What is it with anti-immigrant Republican Mormon(s) like Mike Lee of Utah when they know immigrants save their farms?Thursday, June 20th, 2013
2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s anti-Latino and anti-immigrant agenda cost him the elections when women and Mexican-American voters overwhelmingly voted against him.
Now we have another Republican politician of Utah via Mike Lee who is making the Mormon religion look bad, too.
It also looks like the John Tanton Network via FAIR and NumbersUSA was able to convince Lee of their typical anti-immigrant rhetoric. That said, the Tanton Network could care less about Mormon outreach.
According to the HuffPo:
Sen. Mike Lee offered an amendment Thursday to let border patrols skirt federal environmental protections, arguing they need leeway to go after people crossing in remote areas because it’s dangerous and they leave “a trail of litter.”
“We have a problem when [border] agents can’t adequately enforce the law, can’t adequately enforce the border … simply because of the fact today the land is federally owned and environmental restrictions get in their way,” Lee said.
It is disingenuous for Utah Senator Mike Lee to blame immigrants for litter when he knows damn well immigrants save Utah farms and farm owner businesses.
Despite the Mormon missionaries traveling the world conducting outreach in Latin countries trying to convert Latinos from Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Central American and so forth, it appears The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not able to get a handle on politicians who claim to be Mormon.
Where is the Mormon leadership at?
Why does it appear the Roman Catholic Church is more compassionate towards Latinos and immigrants than any other religious organization?
Did the Mormon Leadership not learn enough lessons from the State of Arizona?
Arizona immigration law fallout harms LDS Church outreach
by Daniel Gonzalez – May. 18, 2010 12:00 AM
Jose Corral was seriously considering joining the Mormon Church.
For weeks, Corral, 45, a fourth-grade teacher, met with Mormon missionaries at his home in Laveen to read the Book of Mormon and prepare for his baptism. Corral, a Catholic and the father of two preteen daughters, was especially drawn to the church’s commitment to family values.
“I was really interested. I thought, you know, it is going to be really good for the kids,” said Corral, a legal permanent resident from Mexico.
Then, Corral said, he found out that state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican from Mesa and sponsor of Arizona’s tough new immigration law, is a member of the church. Corral said he told the missionaries to stop coming because he considers the law to be anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic.
“I decided I did not want to expose my kids to a religion that has members that hate other people because they are different,” Corral said.
Corral is not alone. The law, which makes it a state crime to be in the country without proper immigration papers, has tarnished the Mormon Church’s image among many Latinos, a huge group the church is aggressively trying to attract.
Pearce, a devout Mormon, has been the driving force behind virtually every bill introduced in recent years aimed at clamping down on illegal immigrants. Mormon officials say Pearce does not speak for the church, which has not taken a stance on Arizona’s law or the issue of immigration.
Still, it has put the church on the defensive.Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/20100518arizona-immigration-law-mormon-church.html#ixzz2Wo9GfDtg