The First Presidency’s Damning Appraisal Against Their Own Members

Letter to the U.S. Treasury, September 30, 1941

…the Church has not found it possible to follow along the lines of the present general tendency in the matter of property rights, taxes, the curtailment of rights and liberties of the people, nor in general the economic policies of what is termed the “New Deal”…

…unless the people of America forsake their sins and the errors, political and otherwise, of which they are now guilty and return to the practice of the great fundamental principles of Christianity, and of Constitutional government, there will be no exaltation for them spiritually, and politically we shall lose our liberty and free institutions…

…We believe that our real threat comes from within and not from without, and it comes from the underlying spirit common to Naziism, Fascism, and Communism, namely the spirit which would array class against class, which would set up a socialistic state of some sort, which would rob the people of the liberties which we possess under the Constitution, and would set up such a reign of terror as exists now in many parts of Europe…

…We confess to you that it has not been possible for us to unify our own people even upon the necessity of such a turning about, and therefore we cannot unfortunately, and we say it regretfully, make any practical suggestion to you as to how the nation can be turned about.”

Signed,

Heber J. Grant,  J. Ruben Clark Jr., and David O. McKay the First Presidency.  (as quoted in H. Verlan Anderson’s book “The Great And Abominable Church of the Devil,” p. 189.) (Emphasis Added)

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The First Presidency’s Damning Appraisal Against Their Own Members — 1 Comment

  1. We Latter-day Saints have more reason that others to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and yet are doing worse than others at doing so.

    Unfortunately, we as a nation have apostatized in various degrees from different Constitutional principles as proclaimed by the inspired founders. We are fast approaching that moment prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said: ‘Even this nation will be on the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be the staff upon which the nation shall lean, and they shall bear the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.’” — Ezra Taft Benson (Conference Report, 1987 Oct)

    Need we be surprised that they should trample under foot the Constitution of the United States? No; Joseph Smith told us that they would do it. Many around me here knew long ago that they would do this thing and further knew that the last people that should be found to rally around that sacred instrument and save it from the grasp of unrighteous men would be the Elders of Israel!” — John Taylor (Conference Report, 1879 Oct)

    Yes, we Latter-day Saints, who have more cause than others to support this charter, including divine commandments to do so, will be last to actually do it.

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