Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mr. Rammell is Least His Church Says So

In an article from a couple days ago, fellow blogger Jon Rowe posted a video from one Rex Rammell, a self-proclaimed "Christian Nation" advocate whose Mormon faith has convinced him that the "Constitution will be hanging by a thread" and that the Mormon faithful will one day restore it to its true glory:

As a devout Mormon myself I have heard this "Constitution hanging by a thread" story since I was a little boy. For obvious reasons it is quite popular amongst those who support the uber-"Christian Nation" stance that some Mormons (and other Christians) embrace.

Known unofficially as the "White Horse Prophesy," generations of Mormons have quoted this alleged revelation from Joseph Smith in which he supposedly prophecies that America will be teetering on the brink of destruction and that the "Constitution will hang by a thread." Supposedly, it is at that time (obviously a time when the world is almost at its end) that the Mormon elders will triumphantly restore the Constitution to its former and intended glory.

Well, in light of Mr. Rammell's recent comments (Rammel is also running for Gov. of Idaho in case you didn't know) the LDS Church released the following:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is politically neutral and does not endorse or promote any candidate, party or platform. Accordingly, we hope that the campaign practices of political candidates would not suggest that their candidacy is supported by or connected to the church.

The so-called 'White Horse Prophecy' is based on accounts that have not been substantiated by historical research and is not embraced as Church doctrine.
That's right! The Mormon Church does NOT support this alleged (and historically unsubstantiated) story. And as a Mormon myself I am glad to hear it!


Brad Hart said...

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the "only known contemporary account of this well-known prophecy of Joseph Smith" - Constitution Hanging by a Thread.