Leaving the LD$ Corporation

Truth Does Not Fear Investigation
By Deanna Spingola

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A cult may be defined by how its members treat those who leave.


President John Taylor said, "I think full, free talk is frequently of great use; we want nothing secret, not underhanded, and I for one want no association with things that cannot be talked about and will not bear investigation." (Journal of Discourses, Volume 20, p. 264)

Contents:

Members Leaving the Church

Brainwashing

Church’s Control of Information

Strengthening Church Members Committee (SCMC)

Leadership Awareness of Idiosyncrasies

B. H. Roberts

Mormon Essays

Reasons for Leaving

John Dehlin of Mormon Stories

A Few Internet Resources

CES Letter

Deanna’s Comments

LDS Trademark

Articles of Faith

Warfare

Book of Abraham

Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon – Columbus; the real Columbus

Book of Mormon – DNA

Book of Mormon – Geographical Evidence

Book of Mormon – Translation

Book of Mormon – Witnesses

The LDS Church is a Profit-driven Corporation

Church Properties

Additional Corporations, Eliminating Healthcare Competition; God Did NOT Goof; Intermountain Healthcare;

First Vision

Freemasonry

Insufficient Focus on Christ

Elder Holland

Joseph Smith
Nauvoo Expositor

Prozac in Happy Valley

Plural Marriage (Polygamy)

Sex Abuse in the LDS Church

Testimony Bearing

Tithing

Vaccine Policy

The CDC, Vaccine Ingredients

Doctrine and Covenants 89
Eliminating Healthcare Competition
God Did Not Goof! (Healthcare in America)

Brett Wilcox – Letter to the First Presidency

Simpsonwood

LDS Church and Bill Gates

The Polio Vaccine


Elder Marlin Jensen admits that members of the Mormon Church are
leaving the Church in droves. Mormon Crisis: Anatomy of a Failing Religion

God vs. the Internet and the Winner is

Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt; Hans Mattsson

 

Brainwashing: Those who acknowledge some of the deceptions and inconsistencies but who do not leave for various reasons may experience cognitive dissonance (the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time):

My LDS Journey - How to Avoid Deception by Chris Johnson;

The example of the Jehovah Witnesses characterized in Johnson’s video is similar to the mind manipulation in the well-correlated LDS system. However, it may be even more pervasive than what individuals experience as a Jehovah Witness.

 

The majority of humanity has been brainwashed and/or indoctrinated from birth about history, religion and just about everything else. This is particularly true in a corporate-media-monopoly environment and attendance at federal government schools. Children, without question, believe most of what they hear. Most people are conditioned to be compliant to authority figures – parents, teachers, professors, doctors, bosses, government officials, judges, police officers, religious figures, military officers, etc. People are NOT encouraged to think critically about any subject. Individuals comply for various reasons: a desire for acceptance and/or love, rewards for performance, hope for a different outcome, increased self-esteem, and fear of rejection, failure or the unknown. Just one of the emotional appeals of Mormonism is the belief that membership makes one special, above average, a select soul, one who has superior knowledge to which the rest of humanity is not privy.

 

LDS Control of Information: Previously, the LDS church has carefully controlled the information circulated to the members. Leaders have maligned, slandered and denigrated any member or former member who has published anything that suggests that there is something fundamentally duplicitous about the church, its history and particularly its founder. Members are warned to avoid reading books such as No Man Knows my History by Fawn M. Brodie (niece of Prophet David O. McKay). And heaven forbid that any member even consider reading anything from Sandra and Jerald Tanner, especially their book, Mormonism, Shadow or Reality. Download their book, The Changing World of Mormonism here. See Sandra Tanner’s 3-part video here. The church is currently admitting many of the truths that the Tanners discussed decades ago. The same could be said of Fawn M. Brodie who the church excommunicated for her book. The Tanners were referred to as apostates and anti-Mormons (actually just people who have discovered the truth). According to church dogma, people who leave the church are assigned to outer darkness after death, a place apparently much worse than hell. I am uncertain how anyone would know this but that's the penalty. Murderers and child molesters fare much better than apostates. Now, there are dozens of books and hundreds of web sites that address various Mormon matters.

 

The obedience-centered LDS church consistently keeps its members so busy and brainwashed that they have little time to critically contemplate or investigate the history or doctrines of the church. This authoritarian, Stepford-style mind control situation changed drastically because the Internet allows greater access to accurate information that is not being filtered by the Correlation Committee under the direction of the church leadership. The church created its Radio, Publicity and Missionary Literature Committee in 1934. They renamed this committee in 1972 and again in 1973 to the Public Communications Department which operates under the direction of the First Presidency. This is in addition to the church's use of such firms as Edelman, the world's largest independent PR firm to which the church had a decade-long relationship. The Public Communications Department coordinates the volunteer service of 3,500 local public communications director in the stakes and missions of the church. The church also maintains thirty-seven volunteer-staffed visitor's centers and historical sites. Especially since the mid-1990s, the church has conducted numerous damage control operations through its Mormon Newsroom, the Public Affairs Network, LDS FaceBook, and Mormon.org. "The Church's Public Affairs Committee is chaired by a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and includes the senior President of the Seventy, the Presiding Bishop, the Church's legal counsel, a female officer who is in the presidency of one of the Church auxiliaries, and an additional member of the Seventy who serves as executive director of the department."

 

Strengthening Church Members Committee (SCMC): Since 1985, with the creation of the Strengthening Church Members Committee (SCMC), the church monitors FaceBook pages, other social media and blogs for the members who publicly criticize local and general church leadership or question the church's history or policies. If members of the committee (number unknown) find said criticism, they forward information to local church authorities who may convene a "Court of Love" which may devise charges of apostasy which may result in excommunication. The SCMC, reportedly staffed by ex-CIA agents, is under the direction of at least two general authorities and was been kept well-hidden until 1991. In 1993, Apostle Dallin H. Oaks admitted that it was a "clipping service."
The Strengthening Church Members Committee; Outing the Mormon Cult on its Strengthening the Members Committee; SCMC Timeline; A very good discussion of the SCMC

 

Leadership Awareness of Idiosyncrasies: Current leaders undoubtedly know about the problems surrounding the Book of Mormon and church history and have for a long time. Kay Burningham, the author of An American Fraud: One Lawyer's Case Against Mormonism watched the church's April 2010 Semiannual conference. In her preface, regarding the audience and the Tabernacle Choir who were singing, We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet, she wrote, "During the singing of the song, the broadcast camera panned over the Church leaders—'general authorities,’ aka the Brethren, who were in attendance and who sat in the plush seats behind the pulpit and then stood for the hymns. Body language was telling. As the Mormon faithful audience enthusiastically belted out the words of the hymn, the Brethren manifested various levels of interest, indifference, apparent discomfort and perhaps, outright shame. Many of them looked from side to side; one fumbled with his neck tie; some shifted their weight from foot to foot. Another, third to the end on the back row, hung his head and did not look up during the entire hymn. Was he praying or was he embarrassed?"

B. H. Roberts:
In 1922, James Talmage, one of the apostles gave B. H. Roberts, an accomplished scriptorian and the assistant church historian, five questions that a member had asked about the Book of Mormon. He was told to provide the best answers that he could. Robert undertook a study and discovered the numerous anomolies in the Book of Mormon. Roberts met
and discussed his investigation with the church leadership. The leadership summarily dismissed the evidence. The result of his study was a book, Studies of the Book of Mormon.  

 

Roberts considered the possibility that Joseph Smith plagiarized from available books when he wrote the Book of Mormon. He studied Ethan Smith’s View of the Hebrews (1825). He “listed eighteen parallels between it and the Book of Mormon.” Roberts’ two manuscripts about his investigation were “suppressed for many years because of the fear that the contents would prove harmful to the Mormon Church.” Roberts, in his manuscripts, “acknowledged that Smith could have written the Book of Mormon from the information that was available to him at the time.” The more he looked into the similarities between the Book of Mormon and books by Ethan Smith and Josiah Priest, the more “his faith in the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon began to erode.” In his second manuscript, A Book of Mormon Study, he “really began to openly express his own personal doubts about the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon.” [1]

 

Mormon Essays

On September 9, 2014, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a letter to all Priesthood leaders instructing them to send doubters or members who have questions to a series of essays, Mormon Essays, recently published in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org. Many of those Priesthood leaders probably have never heard of the issues discussed in the damage-control essays and may not have even read the letter. As part of the damage-control operation, Elder Steven E. Snow Candidly Explains Why the LDS Gospel Topics Essays Are Not Publicized by the Church.

 

Peggy Fletcher Stack, a journalist for The Salt Lake Tribune wrote, “The memo adds that these leaders also should emphasize that ‘prayer, regular study of the scriptures and the teachings of the living prophets, the exercise of faith, and humility are fundamental to receiving inspired answers to sincere questions.’” Stack wrote, “It doesn't, however, suggest reading any or all of the essays from the pulpit or using them in Mormon services or classes.” [2] Doing so might lead to a disciplinary council and disfellowship or excommunication. The information in the essays used to be considered “anti-Mormon.” The essays address potential questions that very few members might have.

 

Most compliant “chapel Mormons” (a term used by Jeremy T. Runnells who wrote the CES Letter) do not know what they do not know and may never even question the theology or the history. The church has always published its own interpretation of that history. Now, the church and its stable of apologists are reluctantly releasing watered-down versions of that history, its doctrines and its founder. General and local church authorities do not refer to the essays but rather keep them as concealed as possible. One has to know of their existence and even then, it takes effort to find them. Many local church leaders may not have read the memo and do not know of their existence.  

 

However, if members publicly use the church’s own sources to defend their actions or justify their withdrawal of support from the church, local church leaders may decide to conduct a disciplinary court (court of love). The results of these courts may result in the member being disfellowshiped or excommunicated. The justification listed in the excommunication letter may be “conduct unbecoming of a member” or “apostasy.” The “conduct” judgement suggests immoral behavior on the part of the member. The member is always to blame; it is never the church. The court of a former active member should cause other members to question but most will “follow the brethren.”

Reasons: A court is a figurative stoning, something that others want to avoid. Members usually assume that there are five reasons that an individual would only leave the church for the following reasons.

1.     Was offended by someone

2.     Desired to sin

3.     Never had a testimony to begin with

4.     Lazy…or stopped praying and reading the scriptures

5.     Studied anti-Mormon literature [3]

 

The church would really prefer that doubting members remain silent about the multitude of deceptions and just stop attending church. The other option is to quietly but formally resign from the church – just go away and keep your mouth shut. The church wants members who will pray, pay and obey, not doubters or people who research the actual history. 

 

John Dehlin of Mormon Stories, took a survey of over 3,000 respondents who he recruited through liberal and former-LDS web sites, forums, blogs, and podcasts. These individuals had higher than average income and education, were middle to upper-class, internet connected U.S. church members. [4] The following graph, created by Dehlin, shows the results:

 

 

 

A Few Recommended Internet Resources

 

CES Letter Jeremy T. Runnells (this is a must-read). John Dehlin's interview of Runnels. The CES Director that Runnells wrote to NEVER responded. When an individual or an entity refuses to interact with someone who has challenged his/hers/its claims, it is because they are unable to substantiate their assertions. In 2016, the church attempted to excommunicate Runnells. Instead, he excommunicated it; he resigned. See here and here.

Mormon Stories

LDS Video by the author of Rogue Prophet, the Other Testimony of Joseph Smith and Mormonism

Mormon Think

Utah Lighthouse Ministry

Exmormonfoundation.org
Top Ten Mormon Problems Explained (video)
More Truth Foundation

Richard Packham's Home Page

Post Mormon

Recovery from Mormonism

The Mormon Curtain

Wives of Joseph Smith (he had at least 34 documented wives)

Deanna's Comments: I am going to address a few issues that concern me the most. I was born into Mormonism and experienced the brainwashing, the mentality and the endemic exclusiveness although my mother was a Jack Mormon (not strictly observant) married to a non-member. Later, my father would join the church and my mother gave up drinking and smoking and became active. My mother always expected perfection from the family - no mistakes allowed, EVER! However, I found love and acceptance from the people in church, things that I did not experience in my home. As a member, I had always had minor questions but up until 1988, I did not really think critically about those matters - it was go along to get along. I was not confrontational. Up to that point, my whole life, social and cultural, was centered on the church. Now, I feel embarrassed that I was so gullible, guileless and angry because no one wants to be deceived or worse, betrayed! I think a lot of people, when discovering the truth about a lot of things, initially experience anger and outrage. I wonder how I could have been so mesmerized by Mormonism. If the missionaries approached me today, I would be kind but would totally reject their message. But not to be too hard on myself (typical), I know that thousands of intelligent people have also been brainwashed, then have felt betrayed, not just about Mormonism but about numerous other issues and events, historical or contemporary. I recently read a book, An American Fraud: One Lawyer's Case Against Mormonism that spoke to my heart and soul. Therein, I recognized that I had not been alone. Doubters in the Mormon Church, with an active gossip grapevine, usually feel very isolated or even ostracized. In a highly-regulated environment, there is a great tendency to negatively judge others who do not measure up to the high standards. Obviously, the doubter or the person who has left the cult is somehow defective or has committed or wants to commit some grave sin. It is NEVER the church. The individuals in the group, having arrived at a consensus, censor and regulate themselves. Though hard for the average person to believe, the spouses of those who become non-believers are often encouraged by church leaders to divorce their non-believing spouse. Long-time friends often view individuals who become non-believers as if s/he were a leper. Some parents disown their non-believing children and some children shun their disbelieving parents. Thus, there are cultural and social reasons for remaining silent and compliant. Very few members ever bring up any controversial subjects or ask provocative questions in the multitude of church classes conducted in Mormondom. Unless one has been raised or has thoroughly embraced Mormonism, s/he would not understand the unnecessary and unobtainable striving-for-perfection regulations that the church systematically imposes and its dire consequences. A cult may be defined by how its members treat those who leave. Times have changed, thank heavens! There is so much information on the Internet. Following are just a few of the many concerns that I have about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints®. (trademark serial number: 75636824)

  

Articles of Faith

The Pearl of Great Price, Articles of Faith states:

12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. (Pearl of Great Price, Articles of Faith 1:12)

I personally do not believe that people should be subject to governments but rather to God. This is blind acceptance of authority. If one is attempting to live a Christian life, he/she is not going to break the law against the state or another person. Consider the many things that the US government has asked of its citizens. Additionally, Joseph Smith, the author of the Articles of Faith, continually broke the law, as did Brigham Young and John Taylor.

 

FBI agents, many of them LDS, slaughtered women and children at Waco. David Koresh posed no threat to the government. Yes, of course that is not what the national media told people. There is always the other side of the story, the objective side. See this web site for an alternative story about Waco. Or how about the real situation at Ruby Ridge where the FBI killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of Randy Weaver, along with Weaver’s son. At the time of Vicki Weaver’s death, she was holding her baby. Also see: Ruby Ridge: 20 years later, Randy Weaver's daughter lives in peace. The FBI recruits many Mormons who are programmed to follow orders from authority figures.

 

Warfare: In warfare, we always hear the victor’s side – after millions of people have been killed and countries have been destroyed.  Multinational corporations, complicit with the corporate government, benefit from the US military’s invasion of numerous countries – Christians should never engage in warfare – if LDS members are Christian, they would not comply with the government and go and kill strangers in foreign lands. That is applicable to other Christians. Elite-controlled governments are indifferent to the slaughter, starvation, slave labor, and suffering of others, as evidenced by a callous response from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when questioned about the 500,000 children who died in Iraq because of the U.S.-imposed sanctions. She said, “It was worth it.” [5] Warfare dehumanizes people; people are not supposed to kill one another; it is against their nature unless propagandized. Without contrived hatred and a might-makes-right mentality, ordinary people would not arbitrarily bomb homes, engage in torture, or any of the other unspeakable behavior executed upon vulnerable foreign strangers. Propaganda dehumanizes the alleged enemy, desensitizes average people and gives license for brutal savagery in the name of “fighting for our freedoms,” the epitome of doublespeak. Members of the church should not participate in or promote warfare. Although there are hundreds of scriptures that mention war, in the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 98:16: it states, "Therefore, renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek diligently to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children;"

 

Book of Abraham

 

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham - Response to LDS.org; Mormon Essays

The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri: A Complete Edition

The Book of Abraham

By His own Hand upon Papyrus, A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri by Charles M. Larson 

Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson’s Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon

The Book of Abraham is a book that Joseph Smith fabricated in order to boost his faltering credibility as a prophet, seer and translator. He purchased (from Michael Chandler) some papyrus. along with four Egyptian mummies. Joseph claimed that the papyrus contained writings from Abraham. Modern day Egyptologists have translated the Joseph Smith Papyrus Facsimiles, as well as other documents that did not make it into the facsimiles that were part of the original collection of Papyri. Their conclusion: The documents are entirely different from what Joseph Smith said. [6]

 

Book of Mormon

Was it a translation or a dictation using a seer stone in a hat?

Historicity of the Book of Mormon, Chris Johnson - "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism"

Grant Palmer - "My Ah-Ha Moments While Researching Mormon History"
Three Meetings with a LDS General Authority, 2012-2013, Grant Palmer

Uncut Interview: Grant Palmer
A Comparison of the Book of Mormon and The Late War Between the United States and Great Britain

Occult Context of Joseph Smith's 1823 Discovery of Gold Plates, Dan Vogel

New Approaches to the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon Origins

Tom Donofrio: "Book of Mormon Tories, Part Deux: Colonial Influences in the Book of Mormon"

 

From Lyndon Lamborn, author of Standing For Somthing More: The Excommunication of Lyndon Lamborn
If the Book of Mormon is a true history of a real people, we MUST accept the following:

1. That somehow the Brother of Jared was familiar with glass windows 2000 years before the Romans invented glass.

2. That somehow Nephi owned a bow of fine steel 400 years before steel was invented and 2000 years before steel processing was advance enough to fabricate such an item out of "fine steel."
3. That somehow the heavily laden families of Lehi and Ishmael were able to travel from Jerusalem to the shores of the Red Sea in three days, a distance of 170 miles, over soe of the most rugged terrain in the middle east.
4. That somehow the horses, cattle, sheep, and elephants mentioned were swept off the continent without a trace or even a bone remaining, and none of the natives drew any likeness of these animals on cave walls.
5. That somehow the people, after knowing how to make steel and using it extensively for weapons of war, somehow forgot how to do it and miraculously erased all traces of it from this continent.
6. That somehow the people, after building chariots and making extensive use of the wheel, somehow forgot how to make wheels and erased all evidence that they once built wheeled vehicles extensively.
7. That somehow the prevalent wheat and barley and silk were eradicated from this continent without a trace.
8. That somehow a people all speaking a Hebrew/Aramic dialect in 400 AD would have their language morph into a myriad of languages with no similarities to their legacy language, but rather contain similarities to far eastern languages. Add to this the fact that in a 2000 year occupation, not a single person wrote any Aramic, Hebrew, or Egyption character on the wall of a cave for us to find; not one. This unprecedented in the history of any people on earth.
9. That a Hebrew-looking people with signature facial and skeletal structure and signature DNA would somehow morph into a people with anthropological characteristics and DNA common only to far east populations.

 

 

Book of Mormon – Columbus

In the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 13:12 – 13, it states:

12. And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.

13. And it came to pass that I beheld the Spirit of God, that it wrought upon other Gentiles; and they went forth out of captivity, upon the many waters.

Book of Mormon,

 

Nephi saw “a man among the Gentiles” whom the “Spirit of God” inspired to sail to where the descendants of Lehi would be in the Promised Land. This man has been identified by Mormon officials as Christopher Columbus. Learn about the accurate history of Columbus and his interaction with the native peoples.

 

Book of Mormon and DNA

Mormon Curtain, DNA

Book of Mormon and DNA Studies - Response to LDS.org

Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon - Dan Vogel; (rationalization for the Lamanite Placement Program)

Insider’s View of Mormon Origins by Grant Palmer

Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church

 

Book of Mormon – Geographical Evidence

Thomas Stuart Ferguson

 

Book of Mormon Translation

Book of Mormon Translation - Response to LDS.org

Translation of the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Problems

 

Book of Mormon Witnesses

Book of Mormon Witnesses

Martin Harris stated in public that he never saw the plates with his natural eyes only in vision or imagination, neither Oliver nor David and also that the eight witnesses never saw them and hesitated to sign that instrument for that reason, but were persuaded to do it. [7]

 

The LDS Church is a Profit-driven Corporation (1923)

Joseph Smith, always interested in acquiring money first mentioned the word corporation in 1838. This seems to go along with his scripture, Doctrine and Covenants, 29:31 - 32: “For by the power of my Spirit created I them; yea, all things both spiritual and temporal. First spiritual, secondly temporal, which is the beginning of my work; and again, first temporal, and secondly spiritual, which is the last of my work.”

           

The Mormon Church is a Corporation Sole (passed from prophet to prophet)

How the Mormon Church Makes Its Billions

 

Church Properties: [8]

Deseret Management Corporation - http://www.deseretmanagement.com/
Beneficial Financial Group - http://www.beneficialfinancialgroup.com/
Bonneville International - http://www.bonnint.com/
Bonneville Communications - http://www.bonneville.com/
Bonneville Interactive Services
Bonneville Satellite - http://www.bonnevillesatellite.com/
35 Radio Stations
1 Television Station (KSL)
Deseret Book - http://deseretbook.com/
Excel Entertainment - http://www.xelent.com/
Deseret Morning News - http://deseretnews.com/dn
Hawaii Reserves - http://www.hawaiireserves.com/
Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) - http://www.polynesia.com/ and http://www.polynesia.co.jp/
La'ie Shopping Center
La'ie Park
La'ie Cemetary
Hukilau Beach Park
La'ie Water Company
La'ie Treatment Works (sewer)
Mstar.net - http://www.mstar.net/preportal/index.asp
Temple Square Hospitality - http://www.htsc.net/ and http://www.hoteltsc.com/
Weddings (JSMB and Lion House)
The Inn at Temple Square - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
Lion House Pantry - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
The Roof Restaurant - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
The Garden Restaurant - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
Passages Restaurant - http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/
Zions Securities Corporation - http://www.zsc.com/

Farm Management Corporation (commercial farms and agricultural properties)
Deseret Land and Livestock
200,000 acres of land in Rich, Morgan and Weber counties (Utah)
Sun Ranch (Martin's Cove)
Deseret Ranches of Florida (Orlando) (largest ranch in Florida)
Deseret Farms of California
Rolling Hills (Idaho)
West Hills Orchards (Elberta, Utah)
Cactus Lane Ranch (Arizona)
Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (CPB)
Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
Deseret Trust Company
LDS Family Services
Property Reserves Inc. (PRI)
Ensign Peak Advisors - http://www.imno.org/articles.asp?qid=123
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA) - http://www.dmba.com/

Brigham Young University (BYU) - http://home.byu.edu/webapp/home/index.jsp
BYU - Idaho - http://www.byui.edu/
BYU - Hawaii - http://www.byuh.edu/index.jsp
LDS Business College - http://www.ldsbc.edu/

 

Additional Corporations:

Primary Children’s Hospital (founded by the Primary Association May 12, 1922); in 1975, the LDS church founded Intermountain Healthcare which included the Primary Children’s Hospital.
Eliminating Healthcare Competition
God Did NOT Goof;
The LDS Church is in the very profitable healthcare business BIG TIME.
Prozac, the Drug of Choice in Happy Valley;

Please view Death by Medicine by Gary Null

 

Doctrine & Covenants (D&C)

 

The idea of the three Degrees of glory came from Emanuel Swedenborg; See chapter 5

First Vision (9 versions)

 

The First Vision – Mormon Think’s Response

The First Vision - A Look at the Problems 
A True Believer Asks Questions About Joseph Smiths's First Vision Story

The First Vision was Plagiarized - Read Mormon Handbook by Robert Holden (available as a pdf from Lulu)
Joseph Smith's Changing View of God with Grant Palmer

 

In 1842, Joseph Smith published the story of the first vision in the Times and Seasons. He claims this vision occurred in 1820. That story in now included in the Pearl of Great Price and is accepted as scripture by members of the LDS Church and is fundamental to their belief system. Interestingly, this was twelve years after the publication of the Book of Mormon and the creation of the church. Fawn M. Brodie wrote, “If something happened that spring morning in 1820, it passed totally unnoticed in Joseph's home town, and apparently did not even fix itself in the minds of members of his own family. The awesome vision he described in later years may have been the elaboration of some half-remembered dream stimulated by the early revival excitement and reinforced by the rich folklore of visions circulating in his neighborhood.” Brodie also wrote that, despite this event that supposedly occurred in 1820, his mother and his brothers, Hyrum and Samuel continued to attend the Presbyterian Church until 1828. [9]

 

Freemasonry

After taking a survey, the church altered the temple ceremony in 1990. The church removed the violent penalties such as slashing one’s own throat or disemboweling her/himself if she/he divulged the secret handshakes. Please visit Sinister Sites – Temple Square, Utah; you will note the use of the pentagram, a five-pointed star, on the temples as well as in the Visitor's Center. A reversed or inverted five-pointed star, with the two points projecting upwards, symbolizes evil and is said to attract sinister forces because it overturns the proper order othe things. See Sandra Tanner's 3-part video about the temple here. View the list of questions that a member is asked by both the local bishop and a member of the stake presidency here.

 

H. Paul Jeffers, in The Freemasons in America, Inside the Secret Society indicated that Joseph Smith (probably Sr. as Joseph Jr. would have been too young) was a Master Mason in the Ontario Lodge No.23, Canandaigua, New York. His older brother, Hyrum Smith belonged to Mount Moriah, Lodge No. 112, Palmyra, New York. Jeffers states, “The historical record of Freemasonry among the Mormon starts on April 6, 1840, when the Grand Lodge of Illinois was formed by Judge and General James Adams, the Mormon patriarch.” Adams and Grand Master Abraham Jonas persuaded Joseph Smith to allow Freemasonry in Nauvoo. Thereafter, lodge meetings were held in the upper room of Smith’s store while the new Masonic hall was under construction. Hyrum Smith dedicated it on April 5, 1844. “The first five Presidents of the Mormon Church -- Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilfred Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow -- were also made Masons in the Nauvoo Lodge.” Hyrum Smith was the master of the lodge. [10]

 

Insufficient Focus on Christ
Authoritarianism Trumps Free Agency (Pray, Pay, Obey)

Jeffrey R. Holland’s Conference Talk, October 2009 functioned as an angry, emotional appeal to authority during which he attempted to publicly defend the criticisms waged against the historicity of the church. This Mormon apostle talked about Joseph and Hyrum Smith’s “martyrdom” at Carthage jail and said that those who reject or question the history of the church or the claims of the Book of Mormon are “foolish” and implied that such doubters are reprehensible. He stated, “Witnesses who were for a time hostile to Joseph, testified to their death that they had seen an angel and had handled the plates.” [11] David Whitmer, one of the three witnesses (all later excommunicated) of the Book of Mormon, later wrote a book in which he criticized Joseph Smith for changing the revelations. Martin Harris accused Joseph Smith of “lying and licentiousness.”

Tom Phillips, a former stake president and someone who was relatively close to him, responds to Elder Holland’s conference talk: Recovery from Mormonism. Phillips also provided information for the fraud case against Monson and the church. Mormon Bishop Bob McCue Open Letter to LDS Apostle Jeffrey Holland

 

Elder Jeffrey Holland’s rant, (an apostle of the church), April 26, 2016, His rhetoric was not exactly an invitation to come unto Christ

 

Most of the emphasis in the church is on Joseph Smith who said: "Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet...Whey they can get rid of me, the devil will also go." (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 408, 409). In Doctrine and Covenants, 135:3, it says, "Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord's anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!"

 

Uncut Interview: Grant Palmer

 

Joseph Smith

No Man Knows My History by Fawn M. Brodie

The Untold Story of the Death of Joseph Smith – he was no martyr as the church has promoted since 1844
Did Joseph Smith Commit Treason in His Quest for Political Empire in 1844?

Joseph Smith
LDS Church History

Occult Origins of Mormonism
Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection; Part 2 (D. Michael Quinn); Part 3 (Nauvoo, Alexander Neibaur, Freemasonry)
The Mormon Council of Fifty, What Joseph Smith's Secret Records Reveal by Benjamin E. Park; Council of Fifty (Joseph Smith Papers)

 

Joseph Smith sought for political and military positions

Joseph Smith put a hit order on Governor Boggs of Missouri

Joseph Smith threatened Emma Smith with death

 

Mormon leader, Sidney Rigdon, “declared that dissenters and antagonists would no longer be tolerated; he said the Mormons were set to react with a ‘war of extermination.’” This attitude led to the creation of the Danites, leading the violence on both sides. The militia ultimately surrounded his town (Missouri) and Joseph Smith was charged with murder and treason. Several “high-ranking” Mormons, including the Danite leader testified against Smith who was jailed. Smith, while awaiting trial, was able to escape to Nauvoo, Illinois. Anyone who tried to extradite him “could be imprisoned for life.” M. O’Brien wrote, “Mormons reportedly committed crimes against their non-Mormon neighbors, but were always let off by the Mormon-run courts. Nauvoo residents couldn’t even be legally arrested without the approval of Mayor Smith.” [12]

 

Joseph Smith appointed himself as the Lieutenant General of the Nauvoo Legion, a 4,000-man militia that he operated “independently of the government. He announced his candidacy for president and put together his secret Council of Fifty, designed to help him establish God’s rule on earth. This council ordained Joseph as a king. He also petitioned the government to raise an army of 100,000 men.” [13]

 

“Mormon apostle William Law left the church over the polygamy scandals…Law founded the Nauvoo Expositor, a newspaper that only managed to put out one issue. It accused Joseph of gross immorality and threatened to blow the lid off his secret life of polygamy. The paper also referred to Joseph as a king, possibly tipping him off that he had a traitor in his secret Council of Fifty.” Smith bypassed the legal route, held a meeting with the like-minded City Council which declared the newspaper a nuisance and then issued an order to “abate the said nuisance.” Smith ordered the Marshal to immediately destroy the newspaper. Hundreds of individuals obeyed his order to destroy private property simply because this authoritarian leader instructed them to do so. This led to Smith’s arrest but he was “acquitted by a Nauvoo judge who later became a Mormon apostle.” [14] Read the Nauvoo Expositor here or here. Also, view Special Collections.

 

Joseph Smith also said, “I combat the errors of ages; I meet the violence of mobs; I cope with illegal proceedings from executive authority; I cut the Gordian knot of powers, and I solve mathematical problems of universities, with truth-diamond truth; and God is my ‘right hand man.’” [15] [16]

 

 

Plural Marriage (Polygamy)

Doctrine and Covenants 132, the scriptural basis for polygamy

Plural Marriage in Kirtland & Nauvoo - Response to LDS.org

Remembering the Wives of Joseph Smith

Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah - Response to LDS.org

Emma Smith, first and only legal wife of Joseph Smith

Why William and Jane Law left the LDS Church in 1844

The Mormon Church: A "Dirty Nast Filthy Affair"

 

Sex Abuse in the LDS Church

New Testament, Luke 17:2: It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Doctrine and Covenants 121:22: It had been better for them that a millstone had been hanged about their necks, and they drowned in the depth of the sea.

 New Testament, Matthew 19:14: But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Stories about Child/Sexual Abuse in the LDS Church

Matt Long, Sex Crimes Prosecutor, Discusses LDS Church Child Abuse Policies and the Recent News Release

Grant Palmer Discusses Sexual Allegations Against Joseph Smith, William and Jane Law, and His Resignation | Mormon Stories

Mormon statement on child abuse: Move along, folks; we don’t have a problem
Spingola Speaks Radio Program on Sexual Abuse in the LDS Church, 9/10/2016

Since the days of Joseph Smith and his polyandry (marrying women who already had husbands) and his polygamy (he had at least 34 documented wives and his pedophilia (marrying 14-year-old girls), there has been sexual abuse within the LDS Church. Interestingly, the media seems relatively silent when it comes to reporting sex abuse in the LDS Church. Martha Beck, the daughter of the late Hugh Nibley, Brigham Young University Professor emeritus, Mormon apologist extraordinaire, wrote Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found my Faith. It is a poignant heart-riveting book about an incredibly disfunctional family that astounded the church and its members, especially in Happy Valley. I believe very word of it. It took enormous courage for Martha Nibley Beck to write it.

 

Testimony Bearing

Many church leaders, such as the late Apostle Boyd K. Packer, encouraged members who are unsure of their feelings about the church to regularly bear their testimonies until they actually obtain said testimony. In other words, just lie to yourself and others until you believe.  

 

Elder Boyd K. Packer said, “It is not unusual to have a missionary say, ‘How can I bear testimony until I get one? How can I testify that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, and that the gospel is true? If I do not have such a testimony, would that not be dishonest?’ Oh, if I could teach you this one principle: a testimony is to be found in the bearing of it!” [17]

One young Mormon who had very recently returned from his mission commented to me:
"When I was on my mission I never felt truly that the church was true, to be honest, I just didn't know. For that reason something that M. Russell Ballard said (in a talk to the missionaries) really stuck out to me. He told a story of a missionary who came to him and said, 'I can't say that I know the church is true because I don't really know it and I feel guilty when I say it.' Ballard (the mission president at the time) responded: 'The way you gain a testimony is in the bearing of it.' In other words e told this missionar and essentailly all of us in the conferenc, if you don't know if the church is true, just keep lying to all of your investigators and tell them you do know, until you have said it enough times that you brainwash yourself into believing it is true.

The traditional testimony, according to church leaders, should include the following statements:

 

Dallin H. Oaks in the article, Testimony, in the Ensign of May 2008, said, “A testimony of the gospel is a personal witness borne to our souls by the Holy Ghost that certain facts of eternal significance are true and that we know them to be true. Such facts include the nature of the Godhead and our relationship to its three members, the effectiveness of the Atonement, and the reality of the Restoration.”

 

Testimony meetings, often incredibly emotional, are held the first Sunday, Fast Sunday, of every month. Members refrain from food and drink for twenty-four hours and donate the equivalent or more of what the food/drink would have cost to the church for welfare assistance. Fast Sunday is totally devoted to testimony-bearing by members. 

 

Brainwashing tactics integrate repetition and reinforcement. One could easily categorize the Mormon testimony meeting as an example of group or cultural brainwashing with its use of repetition and reinforcement. Repetitive “truths” are frequently readily accepted and believed in an emotional environment. Members identify with the person bearing the testimony and the group becomes more cohesive. Groups provide an excellent structure for brainwashing. Individuals, who identify with a group, right or wrong, aspire to maintain a certain status. This is applicable to a sports team, a political party or a religious group. In Mormonism, people retain their “faithful” status by paying their tithing, regular attendance at all the meeting, obeying the word of wisdom, and attending the temple to ensure entrance to the Celestial Kingdom. The repetitive rhetoric reinforces the compliant behavior and activity that ensures continuous money-flow into the LDS coffers. Tithing appears to be the ticket to exaltation. Financial and emotional investment almost guarantees long-term obedient activity.   

 

Tithing

Clint Richardson asks, “Knowing that money and love of it is the root of all evil, what possible excuse can a true ‘church’ have for forcing tribute upon its members, unless its designs and intent are evil in and of itself?”
LDS Tithing

Tithing - Mormon Think

 

President Thomas S. Monson said, “If you have not yet been to the temple or if you have been but currently do not qualify for a recommend, there is no more important goal for you to work toward than being worthy to go to the temple. Your sacrifice may be bringing your life into compliance with what is required to receive a recommend, perhaps by forsaking long-held habits which disqualify you. It may be having the faith and the discipline to pay your tithing. Whatever it is, qualify to enter the temple of God. Secure a temple recommend and regard it as a precious possession, for such it is.” [19]

 

President Henry B. Eyring said, “Tithing settlement is months in the future. I pray that you and your family will begin now to plan and prepare to qualify for the blessings that God pours out on all those who can declare to Him that they are full-tithe payers.” [20] Members/families meet with the local Bishop in December for what is called tithing settlement when they declare whether or not they have paid a full tithing (10% of one’s gross income). If one is not current, then s/he has the opportunity to write a check to become current.

 

Once an individual receives their own endowments, they return to the temple for and in behalf of a dead individual. Although the church has always encouraged people to avoid duplication in their submission of names to the temple, the church is currently recycling names at the temple, apparently for three days. The temples do not have sufficient names to operate. Busy members have not conducted the necessary family history research. Yet, the church continues to construct multi-million dollar temples. Local or easily accessible temples motivate members to pay tithing.

 

With regard to temples – in 1975, President Spencer W. Kimball, grandson of Heber C. Kimball (40 wives), announced the construction of a temple in Brazil. However, many potential converts and members in Brazil have black ancestry. Males with black ancestry were not allowed the priesthood from the days of Brigham Young who had changed Joseph Smith’s policy regarding blacks. Conveniently, on June 8, 1978, the prophet said that the Lord revealed that it was now time for the blacks to receive the priesthood. [21] [22] Mormon Temples

 

Vaccine Policy

 

The LDS scriptures state, “You must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right. (Doctrine and Covenants, 9:8). Members are encouraged to seek answers to questions by using the admonition in this scripture. It is a general principle to gain a “spiritual witness” or “burning in the bosom,” after intellectually studying an issue. Certainly, church leaders should assign someone to “study” the many reports of serious side effects and dangers associated with vaccines. Even the CDC admitted the failures of the flu vaccine, which contain mercury. [23] Actually, there is mercury in trace amounts in all vaccines. Additionally, Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89:4-9 encourages the use of herbs for natural healing, not chemicals. Church leaders told one natural healer residing in Utah that he should stop promoting his methods as it impacted their financial investments.

 

Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn of Chicago, author of Confessions of a Medical Heretic (1979) referred to vaccines as “a medical time bomb” in his book How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor (1984). He said, “There is a growing suspicion that immunization against relatively harmless childhood diseases may be responsible for the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases since mass inoculations were introduced. These are fearful diseases such as cancer, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, lupus erythematosus, and the Guillain-Barre syndrome. An autoimmune disease can be explained simply as one in which the body’s defense mechanisms cannot distinguish between foreign invaders and ordinary body tissues, with the consequences that the body begins to destroy itself. Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?” [24]

 

On November 14, 1986, during the Reagan administration, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA)[25] in response to parental concerns over the DPT vaccine and its adverse effects and in response to Fisher and Coulter’s book. This act also established the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The objective of this legislation was to reduce the potential financial liability of drug makers due to vaccine injury claims. It also assured a stable market supply of drugs and vaccines, along with cost-effective arbitration for the inevitable vaccine injury claims. On October 1, 1988, under the NCVIA, officials created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to provide a federal no-fault system for compensating vaccine-related injuries or death by establishing a claim procedure involving the United States Court of Federal Claims and special masters (usually attorneys), often referred to as the Vaccine court.

 

The taxpayers have paid $2 billion in compensation and legal fees in claims over the last two decades. The Department of Justice (DOJ), with an unlimited budget, represents the HHS in the Court of Federal Claims. The doctors who administer the vaccines and the various drug companies are never defendants in the VICP. They do not suffer the consequences of their actions; the taxpayers do, just as they pay for the vaccines, psychiatric drugs and the medical care of those in the military, which has tens of thousands of vaccine victims. [26]

 

Since 2003, the LDS Church has contributed more than $16 million to the immunizations initiative, donating approximately $1.5 million a year to help provide funding for immunization supplies such as vaccines and syringes. [27] In 2003, the church donated $3 million to the worldwide Measles and Rubella Initiative, which involved such entities as the United Nations Foundation, and the World Health Organization. It provided measles vaccinations to children in 40 countries. [28] In 2005, the Merck rubella vaccine contained aborted fetal cell lines. [29]

 

“In nine years, approximately 60,000 Church volunteers have donated 766,000 hours to immunization campaigns in 35 countries, reaching more than 100 million children and youth on six continents. Another 25 Church-service missionary couples have offered support in various countries and campaigns, and Church buildings have served as immunization sites in the past.” [30]

 

According to the CDC, vaccines may contain many of the following excipients (inactive ingredients), adjuvants or growth media: albumin, acetone (solvent used in fingernail polish remover), aluminum hydroxide, aluminum hydroxyphosphate, aluminum phosphate, aluminum potassium sulfate, amino acids, ammonium sulfate, amphotericin B, animal tissue or blood, ascorbic acid, bactopeptone, beta-propiolactone, benzethonium chloride, brilliant green, calcium carbonate, calcium calf (bovine) serum, chick embryo, chloride, chlortetracycline, Cystine, dextran, diploid cells (aborted fetal tissue), DNA, Dulbecco’s modified eagle medium (DMEM), ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid sodium (EDTA), fetal bovine serum, formaldehyde, formalin, gelatin, glucose, glutamine, glutaraldehyde, glycerin, histidine, hydrochloric acid, hydrocortisone, hydrolyzed gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, magnesium sulfate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), mouse serum protein, MRC-5 cellular protein, neomycin (antibiotic), neomycin sulfate, phenol, phenol red (phenolsulfonphthalein), 2-phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), phosphate buffers, polydimethylsilozone, polymyxin B, polyoxyethylene9-10 nonylphenol, potassium chloride, potassium glutamate, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, porcine (pig) pancreatic hydrolysate, residual MRC5 proteins, sodium acetate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium borate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium deoxycholate, sodium hydrogenocarbonate, sodium hydroxide, sodium phosphate, sodium pyruvate, sorbitol, streptomycin, sucrose, thimerosal, tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, tyrosine, urea, xanthan, VERO cells and yeast protein. Some vaccines have been contaminated with Simian Virus 40 (SV 40). [31]

 

Doctrine and Covenants, Section 89:4-9 cautions the members about the evils and designs in the hearts of men in the last days. It warns against hot drinks (coffee and tea). Coffee and tea are forbidden or else members must relinquish their temple recommend. Meanwhile, the church encourages its members to be injected with the toxins listed above. Church leaders encouraged vaccines (vaccines are not immunization)  read 1978 First Presidency letter, “Immunize Children”; see the graphs and charts at Dissolving Illusions; most of the diseases for which big pharma is creating vaccines have been eradicated by clean food and water, better sanitation (feces-contaminated water) and clean air.

 

Perhaps the general authorities are unaware of vaccine dangers – NOT! Brett Wilcox, a life-long member sent them a letter dated March 1, 2015. Several other members printed the letter and also sent it. See The Mormon Church and Vaccines: A Letter to the First Presidency Brett, in another post stated, “The questions of vaccine safety and efficacy are crucial. Don’t get sucked into the false argument that those issues are best left to corporate science and corporate scientists…Even as you read these words, lawyers, lobbyists, and legislators are working with the vaccine industry. The common goal is to vaccinate your children and grandchildren prior to their births, on the day of their births, and then to vaccinate them throughout their lives until death…only the wealthy and the privileged will be able to resist…over 64% of Congress refused to answer the question, “Do you vaccinate your children?” The LDS Church never responded to Brett's letter. There is so much data on the dangers of vaccines such as Miller's Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Reserachers. It has been my experience that when an individual or an entity refuses to interact with someone who has challenged his/hers/its claims, it is because they are unable to substantiate their assertions.

 

 

On June 7-8, 2000, the CDC convened a secret invitation-only conference at Simpsonwood in Norcross, Georgia which was attended by 52 individuals including eleven CDC consultants, FDA scientists, WHO vaccine specialists, autism specialists, and experts in pediatrics, toxicology, epidemiology and vaccines, and drug company delegates. All of the documents generated at the meeting were “classified.” The objective of the meeting, called the Scientific Review of Vaccine Safety Datalink Information, was to devise damage control regarding the thimerosal scare. [32]

 

The CDC, at Simpsonwood, did not present any data from people like Dr. Boyd E. Haley, who, in one study, indicated that fifty-three percent of autistic children had “aberrant porphyrin profiles” similar to mercury toxic individuals. Mercury toxicity was the problem, not genetic impairment. The Journal of Neurotoxicology indicates that any amount above 10ug is neurotoxic. Even the WHO admits that there is no safe level of mercury. Dr. David Johnson said, “…the data suggests that there is an association between mercury and the endpoints, ADHD, a well-known disability, and speech delay… [33]

 

The period when the brain develops the most is in the last three months of pregnancy and then continuing until the toddler is two years old, a period called the brain growth spurt. None of the experts at Simpsonwood mentioned this. If parents knew this, they would never allow anyone to persuade them to give their child a mercury-containing vaccine, nor would they ever dream of accepting a prescription for a mind-disabling psychiatric drug that essentially functions as a chemical lobotomy. Even at the age of six, a child’s brain is only eighty percent developed. [34]

Dr. Rapin later on suggested that thimerosal decreases the potential IQ and then said, “Even in my grandchildren, one IQ point I am going to fight about (it).” [35] Evidently, they view their grandchildren as more important than other people’s grandchildren. These decision-making experts did not want their grandchildren to get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until someone had resolved the thimerosal issue, but it was all right for millions of people to accept the same vaccines as safe for their children and grandchildren.

 

Many of the experts suggested that autism was genetic but Dr. William Weil stated, “We don't see that kind of genetic change in 30 years.” Dr. Weil said, “I have to say the number of kids getting help in special education is growing nationally and state by state at a rate not seen before…there are certainly more kids with ADD and there are more kids with speech and language disorder than there have been in the past.” [36]

 

Dr. Chen, concerned that the public would learn about the cover-up, said, “We have been privileged so far that given the sensitivity of information, we have been able to manage to keep it out of, let’s say, less responsible hands...” Dr. Bernier, later referring to the incriminating data as “embargoed information” and “very highly protected information,” responded, “This information has been held fairly tightly.” Dr. Orenstein, in closing the conference, thanked Dr. Roger Bernier, “who pulled off this meeting in rather short notice...” Then Orenstein added, “In a sense this meeting addresses some of the concerns we had last summer when we were trying to make policy in the absence of a careful scientific review. I think this time we have gotten it straight.” [37] He blatantly acknowledges that they had no empirical evidence as a foundation for their opinions.

 

As part of the damage control, the WHO used the industry’s mercury-laced vaccines for their immunization programs in third world countries. Meanwhile, the vaccine makers used up their remaining stock on America’s children for another decade. Merck was aware of the dangers of the exposure of its mercury-laden vaccines on infants, which was eighty-seven times greater than acceptable levels. [38]

 

On June 12, 2012, the LDS Church, probably having investments in big pharma, presented GAVI with $1.5 million; “The donation will be doubled as part of the GAVI Matching Fund by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, making the Church-sponsored LDS Charities the seventh public-private partner in the programme.” The church also provides “tens of thousands of volunteers to support vaccine roll-outs, including GAVI’s historic immunization drive in Ghana.” [39]

 

Bill Gates, a known eugenicist, admitted that vaccines are used for human depopulation; Yet, Doctrine and Covenants, Section 104:17, says, “For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves.” Why does the church ignore its own scriptures and support adverse vaccine effects, death and depopulation?

 

The Polio Vaccine

The Oral Polio Vaccines were given to Indian children. The CDC dropped the OPV from its vaccine schedule in the US because it was causing polio. “In 2011, an additional 47,500 Indian children were newly paralyzed in the year, over and above the standard 2/100,000 non-polio AFP that is generally accepted as the norm.”  

 

The polio vaccine was contaminated with the deadly carcinogenic SV40 virus which is found in the kidney cells of the rhesus monkey, the cells that they used to grow the polio virus. In the mid-20th century, we were told that polio was a major health crisis that took the lives of over 50,000 people in America. Dr. Jonas Salk developed the Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine or IPV in 1953 and Dr. Albert Sabin developed the second polio vaccine, the Oral Polio Vaccine, in 1957. Federal agencies began mass vaccinations in 1955. Over ninety million people, worldwide, were vaccinated with the IPV by 1961. Two years later, scientists discovered that it contained SV40, which could infect and cause cancer in human cells. [40]

 

The American Journal of Medicine reported that many studies show the evidence of SV40 from the polio vaccine in brain tumors, bone cancers, malignant mesothelioma, and other cancers. The FDA, given the controversy, alerted drug companies that they would not approve of potentially SV40-contaminated polio vaccines after June 30, 1961. However, the FDA allowed the drug companies to sell their vaccines for two years after the June date to save the drug companies from the financial loss on millions of doses. Some vaccine makers added rabbit anti-SV40 antibodies to their viral cultures to counteract the simian virus which may not even be effective in eradicating the SV40. The FDA did not ascertain whether the drug companies actually destroyed their millions of dollars’ worth of contaminated stocks. The CDC conceded that about ten to thirty million Americans received the SV40-contaminated IPV. [41] Dr. Maurice Hilleman admitted that Merck’s vaccines were contaminated and he knew that their vaccinations were producing cancer in the field-trials in Russia involving millions of people.

 

The polio vaccine itself caused polio epidemics. The infection rate was high in areas where the people failed to practice good hygiene and sanitation, and where housing and nutritional standards were sub-standard. Paralysis only occurred in about 0.1 percent of all polio infections. Other symptoms were similar to viral infections like influenza. Unethical drug companies, promoted by the government and its pro-vaccine propaganda, simply vaccinated massive segments of the population because it was profitable. In the United States, following mass vaccination, the incidence of polio increased by fifty percent between 1957 and 1958, and by eighty percent from 1958 to 1959. In at least five states, the incidence of polio doubled after the vaccine operation. When people improved their hygiene and sanitation, the disease disappeared. These historical facts establish a causal connection between vaccination and its consequences. A healthy immune system is the deciding factor in whether an individual becomes ill. Vaccines destroy the immune system which allows disease to develop. Vaccines do just the opposite of what their manufacturers’ claim. [42]

 

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[14] O'Brien, M. Rogue Prophet: The Other Testimony of Joseph Smith and Mormonism pp. 47-49, Kindle Edition

[15] O'Brien, M. Rogue Prophet: The Other Testimony of Joseph Smith and Mormonism pp. 47-49, Kindle Edition

[16] History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 78

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[23] NVIC, CDC Admits Flu Shots Fail Half the Time, 4/26/2016, http://www.nvic.org/nvic-vaccine-news/april-2016/cdc-admits-flu-shots-fail-half-the-time.aspx, last viewed 8/22/2016

[24] Robert S. Mendelsohn, How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, Ballantine Books, New York, 1984, pp. 232-233

[25] National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.html

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