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Memo To Mitt Romney: Why You Do Not Want To Talk About Jeremiah Wright, OR, How Many Dead Jews Have You Baptized?

Updated on May 26, 2012

For Baptizing Dead People Only

If Mitt Romney's Supporters Use Jeremiah Wright Against Obama, Mormonism Will Be Scrutinized Like Never Before

Memo To Mitt (May 20, 2012):

Trust me, you do NOT want your supporters to start using Jeremiah Wright as a weapon against President Obama, and here are a few reasons why:

  • The Mormon Church and its beliefs, secrets and practices will become an issue.
  • Supporters, and even non-supporters of the President will come out in force to expose the seedier side of Mormonism, and that will hurt you.
  • You will be asked repeatedly, "How many dead Jews have you, yourself, baptized Mormon, by proxy?"
  • Why does the Mormon Church keep a list of Jews that they plan to baptize after they die?
  • How many times has Anne Frank been baptized Mormon?
  • Why do Mormons believe it is okay to lie to everyone, unless that person is another Mormon?
  • You will be hounded with questions about the electroshock therapy that was used to 'cure' gay Mormon students at Brigham Young University, and you may even have to field questions about Evergreen International...
  • You and Ann have been 'sealed'. So, you're gonna be "gods" and have your own planet? At least your kids won't be taken away from you and be given to more suitable parents in your version of heaven... Why did you think Newt's moon colony was so nutty? You believe that you are gonna populate a whole freakin' planet!

The Mormon Curtain of Secrecy Will Be Lifted

There are former Mormons, thousands of them, who have websites, videos on-line and published books readily available and they are only too willing to help frame Mormonism as a cult that tries to present itself as Christian, but is far from Christian. That is what you need to be afraid of, Mitt.

You may say that people will not listen, but I assure you, they will. That baptismal font in the Salt Lake City temple that is reserved for baptisms of dead people will become a picture on a bumper sticker.

And yes, Mitt, you will then have to etch a sketch your way out of using Jeremiah Wright as a weapon by saying something along the lines of, "I believe that only the economy should be discussed", but it will be too late.

So, Mitt, before you start using Jeremiah Wright, think long and hard about the consequences. Jeremiah Wright is an old story; Mormonism is not. As much as you hate scrutiny of yourself, your family, your history at Bain, this one will be a head-turner that you can ill afford.

Right now, Republicans in America think that you are acceptable; that you will do what you are told. When your religious beliefs come front and center, they won't. Instead of calling you a flip-flopper on issues, they will just call you a liar.

Instead of believing that President Obama is 'different' and not 'one of us', they will be saying that about you, Mitt!

Jillian Barclay

Comments Have Been Removed

In an effort to comply with Hubpages wishes, and the fact that another of my articles, previously titled, The GOP War on Everyone But The Rich, has been unpublished by Hubpages, I have removed all comments to this article. While comments and dialogue are appreciated by me, they are not appreciated by some.

Go Ugly Or Go Home! Nothing Is Off Limits!

Sean Hannity, of Fox News, thinks it is a matter of character and insists that Obama's minister should be used as a weapon against the President. If so, then Romney's religious beliefs must be a matter of character, and must also be considered. Right, Sean?

What a cesspool our politics has become, and even if you don't like swimming in raw sewage, at some point you are going to jump in!

Done Being Nice!

Religion is not what I normally write about, because I am not a church-goer. I believe in God, but not man-made, man-run churches. There should be no religious litmus test as a qualification for public office, but the GOP and Romney are using religion. So it is time to fight fire with fire.

Mitt Romney is slimier than a dead fish left out in the sun. Do I want him to be the next President of this country? Absolutely not! Do I trust him? No! If, as a voter, you believe that someone's religion makes them suitable or not suitable presidential material, then you better take a look at not just one of the candidates, but both.

I believe that Romney is a greedy, self-absorbed, self-serving, manipulative opportunist who will do whatever it takes to win an election. In that effort, he has been joined by Karl Rove and any number of countless, reprobate Republicans who are also willing to do and say whatever it takes to win an election. I know why the Republicans want to win; I don't yet know why Mitt is even running, but I, for one, am not going to let any of them get away with their swift-boating.


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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    First of all, I am seriously doubting that you have a sense of humor. I actually made the comment that I was writing an article on social justice and in less than 2 minutes you responded. I was laughing that you had responded so quickly.

    Second, I have never said, nor would I ever say that I hate the rich, because I don't. I think it is great when people work hard and make tons of money. I will, however, say that when people make tons of money by exploiting others or by theft, that is something I do not admire.

    My boss does not suck.

    The rich have not stolen everything they have (some, like Bernie Madoff have, but the vast majority do not fit that mold).

    Stop assuming that you know what I think because you have labeled me as someone with a 'liberal' mind. You seem to have alot of pre-conceived notions just because of the label.

    Just so you know, John and I are not in touch every day.

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    Read My Blog 5 years ago

    I can't wait...

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Read My Blog-

    Good question. I am writing to right an article with exactly that title. I am sure you will love it...

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    Read My Blog 5 years ago

    Tell me. What does social justice mean?

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    Terry.Hirneisen 5 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

    These religious zealots piss me off with their ignorance. Besides, does he not know Jesus favored the downtrodden? I cannot imagine a budget more despicable to Jesus Christ than the "Ryan Budget" which is Romney's idea of a good budget. Jesus certainly would not give more tax breaks to the rich on the backs of the poor and middle class.

    How stupid is "Readmyblog"? Is he really so egotistical he thinks he knows the wishes of the almighty? His bible was written by man and most of it over 100 years after the death of Jesus.

    It is a shame we allow any stupidity and bigotry in the name of religion. We allow things that under any other umbrella would have readmyblog committed. I think readmyblog can kiss my butt! He must have taken that nonsense about going blind too seriously.


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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Dear LauraGT, Read the second link and for even more info on Romney baptizing dead people, google it and you will be mortified! I was!

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    LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

    Didn't we already do the whole Wright thing in the last election? It didn't work last time, and it won't work this time either.

    I didn't realize that Romney had personally baptized Jews. Is that true? What a truly disrespectful, arrogant, and antisemetic act.

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    Read My Blog 5 years ago

    A couple of thoughts after reading these comments:

    To Atheist, you have more faith than I do. I give you a lot of credit. It takes a lot more faith to believe that something came from nothing than believing in a God who created everything.

    Jillian Barclay, you are a very confused person. Social justice is another term for socialism, Marxism, or communism. There are other countries older than the USA that have offered these systems for quite awhile. You might want to consider moving to one of these countries. I could provide you with a list of them. With you and your ilk going somewhere else where you will be much happier would probably be a good thing. Leaving the rest of us alone to live our lives without you and your Utopian friends telling those who work hard everyday that we need to give the fruits of our labor to someone who won't work would be refreshing. Your ideas of social justice are despicable and your covetous ways won't ever get you anywhere in life except for always wanting what others have and hating them for their wealth. Good luck with that attitude of yours.

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Dear Atheist,

    Thank you!

    I am glad that you are not looking back. Ignore anything negative and live happy...what could be better than that? No guilt necessary...

    Most people are so hung up on changing everyone else's lives--- Instead of wasting that time, they would be so much better off just living great lives and loving the people that are important.

    And spending some of that life advocating for social justice and equality is pretty awesome, too!

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    Atheist 5 years ago

    Dear Jillian,

    Don't be sorry for writing about religion. This gives the opportunity to read both sides of the story. Don't get me wrong, I was raised in a Catholic environment and couldn't handle their lies and per my sexual orientation, I was a SINNER. I dealth with this and am glad I didn't allow their belifs to ruin my life. One day I woke up and decided to drop this religion and live in SIN. What bothered me the most I was being taught to hate myself and to hate others. It is the opposite of what I believe and haven't looked back. I am glad to be an Atheist and hopefully more people that share my thoughts should COME OUT OF THE CLOSET.

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Dear que es la verdad,

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read and comment. It is appreciated and I must say, I agree with your assessment of the Republican party. Right on!

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    Atheist 5 years ago

    You religious people always think you are correct and that everyone should share your beliefs. Do you really believe the world was built in 7 days?

    We have a Nobel Peace Prize winner that wants to help the people of the world and is considered a second class citizen by Romney's beliefs. This person is in touch with the American people and maybe encountered challenging times in his life. He wants to help the American people but, part of the Government team, REPUBLICANS, haven't helped this person run the country the way the majority of the American people would like it to be.

    We have a very wealthy person that doesn't remember what he has quoted but "stands with whatever he said", wants to take women's rights away, wants to do away with Child Labor laws, supports the beliefs of the people that support his campaign, and is best interest is to help the Rich get richer.

    I don't think he had many financial challenges in his privileged life.

    Who would Jesus select as President?

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    Read My Blog 5 years ago

    Well, the Bible is very clear about what God will do with those who reject Jesus and who He is. So the answer is a resounding, yes. Those who reject God's only son will spend eternity away from God. It's very simple.

    I don't presume what kind of a relationship that you have with God. However, I can and do make judgments based on what I read. Sometimes in life we have to make choices. In what you wrote in your hub you are making a choice or a judgment. You have poo pooed Romney for his beliefs and given Obama a pass for his beliefs. Be honest, the Bible doesn't match up with either of their beliefs.

    Both candidates are bad choices in my JUDGMENT. At the same time it is important to vote for the best choice available in my opinion. If you are voting for Obama that tells me an awful lot about who you are or that you are just simply uninformed.

    It's interesting that Romney believes that he will become a God and Obama already thinks that he is God. I have DISCERNED based on what I have read that neither men know who God really is.

    Sorry, if I offended you. That wasn't my intention. Take care.

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    Cape Wind Girl 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    Webster G Tarpley?

    "MittRomney nauseating corporate raider asset stripper vulture capitalist hedge fund hyena parasite stockjobber speculator 1percenter jackal"

    ...that about covers it.

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    Que es la Verdad? 5 years ago

    Interesting conversation...

    I was raised Catholic and am happy to label myself an Atheist.

    In this country I guess it's important to give yourself a label. The color of your skin, your sexuality, your religious beliefs, etc..

    Many people have forgotten the most important label. "HUMAN BEING".

    On Planet Earth, we are humans and have to understand that we come from many different places. We speak many languages and have different cultures. Can one believe we are the only living species in this Universe?

    Religion has no place in government. The Republican party is trying so hard the to dumb Americans and they are on their way to form a country similar to those Religious countries from the Middle East


    Name a country that considers women as second hand citizens?

    The Republican Party has similar thoughts by starting with the females reproductive system. If you ask me.... The woman's reproductive system is not important to me because women are different species and they know what they need to exists. I wouldn't know a woman's needs because I am not a woman. They have the right to feel attacked and should have the right to defend themselves. I was birthed from a Woman's body and I am grateful for that. I love my mother... I hear their voices and support their fight for equality.

    What qualifies male participants to dictate a women's right to exist by making decisions that affects their rights?

    The abortion platform has gone too far and I believe women should be making decisions for their bodies...

    Gay Marriage..... I don't understand why the Republican Party is making decisions on this subject. Or anyone that is against it.

    Do you think that Newt Gingrich is the perfect example? He should be embarrassed to be running for president. Did people forget that he was kicked out of the White House in the past for wrongdoing? If he were president, would Americans be proud to have his wife as the First Lady? I think we know how she became his wife. Is this his second, third, fourth... I forgot and I don't care. America, this is the perfect Married Couple the Republicans have on their team. I am glad those stupid ignorant Americans opened their eyes...

    Republicans I am on Obama's side. I have been part of both Parties and I hate that I have to chose between the Democrats or the Republicans. Every party has something to offer but to me, the Democrats are paving the way for the future of our country and for the world.

    The Republican party has been screwing the American people and it's time to stop them. Listen to both sides of the issues and make an intelligent decision. This only proves that you are thinking and not allowing everybody to think for you. You are part of this country and you owe it to yourself and to us to know the truth and not to repeat what was said on FOX News.

    The Republican Party is screwing the American people in plain sight.

    Mitt Romney is one of them. Isn't a mitt something you put on your hand to catch a baseball? Did I hear HAND PUPPET?

    What I hate most about this, is the fact that I am not enjoying getting screwed by them.

    I have so much to say but it's late and it's a work night.

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Read My Blog,

    What about those who do not believe in the Bible, non-Christians? Doomed to everlasting damnation?

    Perhaps you should think more about your own accounting. Please do not presume that you have any idea what relationship I have or don't have with God and I will not presume to pass judgement on you.

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    Read My Blog 5 years ago

    Jillian, it isn't my word. It's God's word. You can tell me that I'm wrong all day long. One day you will stand before God and have to give an account of your life. Every aspect of your life is Bible based. Do you really think that God favors abortion? Does God favor forcefully taking one man's labor and giving it to another? I think not. I challenge you to open your Bible and start reading it.

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Hi, H!

    Of course Romney is terrified that one of his rich supporters will "go rogue". Sean Hannity and many other Republicans think it is a great idea! It will bite them!

    It is a sad day when the political motivator becomes religion, and that seems to be what has happened with so many people.

    People talking about which candidate has Bible-based policies? Unreal! It is going to drive me mad...

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    Howard Schneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

    You are correct, Jillian. I think the Romney campaign is trying desperately to quash this avenue of attack. They know they are very vulnerable in this area. They want to stick almost strictly to economic issues.

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    ib radmaster,

    This is a personal statement. It is not a commercial for either of the candidates. I have looked at both sides and I come down squarely in Obama's corner and it has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with policy.

    Read My Blog,

    For you to suggest that a good Bible-based church would be good for me? You have no idea about my theological background or courses of study. As for a 'good' Bible-based church--- whose interpretation is most valid?

    Far be it from me to suggest that your 'judgement' of the reasons why I would vote for Obama: "I guess that if you are going to vote for Obama you must be collecting a check from the government, be a member of a union, gay, wanting to abort an unborn child, hate rich people, think you know best about everything, think that every war is about oil, want everyone else to pay for your healthcare, etc." tells me a few things.

    You vote the way you choose and I will vote the way I choose. I do, believe it or not, realize that we, as a nation, have some very serious issues, most of them financial, not bible-based. It is policy I am interested in, and I do not believe the policies of the Republican party are best for our country.

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    ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

    Your last couple of paragraphs turned this hub into a personal statement.

    It didn't look at both sides as you suggested for Mitt Romney.

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    Read My Blog 5 years ago

    Yes, Romney is the member of a weird cult. At least he recognizes that this country is on a fiscal cliff and something needs to be done about it. I guess that if you are going to vote for Obama you must be collecting a check from the government, be a member of a union, gay, wanting to abort an unborn child, hate rich people, think you know best about everything, think that every war is about oil, want everyone else to pay for your healthcare, etc...

    If you believe in God that is great. But the God I know doesn't favor any of those things that I just mentioned. Those are the facts. It might do you some good to find a good Bible based church. The Mormon church and J. Wright's church don't coincide with the Bible.

    We only have two real choices in this election. If you think Obama is the better choice of the two you are already on your own planet.

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    Cape Wind Girl 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    It's very funny to see it, that's for sure.

    All of a sudden, war is bad, It's good to diss the president--and you support the troops by going against the commander in chief!

    Sure was different just 4 years ago. Why--it was tantamount to treason to disagree with elBushbo. And them--the super americans.


    Dirty is as dirty does. They would have a fit if they were treated as they treated others.

    And so they shall be.

    And thank you for your kind words. Love your Hubs. They are spot on, imo.

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    Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

    Dear lovemychris,

    Like you, I am finished playing nice. What does it get us? It gets us a population that believes Fox News is the god of journalism and fact. People spout their sound bites all day long. You can show them facts, figures, charts, graphs, etc., but unless they are presented by Fox and Murdoch, they must not be accurate.

    As for our President, there are plenty of things he has done that I have disagreed with, but given the culture and environment that he has been faced with in Washington, I am proud to call him President. For crying out loud, the Republicans have, from day one, decided to jeopardize this country's well being in an effort to do one thing--- fire Obama...

    Not gonna happen if I can help it!

    And you put yourself out there everyday! I am sure you get tired and frustrated dealing with Fox disciples, but keep it up! You, Mighty Mom and Ralph are an inspiration!

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    Cape Wind Girl 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    There are a LOT of things ole Mitt wants to stay in the closet....and I'm with you: Bring it on. Years of the worst slime-ball tactics, lies and defamation against Obama/Dems/Libs.....and they always cry when it's turned on them.

    Too bad--we all play by their rule book now.