In the Mormon Church’s threefold mission, missionary work is paramount. The Church feels it has a divine directive to teach “The Gospel” to all people around the globe.
In the past, it has maintained policies of strict neutrality when it comes to politics. Mitt Romney’s support of Hillary Clinton, and her Globalist Policies seem to be placing that neutrality in jeopardy.
In his attempts to vilify Donald Trump, Romney has also taken up the Clinton mantra of vilifying Russia and Putin as well.
“Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin with who GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has expressed mutual respect. (Dec. 18, 2015)
“Important distinction: thug Putin kills journalists and opponents; our presidents kill terrorists and enemy combatants,” tweeted Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.”
Putin appears to have responded by banning Mormon missionaries from proselytizing house to house a few months after Romney’s comments. Now, in a clear escalation, Russia is in the process of deporting Mormon missionaries from its territories.
“The six, ages 19 to 25, had served as Mormon missionaries until Russia implemented a new anti-terrorism law on July 20 that requires any proselytizing to happen within houses of worship. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints redesignated all its missionaries in Russia as volunteers.
Courts in Samara ordered the six volunteers deported and banned from Russia for five years, but not for violating the new law. The church transferred five of the volunteers to a nearby Russian-speaking mission outside the country. The other volunteer was near the end of her service, and she returned to the United States.”
Even more troubling, is the alliance Mormon Church owned media outlets seem to have with the Romneyites. The Deseret News and KSL.com, both owned by the Church, have a current editorial policy that praises Hillary Clinton and vilifies her Republican opponent.
Putin clearly despises Clinton:
“With the protesters accusing Putin of having rigged recent elections, the Russian leader pointed an angry finger at Clinton, who had issued a statement sharply critical of the voting results. “She said they were dishonest and unfair,” Putin fumed in public remarks, saying that Clinton gave “a signal” to demonstrators working “with the support of the U.S. State Department” to undermine his power. “We need to safeguard ourselves from this interference in our internal affairs,” Putin declared.” (Source)
Since Putin exercises his influence over much of the former Soviet Union, where Mormon missionaries now proseltyze, it clearly behooves Church leaders to distance themselves from the small Romneyite faction that has usurped its voice in Global Affairs.
This includes the Deseret News and KSL.com, as well as Church owned Radio Stations. If the Church wants to continue its global missionary efforts, Romney needs to reckoned with or discarded.