Reason #11 from Janis Hutchinson

Janis Hutchinson was a Mormon for 34 years, during which time she served two local missions. She is the author of Out of the Cults and Into the Church and The Mormon Missionaries — two excellent books and an informative Web site:

Janis gives us reason #11 for why she won’t return to the Mormon Church:

The Political Agenda of the Mormon Church (from her blog):

. . .There has already been a comment on this blog about the LDS Church having a political agenda based on the old prophecy Brigham Young attributed to Joseph Smith, that one day the Constitution will hang by a thread and the Mormon elders will be called in to save it. However, what many members, as well as outsiders, do not know is about the existence of the Council of Fifty who head the secret political organization of the Mormon Church.

This was set up by Joseph Smith. Its name, supposedly received by revelation on April 7, 1842, is: “The Kingdom of God and His Laws, with Keys and Power Thereof, and Judgment in the Hands of His Servants, Ahman Christ.” This is a separate and distinct organization from the church, although led by men holding the priesthood.

Its agenda is to gain a political stronghold in the U.S. government and eventually create an ecclesiastical, one-world government (a theocracy, not a democracy), and to bring the government under the rule of the priesthood. Since it is to be a kingdom, the head of the church is always ordained King. Besides Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow were also ordained king by the Council of Fifty. There are strong indications that this anointing practice has been carried down to present leaders. The organization”‘s Council has its own Constitution, which is not a government of the people or by the people, but a theocracy, using only the Law of Common Consent.

Heinerman and Shupe, in the Mormon Corporate Empire, warn that “Their success is directly related to general public ignorance about their methods and ends.” Therefore, the risk of having a Mormon in political office, is that those members of the church hierarchy, who are also members of the political organization, will then contact Mormons in office, and persuade them to pass or reject bills that conflicts with the Mormon agenda. This was already attempted by former church Pres. David O. McKay and his two counselors, who contacted eight LDS congressmen and three senators, asking them to vote to repeal Section 14B of the Taft Hartley Act. For details about all this, including extensive footnotes, see my article entitled, “The Political Agenda of the Mormon Church” on my website at .

For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading devices.

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