclamations by Mormon Leaders are rhetorical statements. But what if the LDS leaders meant something else? It is estimated that more than 1-1.5 million Mormons have resigned from the LDS Church since 1995. This book exposes why there is such a recent, formal abandonment of Mormonism by, in many cases, previously devout members of the Church. [34]



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An Historical Contribution

...Kay Burningham’s painstaking studies unfolded for her, and now her readers, the details of a grotesque fraud of cosmic proportions masquerading under a charitable façade of public spirited nobility. In her book, Kay demonstrates for the world to see, how a reasonable application of the law should be applied to the “affinity fraud” of Mormonism, whose very continued existence employs the quiet acquiescence of government officials and judicial officers whose canons of ethics demand of them a higher standard than to allow this fraud to continue unchecked.

An American Fraud: One Lawyer’s Case against Mormonism, is, ..., an historically significant work that calls out the most insidious fraud of American culture for what it is. It is a timeless masterpiece, and will be associated with the beginning of the end of Mormonism in years to come.

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Mormon Epistemology Explained

This is well-written book by a cousin of Mitt Romney who shares his thoughts on why he chose to leave the LDS Church after a lifetime of service. Park Romney's book speaks to truth and will make those who want an easy, "feel good" answer to life's questions uncomfortable--as it should! Of the great books by former LDS who address the fraudulent underpinnings and corporate greed of Mormonism this one explains the epistemology (doctrinal theory of truth and knowldege) of Mormonism. Here, the reader will get valuable insight into the mental processing and psychology of would-be President of the United States, Mitt Romney. For a good understanding of why Mitt finds no problem with his flip-flops, and how the Mormon Church influences the decisions of its members, it is mandatory reading!

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