Mormon Truth Podcast #8-Brent Belnap's Interview On The Today Show
Well, this has been irritating me ever since I first heard this interview and I really felt the extreme need to address the mis-truths and flat out lies that Brent Belnap, (Mormon Stake President of Manhattan), felt the need to propagate during his recent interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show.
The ending of the interview and the final question of Matt Lauer and then Brent Belnap's answer, was astonishing to me and one of the biggest lies I've heard yet. It sums up the lies, deceit and fraud of Mormonism perfectly.
It just proves that the Mormon Church will continue to openly lie and defraud people in order to keep their stone of lies and deceit, rolling through the world. Don't think for one second, that Brent Belnap wasn't prepared and told what to say by Mormon Hierarchy.
He was fully prepped and probably even had a list of questions from the Today show that he might be asked. To think otherwise, would be the ultimate case of naiveté. If they did know in advance what the questions would be, that makes him and The Mormon Hierarchy look even worse and more complicit in this latest escapade of lying to a Nationwide TV audience.
The Mormon Church would never EVER let someone go on national TV without full preparation of what to lie about. I look forward to all of your comments on the lies that Brent Belnap and The Mormon Hierarchy are continually propagating throughout the world, such as those that are shared in this piece.
I also wanted to mention something that I failed to expound on properly, like I should have, in the podcast. When asked by Matt Lauer about Polygamy and whether it was a "mistake in teaching", Brent Belnap says, "No, I don't believe so, it was actually a revelation from God. It was discontinued following a revelation from God in 1890."
So, does anyone else notice the incredible irony that God would give one revelation to start Polygamy or plural marriage and then give another revelation to stop it? So what we have then, is a God that clearly changes his mind, right? Why would any God do that? Did God not foresee the problems that would come from Polygamy and that Utah couldn't become a State if they were practicing it?
Did the Mormon God not realize that Polygamy was against the law? Why would he ask the Mormons, his chosen seed, to blatantly break the law of the land? On top of that, it really wasn't polygamy, because the marriages weren't even legally recognized by the United States Government, so in reality, they were just all adulterers, especially Joseph Smith. I guess even the Mormon Godhood if full of law breakers. They preach one thing but do another....hey, sounds like the current and past Mormon Hierarchy.
Let's all remember the Mormon Church's precious 12th Article of Faith:
12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
Is he, the great Mormon God, not omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, like the scriptures claim he is? Is he an imperfect, evolving being, who learns from his mistakes, just like us. I guess he's still climbing that ladder, rung by rung, just like us, right? After all, he was once a man, who lived on an earth like us, as Joseph Smith clearly taught(which Hinckley denies) and apparently, he has a hard time shaking off his imperfections. Amazing that Jesus was perfect, but his Father isn't? Another big oops!!
Also, why did the Mormon God, or Jesus, decide that the "law of the land", suddenly mattered and was important, in 1890, but it didn't matter for the previous 57 years, since Joseph first starting having sex with his housemaid, Fanny Alger, who was only 16 years old in around 1833. If the answers aren't obvious, then I feel sorry for you. Expand your mind and use common sense and it will come to you.
Now, Let's all remember what Joseph's right hand man, Oliver Cowdery had to say about Joseph's "secret adulterous affair" with Fanny Alger; that it was "a dirty, nasty, filthy affair." Did he every recant this opinion? If the Mormons get all excited, saying that he never recanted his Book of Mormon testimony, how about this testimony? It cuts both ways TBMS!!
***One small correction-I incorrectly stated that Joseph Smith claimed that he was second only to Jesus Christ, in D&C 135, but I know that it was John Taylor that wrote those words and the entire section 135 of the Mormon Doctrine and Covenants. In fact, Joseph never claimed that he was 2nd to Jesus Christ, rather that he was actually GREATER than Jesus Christ, as I stated in the podcast.
At least John Taylor didn't take it that far and put him second. Just as a reminder, this is exactly what Joseph Smith said: "I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet." (History of the Church, Vol. 6, p. 408-412).***
Here is a link to a great post I did, which includes the above quote and much, much more, entitled, "Famous Mormon Prophet's/Apostle's Quotes--The Mormon Hall Of Shame-Volume 1!! If you haven't read it yet, you should really check it out!! I'll be doing Volume 2 soon, as it's long overdue!!
I also mentioned several other podcasts and one that I mentioned was Mormon musingswhich is by Steve Zimmerman and I mistakenly said John. It is very insightful and he's a great guy who has given me great support.
A couple more shout outs, to The Church is not true, with Mike and Hyrum and their rockin' podcasts and they are the guys that inspired me to start my podcast. Finally, another new comer is Saul Rosenburg, who just got started, with his podcast, Mormonism, good or bad. It is raw and powerful as he shares his experiences and feelings. I'm not sure what his future plans are, as he has done 3 podcasts, but only 1 shows up on iTunes and his webpage is now empty.
Anyway, I hope that you all enjoyed this podcast and learned even more about how the Mormon Church continues to perpetuate their lies and defraud the world, while clearly and always misrepresenting themselves and what they actually believe in and teach. The MORMON CHURCH IS A FRAUD NOW AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN!! Let's keep spreading the truth in order to untangle their lies!!Samuel the Utahnite