Can we call ‘em whackadoos?
WASHINGTON – It’s Mormon lore, a story passed along by some old-timers about the importance of their faith and their country. In the latter days, the story goes, the U.S. Constitution will hang by a thread and a Mormon will ride in on a metaphorical white horse to save it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it does not accept the legend – commonly referred to as the “White Horse Prophecy” – as doctrine.
Romney says he doesn’t believe in the supposed prophecy, nor did his father when he ran.
The disputed prophecy was recorded in a diary entry of a Mormon who had heard the tale from two men who were with Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Ill. when he supposedly declared the prophecy.
“You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed,” the diary entry quotes Smith as saying. “It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber.”
Not only will the Mormons save the Constitution, under the prediction, but the prophecy goes further, insinuating that Mormons will control the government.
</em>Is it considered poor form to call these people whackadoos? Well then, call me insensitive I guess, but these people are loony and give me the creeps.
So, just how likely is it that we will have a president sworn in wearing special underwear?
I’m just sayin’.