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Thousands, including Mitt Romney, attend Mormon cult leader Hinckley’s funeral

SALT LAKE CITY – Twenty one thousand Thursday and an estimated forty thousand Friday – that’s how many people have attended the public viewing of LDS cult leader President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Friday, the long lines began forming in the morning and by early evening were encircling the LDS Conference Center.

LDS Church cult officials vowed to keep the doors open late to accommodate all the people.
Now, many of those at the viewing are children.

Several parents we talked to said it was important to bring their kids because President Hinckley is the only Prophet the children have known. It’s interesting and downright sick that people believe Hinckley is a prophet considering he was selected by men of the church. How can mortal men determine who is a “prophet” and who isn’t? The answer is simple, because Hinckley was no prophet and the LDS/Mormon “religion” is not a religion at all. Its a cult.

But the viewing experience also taught the children lessons about life and death and faith.

Friday was the last day to see President Hinckley lying in repose at the conference center in the Hall of the Prophets.

Saturday, a private viewing has been scheduled for the Hinckley family.

Then, at 11:00 am, a funeral service will be held, also at the conference center.

Many dignitaries are expected to attend, including Health Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It is surprising that Romney, a believer and follower of the cult, would rather attend the funeral of the cult leader than campaign in the critical weekend before Super Tuesday.

How sad, very, very sad.



February 2, 2008 - Posted by | Cult, Current Events, News, Politics, Religion, Utah | , , , , ,


  1. Wow, you are one of the most biggoted people in the world!

    ” It is surprising that Romney, a believer and follower of the cult, would rather attend the funeral of the cult leader than campaign in the critical weekend before Super Tuesday.

    How sad, very, very sad.”

    Do feel that it is “sad” that Romney would want to pay respect to one of the greatest leaders in the world? Someone who was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Someone who leads the CHRUCH OF JUESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, perhaps the worlds most widley known orginization for defending the family? Someone who’s lead the worlds largest humanitarian efforts?

    Sir, you are completely crazy. I hope you and your cult of uneducated biggots finds Christ and finally becomes Christian. Mormons are the nicest, most Christ-like people I know and you sir, do not hold a candle to them.

    Comment by Chad | February 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. I wonder how much you actually understand about the term “cult” and if you believe in the Dictionary? If you do not know what the dictionary is, well you should ask someone to tell you about it and then get one and look up the word, “cult.” Then you should so some research on the American idea of occult and realize that the word “cult” as so many people use it is actually an incorrect substitute for the term “occult.” And then you should study existentialism, religious history, the contributions of the LDS faith to American society, and maybe even a little bit of the apologetics of C.S. Lewis.

    If you do these things you may begin to get an inkling that the things you say are more than a bit obtuse, and you deny yourself any credibility.

    Comment by ManimalFiction | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. Here you go ManimalFaction. What exactly don’t you understand?

    Cult – Noun
    1. a particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
    2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, esp. as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
    3. the object of such devotion.
    4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
    5. Sociology. a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.
    6. a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.
    7. the members of such a religion or sect.
    8. any system for treating human sickness that originated by a person usually claiming to have sole insight into the nature of disease, and that employs methods regarded as unorthodox or unscientific.
    9. of or pertaining to a cult.
    10. of, for, or attracting a small group of devotees: a cult movie.

    Comment by Bob Sacamano | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. Chad…one of the greatest leaders in the world? Are you serious?

    Let’s see, Hinckley sat back and looked the other way while his “religion” looked down upon and discriminated against blacks for many, many years and in many cases, still do today. Try finding a black family in any LDS church. It is well known they are less than welcome in the local ward. That’s some religion you have there. There’s a reason Utah has very few blacks living there, because the LDS religion still treats them like second class citizens. Then again, the local ward members (generally) scorn everyone who is not a member of the church. Utah has the highest rates in the country of sexual assaults and suicide. I guess the 60-70% of LDS population has nothing to do with that.

    Joseph Smith, a confirmed lunatic and con man, has a visitation from a resurrected “prophet” named Moroni which leads to him finding and unearthing a long-buried book, inscribed on metal plates, which contained a record of God’s dealings with the ancient Israelite inhabitants of the Americas.

    The record, along with other artifacts (including a sword, a compass-like device, a breastplate and what Smith referred to as the Urim and Thummim), was buried in a hill near his home. On September 22, 1827, Smith’s record indicates that the angel allowed him (after 4 years of waiting and preparation) to take the plates and other artifacts. Almost immediately thereafter Smith began having difficulties with people trying to discover where the plates were hidden on the Smith farm.

    Sounds like a load of crap fairy tale to me.

    Comment by Bob Sacamano | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. To me it is necessary to find

    Comment by GorsAtors | February 24, 2008 | Reply

  6. Bob,
    I am sorry to see that you have been so miss informed. Please allow me to share my experience with you. I live on the east coast where I attend church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I would say that at LEAST a third of my ward is African-American and there are also several members who are first generation immigrants from Africa.
    On a personal note, they are as important to me as a part of my church family as any other person is. I have not experienced any division among members of my ward because of race.
    They, like everyone of us, hold callings, administer the sacrament to the congregation and serve in the church just like any one else.
    As far as the Joseph Smith story goes, I can completely understand why anyone would be skeptical or think it sounds crazy. But what we are really talking about here is God and His Church.
    Supposing that there is a God, who has created all things, including man and woman, and supposing it were possible that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was indeed His church…Would it be important for you to know?
    In the Bible, in James chapter one verses 5 and 6 it reads, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
    6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
    Like I said, I completely understand your perspective on Joseph Smith. Except that God has made even stranger events possible in the lives of other prophets. There are numerous examples in the Bible and somehow people are willing to accept them as miraculous facts.
    I am not asking you to accept anything I say as fact but would like to invite you to do as the scriptures say and pray about it. The promise in the bible is that He answers.

    Comment by Priscilla | April 27, 2008 | Reply

  7. Also, Pres. Hinckley was not selected by men to be the prophet nor to lead the church. He was called by God. As members of the church we don’t believe he was the Prophet because someone told us to. In fact we don’t believe anything because someone told us to. It is our privilege and our responsibility as followers of Jesus Christ to pray over all things, including whether or not He has called someone to be His prophet here on earth. Ultimately we are responsible for our individual relationship with God. The Bible, the Book of Mormon, the prophet are given to us by God to aid us in that pursuit. But without prayerfully seeking the guidance of Gods Spirit to help us in understanding what comes from Him is like asking a blind man to distinguish a prism of color from a wash of grays.
    It has been my experience as a daughter of God who needs his help, as a mother who needs His Divine insight in the raising of my children, and as a missionary who has witnessed Gods hand in other peoples lives, that God answers our prayers. We do not, and should not rely on anyone else for our answers.

    Comment by Priscilla | April 27, 2008 | Reply

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